Today's News

  • County clerk candidates publicly discuss issues affecting the office at forum

    Spencer County voters might be overwhelmed by the large pool of candidates battling for the office of Spencer County Clerk, but a candidate forum held last Thursday offered citizens an opportunity to gather more information on those vying for the office from both the democratic and republican candidates.

  • Arts on Main promises to complement gourd show festivities

    With Saturday’s forecast calling for sunshine, a zero percent chance of rain and a high in the mid-80s, organizers of this year’s Arts on Main arts fair are hoping for a stellar turnout.
    Though a separate event, the arts fair is paired on the same weekend as the Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd and Art Show to attract as many people as possible to the Taylorsville area.

  • Gourdi Gras 2012

    The good times will roll this weekend at the 18th-annual Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd Festival and Art Show, themed “Gourdi Gras.” The event will pay homage to the popular Mardi Gras festival that takes place in New Orleans each February, and will include some wildly colorful and vibrant pieces from artists across the United States.

  • A complicated history

    A divide between Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates who sit on fiscal court became apparent this week after Karrer confirmed he would prefer that Magistrate Jerry Davis step down, even while the other magistrates say they support Davis’ work on the court.
    Spencer County resident and well-known whistleblower Lawrence Trageser brought the issue to light at last Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting in open session, claiming that Karrer attempted to force Davis to vacate his seat.

  • COLUMN: Boundaries, Part 1: Children need healthy limits

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors need to be Savvy about doctors’ appointments

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors’ appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients – especially seniors – that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Thanks for your help.

    Patient Educator

    Dear Educator,

  • Public Record: Circuit Court Indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court Feb. 23, 2012:


  • Spencer shines in Fashion Revue

    Three Spencer County 4-H members got to experience being in a Fashion Revue thanks to Shelby County 4-H!  On Thursday, April 26th Rebecca Panepinto, Bailey Cranmer, Kelly Baird, Karlie Acker, and Jenna Thompson represented Spencer County very well and modeled the clothes that they had made in 4-H sewing.  Thank you to Pat Douglas, Shirley Thomas, Virginia Smith, and Vicky Rego for all of their help guiding these young sewers in the completion of their projects.  We could not have had this opportunity for our youth without you all! 

  • Communications Day winners advance to state

    The 2012 Louisville Area Communications Day was held on Saturday, April 28th at the Shelby County Extension Office.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

    Junior General Demonstration:  1st Place and Blue Ribbon - Apryl Wood demonstrated Egyptian Mythology: The Legend of Osiris and Isis.

    Junior Science & Natural Resources Demonstration:  1st Place and Blue Ribbon - Brant Muddell demonstrated How to Catch Bass With Class.

  • COLUMN: Shaq attacks PhD.; No IU at Rupp

    “Life is painting a picture, not creating a sum (of money).”

    – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


    A bit of Holmes’ wisdom sets a rhythm for a post-Derby week, right?

    First, college graduation. Photo from Lexington. Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas in cap and gown. Young men prepared to paint the next grid on life’s picture. We are especially hopeful for Miller. Man’s knack for making good impressions and good decisions and right place, right time, look promising.