Today's News

  • Director fired amid EMS mess

    Spencer County Emergency Medical Services is under new leadership following reports that the EMS facility on Spears Drive was dilapidated, with rodent excrement, possible mold and holes in the ceiling and floor.

    The lack of communication regarding the condition of the building was one of the reasons Judge-Executive Bill Karrer gave during Monday morning’s Fiscal Court meeting for his decision to relieve then-EMS Director and Director of Emergency Management Darrell Stevens of his posts.

  • COLUMN: Columnist highlights some of area's first settlers

    One of the earliest families to migrate to what became Spencer County was the Hills, who arrived in 1784.
    Capt. Hardy Hill and his wife Margaret (Wallace) may have been the first couple to sit down for dinner in what became Spencer County in 1824. Before then, they would have been having dinner in Shelby County.
    Prior to 1824, land north of the Salt River was in Shelby County and that south of the river was in Nelson.
    The Hills built their log cabins in 1784, some two miles west of Taylorsville on the Boston Branch of Salt River.

  • State deer season ends with fourth largest overall harvest

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

  • Bears finish week at 1-2

    The Spencer County Bears went 1-2 over the past week, but played one of their best games of the season on the road in Washington County last Thursday.

  • Lady Bears move into home stretch

    The Spencer County Lady Bears could not overcome a tough start last Tuesday as they fell to the Lady Panthers of Frankfort, 52-37.
    Frankfort used its quickness to create all sorts of problems for the Lady Bears in the first half, stealing several passes and scoring off most of those turnovers on their way to building a huge 19-1 lead after one quarter.

  • COLUMN: The state's feel-good story is in Bowling Green

    Western Kentucky University has been struck by an occupier movement. Fans of a Topper team that has won three of four, want interim removed from coach Ray Harper’s job title. The team transformation since Harper took over a month ago is becoming a feel-good story to rival Murray State’s No. 9 ranking and 23-0 streak, and Kentucky’s climb to No. 1.
    Harper’s Hilltoppers have shown new energy, grit and growing confidence not seen before. The coach’s rotation seems to have sent morale soaring, too.

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  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors get ‘taxing’ questions answered

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What are the 2011 IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors? I had to file and pay federal income taxes last year, but my income dropped and I’m wondering if I’m exempt this year.
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  • COLUMN: Happiness perhaps not what we think it is?

    In 1776, when Thomas Jefferson wrote the wonderful Declaration of Independence, he listed the pursuit of happiness as an “inalienable right,” just after “life” and “liberty.”
    Could he and John Adams and others have ever expected that some day people would ever think that “happiness” includes things like a huge TV set, a fancy watch or automobile, or a larger, more luxurious home, or some form of cosmetic surgery?

  • COLUMN: ‘Mommy Potatoes’ a classic hashbrown recipe

    There is a very popular dish in my house. I serve it mostly at lunch but occasionally it shows up at dinner too. My daughter christened it with the heart-melting name, “Mommy Potatoes.”