Today's News

  • Is it time to merge counties?


  • Of course it can happen here

    A small community in Western Kentucky said goodbye to two 15-year-old high school students on Sunday, less than a week after they were shot and killed, allegedly by a fellow student at Marshall County High School.
    The news of the school shooting shook not only that community, but small towns all across Kentucky. Even though the bullets that killed two and injured more than a dozen others were fired more than three hours away, the reality ricocheted here locally as minds immediately began wondering, “Could that happen here?”

  • State declares flu outbreak an epidemic

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.
    Health officials are warning that this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • 4-H Camp recruiting staff

    Being a member of summer camp staff is a great opportunity for young people to grow their leadership skills and challenge themselves. The 4-H Camping Program is recruiting staff members for this year.

  • What's Happening

    Habitat for Humanity Valentine’s
    Dinner and Silent Auction

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will hold a Valentine’s Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, February 10 at the Spencer County Extension Office beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 and are available at The Tea Cup and The Red Scooter or by calling Steve Hesselbrock.
    Habitat for Humanity is now accepting items for the silent auction. To donate or for more information, contact Steve Hesselbrock at 507-3940.

  • French green beans, a gourmet delicacy

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the 5th grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick!  If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of ‘Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.

  • David Leon Bennett, 79


  • Property Transfers January 31

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of January 3, 2018 through January 23, 2018.
    Scott D. Drury and Tina Drury, Taylorsville, KY to Kimberley Rybij, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 21 of Clark Estate Revised. $160,000.
    Red 1 Properties, LLC, Taylorsville, KY to L&S Homebuilders, LLC, Shelbyville, KY. Lot 68 of Top Flight Landing. $32,500.
    Walter Scott Martin, Bloomfield, KY to Tami Michelle Sloan, Shepherdsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $67,500.

  • State considering $1 cigarette tax

    The chances for improving Kentucky’s health by reducing the state smoking rate through a $1 or more per pack cigarette tax increase are better than they’ve been in years, according to the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. Comprising nearly 150 health, business and advocacy organizations, the Coalition is advocating for the increase to prevent youth tobacco use and significantly reduce smoking in the Commonwealth, particularly among kids, teens, and pregnant women.

  • SBDM Councils are deserving of support