Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of October 28, 2015

    Trick or Treat on Main - October 31

    The date and hours for Trick or Treat on Main Street have been set. The fun will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. A section of Main Street will be closed from 5 until 9 p.m.

    Trunk or Treat at Ray Jewell Park

    Ray Jewell Park will be the site of a free Trunk or Treat event for families on October 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This event is for people who live in rural areas who seldom get visited by trick or treaters, and who would like to decorate their trucks or tables to hand out candy.

  • There’s nothing scary about becoming an organ donor


    As Halloween approaches, people think of scary things like witches, spiders, and haunted houses, but what is actually scary is the fact that each day 22 children, men and women in America die needlessly. As superhero capes are fitted, what Kentuckians don’t realize is that everyone can be a superhero all year long, costume not necessary. Simply by saying “yes” at your Circuit Clerk’s office and becoming a registered organ donor.

  • Take part in the political process by voting Tuesday

    It’s hard to miss with the TV commercials, direct mailers and yard signs soliciting votes – but Kentucky is about to have a general election.

    The candidates, including those running for governor, have done their jobs. Now, it’s up to voters to do their jobs.

  • From our readers: Settlers Center potholes a pain

    This letter is written to the owners or operators of businesses in Settler’s Center.

    Settler’s Center is the primary place where we all do our business: Salt River Electric, Froman’s Drugs, Taco Bell, Subway, Hometown Pizza, Dollar General, Riley’s Barber Shop, CUB Bank, CountryMart and Radio Shack. This amounts to more than a thousand dollars each month.

  • From our readers: Why did Magistrates vote no on Tanglewood Drive?

    I believe a magistrate’s job is to listen to the members of his district, and address their concerns. The magistrate should be an advocate for the citizens he represents by answering their questions and supporting their needs. So I was very disappointed with Campbranch magistrate Collis Rogers when he made a motion that effectively killed the issue of Tanglewood Drive maintenance at the last Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Bridges to education

    I spent nearly an hour on the old blue bridge Monday afternoon watching crews lower the first of four, nearly 70-ton beams, down onto pillars as they worked on the new span that will cross the Salt River when completed.

    I walked away with a renewed appreciation for knowledge, the kind not necessarily learned in a lecture hall or from a book, but from doing.

  • Social issues should never be off-limits

    With the 2015 election season nearing the finish line, voter guides of all political stripes have made their rounds, including the Commonwealth Policy Center’s. It focuses entirely on social issues and asks candidates’ views on the defense of the unborn, opposition to the industrialization of gambling, the protection of religious convictions in the public square, and marriage between a man and a woman.

  • Lady Bears advance to Region


    Facing the end of their season last Monday night, the Spencer County Lady Bears’ Volleyball team rallied in the fourth set of their district match-up with Anderson County to pull out a 25-19 victory, forcing a decisive fifth game at the District Tournament held in Taylorsville.

    In the final set, the Lady Bears scored the first nine points of the tiebreaker and held on for the 15-5 victory that sent the girls to the Region Tournament for only the second time in school history.

  • Same team, different role


    It’s been five years since Jacob Snider wore a Spencer County football helmet, but he’s been key in helping the 2015 Bears during a historically impressive season.

    A 2010 graduate of SCHS, Snider returned to the sidelines of his alma mater this fall as a certified athletic trainer and has played a vital role in keeping the Bears remarkably healthy during their 8-1 season so far.

  • Middle School CC excels at meet in LaRue Co.


    The Spencer County Middle School Cross Country Team had a great showing at the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet in LaRue County on October 20th.

    The boys won the overall team championship, while the girls team came in third place out of ten teams competing.