Today's News

  • Guthrie field rep. to take questions

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday, July 11 at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main St. in from 1–2 p.m.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Habitat golf scramble a success

    The sixth-annual Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble raised more than $5,000 for the organization’s efforts to supply affordable housing to local families in need.

    “We are extremely grateful for the support of the community and the golfers who participated,” said SCHFH President Scott Street. “Habitat offers a unique opportunity for Spencer County.”

  • Bentley completes training

    Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • Miller graduates from Basic Combat Training

    Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Red, white and blue salad a Fourth of July delight

    Connie Young started making Red, White and Blue Salad for Independence Day parties about 30 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Irish Ice Cream is smooth, creamy and a perfect treat for a steamy summer

    I first made this Irish cream based ice cream two years ago for a cookout at my house. I love eating ice cream, and I love making it even more. Ice cream is a favorite summer treat, and it’s perfect for a Fourth of July cookout. This flavor is even more perfect for the holiday since it celebrates one aspect of American heritage.

  • A ‘fair’y tale

    With the Spencer County Fair opening July 15, it seems a glance back at some classic photos of the fair decades ago is appropriate.

  • Surveys help biologists monitor and manage wildlife populations

    Wildlife surveys have a simple goal – to gather information.
    “They help biologists monitor non-game species, and effectively manage populations of the animals we hunt,” said David McChesney, federal aid program coordinator for the wildlife division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “This ensures the overall well-being and responsible stewardship of Kentucky’s wildlife.”

  • PHOTO: Tournament champs

    The Spencer County 10 and under fast pitch softball team won the Munfordville Invitational Tournament this past weekend.

    Pictured, from back left, are coaches Chris Allen, Bill Vannatta, Darren Cole, and head coach John Howie. Second row, from left, are Destiny Waldridge, Macy Bruner, Sarah Durbin, Audrey Michels, Deborah Lewis and Alyssa Howie. Front row, from left, are Emilee Hardin, Allison Dunbar, Emily Cole, Katie Wilburn, Elizabeth Vannatta and Emma Allen. The team is scheduled to play in a state tournament in Fern Creek on July 7-10.

  • Bottoms at top of this week’s race

    Surprising. That’s how Taylorsville resident Derek Bottoms characterizes his first feature event win at Bluegrass Speedway.