Today's News

  • Cuts will require thought

    On Tuesday of last week, Governor Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal while addressing the General Assembly in a Joint Session for the annual State of the Commonwealth. Kentuckians, along with members of the House and Senate, Cabinet Secretaries, and Supreme Court Justices, listened intently for what many feared would be one of the trimmest, most austere budgets in recent Kentucky history.

  • Taking on state’s budget crisis

    Governor Matt Bevin knew he was going to draw the ire of many last week when he presented a budget that called for many local school districts to tap into their reserves. He knew he would make many upset when he called for the elimination of 70 programs. And he knew he would not be making a lot of friends with a call for a 6.25 across the board cut in state spending.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Reader uses sarcasm to defend government spending

    After reading John Shindlebower’s column, I feel inspired! I have seen the light and have some suggestions for our Republican brethren. Let’s start charging admission to our new Public Library! This is a can’t-miss solution, not only on a local level, but statewide!

  • Burton honored after 43 years


    “My work was finished.”

    Near the end of his life, the apostle Paul wrote that he had fought the good fight, finished the race and had kept the faith.

    After 43 years behind the pulpit at Second Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Rev. Charles Burton can say the same thing.

  • Three more file for 2018 election

    As the deadline approaches for candidates to file for the 2018 countywide election, three more hopefuls tossed their hats into the ring this past week, including two for County-Judge Executive.

    Last Tuesday, Lynette Mason filed her paperwork to enter the race for County Judge-Executive in the May Republican primary. Later in the week, James Trigilio became the fourth candidate in that primary to officially file.

  • Fire at eatery


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded Thursday shortly before noon to Fiesta Brava restaurant near Tanglewood to extinguish a fire in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze with fire extinguishers but the establishment suffered smoke damage and was closed until Monday.

  • Work now required for Medicaid

    Some Kentuckians on Medicaid will have to work, perform community service or take job training to keep their health-care benefits, under a plan proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin and approved by federal officials. It would also require some to pay small, income-based premiums and co-payments.

    Bevin announced the approval Friday, saying the changes would be “transformational.” Kentucky is the first state to establish requirements for work-related activities, under a new policy of the Trump administration.

  • Night to Shine returns to SCC on Feb. 9

    For the second year in a row, Spencer Christian will host Night to Shine, a night that allows young people 14 and older with special needs, an opportunity to experience a prom-night experience where the focus is on them.

    From their entrance across a red carpet and welcome complete with family, friends and paparazzi, to hair and make-up station, catered dinner, dancing and party favors, guests experience a night like no other. The event will be held at Spencer Christian Church, one of hundreds of sites around the globe to hold the event on Friday, February 9.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 17, 2018

    Poll workers needed for upcoming election

    If you are interested in being a poll worker during the upcoming 2018 election, you are invited to contact the Spencer County Clerk’s Office at 477-3215. Poll workers play a vital role in helping elections run smoothly, and citizens who are enthusiastic about the election process are asked to inquire about serving as a poll worker.

    Valley Cemetery Board to meet

  • FROM OUR READERS - Tax reform needed to raise state revenue

    While the discussion in Frankfort lately is about pension reform, many believe the far more serious problem is the unfunded liability in each pension plan.