Today's News

  • Lady Bears rout Iroquois 15-0


    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team continue their stellar play, taking two of three games last week, including a 15-0 rout of visiting Iroquois last Monday.

    Cailey Meredith scored six goals in the victory, which only solidified her place among the top scorers in Kentucky.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of October 5, 2016

    Youth basketball signups

    Spencer County Parks and Recreation Basketball signups will be held October 22 and 29th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the Spencer County Middle School.

    The league is for children ages K through 8th grades. Evaluations for 2nd through 8th grade will be held during signups.

    The fee for participation is $75 and must be paid on sign-up day. The league also needs coaches to sign up on that day.

    For more information, call Adrian Downs at 502-376-2028 or Brian Spencer at 376-9850.

  • Outdoors - Strategies for a youth’s first hunting experience


  • Church Happenings - Week of September 28, 2016

    Bluegrass Gospel Show at Calvary Christian

    Calvary Christian Church is hosting a Bluegrass Gospel show featuring the Po’ Rambling Boys on Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 6 p.m. Calvary Christian Church is located in Mt. Washington at 11829 Hwy. 44 (across from Bullitt East High School). There is no admission charge and everyone is invited.

  • What does your face say?

    Do you notice the people in the other cars as you drive down the road? I mean sure, we watch for turn signals and to get hints of how that person is driving, but do you ever actually see that person?

    Sometimes on a highway you get a few seconds to really observe someone.  I’ve seen ladies putting on make-up, and I even remember one guy who was driving and reading the newspaper. Talk about distracted driving, and that was way before cell phones.

  • Outdoors - Early fall is great for smallmouth in KY streams

    Shorter days and yellowing leaves are about the only ways you can tell it is the third week of September. Temperature wise, it feels like August lasted six plus weeks.

    “We are 10 degrees behind, water temperature wise, than usual for this time of year,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The water is usually cooler by now.”

  • Court debates where to relocate sheriff’s office


    The mold problem in the Sheriff’s office is likely going to result in a relocation, but where to, is an unanswered question and the source of a continuing debate.

    Magistrate Jim Williams had earlier suggested the Sheriff’s office be moved into the left hand side of the current EMS building, while Judge-Executive John Riley has suggested a couple of other spots that could be rented while work to remove the mold takes place.

  • Tourism group touts restaurant tax


    A summit of Spencer County residents and businesses interested in promoting tourism and recreation in the county was held last week with the prevailing concensus being that, while neighbor counties are seeing tourism booming from efforts such as the Bourbon Trail, Spencer County’s great potential remains untapped. One solution batted around was the implementation of a city restaurant tax.

    Most agreed that the biggest draw in Spencer County is Taylorsville Lake, but more needs to be offered that will keep people in town longer.

  • Board votes to purchase three buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the purchase of three new school buses during the coming year at a cost of just under $273,000. The board voted 5-0 to buy the new vehicles as they continue to update the fleet.

    Bus purchases was one of the items mentioned during the recent tax rate vote when the board agreed 4-1, to up the rate slightly. Superintendent Chuck Adams reminded the board that utilizing funds generated by the tax increase on tangible items reassures the public that their money is being used productively.

  • Local health and wellness coalition forms

    The Spencer County Health Department is hoping to emphasize prevention and education to help promote improved health and wellness in Spencer County.

    Emily Miracle, who is pursuing her masters in nursing at Western Kentucky University, is helping create the Health and Wellness Coalition of Spencer County along with Amanda Stoess, a registered dietician with the Health Department.