Today's News

  • Crabgrass’ history reveals its uses

    After the big rain we had, I hit the weeds–most of which involved wrangling ever expanding globs of crabgrass. Yes, this is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species. Okay, maybe a little melodramatic but my hands still hurt from all that pulling!

  • Dealing with common poultry parasites

    A variety of parasites attack poultry by either sucking blood or feeding on their skin, and feathers. Knowing what pests may be bugging your flock will help you figure out how to deal with the problem.
    Continuous external parasites are ones that spend their entire adult life on their host. Temporary parasites feed on, but do not live on, their host.
    Some continuous external parasites include:

  • Election Deadlines

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has provided the following information regarding upcoming election deadlines.
    • Aug. 12 at 4 p.m.: Deadline to file for all non-partisan offices, city commissioners, school board and Soil and Water commissioners.
    • Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.: Drawing of names to appear on the general election ballot.
    • Sept. 18: First day to apply for absentee ballots by mail. The Clerk’s office will begin mailing out the ballots on that day. Ballots will be mailed out within three days of their receipt.

  • School board approves KSBIT funds, lot offer

    Over the course of two meetings members of the Spencer County Board of Education took a significant step in ameliorating the deficit situation with the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust.
    During the first meeting held on July 28, Spencer County School Superintendent Chuck Adams said that the situation was slightly better than originally anticipated. Adams said that current estimates placed the payment due and owing by the school at just over $486,000 instead of the $639,000 originally projected.

  • School is back in session

    by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • School Board takes right approach

    I would like to say that last week marked my first foray in a Spencer County Board of Education meeting and I would like to say I’m impressed.
    For many months I listened as former Spencer Magnet reporter, now freelancer, Mallory Bilger sung the praises of the school board’s efficiency. Now after experiencing it myself I must agree.
    For those of you with little or no experience dealing with the board, you should know that their agendas are generally the easiest to follow of any county agency I have dealt with so far.

  • What's Happening — Week of August 6

    Spencer County Bears Soccer to host alumni game
    Saturday, August 9th beginning at 7pm at the High School stadium, the Spencer County Bears are hosting an Alumni Soccer Game. This year, not only will they be holding a game between the current SCHS team and a team of alums, but we are also inviting an Alumni Band to play and an Alumni Cheerleading Squad to cheer the players on.

  • New Taylorsville Police Chief arrives for duty


  • Spencer Christian Church continues expansion


  • Masked men rob Peoples Bank