Local News

  • Surplus meals will go to hungry Kentuckians

    Thousands of surplus meal kits originally purchased for disaster victims will go to hungry Kentuckians thanks to a team effort of federal and state employees.

    Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland in Elizabethtown and God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington will receive a total of 314,496 meal kits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a cost to the food banks of $65,000, a fraction of the original $1.88 million cost.

  • Famed Bardstown amphitheater shut down

    The often busy J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater is now vacant and dark. It’s a sight that is heartbreaking for Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for “The Stephen Foster Story,” who was present early Thursday morning when the state cut the power to one of Bardstown’s most important attractions.

    The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a press release on the amphitheater’s closure Thursday afternoon, citing electrical and structural issues.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 27, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • Kentucky drivers urged to use caution over the holiday season

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

    “While the holiday season is a special time to visit with friends and family, many of these celebrations include alcohol,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “Drunken driving-related crashes are 100-percent preventable.  It just makes sense to plan for a designated driver before the party begins.”

  • Statue in state capitol will be first to honor a woman

    Move over Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and other guy statues in the Kentucky Capitol. A life-size statue of a woman is on the way in 2018.

    Her name is Nettie Depp of Barren County, a pioneer in Kentucky education in the early 1900s.

    The bronze statue of Nettie Bayless Courts Depp is now being developed in the Lexington studio of artist Amanda Matthews, a great-great niece of the educator and the one who came up with the idea of a Nettie Depp statue in the Capitol.

  • A somber goodbye


    Firefighter, EMT laid to rest

    First responders frequently deal with death, but when it visits their own doorstep, they grieve just like everyone else.
    Spencer County EMS and firefighters have been battling that grief for the past several days and on Saturday, said their final farewells to Jenniffer Craig, a volunteer firefighter with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and a part-time EMT with the county.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

    A Radcliff woman who allegedly assaulted a police officer inside a Spencer County District Courtroom during an outburst, was one of several people indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury in December.
    Aliyah Rushell Henry, 23, was indicted on three counts of 3rd degree assault, three counts of resisting arrest, along with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal mischief.

  • Speed a concern on local roads

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to patrol a new stretch of U.S. 31E in the southwest portion of the county that was the site of a double fatal accident earlier this month and has generated dozens of citations for speeding.

    The new road construction opened to traffic in August and has been prone to motorists using excessive speed, which has led Sheriff Buddy Stump to have deputies closely monitor and patrol the area.

  • Flu outbreak widespread in Kentucky

    Department for Public Health (DPH) officials, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now report “widespread” flu for the first time this flu season.  Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Lighting up the night


    Homeowners go all out for Christmas

    The art of decorating for Christmas begins with the premise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    For some, simple is better. A lone Christmas tree in a bay window, maybe accompanied by a wreath on a door is sufficient.

    For others, it’s about tacking up lights along the edge of the house, setting up lawn decorations, putting out numerous trees in nearly every room.