Local News

  • Guthrie laments hostile political environm

    Pipe bombs, ricin-laced mail, confrontations in restaurants and airports – these are some examples of dangerous threats and incivility that have invaded political discourse in America in the last couple of years. U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, a Republican whose 2nd District includes a portion of Spencer County, said he’s never seen such a level of hostility.

  • Three other teams place at FFA Nationals


  • Candidate withdraws one week before vote

    A long, contentious and bizarre election season is about to come to an end as voters head to the polls next Tuesday, but not before one last surprise move was made this past week.
    Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert, who was running unopposed, officially withdrew from the race, citing health reasons, according to Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

  • Spencer’s Dairy Dynasty


  • Threat in neighboring Anderson thwarted

    Anderson County has two new heroes.
    One of them is Josh Satterly, a Lawrenceburg resident and trooper with the Kentucky State Police.
    The other is a New Jersey woman named Koeberly Bull.
    Together, they prevented what could have been a school massacre carried out by a suspect who police say vowed to do just that.
    “They’re both heroes,” said Anderson County Judge-Executive. “With the phone call Ms. Bull made, she saved hundreds of lives and prevented a tragedy our town might never have recovered from.

  • Work to begin on athletic complex

    Pre-construction meetings are being held and some construction equipment is already arriving on site as crews begin to break ground on the $6 million athletic/academic complex at the high school.

  • A night of the old hymns


  • Candidates square off


  • Lights at Ray Jewell still in the works

    It’s not as easy as flipping a switch.
    The effort to get lights at Ray Jewell Park for at least one baseball field is an endeavor that dates back at least a decade. Now that funding has been found, a few more delays stand in the way, but everyone involved is confident that kids will be playing under the lights next summer.

  • Drug indictments

    Drug charges highlighted most of the cases heard before a Spencer County Grand Jury earlier this month as they handed down a number of indictments.
    Those indictments include:
    • Carl Henry Wilson, 35, of Louisville. Indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine; illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; failure to maintain insurance, careless driving and rear license plate not illuminated. The charges stem from a traffic stop in July.