Today's News

  • Thanks to all who served

    Elected officials often hear criticism, and rarely hear praise. Of course, they sometimes do things taxpayers don’t like, and those who disagree are typically way more vocal than those who agree.
    Still, as a number of elected officials prepare to leave office soon, it’s fitting to at least acknowledge their willingness to do an often thankless job that comes with a big target.

  • Board mulls purchase of highway garage

    The Spencer County Board of Education held their monthly meeting on Monday in the high school media center. The students from the preschool classes from both Spencer County Elementary School and Taylorsville Elementary School shared Christmas songs for the board and a packed room of parents and relatives.
    Bart Stark was given a plaque from Superintendent Chuck Adams in appreciation of his four years serving on the school board. Jennie Stevens, who won a seat back on the school board this past November, will replace Stark on the board starting in January.

  • Groups work to ensure a happy holiday for all


  • Stump upset with comments from fiscal court

    The transition from Sheriff Buddy Stump to Sheriff-Elect Scott Herndon is three weeks away, but questions remain about what Herndon will inherit when he takes over, although Stump assured members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court that he’ll work to make sure it’s a smooth transfer of power.

  • Tipton: Special session could save pension bill

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The special session was adjourned on Tuesday evening (after presstime) with the General Assembly taking no action)

  • Court nixes smoking ban

    Smoking and cell phone use in county vehicles was a topic of debate Monday night as the Spencer County Fiscal Court worked to pass the county’s personnel policy.
    The court had already approved an ordinance that updated the county’s administrative code, but the personnel policy was offered up as a resolution, meaning it could be changed without having to go through the ordinance process. A couple of items however, caused some debate and disagreement on the court.

  • Two Lives Well Lived

    Millions of Americans watched the  funeral services of former President George H.W. Bush last week, and though it was a somber occasion to be sure, there was a sense of pride and patriotism felt among most Americans as we listened to the speeches and witnessed the pomp and ceremony that surrounded the events.

  • Now is the time to move forward

    The debate in Spencer County is no longer whether we want change or not. Change is happening all around us. We can either try to manage it, or it will manage us.

  • What's Happening

    SCMS to host Winterfest Dec. 14

    Spencer County Middle School is excited to invite the community of Spencer County to their 5th annual WinterFest on Friday, December 14.
    From 3 p.m until 5 p.m. there will be a dance and inflatables in the gym for middle school students, as well as concessions in the Great Hall and an ice skating rink.
    From 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. the public is invited and the following activities wil be available:
    Carnival games and photo booth (Santa and Nana arrive at 6:30 p.m.
    Face painting in the art room.

  • Parklands founder shares tips with trail supporters

    Many Spencer Countians have enjoyed the nearly 4,000 acres of hiking trails, bike paths and paddling made available in the Parklands of Floyds Fork, a donor-supported public park in eastern Jefferson County. Some in the county are wondering if that success can be duplicated here in Spencer County, and have even suggested a trail system that could connect directly to the Parklands.