Today's News

  • Two power outages leave hundreds in dark


  • Class of 2018 get diplomas


  • Let us never forget

    I don’t remember anything about my third birthday. I know I was living in a little community not far from here in rural Oldham County called Ballardsville. Nothing memorable ever stood out to me about September 22, 1969 until last Thursday when I talked to Dale Yates.

  • We need the pride of ownership

    A pot-hole filled parking lot at a hotel might be a nuisance, but a crumbling driveway at your house might spur you to action. It’s amazing what we might be willing to put up with when we distance ourselves from ownership.
    Sadly, for many people who now call Spencer County home, they don’t always treat it like home. These are residents who simply spend the night here, but whose jobs, commerce, and other activities take place across the Jefferson County line.

  • What's Happening

    Habitat For Humanity
    Golf Scramble

    The 13th annual Spencer County Habitat Golf Scramble will be held Saturday at Tanglewood Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. You’re invited to join them for a great day of golf, a delicious lunch provided by All Saints Knights of Columbus and the chance to win some wonderful door prizes, all while supporting a great cause. Registration forms are available at spencercountyhfh.com or contact Steve at president@spencercountyhth.com or 502-507-3940.

  • Lady Bears roll with the changes


  • Editorial

    There’s a lot of great lessons to be learned on the baseball diamond. Young people learn how to function as a team, individual responsibility, the value of hard work and how to focus when they’re out in the field for several innings.
    When a kid steps up to the plate, he or she learns the importance of patience, observance and the value of repetition. They learn that sometimes their job isn’t to hit the ball and pad their own batting average, but to sacrifice that average in order to move the runner ahead of them around the bases.

  • Classless comedy sinks journalism even lower

    According to a number of polls and surveys, journalists are among the least trusted and respected professionals in America. Granted, we’re listed above used car salesmen, big business executives and politicians, but perhaps journalists spend so much time vilifying some of those latter groups just to make sure we don’t end up on the very bottom.
    Not all the disdain toward our profession is deserved, but unless and until we acknowledge that much of it is, we should not expect things to get better.

  • Board approves teacher pay hike

    The Spencer County School Board held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday in the Spencer County Middle School Library. Highlights included the following:
    While looking at a tentative budget for the 2018-2019 school year, the school board approved a 1.75 percent pay increase for teachers across the school district. The board also approved the stipend amount of $500 to be added to the pay of teachers and staff who coach any sports or activities. Additionally, a $500 stipend is to be paid for 2018-2019 to the athletic director.  

  • What's Happening

    Annual Gourd Show coming
    up May 19-20

    The 24th annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be May 19 and 20 at the Spencer County Elementary School. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
    The Kentucky Gourd Society is still looking for outside booth vendors, such as crafters and non-profits for the show. Contact Lois Platt at 422-1302 for information.