Today's News

  • What's Happening

    Summer Supper Program
    Several area churches are joining to provide a weekly time of food and fellowship this summer.
    The program is called Summer Supper and will include a meal served up for the community at the Taylorsville Community Church Fellowship Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning this week and running through the end of July.
    The meal is free to anyone and the event is intended to serve the community and strengthen families. The meals will be served at 6 p.m.

  • The free exercise thereof

    Even in the midst of a great moral and spiritual decline, America has always tolerated cultural Christians. A cultural Christian is one who may go to church, will proclaim a belief in and a love for God when asked, and who may be so brazen as to wish you a Merry Christmas come December.

  • The Class of '18

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018. Whether you graduated from Spencer County High School, Hillview Academy, or received a degree from college or a certification from a technical school, this is a pivotal moment in your life.
    You deserve to take a breath, reflect on your accomplishments and pause to thank those who helped you along the way. But make it brief. Life is waiting for you and you can’t afford to rest on your laurels.
    Opportunity awaits and the choices you make over the next few years will go a long way in determining the rest of your life.

  • What's Happening

    Youth football and cheerleading sign ups this Saturday

    The Spencer County Stallions youth football program will be having signups for players and cheerleaders on Saturday, June 9 and on Saturady, June 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park. Children ages 5-11 are invited to register. The fee is $99, but there are payment plans available.

    Retired Teachers to meet

  • 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.