Today's News

  • A list of our endorsements

    Tis the season when newspapers across the nation publish political endorsements. Most often, these are decided by newspaper staff members who arrogantly meet around a table and agree that they are better informed and more knowledgable than the average voter. So out of the goodness of their heart and civic minded charity, they share their superior knowledge with the general public in hopes that the election will turn out the way the newspaper prefers.
    So without further ado, here are our endorsements:

  • 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


  • Was Columbus a villain?

    After watching the bashing Massachussetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took after she revealed that her Indian blood was thinner and whiter than skim milk, I will probably resist the temptation to send off my DNA for similar testing.
    Family tradition has it that I have both Cherokee and Blackfoot running through my veins. I’d love to think that’s true, but those DNA tests could not confirm what tribe I might be linked to, or even if it were from a North American native people group.

  • What's Happening

    Absentee voting has started

    In-house absentee voting began Oct. 12 in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office. If you will be out of town on election day (November 6, 2018) or are unable to vote at your precinct due to age or disability, please stop by the office any hours they are open to vote in person.
    The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is open on Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. It does not close for lunch. It will be open Saturday, October 27 from 8 a.m. until noon.

  • 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.

  • What's Happening

    Spencer County Octoberfest

    The Spencer County Octoberfest will be held the first week of October, with events starting on October 2 and the parade and festival taking place on October 6.
    The theme for this year’s event is “This Is Our Town” and there will be plenty of music showcasing local talent.
    Pageants will be held October 2 and 4, a 5K Walk/Run will take place on October 3, the Talent Show will be held on October 5, and the main festivities will be on October 6 with crafts, live music, a parade, car show and food.

  • 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.

  • Taking many steps to battle tumors