Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This Week at the Library

    Every Monday and Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - Walk Wise: light exercise program for adults that would like to remain active.
    10:00 a.m. - Noon - Kentucky Career Center is available in the Quiet Study to assist with job searching, resumes, etc.
    10:30 a.m. - Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-3)
    Every Tuesday
     10:30 a.m. - Storytime (Ages 3-5)
     1 p.m. - Dulcimer: Listen, play, and learn!
     3 p.m. - Guitar Lessons (13 and older) - Free group lessons, participants will need to provide their own guitar

  • An Angel in the Outfield
  • An Angel in the Outfield


  • Budget debate begins

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.