Today's News

  • Property Transfers - Week of November 22, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    Kenneth W. Cook and Jana H. Cook, Louisville, KY to Zachary T. Triplett and Thomas Triplett and Rachel M. Thompson, Taylorsville. Property on KY 55. $168,000.

    Louise Love, Lexington, KY to Michael D. Love and Harold Alan Love, Co-trustees of the Louise Schwers Love Revocable Living Trust. Property in Spencer County.

  • Bears are trending upward


  • Holiday greenery history

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.  Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Start plan against summer pests now

    Winter probably doesn’t seem like the right time to eliminate pests that will take advantage of your landscape plants next spring. But we need to remember that many problem pests will spend the winter on or near the plants they want to munch on when the weather turns warmer.

    One way to get an early handle on problem pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids and certain mites.

  • Special Olympians excel in bowling competition


  • Expanded gambling will hurt state’s work ethic

    Being a state that is closely tied to the horse racing industry, it’s not a surprise that expanded gambling is frequently discussed in Kentucky. Even more, it’s no surprise this issue comes up when the woes of Kentucky’s economy are mentioned. Keeping those things in mind, there are a few questions we should ask.

    Would expanded gambling improve the work ethic of Kentuckians?

  • Drug treatment hotline begins

    As part of the state’s Don’t Let Them Die campaign, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE have created the KY Help Call Center to connect residents with drug treatment, according to Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

    The toll-free hotline — 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) — opens on Dec. 1 and is intended for individuals struggling with substance abuse as well as family members.

  • Grimes pushes for legalizing marijuana

    Could legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky?

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018.

    A task force, led by Grimes, will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.

    In a statement, Grimes said, “2018 is and must be the year when Kentucky finally steps up on medical marijuana. We have to get this done to help Kentuckians who are hurting.”

  • Show holiday kindness

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Family: A reason to be thankful

    I loved Thanksgiving when I was a kid. Not because I was as thankful as I should have been to be surrounded by family, or for the feast that was laid out before us on the table, but for more self-centered reasons.

    As a child, I knew Thanksgiving was kind of the kick-off to the Christmas holiday season, which was a holiday that seemed to justify at least a small portion of selfishness.