Today's News

  • Still kickin’ - Nearly severed leg couldn’t bench former Lady Bear


    McKenna Pfeiffer didn’t feel pain until she glanced down to see the exposed thigh muscle and bone.

    Her femur had snapped as soon as the dune buggy — which surged suddenly as her boyfriend’s muddy foot slipped onto the gas pedal — pinned her to the trailer.

    Pfeiffer was washing her hands behind the trailer when her boyfriend, Jordan Baker, tried to pull the buggy up alongside her. He went to steer right and the steering box ripped off the frame — but when he tried to brake, his foot hit the accelerator.

  • Board approves design for new SCHS fieldhouse

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the preliminary design of an athletic fieldhouse that will be constructed as part of a $5.3 million athletic complex near the sports fields of Spencer County High School.

    Justin McElfresh, from Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, showed a couple of diagrams of where the fieldhouse would be located, on the west end of the football field, and what it would look like.

  • KY 155 road project includes new lane pattern


    Some lengthy delays have marked the commute between Taylorsville and Elk Creek for a couple of weeks as crews have been working to resurface a portion of KY 155.

    The work began on October 11 as workers began milling the old asphalt, and much of the stretch of highway between KY 1633 and KY 44 at Spencer County High School, has also been repaved and restriped.

  • Ten spooktackular Halloween tips


  • What’s Happening - Week of October 23, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive today from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • State tracking reported cases of flu by county


    Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health have announced the availability of an online weekly influenza surveillance report used to gauge current flu activity circulating in Kentucky.

    The new public service shows the state’s priority to strengthen data collection and analytics and then to make the information more easily accessible to the public, according to a state news release.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pension reform raises concerns

    I am deeply concerned about the pension reform framework recently made public.

    These proposals challenge the contract rights of members, lower the standard of living of employees now and in retirement, and will worsen the cash-flow crisis in the state employee pension plan.

  • Explore and enjoy Kentucky

    “If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart.” - Jesse Stuart.

    As fall break ended this weekend, hundreds of folks from our community made the long trek home from the beach or some other far-away vacation land after a nice break from the routine.

  • Keeping the promise

    “Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

    Make no mistake: there will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for healthcare benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank.

  • Key points of reform