Today's News

  • PHOTO: Jeffiers honored for 20 years of service

    Division of Conservation Field Representative Kimberly Bartley presents Paul Jeffiers a certificate for 20 years of service. Jeffiers currently serves as vice-chairman on the Spencer County Conservation District Board. He has served as a supervisor for 20 years.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District supervisors sworn in

    Supervisors of the Spencer County Conservation District that were re-elected this year were sworn in by Judge-Executive Bill Karrer on Dec. 18. Supervisors sworn in were Paul Jeffiers, Alvis Shirley, Sidney Ware and Thomas Franklin Jr. Supervisors have four-year terms. The other three supervisors on the board will be up for re-election in 2014.

  • PHOTOS: Three outgoing board members recognized

    Superintendent Chuck Adams bid farewell to three of the five Spencer County Board of Education members at the board’s December meeting.

    He thanked each for their service and gave each a commemorative gift. Members Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden and Shannon Medley did not seek reelection in 2012 and their terms ended Dec. 31.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 2

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Wearing glasses

    It began just a few years ago when I noticed that in the evening it would become harder to focus when reading.  Sometimes rubbing my eyes would help, but it kept getting worse.  Finally I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were getting old and I needed glasses to read.

  • COLUMN: Make a resolution you can keep

    When going back over our newspapers from 2012, our staff recognized the tragedies that befell our dear county throughout the year — but we also noticed how the community has pulled together time after time, event after event to help those in need.
    At first, we decided to make our “community of giving” one of the top stories of the year, but we quickly realized there had been such an immense amount of giving in 2012 that it warranted a year-in-review-type story all to itself.

  • PHOTOS: Delivering holiday happiness
  • PHOTO: Troop 176 holds Court of Honor

  • BIRTH: Twins EmmaLea and MaKenzei born Oct. 29

    EmmaLea Nicole and MaKenzei Lynn Whitaker were born Oct. 29, 2012, at 12:07 and 12:08 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    The girls weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce and 5 pounds, 3 ounces, respectively, and were 15 and 17 inches long.
    They are the daughters of Elizabeth Whitaker of Fairdale.
    Their grandparents are Leslie Berry of Fairdale and Ernie Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-grandparents are Debbie Burton of Hillview and Pat Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-great-grandmother is Betty Whitaker of Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: Tinsley recognized with Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

    Deputy Todd Tinsley, left, was recently awarded a Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. He is pictured with Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Bill Bell.