Today's News

  • State will resurface two roads

    Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas attended Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court as state transportation officials outlined their recommendation for rural secondary road projects in Spencer County for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Thomas explained that the Transportation Cabinet shares Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s vision about bringing more jobs and opportunities to Kentucky, and suggested that has changed the way the cabinet views many projects.

  • It's time to move on

    If you went to MoveOn.org in recent days, you may have noticed an appeal to act and petitions to sign that would release the Mueller Report, keep the Russian collusion narrative spinning and continue to mire the Trump administration in a perceived scandal.
    You’ll find the same message being spewed across mainstream media as the news over the weekend that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-plus year investigation failed to turn up any evidence of Trump collusion with the Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

  • There’s a strong case for a county levee fee

    Much is made sometimes about the great divide between urban and rural. City folks sometimes like to make fun of country folks, and country folks will laugh at city folks. Sometimes the differences are trivial and comical.

  • Water towers being replaced


  • Court hears proposal for levee fee

    The levee around Taylorsville is intended to protect downtown from rising waters on Brashears Creek and the Salt River; however, Levee Commissioner Mike Driscoll is hoping county property owners will realize the value the wall has for them. That’s why he presented a proposal to Spencer County Fiscal Court last week that could impose a small fee on county residents to help cover maintenance and upkeep for the flood wall.

  • Driver shot at by trucker


  • New medical center opens


  • Baseball lights approved

    “It’s been a long time coming!”
    Spencer County Youth Baseball Association president Raina Allen audibly cheered and said those words in a voice of relief following a vote by the fiscal court Monday night to award the bid for lighting at one of the youth baseball fields at Ray Jewell Park.

  • Providing parents a choice

    Children are both an enormous blessing and responsibility. New parents gush with pride when they hold their newborn babies in their arms for the first time and they can also feel the weight of the world on their shoulders as they realize that they are now responsible for the health, safety, welfare, training, discipline and eduction of that child as it grows into adulthood.

  • School chiefs oppose private school plan

    Ten superintendents from the north and central regions of Kentucky met March 4 at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in a unified show of support against House Bill 205, the proposed tax credit bill for tuition assistance.
    If passed, superintendents say it could divert millions of dollars from public schools – money they say schools cannot afford to lose.