Today's News

  • Tipton: Special session could save pension bill

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The special session was adjourned on Tuesday evening (after presstime) with the General Assembly taking no action)

  • Court nixes smoking ban

    Smoking and cell phone use in county vehicles was a topic of debate Monday night as the Spencer County Fiscal Court worked to pass the county’s personnel policy.
    The court had already approved an ordinance that updated the county’s administrative code, but the personnel policy was offered up as a resolution, meaning it could be changed without having to go through the ordinance process. A couple of items however, caused some debate and disagreement on the court.

  • Two Lives Well Lived

    Millions of Americans watched the  funeral services of former President George H.W. Bush last week, and though it was a somber occasion to be sure, there was a sense of pride and patriotism felt among most Americans as we listened to the speeches and witnessed the pomp and ceremony that surrounded the events.

  • Now is the time to move forward

    The debate in Spencer County is no longer whether we want change or not. Change is happening all around us. We can either try to manage it, or it will manage us.

  • What's Happening

    SCMS to host Winterfest Dec. 14

    Spencer County Middle School is excited to invite the community of Spencer County to their 5th annual WinterFest on Friday, December 14.
    From 3 p.m until 5 p.m. there will be a dance and inflatables in the gym for middle school students, as well as concessions in the Great Hall and an ice skating rink.
    From 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. the public is invited and the following activities wil be available:
    Carnival games and photo booth (Santa and Nana arrive at 6:30 p.m.
    Face painting in the art room.

  • Parklands founder shares tips with trail supporters

    Many Spencer Countians have enjoyed the nearly 4,000 acres of hiking trails, bike paths and paddling made available in the Parklands of Floyds Fork, a donor-supported public park in eastern Jefferson County. Some in the county are wondering if that success can be duplicated here in Spencer County, and have even suggested a trail system that could connect directly to the Parklands.

  • Spencer is a Work Ready community


  • Bevin talks to citizens


  • Avoid a P.C. Christmas

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is no longer deemed appropriate television for children because it normalizes bullying, bad parenting and catagorizing people as outcasts. That’s the latest charge from the political correctness authorities.
    Meanwhile, at least one radio station has decided it will no longer play the winter song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” because some knuckleheads think it’s a celebration of date rape. Really? Have they been paying attention to the sordid lyrics of what passes as popular music these days?

  • Christmas on Main this Saturday evening

    This weekend, if you listen closely you might be able to hear Santa’s sleigh bells in downtown Taylorsville. The jolly old elf is scheduled to make an appearance this Saturday during the annual Christmas on Main Street celebration to help officially kick off the holiday season in Spencer County.
    “Winter Wonderland” is this year’s theme and will include an evening of fun events along with the appearance of a special guest, Santa Claus himself.