Today's News

  • A promising start to 2019

    Remember your first day of school and how excited it was to start new? I would arrive and sit in my homeroom, usually wearing new shoes Mom had forbidden me to wear until that day.
    Back then, we didn’t have backpacks, but we had a couple of notebooks or a binder, and maybe even a pencil box in younger grades. Inside that box were sharpened pencils, a colorful box of brand new crayons and maybe a small pair of scissors. Everything I had was neat and organized.

  • KY 2885 to be closed at least two weeks for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2885 (West River Road) in Spencer County. KYTC maintenance staff and drilling contract crews will be repairing a slide at mile markers 3.8 near the Glasscock Sawmill.
    The closure of KY 2885 is scheduled to begin during the week of Jan. 14 and the road will remain closed for approximately two weeks. The exact date for the start of work is weather dependent, but on the day work starts, the closure will not begin until 9 a.m. after school buses have completed their morning routes.

  • Widening of KY 53 slated to begin soon

    It’s a project that’s been pushed to the back burner time and time again, but officials ensure work to widen Mount Eden Road will at last come to fruition in 2019 with construction work starting very soon.
    Local and state officials, including Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville), joined together in front of Shelby County’s Kentucky Farm Bureau office in June and announced the project that had so long been a dream was finally gaining momentum.

  • 16-week program promotes healthy lifestyle changes

    It’s not too late for a new beginning. A local program will use teamwork and instruction to assist Spencer Countians who have resolved to live healthier.
    My Health Matters - A Microclinic sponsored by the the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging, will be held over the course of 16 weeks beginning later this month at the Extension office.

  • A new sheriff’s in town


  • Calm start for new court


  • Deuling or feuding?

    Elected officials in Kentucky must swear or affirm that they have never participated in a duel with deadly weapons as part of their oath of office. It seems out of place in 2019, but political passions run high in the commonwealth.
    Early in my career, I saw and heard some pretty heated exchanges among public officials. At a Jackson County School Board meeting, one board member asked another to step outside as they found themselves embroiled in a heated exchange.

  • Resolve to get involved in 2019

    Flipping the calendar over to a brand new year brings new opportunities and fresh beginnings. It’s the time of year when many people make resolutions and resolve to break old habits or begin new ones.
    This year, new elected officials begin new terms in Spencer County, and there’s a real chance for progress, as long as office holders will keep their focus on the county and not be distracted by petty differences, political spats or personality conflicts. It’s easier said than done, but citizens should demand it.

  • A classroom on wheels


  • Grand Jury hands down indictments

    A Spencer County Grand Jury handed down indictments on five people earlier this month.
    Indicted were:
    • Micah Lee James, 33, of Louisville, KY on one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, tampering with physical evidence, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to wear a seat belt. The charges stem from his arrest on August 24.