• Spencer County Public Library plans new book club starting Friday

    The Spencer County Public Library is hosting a new book club starting Friday at noon.
    In a press release, the library noted the 10 following reasons why you should consider joining the book club:
    •It’s free
    •You can meet new people,
    •You get to read a good book,
    •The club provides lively discussions/debates,
    •You can read outside of your comfort zone,
    •You have a good reason to turn off the television,
    •You can take a break and get out of the house,

  • Circuit Court judges attend judges fall college

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who represent Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2013 Circuit Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 18-20 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • District judges attend fall college

    District Court Judges Donna G. Dutton and Linda S. Armstrong, who represent Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2013 District Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.
    The District Court judges attended courses about Veterans Treatment Courts, juvenile justice, human trafficking, cybercrime, substance abuse, court technology, and court interpreting for individuals who are deaf or non-English-speaking.

  • What's Happening — Jan. 1 edition

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Extension announces sewing projects of the month

    Call the Spencer County Extension Office at 502-477-2217 to sign up (please leave a message). Basic sewing skills required. Must be 18 or older. Please bring your own lunch.

    January: Owl Potholder
    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Cost: $5
    Supplies needed: General sewing supplies and two coordinating fat quarters with thread to match
    Limit: 10
    Teachers: Allison Lewis and Tonya Tucker

    February: Up-cycle Potholder
    Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Cost: Free

  • PHOTOS: With Santa’s help, Sheriff’s Department spreads Christmas cheer

    The annual Sheriff’s Shining Stars event was canceled in early December because of bad weather. However, on Dec. 23, members of the Sheriff’s Department spread Christmas cheer to families in need by delivering gifts with the help of Santa Claus.

  • What's Happening — Dec. 25 edition

    Sheriff’s Office holiday hours
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2014.
    The office will be open on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon and back to normal business hours on Jan. 2, 2014.

  • Ing completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Jacob K. Ing graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Ing is the son of Julie Strong of Fentress, Texas, and brother of Daniel Ing of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
    Ing is a 2012 graduate of Spencer County High.

  • Lynch becomes Eagle Scout

    Austin Michael Lynch, 18, of Louisville, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

  • PHOTO: Stewart promoted within KSP

    Lt. Kenneth P. Stewart (center) receives his promotion certificate from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (left) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) in Frankfort on Dec. 9. A resident of Shelbyville, Stewart is a 22-year veteran of the agency and is assigned to KSP Post 12 in Frankfort. He is the son of Darryl and Carol Stewart of Taylorsville.