• Prevent fires in your kitchen with these tips

    How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove — until smoke filled the house?
    If this scenario or a similar one sounds familiar to you, you may want to think about it a little more because it’s likely that you, a friend or family member has run the risk of having a dangerous fire, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

  • PHOTOS: Fun at the luau

    Patrons of the Spencer County Senior Center enjoy the festivities at a luau hosted Sept. 19. Participants liked the theme and the tasty potluck lunch.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 2

    SCHS annual chili supper
    The Spencer County High School annual chili supper will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    The cost is $8, which includes a hotdog, chili, drink and dessert.
    Dine in and carry out options are available.
    All proceeds benefit the class of 2014 project graduation.

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

  • Library announces upcoming October events

    The following events are coming up at the Spencer County Public Library:
    • Sassy Readers on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. This month the group is reading “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” by ZZ Packer.
    • Cornbread Mafia author James Higdon will make an appearance at the library Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. People can revisit the 70s and 80s in Washington County with Higdon, who will be signing books and speaking about his works.

  • PHOTO: What mixes better than mud and football?

    Luke Rock, 6, made a football out of mud while watching Saturday’s Spencer County Stallions football games. Rain left the fields a little damp and muddy and Luke took advantage of the prime conditions to turn the mud into an athletic work of art.

  • What's Happening — Week of Sept. 25

    SCES to host fall festival Friday
    Spencer County Elementary School is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Friday and the community is invited.
    The event will include dinner, games, an auction, a country store and there will be craft and informational booths.
    If you have a craft item you would like to sell or would like information on setting up a booth, please contact Ashley Phillips for more information by calling 477-6950 ext. 2913 or by email at ashely.phillips@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • Boys basketball team hosts bass tourney Saturday

    The Spencer County Boys Basketball team is hosting a bass tournament Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taylorsville Lake, off the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp at the state park.
    The entry fee is $60, which includes the big fish pot.
    There is a five fish limit, black bass only. One to two people per boat. Fish must be at least 15 inches in length. There is a dead fish penalty of one pound per dead fish. Artificial bait only, no trolling. Participants must wear life jackets while the main motor is running

  • PHOTO: Mayor, judge sign proclamations for Constitution Week

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay, front left, and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, front right, sign proclamations on Friday morning declaring this week Constitution Week. Pictured standing are Bonnie Downs, Hilda Snider and Annelle Hoene, members of the John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Downs is the vice regent of the chapter; Snider is the chair of the national defense committee; and Hoene is a PR committee members.

  • What's Happening — Week of Sept. 18

    Senior center plans luau
    The Spencer County Senior Center is hosting a luau party potluck on Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 44 Creekside Drive.
    Bring your favorite dish and join the fun, which will include food, games and music.
    Call 477-8296 and ask for Ginger or Jill for more information.

    ‘New Directions’ to offer support, guidance for divorced men and women

  • PHOTO: Observing a moment of silence

    Members of emergency agencies bow their heads last Wednesday morning to observe a moment of silence for 9/11 victims. Participating agencies included Spencer County EMS, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, Taylorsville Police Department, Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.