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  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.

  • Bears open play in region tournament Thursday night against Gallatin County

    While the Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Title, the book isn’t closed on this season and there’s at least one more chapter to write – that of the 8th Region Tournament that begins this week in Henry County.

  • Bears #1 in district

    Spencer County’s head basketball coach Jacob Barmore knew Saturday night was going to be memorable when he brought his team out to the court nearly three hours before tip-off and there were 150 fans lined up at the door ready to start packing Lloyd Mullins Gymnasium.

  • Charges not likely in fire case

    A recent uncontrolled burn that scorched more than 25 acres in the Indian Ridge neighborhood will not likely result in criminal charges.

    Last Tuesday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies, responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to find flames spreading quickly and threatening nearby structures.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the burn started as result of an unattended brush fire, and spread to nearby property quickly due to dry conditions.

  • Giving the gift of time

    Taylorsville Elementary School has a program uniquely designed for volunteers to give back to the community in a big way. The mentoring program allows community members to interact with and make a difference in the lives of children who need help with their social development, behavioral issues or other problems.

  • Arrest made in break-ins at Spencer County High School parking lot

    An alleged repeat burglary offender was arrested by Taylorsville Police Friday for breaking into vehicles parked at Spencer County High School.
    Brandon Sparks, 19, of Taylorsville, was arrested by Lt. Rick Jewell after police received tips that items were missing from student vehicles.

  • Accident leaves one dead

    A Taylorsville woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday.
    Angela Anderson, 40, was traveling west on Ky. 44 around 8:20 a.m. when she lost control of her 1997 Chevrolet pickup in a curve and overcorrected, according to Kentucky State Police. According to the KSP incident report, Anderson’s vehicle left the north shoulder of the road and struck an embankment.

    Anderson was ejected from the vehicle. She was also air-lifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

  • Fiscal Court takes over clerk's budget

    After finding even more concerns with the proposed budget of the County Clerk’s office, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to funnel expenditures and revenue of that office through the general budget, bypassing the clerk’s budget altogether.

  • Snow forces school board to extend school year

    Much like the snow this winter, the Spencer County School Board has been forced to deal with missed days that continue to pile up.

    The Board met in a special-called meeting Monday night to decide how the district’s five schools would make up the nine days and nine hours that students have missed thus far. Board members moved to amend the school calendar so that students would be in session on President’s Day, Feb. 21, and on the district professional development day of March 14.

  • Jenkins trial moved to Shelby

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

    Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

    In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.