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  • Still kickin’ - Nearly severed leg couldn’t bench former Lady Bear

     

    McKenna Pfeiffer didn’t feel pain until she glanced down to see the exposed thigh muscle and bone.

    Her femur had snapped as soon as the dune buggy — which surged suddenly as her boyfriend’s muddy foot slipped onto the gas pedal — pinned her to the trailer.

    Pfeiffer was washing her hands behind the trailer when her boyfriend, Jordan Baker, tried to pull the buggy up alongside her. He went to steer right and the steering box ripped off the frame — but when he tried to brake, his foot hit the accelerator.

  • Board approves design for new SCHS fieldhouse

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the preliminary design of an athletic fieldhouse that will be constructed as part of a $5.3 million athletic complex near the sports fields of Spencer County High School.

    Justin McElfresh, from Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, showed a couple of diagrams of where the fieldhouse would be located, on the west end of the football field, and what it would look like.

  • KY 155 road project includes new lane pattern

     

    Some lengthy delays have marked the commute between Taylorsville and Elk Creek for a couple of weeks as crews have been working to resurface a portion of KY 155.

    The work began on October 11 as workers began milling the old asphalt, and much of the stretch of highway between KY 1633 and KY 44 at Spencer County High School, has also been repaved and restriped.

  • Ten spooktackular Halloween tips

     

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 23, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive today from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • State tracking reported cases of flu by county

     

    Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health have announced the availability of an online weekly influenza surveillance report used to gauge current flu activity circulating in Kentucky.
      

    The new public service shows the state’s priority to strengthen data collection and analytics and then to make the information more easily accessible to the public, according to a state news release.
      

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 18, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive on October 25 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • Swift Water Rescue - Kayaker rescued from river

     

    After their kayak capsized in the Salt River, a mother made it to the shore while her adult daughter clung to a tree in the current before members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived and rescued her Saturday afternoon.

  • Narcan kits distributed during public event

     

    Kentucky has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic and related overdoses. Last week, residents of Spencer County had the opportunity to receive a tool and training to fight back.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, pulled their mobile pharmacy into Taylorsville last Thursday and gave away Narcan kits. Most of those who showed up early on were first responders, who are also likely to encounter patients suffering from opioid overdoses.

  • City garbage awarded to new collector

     

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to switch the city’s garbage collection contract away from Rumpke to Santek. The change will mean a slight reduction in monthly fees for city residents.

    Santek, a national chain like Rumpke, submitted a proposal last month for the contract which will begin in January. The bid stipulates that “Santek will collect all non-hazardous residential waste that can be placed into the provided cart for $12.75 monthly per customer.”