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  • Dance-athon to help child cancer patients

    A Spencer County High School freshman is hoping to honor a childhood friend as well as help other cancer victims as she organizes a dance marathon on March 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Allie Roberts is hoping the event, called Miracle Moves, can raise a few thousand dollars to help children coping with cancer.

    “When I was in 5th grade, my best friend died of brain cancer, and that’s why I chose childhood cancer,” said Roberts of the fundraiser.

  • Signs erected recognizing Miss Kentucky Laura Jones

     

    Laura Jones, the reigning Miss Kentucky 2016, stands beneath one of four signs that have been placed at various county lines in Spencer County, recognizing it as the home of the pageant winner. Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky Title last summer, finished well in the Miss America Pageant in September, and continues to travel across the Commonwealth in her capacity as Miss Kentucky.

  • Large crowd checks out public library

     

    Wide eyes and wide smiles adorned the faces of most who walked through the doors of the new Spencer County Public Library Saturday morning during their grand opening celebration.

  • Court tables nuisance ordinance

    A stricter new nuisance ordinance that would allow the use of aerial photography to help planning and  zoning officials to go after violators was tabled Monday night as magistrates wanted more information before approving.

    Magistrate Brian Bayers said he wanted to exercise caution before moving forward, expressing concerns about privacy rights among other issues.

  • Edgewater a growing concern for county officials

     

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court agreed in a special meeting Friday to file a notice that Premier Resorts, the owner of Edgewater Resorts, is in default of its lease. Last fall, Premier surrendered management to their bank, Kings Southern Bank, and now it appears that Kings Southern wants to wash its hands of the resort as well. The bank has sent notice that it will cease management of the property at the end of the month.

  • Looking back at Taylorsville’s colored school

    For most Americans, taking a trip down memory lane to their school days includes those familiar class photos they posed for every year. For Cathy Hickman, that’s not possible.

    “They didn’t take our pictures back then,” said Hickman, who in the late 1950s attended what was generally referred to as the Colored School in Taylorsville.

  • Fire at local church sparks investigation

    A fire at a Spencer County church is under investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said a fire was reported at the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly black church, at around 9:37 a.m. Sunday. Fire crews were able to contain the blaze to the back rooms of the church, but Nation said smoke damage affected much of the building.

  • Helpful online genealogy tools

    The “Search” tab at FamilySearch.org has several items on the dropdown menu.

    “Records” includes indexes of county and state records. Some of the entries have a camera logo at the right – clicking on the camera leads you to an image of the document, which you can save to your computer or print out. This is the same thing you will see in the books at the courthouse or archives.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 22, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter chili luncheon fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce Building.

  • Crafting nuisance ordinance proves controversial

    Magistrates were understandably cautious Monday night as they hesitated to approve a new nuisance ordinance that would allow planning and zoning officials to utilize PVA technology to enforce regulations.