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  • Spencer grad on scholarship to SCC surprised

    Kyle Alexander, a 2016 graduate of Spencer County High School, who had accepted a partial scholarship offer to play golf at St. Catharine College, was surprised at the news the school would be closing.

    “I was very shocked because when I got the news, I didn’t know where to start on trying to go somewhere else,” said Alexander, who found out Wednesday his college plans had been disrupted.

    He chose SCC because they had offered the partial scholarship and their campus is close to home.

  • St. Catharine College announces closure in July

    St. Catharine College, a small Catholic school outside of Springfield, will close its doors in July because of widespread financial problems.

    “It is with great sadness that I announce today, after exploring all possible options, the Board of Trustees has determined the challenges facing St. Catharine College are insurmountable and we will be closing the college at the end of July,” Board of Trustees chairman John Turner said Wednesday.

  • SCES principal resigns; replacement could be named by next week

    After three years as principal of Spencer County Elementary School, Mark Thomas has resigned. He will work through June 30.

    Though he hasn’t officially been awarded a new job yet, Thomas expects to move into one of several central office positions he’s been considering. The positions are located in at least two nearby school districts and in Spencer County.

    After conversations with superintendent Chuck Adams, Thomas submitted his resignation May 13 and informed SCES teachers that he would be leaving the school.

  • State program will aid aging foster children

    Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

    Gov. Matt Bevin, first lady Glenna Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson made the announcement Tuesday in Louisville, where they joined several program participants and state leaders who have helped launch the initiative.

  • Mistrial declared in pedestrian injury case

     

    After two and a half hours of testimony, the trial May 31 of a Taylorsville woman accused of backing her car into a pedestrian came to an abrupt halt.

    “Information has been provided to the court’s attention which requires me to declare a mistrial in this matter,” Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said to the jury, “which means that you will be excused, and you will not need to return.”

    A new pre-trial conference is scheduled for Aug. 4.

  • County OKs Sunday sales

     

    Just four months after defeating a similar measure, the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales across the county.

    The move came following similar action by the Taylorsville City Commission that took effect on Memorial Day weekend. City commissioners voted unanimously in May to allow Sunday sales by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and alcohol in package stores within the city limits.

  • County OKs Sunday sales

     

    Just four months after defeating a similar measure, the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales across the county.

    The move came following similar action by the Taylorsville City Commission that took effect on Memorial Day weekend. City commissioners voted unanimously in May to allow Sunday sales by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and alcohol in package stores within the city limits.

  • Relay for Life this Friday

    Local cancer survivors will gather Friday with friends and supporters at the Spencer County High School parking lot for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life.

    With activities starting at 5 p.m., this year’s Relay will have a Dr. Seuss-inspired theme: “I don’t like cancer here or there; I don’t like cancer anywhere.” A judged contest will seek the best character from a Dr. Seuss book, and each team will incorporate the theme at its tent.

  • Grads embark on future

     

    The Spencer County High School Class of 2016 walked across the stage, received their diplomas and then entered into the next chapter of their lives Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Frankfort Civic Center. However, they leave the school with a legacy that future classes will have to work hard to surpass.

  • Honoring the fallen

     

    While most Spencer countians enjoyed a day off of work and fun times with family and friends on Memorial Day Monday, a couple dozen citizens gathered Monday at the veteran’s memorial to pay tribute to those veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

    They heard some brief comments from veteran and Spencer County Magistrate Hobert Judd, who cited the number of casualties suffered in our nation’s wars. Then the audience stood respectfully during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.”