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Today's News

  • 2016 MKAC Champions

     

    The Spencer County Middle School 6th grade team won the 2016 MKAC Championship Saturday. Pictured are team members: Devin Heckert, Michael Cox, Braden Kerchner, Landon Young, T.J. Polk, E.J. Mitchell, Gabe Shelley, Carmello Spencer, Bralen Spencer and Coach Garrett Shelburne.

  • St. Catherine College Golfer

     

    Kyle Alexander, center, a senior at Spencer County High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play golf at St. Catherine College. Kyle is a four-year letterman in golf for the Bears. He will begin at St. Catherine in the fall.

  • God wants us to dream

    I could hardly sleep the night before. Long before the alarm rang to get me up for school I was already awake and dressed. It was dress-up day for the fourth grade class at Keavy Elementary School (home of the Blue Jays). All of the students had instructions to dress up as their favorite character from a story book.

  • Trusting God in the storms of life

    Last week, I received news that was hard to hear. I sat in front of my spine doctor and listened as he said there was nothing he could do to help with an injury I sustained in a car accident two years ago. Since my accident in January 2014, I’ve been dealing with low-back pain, leg pain, numbness in my feet, and sporadic headaches. I’ve had to adjust my lifestyle to fit my level of pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of February 3, 2016

    Lenten Fish Dinners begin Feb. 12

    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites you to their Lenten Fish Dinner each Friday during Lent, beginning on February 12th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville. They feature both baked and golden fried fish, fries, and cole slaw. Drink and dessert are included. Two piece fish sandwiches are $9, One piece fish sandwiches are $7.50, and sides are $1.50. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • UK commit’s prep coach compares him to Anthony Davis

     

    Kentucky signee Sacha Killeya-Jones, ranked as the nation’s No. 14 senior by 24/7 Sports, will be playing at Pulaski County High School in Somerset Saturday at 6 p.m. against Josh Jackson, one of the nation’s top ranked unsigned seniors.

    Killeya-Jones originally committed to Virginia before changing his mind and switching to Kentucky. His coach at Virginia Episcopal is Curtis Staples, a former standout at Virginia.

  • SCHS Track competes in Wildcat Classic

     

    The Spencer County High School track team competed in their first event of the season, joining over 75 other teams from across Kentucky for the Wildcat Classic at the Nutter Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kentucky this past Saturday.

    Hunter Wethington completed his first sub-five minute mile, placing 22nd with a time of 4:54.84. Zach Coke finished 43rd in the 2-mile finals with a time of 12:40.73.

    Zach Williams finished in 42nd place in the mile with a time of 5:06.69, and Joel Wafford placed 67th, with a time of 5:18.69.

  • Fishing for walleye and large sauger is good now

     

    Many anglers would drive a few hundred miles for a chance to catch an 8-pound walleye or a limit of tasty sauger. Kentuckians only have to drive to Campbellsville and head south on KY 55 to the Tailwater Recreation Area below Green River Lake. You don’t even need a boat.

  • Heroin use surging in Spencer County

     

    It claimed three lives in Spencer County last fall. It’s become a scourge on countless families, an emotional and economic drain.

    Heroin – perhaps a stain in some older citizens’ distant past – is coming back in force across the country and here at home. Time magazine reported last summer that heroin use had increased nationwide by 63 percent in 11 years.

  • Officer rescues local teen from creek

     

    A Spencer County teenager is recovering from her injuries and a former Taylorsville City Police Chief is being hailed a hero following a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Tayler Wilson, 17, was driving home when her car ran off the road and landed on its side in a creek that runs along KY 55, near Washburn Lane. Wilson suffered several serious injuries and she was trapped inside the vehicle, which was nearly invisible from the road.