Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of May 13, 2015

    Preschool/Headstart Registration
    Spencer County Preschool/Headstart Early Childhood Screenings will be held on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Early Childhood screening is by appointment only.  This will be the only scheduled preschool screening prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Please call the Preschool at 502-477-3210 to set up an appointment or for additional information.

  • Local Girl Scout Troop send cookies to Guardsmen on duty


    When soldiers are away from their families, it’s the little things that mean the most. Even if you’re only across the river for a training exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

    For soldiers of the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, comfort was in the form of America’s favorite chocolate, shortbread and lemon-flavored cookies that only come out one time a year. And thanks to the Taylorsville Girl Scout Troop 1199, it was the perfect treat at the end of a 12-hour shift.

  • From our readers: Bevin’s Blueprint shows he’s best fit for Frankfort

    In six days, May 19th, the registered Republican voters in Kentucky will have the duty to choose which one of four candidates is the best qualified to win the November 2015 general election, and is best qualified to serve as Kentucky’s next Governor. Matt Bevin produced his written plan-- “Blueprint for a Better Kentucky” upon entering the race.

  • One chicken for every lot?

    Spencer County is not the city. In fact, most people who have chosen to move to Spencer County have fled the noise, the crowds, the congestion and the restrictive tentacles of metro government explicity because it is NOT the city.

    Imagine their surprise then, when learning that in this rural, country atmosphere, bureaucrats have moved to limit homeowners to having just one chicken per acre.

    We realize that doesn’t immediately impact most residents. The only chicken most of us own rests frozen in the freezer.

  • Reverence delivered in a bread truck

    The most inspiring message I witnessed during last Thursday’s National Day of Prayer observance in downtown Taylorsville did not come from a song, a proclamation, or even one of the prayers delivered by one of several local ministers.

    Instead, in came in the form of a Sara Lee bread truck. The driver was no doubt in the middle of a busy day on a busy route, but as he neared the courthouse and saw dozens of people out front, heads bowed in prayer, he stopped the truck and he waited.

  • Education - SCES Chorus performs at Trills & Thrills Festival


    Members of the Spencer County Elementary School Chorus and Percussion clubs performed at the Trills and Thrills music festival on Saturday. The festival is a part of the music events hosted by Kentucky Kingdom. The students received superior ratings from each of the judges, which is the highest rating possible. The judges commented on the great quality of their tone and recognized all of the students for their hard work. After performing, the students got to spend the afternoon enjoying the rides at Kentucky Kingdom.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 6, 2015

    All Saints offering Chicken Dinner

  • Local observance of National Day of Prayer


    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 7, 2015, to honor the annual National Day of Prayer. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • Fitting it back together

    Everybody’s done it from time to time, you drop that plate or glass and suddenly you hear that awful crash. What was once whole, useful and maybe even pretty, now lies broken and shattered on the ground. What a mess!

    We bought this beautiful handmade vase once, and before we even got it home it was in two or three pieces. I did my best to glue the pieces in place, but you can tell. I can see it right now from my desk. We keep the unbroken side turned out, but turn it just a little and you can’t miss the cracks.

  • Chosen by Jesus

    Read John 15: 12-17

    Let me ask you a question: Can a person have absolute assurance that their sins are forgiven, that they are a child of

    God, and that heaven is their home when they die? Spend a moment and think about that question and about your spiritual journey.

    There are two basic ways that people try to get to heaven.