Today's News

  • METHBUSTERS: Three meth labs found in county in eight-day span

    The discovery of a methamphetamine lab on Little Union Road last Tuesday upped Spencer County’s tally from two in two days to three in a span of eight.

  • BACK IN TIME: Mobile X-ray Unit comes to Taylorsville for yearly visit in 1962

    50 years ago
    April 26, 1962
    The next visit of the Mobile X-Ray Unit will be on Thursday, May 17, 1962. The trailer will be in Taylorsville only on this date. In November 1961, 155 X-rays were taken by the Mobile X-ray Unit in Spencer County.
    T.B. can be licked if found early by means of a chest X-ray. Mass X-ray examinations of apparently healthy people will lead to the discovery of early T.B. when there is still time for recovery. Early T.B. has no outward symptoms. When symptoms appear, it is often too late.

    Garry Gritton, 5

  • Public Record: District Court April 20, 2012

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on April 20, 2012:

    Hubert R. Cornett (1985), resisting arrest, guilty, sentenced to 365 days conditionally discharged for two years, 44 days credit for time served, $153 court cost, Commonwealth agrees not to revoke on prior case.


  • PHOTOS: Raising balloons, raising awareness

    Students at Spencer County Preschool and Spencer County Head Start release balloons into the air on Thursday in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each balloon had a note inside asking whoever finds it to do a kind act for a child. The note also included contact information for those who released it, so they can hear how the kindness spreads.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Knowing the signs of a stroke can be a matter of life and death

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    How can a person know if they’ve had a stroke? My 70-year-old husband had a spell a few weeks ago where he suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble talking and walking because his left side went numb, but it went away after a few minutes and he feels fine now.
    Seem Fine

    Dear Seems,
    It’s very possible that your husband may have had a “mini-stroke” also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and if he hasn’t already done so, he needs to see a doctor pronto.

  • Unattainable expectations can ruin a relationship

    If you’re thinking, “My partner doesn’t measure up.” I ask, “Measure up to what?”
    What are the criteria you have used to determine that he/she is seen as sub-par? And are you considering whether this relationship is living up to what you expected when it began?

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 4-9

    Spencer County junior pitcher Austin Heilman delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season for the Bears. The baseball team is currently 4-9 on the season after dropping a tough 2-1 decision at Anderson County last week, as well as a 3-2 loss to Lloyd Memorial. The Bears were to play at home Tuesday against Collins and on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Evangel Christian and noon Saturday at home against Whitefield Academy.

  • PHOTO: Sorrells a steady hand for Lady Bears

    Spencer County Lady Bear pitcher Tara Sorrells has been a steady hand this year as the girls have earned a 9-8 record so far, including going 3-1 last week. The girls scored a 12-1 victory at Nelson County, a 7-4 win at South Oldham and got a hard-fought 1-0 win at Anderson County last week before dropping a 5-3 decision to Bullitt East over the weekend. The girls were scheduled to be at home this week against Oldham County on Monday and North Oldham on Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Calipari critic gives him credit

    It’s been almost a month now and Kentuckians are still aglow after UK hung its eighth National Championship banner in Rupp Arena. As a lifelong UK fan, I join in that pride, but anyone who knows me has probably heard me speak my concerns about Coach John Calipari’s recruiting methods.

  • Bottoms wins heat race at Ponderosa Speedway

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won a heat race at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event.

    Bottoms qualified with a 16.5 second lap, and began the heat race on the outside of the front row.
    Driving a new car this year, after eight laps, he won the heat.
    The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row.
    He finished fourth in the feature event, and sits in second place in points for that series.