Today's News

  • Two-day fair preview starts Friday

    The Spencer County Fair officially begins this weekend, but don’t expect midway rides. Those won’t arrive until the fair resumes later this month.

    This Friday, fair-goers can enjoy a corn hole tournament beginning at 7 p.m. and then the main event at 7:30 p.m. with horse pulls on the dirt track.

    Saturday’s events include the antique tractor pull at 6 p.m., followed by the Coca-Cola Youth Talent show at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m. will be the 4H/FFA swine show and capping off the night are more horse pulls at 7:30 p.m.

  • Trails event proves Taylorsville is no dark horse

    Taylorsville is well on the way to shedding its reputation as a one-horse town when it comes to equestrian tourism.

    An estimated 100 trail riders, horse owners, and equine enthusiasts from ages three to 80 assembled at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday to enjoy a full day of fun and fundraising in commemoration of Celebrate Kentucky Trails Day, a state-wide holiday that is only a year old.

  • Turpin leaves us while ESPN sells out to LeBron

    Melvin Turpin left us; ESPN sells out to LeBron. Last week in sports was a Coney Island roller coaster.

    Baseball fans got Cincinnati’s Joey Votto onto the National League roster.

    Patrick Patterson’s debut to NBA summer league was stellar.

    LeBron James bought ESPN’s integrity for an infomercial. And, Jesse Jackson grabbed headlines and an hour with Larry King before Al Sharpton. Jackson called Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert a slave master and LeBron a runaway slave.

    Close to home, Melvin Turpin left us at age 49.

  • Young cancer patients enjoy day at the lake

    While yesterday morning’s relentless downpours  kept most people indoors, nearly one hundred courageous youngsters with cancer jumped into their swim wear and ponchos and headed for Taylorsville Lake.

    Since 1981, dozens of kids hailing from around Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio have come together every year for Indian Summer Camp, a free, week-long, non-profit program that is meant to improve the quality of life and raise the spirits of kids who are currently battling cancer or who have beaten the illness.

  • Host family needed for foreign exchange student

    A host family is being sought to provide a home to a foreign exchange student from Switzerland. The 18-year-old male student will be arriving in July 31 in time to attend school at Spencer County High School. The student enjoys playing piano, soccer and is interested in learning American football. He will remain in the United States until June 2011.

    If you are interested in providing a home and all the necessary transportation that a typical active teenager requires, then please call International Exchange Coordinator Sally Crespo at 477-1972.

  • New city park proposal

    Taylorsville commissioners are looking into the idea of building a small park across from city hall. The proposal, presented by Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe, included a long, meandering sidewalk with benches and a clock tower anchored by a short, brick wall.

    “I’d like to donate that clock as part of the effort,” Shircliffe told commissioners at last Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Edwards selected as Gatorade All-American

    Will Edwards, a rising 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School was selected as a Gatorade All-American after participating in the Offense-Defense Camp in Charlotte, NC over the July 4th weekend. There were over 125 players from all over the Southeast that attended. Edwards was selected as the best WR/DB in the 12-13 year old age group. He was invited to participate in the Offense-Defense All American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, SC during New Year’s Weekend 2011.

  • Library hosts fishing trip

    It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

  • Young authors

    Spencer County Schools are proud to announce the winners of the annual district Young Authors contest. 

    The contest was available to both elementary schools and the middle school. 

    Many students participated and wrote a short story from rough draft to publication. Representative books were sent for the school judging from participating classrooms.  These books were then scored by students in the fourth and fifth grades based on the criteria of the contest. 

    The following winners were awarded certificates in May:

  • Composted mulch is less vulnerable to mold

    Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens.  Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants.