Today's News

  • Relay rivalry

    In keeping with the “MVP” theme of Friday night’s Relay for Life, Lori Young drummed up a friendly little rivalry.
    Young, owner of The Tea Cup, is a self-proclaimed, die-hard University of Louisville fan – which, to put it lightly, means she is not a fan of the University of Kentucky.

  • Teen dies three days after graduating

    The excitement following Tuesday’s 2011 Hillview Academy graduation ceremony quickly turned to tragedy Friday when family and friends learned that 17-year-old Taylorsville resident Paige Wimsatt – who had just three days earlier given a tearful graduation speech about overcoming her life’s obstacles – had died.

  • County cuts EDA funding

    Despite comments from visitors and testimony from local business owners favoring the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 on Monday to discontinue its funding of the EDA and opt out of the interlocal agreement that created it.
    During discussion of the proposed 2011-12 budget, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said he would be the first to propose an amendment.
    Karrer said he knocked on over 5,000 doors in the community while running for office, during what he called his “job interview.”

  • Severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday

    The fate of a Louisville woman is still unknown this afternoon after a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday left her critically injured.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marraccini was unable to confirm the status of 33-year-old Natasha A. Murrell, who was thrown from a 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo watercraft after it crashed into an embankment near Possum Ridge Boat Dock. Murrell was riding the watercraft with 45-year-old Michael C. Bailey, who had no reported serious injuries, Marraccini said.

  • Free fishing weekend starts Saturday

    Families can rediscover the joy of fishing this weekend, June 4-5.
    Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles or any adult can fish for free this weekend throughout Kentucky. Kids under the age of 16 can fish without a license anyway, so free fishing weekend offers a good opportunity for entire families to enjoy the late spring sunshine with a picnic and a day of wholesome fun.
    Free fishing applies to friends and relatives visiting Kentucky from out of state as well. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however.

  • POLL: Relay – are you going?

    Are you attending Relay for Life on June 10?

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  • Easy recipe brings a taste of Asian flare to the table

    My husband and I are working on increasing the number of healthy, nutritious and tasty meals that we serve in our home.

  • Spencer County’s namesake a hero at Tippecanoe

    It is said that people who seem obsessed with history live with their minds in the past. I am happy to report that I have just a passing interest in the subject and really don’t care how old everything is, who lived where and when and if their great grandparents had a pet chimp. But I wonder what the chimp’s name was?
    My uncle Gilbert had a parrot that cursed, but that’s another story.

  • PHOTO: Lady Grizzlies celebrate season

    The Spencer County Middle School Lady Grizzlies soccer team recently celebrated the end of its season with a banquet. Pictured in this team photo are, standing from left, Macy McGehee, Coach Amanda Butler, Alyssa Burke, Carmen Burke, Autumn Cordonnier, Rhyan Wigginton, Olivia King and Coach Nikki Armento. Kneeling, from left, are Beth Hill, Rachel Clark, Meghan Keller, Shelbey Eadens, Jassmine Chesser and Sierra Johnson. Sitting, from left, are Kristin Freeman, Danielle Beard, Victoria McDonald, Emma Jones and Alexis Thomas.

  • Bears baseball season ends; two named to all-district team