Today's News

  • Scrappy Bears fall to Collins


    There’s no quit in the Spencer County Bears basketball team, but there’s also little room for error. They had just enough of the latter during a stretch in the second quarter to doom them in a district matchup Friday night against a 13-3 Collins team, as they fell 53-45.

    “We really struggled converting in the first half, especially in the second quarter,” said Bears coach Jason Burns.

    “We missed threes, point-blank layups and even free throws. We played very poorly for about a two minute stretch.”

  • Girls down Collins, improve to 2-1 in district


    The Spencer County Lady Bears are on a roll. Winners of five in a row, the girls got perhaps their most important win of the season with a 57-44 victory at district rival Collins Friday night and are now 9-7 on the season.

    In front of a large crowd in Shelbyville Friday, the girls got off to a slow start, trailing 7-2 before Audrey Michels knocked down a jumper and Alyssa Howie buried a three to knot the score at 7-7. Another trey by Howie would then put the Lady Bears up 10-7 to end the quarter.

  • Outdoors - Safely familiarize yourself with new rifle before firing


    Lots of hunters receive a new rifle over the holidays or take advantage of the subsequent sales to add to their collection.
    The impulse is to immediately dash off to the shooting range. Fighting back that urge and instead taking time to familiarize yourself with your new rifle is a good first step toward safe and responsible ownership.

  • Spencer County’s youth wrestlng


    Spencer County’s youth wrestlers hit the mats Sunday the 8th at Fern Valley High  School against regional teams including East Oldham , Warren County, Fern Creek and more.  The morning session saw a gold medal win by Maliyah “terror twin” Nation as well as silver medals by Kennan Carnes and Luke Kiser and a bronze for Josh  Lingle. The afternoon session saw Colton Kessinger continue undefeated winning gold, as well as Lane Kiser and Bradley Maines collecting silver medals.

  • Remember TV dinners?

    Do you remember TV dinners?  I thought of them as sort of a treat when I was a kid. We didn’t have them often, but when we did, I got to help.  Peeling off the tin foil top or poking holes over the mashed potatoes, it all seemed like fun. Nowadays they don’t call them TV dinners.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 11, 2017

    Wednesday Bible Study at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    There will be mid-week adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville. (Across from Elk Creek gas station). If any questions, please call the church office at 502-477-6557.

  • Fast and furious in Frankfort


    The first week of the legislative session is typically organizational in nature, said State Representative James A. Tipton, R-53rd district during a legislative breakfast Tuesday morning in Taylorsville. However, last week, the newly convened, completed significant business.

  • Road signs to honor Miss Kentucky


  • Volunteers pick up pace on horse trail repair

    Volunteers and organizers hoping to speed up the pace of horse-related tourism in Spencer County are galloping forward even if it is the middle of winter.

    A meeting scheduled for Thursday evening at the Fiscal Court meeting room at 6:30 p.m. will lay out detailed plans for the work days at the state park horse trails that are scheduled for this weekend, weather permitting. Those work days will begin at 9 a.m., with volunteers being asked to park and meet near the horse trails area of the Taylorsville Lake State Park.

  • Mold estimate is under 20K

    Remediation work on the mold in the sheriff’s office could begin soon now that the county has received an estimate on the work that came in under the $20,000 threshold that would have required formal bids.

    Judge-Executive John Riley shared the estimate with magistrates during last week’s fiscal court meeting and sought approval to move forward. The estimate for remediation, which could include removing drywall, flooring, ceiling tiles and other materials impacted by mold, is $19,377.