Today's News

  • Young soccer team showing improvement


    The Spencer County boys’ soccer team have not eclipsed five wins in a season since 2010, when they finished with an 8-10 record.

    There’s an excellent chance they’ll exceed that this year as they notched their fifth win of the season on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Bullitt Central Saturday at the King of the Bluegrass Cup at Fairdale.

    Sophomores J.J. Dickerson and Nathan Seales scored goals, as did freshmen Alec Coomes as the Bears opened up play in the weekend event. Jacob Nichols recorded an assist in the contest.

  • Jesus holds the key

    Not long ago, I was stuck on an elevator. It reached the floor I wanted, but the door wouldn’t open. After a long day, I just wanted to get to my hotel room and call it a day. Instead, I spent the next 45 minutes trapped, just waiting for someone to get me out of that little box. Someone had to come with a key to get me safely out of the elevator.

  • The world is ending! Now what?

    What would you do if you knew the world was going to end at 7 p.m. this evening? What would you be doing at say 6:45? Would you be bargaining with God? Would you simply put on your saintly smile? Would you be asking friends for forgiveness? In other words, how would you be living the rest of your time here on earth?

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 23

    Waterford Church of Christ hayride

    Waterford Church of Christ will host a hayride and bonfire on Saturday afternoon, September 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The hayride will include a trip to the church’s old cemetery and BBQ will follow. On Sunday, September 27, the church will have Sunday School at 9:30 and Sunday’s 10:30 service will feature Special Speaker, State Representative James Allen Tipton.

    Emmaus Road Quartet in concert

  • Lady Bears Soccer...


    The girls snapped a four game losing streak last week with a 7-0 shutout against LaRue County at home. That followed a tough 2-1 loss to Shelby County earlier last week. The girls are 2-10 on the season. This week, the girls were scheduled to travel to Simon Kenton on Monday, and will host Bethlehem on Wednesday evening.

  • Volleyball...


    After starting the season 0-5, the Lady Bears have won five of their last seven contests. They took a set win over Bardstown 2-1 (25-20, 18-25, 26-24) and then this past weekend, won their division of the Anderson County Smash Tournament, taking three of four, with wins over Green County, Louisville Valley and Boyle County. Their lone loss was to Bardstown. The girls were to be back in action Tuesday night at Shelby County, and on Thursday at Bullitt Central.

  • Big time high school football has arrived

    Halfway through the regular season, the Spencer County Bears are likely the most surprising high school football team in the state of Kentucky. They’re the highest scoring squad in the Commonwealth, averaging just over 52 points a game. They lead the state in rushing and last week, gained 738 yards on the ground, the second most ever by a Kentucky high school team, and 7th best nationally.

  • Library design unveiled...


  • County joins Work Ready program

    Judge-Executive John Riley said he was somewhat embarrassed when he first saw the map a few months ago. The chart showed all 120 counties and how they were progressing in the Work Ready Community program, a designation that could greatly assist communities in attracting and recruiting businesses, industry, and most importantly, jobs.

    There were five counties that had taken no steps toward the designation, and Spencer County was one of them. On Wednesday, Riley and a committee of people representing the community, met to get the ball rolling.

  • City hikes tax despite late opposition

    It was no surprise last Tuesday when the Taylorsville City Commission voted to raise taxes. What was a surprise, however, is that it was not a unanimous vote.

    In previous discussions on the tax rate, there was little discussion and no opposition to the proposal to raise taxes on real property from 16.70 cents per $100 of assessed value, to 17.50 cents.

    Likewise, the taxes on personal property was raised from 20.88 cents to 21.16 cents. Both hikes represent the maximum four percent increase in revenue the state allows without the possibility of a public recall.