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Today's News

  • Sheriff's audit in compliance

    State Auditor Crit Luallen found no instances of noncompliance in an audit of the 2009 financial statement of the sheriff’s office.

    “The sheriff’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Spencer County Sheriff in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting,” stated a press release from Luallen’s office.

    The report also stated that no significant problems involving internal control over financial reporting or in the operation were cited.

  • Stallions meeting canceled

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association (Stallions) have canceled the August Open Board Meeting. If parents have any concerns or questions please contact President Chris Hutt at 502-477-9198 or Vice President Stan Shivers 678-463-1664.

     

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Chamber events

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring the following events:

    • Small business counseling

    Small business owners can participate in a private session with an expert from the SBDC September 13. This event is free and will be held in the chamber building. RSVP today to save a time slot by calling 477-8369.

    • Business seminar series

  • KY 44 plan: Officials ask, where's the sidewalks?

    Opinions were not in short supply at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s public meeting Thursday night, but for some Spencer Countians, the topic was centered on pedestrian traffic not the vehicular variety.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay was one of many officials that questioned state engineers about the plans to reconstruct KY-44 – plans that, Pay said, did not include the community’s request for sidewalks.

  • Lady Bears begin season 2-2

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer teams is winning some games and some respect as they finished their first week of the season with a 2-2 record.

    The girls opened at Oldham County and fell behind 1-0 but a goal by freshman Madison Ratchford tied it 1-1 before the Lady Colonels pulled away for the final 4-1 win. After the game, the opposing coach praised the Spencer County girls on their effort, telling them it was one of the best performances by a Spencer County team he’d seen.

  • LETTER: God works through some politicians

    Some may not understand this article, but it was inspired by God. When my time was coming to a close in the sheriff’s office, all that was on my mind was going home and back into the sawmill business and making money.

    In those days, sheriffs could not succeed themselves. I did not like the sheriff’s office and would not run for the office if I could. God had a plan for my life  other than running my sawmill business. He put a burden on my heart to run for judge executive.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping raise $2,020 for St. Jude

    Saturday, August 14 marked the return of the third annual JD Shelburne St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity softball game at Ray Jewell Park. 

    My crew which consisted of friends, fans, and band members took on the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz softball team on one of the hottest days of the year in Taylorsville.

    After a close game through 7 innings, the WAMZ Hamz took home the win 30-22 beating the JD Shelburne Team. 

  • FCCLA attends 2010 National Leadership meeting

    Thirteen members of the Spencer County FCCLA chapter recently attended the 2010 National Leadership Meeting this past July.  The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois and was designed with various leadership workshops and competitions to strengthen chapters and members from across the United States. 

  • LETTER: Need help with art project

    We, at Spencer County Middle School, are collecting all types of lids and bottle caps for an art project. We greatly appreciate your assistance with gathering clean, dry lids and caps to create artwork made from recycled materials. Lids and bottle caps can be dropped in collection boxes in either the front office or outside the art class room.

  • Faces that made Overstreet School

     The big apartment house that stood on Main Street just east of Jefferson for many years was Mrs. Overstreet’s School.

    The building was called Thurman Apartments in more recent times, but after it was no longer used for a dwelling place and as deterioration took its toll, it was used by the fire department as a haunted house before its demise.