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Today's News

  • Miss Preteen Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Miss Preteen Spencer County Fair pageant is Thursday and, following the Little Miss and Mister pageant, it is estimated to begin around 8:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

  • Miss Teen Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Miss Teen Spencer County Fair pageant is tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

  • COLUMN: Correcting a 37-year-old mistake

    It’s not often a newspaper gets the chance to correct a mistake 37 years after the fact, but that’s exactly what I’m doing today.

  • Boat donated to sheriff’s department

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department now has the ability to increase its presence on local waterways since the department acquired a free boat courtesy of Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell.

  • USPS doesn’t yet stamp or cancel Mount Eden office

    The announcement made by the United States Postal Service on Tuesday morning put nearly 3,700 more outlets in danger of closing, but it didn’t clear things up at all for the branch in Mount Eden.
    That office, located at 232 Van Buren Road, was not identified by the USPS in the first list of closings earlier this year, and it again was not included on Tuesday’s list of 131 facilities in Kentucky that will be studied to determine customer needs.

  • Revard gets new trial date

    Raymond Revard Jr. is now set to face a trial by jury beginning Jan. 30, 2012.
    Revard, who stands accused in the 2009 shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was scheduled for a hearing in Spencer County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Neither Revard’s attorneys, Stephen Miller and Jeff Stovall, nor special prosecutor Larry Cleveland, were present, but Judge Charles Hickman said the attorneys had agreed upon a new trial date via teleconference.

  • Main Street revamps manager job description

    When the fiscal year came to an end on June 30, so did the contract of Annette King, who served as Main Street manager for the last several years.
    With King’s departure, the Main Street Committee began putting together a job description for the next Main Street manager at its meeting July 14.
    The committee approved a draft copy of a job description, and plans to approve a final version as a recommendation to the Taylorsville City Commission at its meeting Thursday.

  • City approves ordinance to withdraw from EDA interlocal agreement

    After heated discussions in two separate meetings, the Taylorsville City Commission approved – on what was determined to be first reading – an ordinance last Tuesday to withdraw from its interlocal agreement with the county regarding The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority.
    Commissioner Nathan Nation made a motion at a special meeting on June 15 to have the city attorney draw up such an ordinance, and it was scheduled for first reading on July 5.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: Over 25 years, schools grew with county

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    Spencer County was Kentucky’s fastest growing county over the last 20 years, and that growth has certainly spread to the school system.

  • Haun fills top post at high school

    With just two weeks before the start of the new school year, a new Spencer County High School leader has been named.