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Today's News

  • $ypher trial needs Andy Rooney, Terry Meiners, 2 fiddles and a banjo

    Rick Pitino strode through the valley of the shadow of humiliation last week.

    As expected, Louisville’s coach was more than a match for the defendant’s attorney in the Karen $ypher trial. But, when asked how long his dalliance with $ypher lasted, Pitino issued a gaffe that made him into a punch line.

    “Fifteen seconds.”

    Excuse me? Pitino had to be thinking half-court how-to with the clock running down. This remark could earn Pitino a place with the other Unforgettables who said:

    “Well, I am not a crook,”  

  • A lesson in overcoming obstacles

    Hearing impairment is something that Spencer County High School Principal and SEC Basketball Legend Jocelyn Lyons had always viewed as one of life’s hurdles. It was just another obstacle to overcome.

    But in recent years, Lyons was looking the reality of complete deafness in the face – and she didn’t like what she saw. As the active mother of 13-year-old daughter Makiah and a passionate high school administrator, she knew being deaf would forever change her life and how she interacted with others.

  • Herndon attends FFA conference

    Kentucky FFA State Sentinel Kevin Herndon, of Taylorsville, recently participated in the National Leadership Seminar for state officers in Springfield, Ill.

    Herndon, 18, is the son of Doug and Carol Herndon.

    During the four-day conference, state officers learned how to use motivation to create change in the lives of young people, achieve team leadership, discover and implement characteristics of a high-trust team, understand issues that face the National FFA organization, establish a state recruitment plan and learn effective presentation techniques.

  • Grazing school in Woodford Aug. 9-10

    This year’s second Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 9 and 10 at the Woodford County Cooperative Extension office and the University of Kentucky Animal Research Center in Versailles. Forage producers interested in attending to should go ahead and preregister as the workshop is limited to the first 45 people.

    The first school this year was held in April in Western Kentucky and had a near-capacity turnout.

  • Trailblazers qualify to move on to state horse show

    The Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the Trailblazers, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, June 5 and 6.  District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    Rebecca Mobley and Scott Jeppson participated in the Western Pleasure Division and qualified for the State 4-H Horse Show.

    Christopher Miles won two classes and received third place in the other two classes.  Christopher also received the award for the Reserve High Point Junior in the Walking/Racking Division. 

  • Cyclists wheel into town Tuesday

    Pedal power will be on display in Spencer County next Tuesday as the U.S. Cycling Master’s National Time Trial Championships are held here for the second consecutive year.

    Troy Killian, director of operations for the Louisville Sports Commission, said the event will return to Taylorsville because of its success last year, when nearly 1,000 riders showed up for a 14-mile timed event.

    “Last year was very successful. We had great cooperation from everyone out there and the athletes really enjoyed it.”

  • Bringing home the bronze

    The seventh and eighth grade Lady Grizzlies (2009-10 school year) along with a few guest players did a remarkable job in representing Spencer County Middle School and the community in the U-14 open division of the Blue Grass State Games.  The Lady Grizzlies finished 3rd overall in the BGSG held on July 17th and 18th in Lexington.  Over the course of the weekend, the team scored a total of 13 goals while holding their opponents to only 3. 

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Not in my back yard

    The acronym NIMBY has become almost a dirty word  in recent years as, more often than not, it is associated with people that are fervently opposed to progress at the expense of their back porch views and property values. Rather than being portrayed as a champion of the little guy standing up to industry, corporations or the government – Not-In-My-Back-Yard’ers are typically viewed more as self-righteous and selfish.

  • Settlers Trace Marathon closes suddenly

    With no fanfare and little warning for their  employees, Steve and Joan Killian closed Settlers Trace Marathon gas station late Wednesday night with the intention of placing the Taylorsville business up for sale.

    “It’s a shame things have happen this way,” said Steve Killian Thursday afternoon. “It was short notice, but it had to be that way.

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

    Library story time begins Aug. 17

    Story time at the Spencer County Library will begin August 17.  Each Tuesday while school is in session the library will have two story times for children ages 6 and under.  The morning session is at 10:30 a.m. and the evening session is at 6:30 p.m.