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Today's News

  • Paint it purple

    Spencer County Relay for Life is planning their annual “Paint The Town Purple” day Saturday, May 22 to prepare for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life- Spencer County celebration to be held on June 11.

    This year, organizers are encouraging all businesses to dress up their store fronts using purple items that will show their support for Relay for Life and the never ending fight against cancer.  

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

    Summer reading program

    The Spencer County Library encourages children to read by participating in their Summer Reading Program. Prizes will be awarded to those who sign up to read at least 10 books. Sign-ups begin May 24.

    Mud bog, truck and tractor pull Saturday

    The Spencer County Fair Board is sponsoring a mud bog/truck and tractor pull this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Events for children include inflatables. Admission is $8. Kids 10 and under free.This is a family-friendly event. No alcohol will be sold.

  • Tractor driving contest

    The 2010 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held May 8 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast, which was greatly appreciated, for the group.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • SCHS’s Cross to play at Lindsey Wilson

    David Cross, a middle linebacker for Spencer County High School, recently signed his letter of intent to play football for Lindsey Wilson College this fall.

    Cross received both academic and athletic scholarships from the college totaling $21,000.

    Seated with Cross are SCHS Head Football Coach Wes Napper (far left); Donna Tate, Cross’s mother; Cross; and Cary Tate (at right), Cross’s step father.

  • Edwards named CU’s Champion of Character

    JOLIET, Ill. – Craig Edwards, a sophomore third baseman from Taylorsville, was recognized May 17 as a NAIA Champion of Character for Campbellsville University during the kickoff banquet for the NAIA Baseball Tournament Opening Round. Edwards also received the Champions of Character award for CU baseball on April 28 at the school’s Champions of Character annual breakfast.

  • Mother charged with son's death

    A Taylorsville woman remains in Shelby County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond after emergency personnel found her 3-month-old son unresponsive in a living room chair early Saturday morning.

    Amy Lynn Covyeow-Dorner, 30, called 911 at 3:42 a.m. May 15 to report that her 3-month-old son was not breathing. She called back a second time at 3:45 a.m.

  • LETTER: SCMS thanks volunteers

    The Spencer County Middle School extends a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who assisted teachers and students during the 2009-10 school year.  SCMS appreciates and values your wonderful talents and volunteer services.

  • Karate tournament winners

    Students from the Shaolin Kempo School of Martial Arts in Taylorsville recently traveled to Georgetown to compete in a Shaolin Kempo School sponsored tournament.

    Many of the Spencer County students are pictured here with their trophies.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list for Spencer County voters

    The following is a list of national, state and local candidates that hope to serve the voters in Spencer County. Races with multiple party candidates will first face off in the primary election on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The last day to register to vote in the primary is Monday, April 19, 2010.

    An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.

    NATIONAL RACES

    U.S Senate

    Republicans: Bill Johnson, Gurley L. Martin, Rand Paul, Jon J. Scribner, John Stephenson, and C.M. "Trey" Grayson.

  • Lady Bears split games

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split two games in southern Kentucky over the weekend to move their record to 9-12 on the season as they look ahead to district play next week.

    The girls started the week with an 8-3 victory over Jeffersontown at home last Monday before stumbling on the road at South Oldham for a 4-1 loss on Friday.

    Over the weekend, the girls traveled to Somerset for a tournament. They suffered a 3-1 loss to the Somerset Lady Briarjumpers on Saturday during the Jamie Halcomb Classic, but bounced back that same day to defeat host Southwestern, 8-3.