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Today's News

  • Wreck on KY44 delays release of older students from school

    School bus routes were delayed last Tuesday afternoon while emergency personnel worked an accident on KY 44 West/Mt. Washington Road.

    Most students at Spencer County’s secondary schools were able to find alternative modes of transportation after classes dismissed at 2:20 p.m. About 250 middle and 50 high school students waited to ride elementary bus routes.

  • Public comment sought on transportation issues

    The use of a reliable automobile is something many take for granted. Whether it is a visit to the grocery or the doctor's office, most Spencer Countians are accustomed to being able to drive themselves virtually anywhere they need, or want, to go. Unfortunately, this luxury is not available to everyone – particularly those with disabilities, older adults and individuals with limited income.

  • Ribbon cutting: Dollar General

    Dollar General in Elk Creek recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Pictured are: (front, from left) Wendy Wynne, Store Manager Sue Cambron, Michelle Monday, Emily Manica, Lauren Thompson, Assistant Manager Tina Peak, (back, left) James Taylor, District Manager Dave Ebret, Lead Associate Chris Evans and Corey Monday. During their grand opening celebration, employees sold hot dogs and drinks to raise money for the Literacy Foundation. Dollar General is located at 58 Plum Ridge Road and is open to customers every day from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriages

    The following marriages were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of June 2009.

    Lisa Gaye Dabney, 43, Mount Eden and Cecil Robert Herrell II, 46, Mount Eden.

    Candace Marie Biggers, 22, Taylorsville and Herbert Christopher Redmon, 35, Taylorsville.

    Amber Lee Ann Cosman, 27, Taylorsville and Michael Paul Chapa, 30, Taylorsville.

    Amand Rae Hughes, 29, Taylorsville and Gerald Douglas Washburn Jr., 27, Taylorsville.

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting Diabetes Walk

    I would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the Greater Louisville Diabetes Walk September 12, 2009 at Churchill Downs.

    Our family was once again blessed to have so many people come together for our daughter and all the children and adults who suffer from juvenile diabetes. 

    We extend our thanks to the SCES Dance team, the SCMS Drum Line, and the SCMS Cheerleaders. We also would like to thank the 125 walkers that joined us that day!

  • Chorus camp 2009

    Spencer County High School hosted the 1st Annual Spencer All-County Children’s Chorus Summer Camp June 8-11.  Spencer County vocal music students, who would be entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall, attended the chorus camp.   Students from Taylorsville Elementary School, Spencer County Elementary School and Spencer County Middle School participated in the rehearsals and activities.  The week concluded with a public performance on Thursday evening, June 11.

  • Good showing in Hillbilly Run

    The SCHS girls’ cross country team braved the rain and mud to place 3rd in team scoring at the Nelson County Hillbilly Run on September 26, beating 5th and 6th ranked Presentation and Boyle County in the process.  Christina Shawver crossed the line first for SCHS, in 3rd place, followed by Charliann Garcia in 4th, Chelsey Talley 22nd, Whitney O’Dell 32nd, and Adrian Gregory 33rd.

    In the JV race, Taylor Jaggers placed 8th and Tara Sorrels finished 23rd.  Summer Hughes came in 25th in the middle school 3K, while Lindsey Bush placed 14th in the elementary run.

  • Tractor safety at the top of farmers’ concerns

    Before Jeff Hardin climbs into the tractor’s cab, he says he goes through precautions like a flight check.

    He inspects the power takeoff shaft and the equipment attached to it. He circles the tractor, making sure each tire is properly inflated.

    Hardin, who works on James Tipton’s farm off Rice Lane in Spencer County, says he wears his seatbelt and makes sure there is nothing loose in the cab that could become airborne if he’s jolted.

  • LETTER: "No choice but to resign"

    Isn’t it funny how two little letters can change the meaning of a word so much. Look at how we can turn “famous” in to “infamous”. Famous as defined by the dictionary is to be widely known and celebrated. Infamous is defined as having a reputation of the worst kind.

    Our county judge has become widely known because of all the recent media coverage. Certainly, he must be considered famous as defined by Mr. Webster.

  • Octoberfest 2009 set for this weekend

    Get ready to do the Twist or jump, jive and wail down Main Street during the Oktoberfest this weekend.

    The 1950s is the theme for the 47th annual Spencer County Oktoberfest. So guys, prepare to tight-roll your jeans, and ladies, get out your poodle skirts. Or take a style tip from festival organizers Patsy Lewis and Sharon Thomas.

    “I’m going to be a cheerleader because I’ve got the letter sweater,” Lewis said.

    “I’m doing the peddle pushers with bobby socks,” said Thomas. “I think it will be a lot of fun.”