Today's News

  • COLUMN: Amid the joys of Christmas, don’t forget those who are hurting

    Have you noticed all the homes dressed up for Christmas? Apartment doors with wreaths hanging, candles in the windows, greenery hung here and there, and light everywhere — lights on the house, lights on the bushes, even lights shaped like reindeer or Santa on the lawn.
    Some people, especially children seem to like multicolored lights, with reds and whites, blues and greens all mixed together. Some people go with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I really like the simple white lights that shine like the winter moon on fresh fallen snow.

  • Pastor Mavis Bennett retires

    After serving in the ministry from 1954-2012 Pastor Mavis Bennett has retired.

  • Property owners meet to discuss Taylorsville’s ‘floodwall’

    Property owners in the Taylorsville floodwall district met for the second time in two months last Tuesday night to discuss the steps that need to be taken to remedy deficiencies originally identified in a 2009 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection report.

  • COLUMN: You don’t have to feel alone this Christmas

    I’m a huge football fan. Most Sunday afternoons you’ll find me plopped down in front of a TV keeping up with as much NFL news as possible. I follow more NFL experts on Twitter than my husband does, and I use my spare time to stay up-to-date on the latest news.
    So, checking my Twitter feed on Saturday, I was shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Kansas City.

  • County Clerks’ birdhouse project to benefit Kentucky veterans

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 5

    SCHS student council hosts basic needs drive
    The Spencer County High School Student Council will host a basic needs drive through Monday, Dec. 17.
    Anyone willing to donate gently-used clothing, a gently-used or new toy, or non-perishable food item can bring it to the high school front office, deposit the items in a container and the student council will make sure items are delivered to the appropriate areas.
    “Clean out your closets and your kitchen shelves and help those in need this holiday season,” organizers said.

  • Spencer County named to Advanced Placement honor roll

    Spencer County is among just eight other Kentucky public school districts that have been named to the 2012 Advanced Placement District Honor Roll — a distinction that only 530 districts nationwide and in Canada received this year.
    AP courses allow high school students to get ahead on earning college credits. According to a Kentucky Department of Education press release, more than 90 percent of colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam. Students can earn a score of 1-5 on the exam.

  • New doctor in town also calls Spencer County home

    In an area that has been designated medically underserved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a new doctor coming to town is no small deal.
    Dr. Sven Jonsson, of Elk Creek, along with his colleague and physician assistant Melissa Thomas, have joined Taylorsville’s Baptist Medical Associates. Jonsson will make one of only two medical doctors practicing in Spencer County, although there are several nurse practitioners in the area.

  • Status hearing for man accused of first-degree assault in Denisse Escareno case moved to Jan. 7

    A status hearing for Mark Bruner has been rescheduled for Jan. 7 in Shelby Circuit Court, as well as a jury trial date of March 11.
    Bruner was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.
    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found by passersby brutally beaten, stabbed and barely alive, on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Several local holiday events this weekend

    This week began with temperatures that felt more like spring than December, but whether there is any chance of snow in the forecast, the week will end with Spencer County beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
    Several community events are on this weekend’s schedule to kick the holiday season into high gear.
    Christmas in Mount Eden is set for Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m.; the Tree of Life choral performance runs Friday through Sunday; and Christmas on Main Street is Saturday with a full slate of events from 2 to 6 p.m.