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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts man of arson

    A Taylorsville man has been charged with arson by the Spencer County Grand Jury for allegedly destroying a building on Bloomfield Road three years ago.

    Howard T.Jewell, Jr. of 112 Hardin Court, is facing one count of Class B felony arson for an incident that occurred around May 20, 2006.

    Court records indicate that the building was owned by Roy and Vickie Price and located at 2857 Bloomfield Road.

    The indictment states that Jewell is accused of starting a fire or causing an explosion “with the intent to destroy or damage” the property.

  • LETTER: Animal removal service benefits us all

    On behalf of Spencer County Farm Bureau and its membership, we would like to commend Judge Executive David Jenkins and Fiscal Court for appropriating the necessary funds to keep our dead livestock program going. We recognize and appreciate the fact that with all bodies of government strapped fiscally; this was no easy are task.

  • Schultz wins first place at National History Day

    Dorothy Schultz, a junior at Spencer County High School, placed first in the historical paper category at the state National History Day Competition held at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Saturday, April 18.

    Dorothy’s paper was entitled “Clausewitz’s Military Legacy”.  Dorothy will compete at the National Competition held at the University of Maryland in June.   

    -Submitted by Melita Drake, National History Day sponsor

     

  • Creating a S.A.F.E. community

    It may have taken Spencer County’s Economic Development Authority 12 months to research and plan for the alcohol petition, but it has taken a group of local citizens less than one month to organize an opposition.

    S.A.F.E., which stands for Spencer County Alliance for Family Enrichment, was created primarily to provide facts and figures so that if, or when, the alcohol issue goes to a vote – people can make an informed decision, said SAFE Chairman James Allen Tipton.

  • LETTER: Thank yous for helping Carnival for a Cure

    April 25, 2009 was our first annual “Carnival for a Cure” downtown Taylorsville. I would like to thank everyone who made this event a huge sucess. All proceeds made that day benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

     First I’d like to thank the carnival committee, especially Greg and Kathy Smith, Angela Beard, Diana and Brian Viergutz, Linda and Eric Fernandez, Martha Smith, Jennifer Goodlett, Gina and Joe McGinnis, Leanna Nation and Joyce Tindall.

  • Governor’s Scholars selects three from SCHS

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky has announced that three Spencer County High School students have been selected to participate in their prestigious summer program this year.  The selected students are Taylor Carden, daughter of Jeff and Mary Ann Carden, Kevin Herndon, son of  Carol and Doug Herndon and Alex Poole, daughter of Lisa and Ronald Poole.  These students were, first of all, nominated by SCHS after a very competitive process at that level.  Their applications were then sent on and used to compete with other top students from across the state.&n

  • Derby 135: A blend of Borel, a horse and divine providence

    50-to-1 shot ridden by a little dude from Catahoula, Louisiana, who looks like a hot walker, talks like a cajun and reacted to his double-dip weekend like a kid at Christmas instead of a 43-year-old who’s saddled up for 25 years.

    We loved it too for Calvin Borel. Particularly those few with a ticket on Mine That Bird, $103.20.

    Derby 135 exposed again the experts too. One wrote Mine That Bird would not win because “no horse from New Mexico has ever won the Derby.”

  • Essay contest to select Junior Court Clerks

     High school seniors from Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes in a local courtroom. District Court Judge Donna Dutton will select local students to spend a day with her serving as Junior Court Clerks.

  • When God created Jeptha Knob

    It was between 461 million and 444 million years ago, during the late Ordovician (Or-do-vish-in) period of Earth’s history, that a cataclysmic event apparently occurred in what is now southeastern Shelby County, Ky.

    Of course there was no Shelby County then, no Spencer County, no Kentucky, no United States and no people - just some primitive fish and other ocean organisms beginning to appear.

  • PRIDE Conference

    Some of the Spencer County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) officers attended the 2009 PRIDE Youth Conference at the Kentucky Convention Center on April 9 and 10.  This leadership event allowed students and sponsors to gain knowledge, skills, and ideas regarding tobacco, alcohol, drug, suicide and bullying prevention from other groups of young people and advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Pictured are (from left) SADD Officers Casey Kerns, Erica Petersen, Kori Lurie and Michella White.