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Today's News

  • Cycling event racing this way

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been asked to play host to hundreds of cycling enthusiasts this summer during the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championship.

    Local leaders – who are eager to promote tourism in the area – see this event not only as a chance to showcase what the county has to offer, but their willingness to work with athletic event organizers.

    “We need to get more involved in sports tourism,” said City Manager Steve Biven. “We need to let people know we are capable of handling (events).”

  • Meth lab bust in Mt. Eden

    Two Mt. Eden men and a woman from Bloomfield are facing felony drug charges following a meth lab bust Sunday night.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Miles said he was acting on a tip when he and fellow officers converged on a home at 5616 Mill Road in Mt. Eden.

    “I have been watching this house for several weeks,” said Miles.

  • Kentucky completes Vols sweep UofL’s Pitino keeps eye on prize

    Kentucky’s win against Tennessee was a notch down from gorgeous, but was pretty enough to earn the delight of Big Blue Nation. A 13-0 run from the get-go and an exclamation mark at the end.

    A Vols Sweep is UK’s season highlight so far.

    The Wildcats’ play was poised, patient and selfless (23 assists) and postgame buzz “... if only UK had a third scorer,” was made redundant (again) when the Committee had 20 points, 10 rebounds and and seven assists.

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

    Knights Kafé Lenten fish fry

    Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Menu items available will be fish, shrimp, frog legs, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, home-made desserts and assorted beverages. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross St.

    Pancake breakfast

  • Marshall: An all-around performer

    Kenisha Marshall has been a target all season as opponents have tried just about every strategy to shut her down. Getting noticed by opposing coaches has resulted in double-teams and tight defenses, but it’s also resulted in Marshall being selected as an All 8th Region performer.

    Lady Bears Coach Daniel Cox announced Marshall’s honor this week as his squad is hoping to erase a less-than-stellar end to the season as they gear up to enter tournament play.

  • Bears head into post season

    It’s a new season for the Spencer County Bears tonight as they open up the 30th District tournament with a rematch with Shelby County in Lawrenceburg. But the Bears are reeling from a 6-21 regular season record and they enter postseason a little bruised and battered.

  • Charter suit continues with depositions

    Citizens who signed a petition to explore a merger between local governments weren’t intentionally misled –– or bribed –– two Spencer businessmen testified in sworn depositions Friday.   

    “I don’t know what people were told [by others],” testified Dwight Martin, a pro-merger advocate, who along with others circulated petitions to push a Charter referendum. “I know what I told them.”

  • Weary roads

    Area roads are down for the count after being served a one-two punch from motorists and harsh winter conditions – and like black eyes, potholes are popping up along many rural roads.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Monday at fiscal court that $430,000 will be spent toward repaving rural secondary roads in Spencer County. Another $200,000 will go toward regular maintenance and pothole repairs.

  • Knights of Columbus: a fraternity of givers

    There is a brotherhood of believers in Spencer County and they are trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

    They are called the Knights of Columbus – and while the organization has only been in existence locally for the past three years, it has a long history of being “the strong right arm” of the Catholic church.

  • LETTER: Give family pets the shelter they deserve

    As we weathered the recent snow and ice, it was easy to take note of the damage it brought. There were trees down, cars off to the sides of the roads, and the unsettling darkness in our homes when the lights should have been on. Mother Nature then changed course by following her winter display and frigid temperatures, with a couple of unseasonably warm days, allowing us the opportunity to clean up most of the leftover debris while the neighborhood kids rode their bikes. Not wanting to spoil us, she then treated us to a day of high brisk winds followed by a rainbow over Elk Creek.