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Today's News

  • Octoberfest: Fun starts Friday

    This weekend’s festivities may have a new name, but organizers say the 2008 Octoberfest will feature all the same family fun residents have come to expect after four decades as the Spencer County Homecoming.

    In fact, there may even be more adventures packed into the two-day event than folks might be accustomed.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Veterans Day contributors

    Guard Duty, a non-profit organization supporting our military and veterans, is proud to announce the sponsors and contributors of this year’s Guard Duty’s 2008 Veterans Day Celebration, November 8, Taylorsville.

    On behalf of Guard Duty and the veterans of Spencer County, we thank the following for their generous contributions:

  • SCES Dance Team Shines

     The SCES dance team partcipated at the Kentucky State Fair dance competition through NDA on August 23 in the youth Hip Hop division. The girls received first place and a bid to NDA nationals.

     

  • Campaign signs on rights of way

    With fall elections nearing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds candidates and their supporters that campaign signs are not allowed along state rights of way.

    “Our preference is that campaign signs be placed on privately owned property,” Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said. “We want to support and encourage the democratic process, but not at the expense of our motorists’ safety. We absolutely appreciate the cooperation received in years past from all of the various campaigns.”

  • PHOTO: Project Graduation

    The Class of 2009 kicked off their fundraising for Project Graduation recently with a bang. Waterford Sports hosted a softball tournament to benefit Project Graduation. Six teams participated and two softball bats were donated and sold. Senior students and parents worked the concession stand and kept score for the day long tournament raising a grand total of $1,700. Special thanks go to Jason Hahn and Larry Gray for their support to the Class of 2009. The seniors are also selling $5 coupon books good for Country-Mart  for $5 back on a purchase of $50.00 or more. 

  • Church happenings

     

    ESL Class at Parkland Hills Baptist Church

         Parkland Hills Baptist Church at 9614 Taylorsville Road  (Hwy 155 at the Spencer/Jefferson County Line) offers a free “English As a Second Language” (ESL) Class each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend or desire details, please call the church at 477-2222.

  • Bears struggle against CAL, lose 41-28

    On a perfect night for football, in front of a large homecoming crowd, it’s hard to imagine the Bears getting off to a better start than they did against Christian Academy of Louisville as Erico Smith took the opening kick off up the middle, hit a gap, then escaped from the mass enroute to a 86-yard touchdown. But perfection didn’t last as miscues and missed opportunities paved the way for CAL to leave Taylorsville Friday night with a 41-28 victory.

  • Octoberfest 2008 lures hundreds downtown

    The Octoberfest Committee didn’t officially count the number of folks who participated in last weekend’s event – but one thing is for sure, the 2008 Spencer County Octoberfest was very well attended.

    “That was the biggest crowd since the Rock and Rhythm Kings,” said Karen Spencer, committee president.  “I am so happy. We were out until three in the morning cleaning the streets, but I’m happy.”

  • Are bigger banks better?

    Financial fears are being felt by Americans everywhere.  Large banks whose names in the past brought feelings of safety and security,  are now in trouble themselves.  Add the bailout everyone is talking about and one must ask the question:  If the big banks can fall, what about the small community banks and how can the consumer find out?

  • Precinct election officers needed across state

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson encouraged citizens to take an active role in the upcoming general election by signing up to become a precinct election officer.  Precinct election officers, or poll workers as they are sometimes called, are still needed in many counties across the state, and now is the time to sign up and participate.