Today's News

  • Miller leads Bears to victory and 30th district title Saturday

    Last year as a freshman, Brandon Miller had both the basketball and his team’s season in his hands in the closing seconds of the Bears’ 30th District tournament against Anderson County and his team down one point. His buzzer-beating shot missed the mark, ending an otherwise successful season on a down note.

  • COLUMN: This is what is right about sports

    Do Americans take sports too seriously? Probably.
    It’s hard to watch the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl, the politics behind the BCS or the madness that is March to realize that big-time sports is big business that often puts the dollar ahead of the joy of the game.

  • Lady Bears end season with loss to Collins

    The Spencer County Lady Bears saw their season come to an end Wednesday evening when they fell to Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament, 52-29.

  • COLUMN: Size doesn’t matter when you play like champions

    I could say that I don’t have a dog in this “Spencer County High School gymnasium” fight. I don’t, necessarily.  My children aren’t old enough to attend school, and my family and I don’t live in this district.
    But local ties run deep and I just happen to be from Taylorsville. Most of my family still lives here. I lived in Spencer County almost 22 years and I am a 2002 graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • City customers will face rate hikes in future to help finance Taylorsville wastewater project

    The Taylorsville City Commission is moving forward with a state-mandated plan to upgrade the wastewater treatment system and city customers utilizing sewers will inevitably be feeling the progress of the project in their pocketbooks.
    The commission voted in a special session Monday night to award the construction portion of the city’s wastewater system improvements project to Pace Contracting, LLC, for $2.7 million and approved a financing plan that could increase the average city customer’s monthly bill about $12.  

  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.

  • Bears open play in region tournament Thursday night against Gallatin County

    While the Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Title, the book isn’t closed on this season and there’s at least one more chapter to write – that of the 8th Region Tournament that begins this week in Henry County.

  • Bears #1 in district

    Spencer County’s head basketball coach Jacob Barmore knew Saturday night was going to be memorable when he brought his team out to the court nearly three hours before tip-off and there were 150 fans lined up at the door ready to start packing Lloyd Mullins Gymnasium.

  • Bears take 30th district title, beat Collins 55-49

    The Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Basketball Tournament with a 55-49 victory over Collins.

    It was standing room only in Spencer County's gym as the Bears pulled away in the third quarter following a 21-21 tie at halftime, to secure the school's first distirct title since 1984.

    Sophomore guard Brandon Miller paced the way with 19 points and was named the tournament MVP as the Bears continue a magical season.

  • Charges not likely in fire case

    A recent uncontrolled burn that scorched more than 25 acres in the Indian Ridge neighborhood will not likely result in criminal charges.

    Last Tuesday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies, responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to find flames spreading quickly and threatening nearby structures.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the burn started as result of an unattended brush fire, and spread to nearby property quickly due to dry conditions.