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Today's News

  • Lawmaker’s wife hurt in accident

     

  • Bears open season with two wins in three games

     

    Only a heartbreaking overtime loss to Franklin County last week has prevented the Spencer County Bears from opening their season with a perfect 3-0 record.

    After a season-opening win on the road at Kentucky Country Day, the Bears ended their first week with a convincing 20 point victory over visiting Taylor County Saturday evening.

  • Girls look impressive in win

     

    The margin was 22 points, but it felt much larger Saturday night as the Spencer County Lady Bears tipped-off their season with an impressive victory over Holy Cross in Louisville.

    Spencer County demonstrated its size advantage early on, going inside early and often to take a 13-4 lead. Seniors Chelsea Stephens and Amie Conley combined for nine of the Lady Bears’ first 11 points, most of which came inside the paint.

  • $96,000 grant for state park trail upgrades

     

    A walk in the woods just got a bit more appealing for Spencer Countians as the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park was recently awarded a $96,000 grant to make improvements to the trail system near the park.

    The announcement was made during a dinner and silent auction held by the FTLSP at the Chamber building in Taylorsville last Thursday night. The grant is quite a coup for a group that has only been established for about year.

  • State approves Alzheimer’s license plate

    Specialty license plates supporting the Alzheimer’s Association are now available in Kentucky. Kentucky is the first state in the US to have this specialty license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education. Having these plates will raise awareness of the disease, which will become more prevalent as Kentucky’s population ages. Nearly 70,000 people in Kentucky right now have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is only growing.

  • Grimes heads panel on medical marijuana

     

  • Hoops season looks promising for Spencer County squads

     

  • Evacuation ordered after smoke fills courthouse

     

    Smoke from a malfunctioning heating and air unit atop the Spencer County Courthouse caused the building to be evacuated briefly late Monday morning.

  • Three join political races

    Three more names have been added to the growing list of candidates filing for various political offices in Spencer County.

    Kyle Bennett, who served as a deputy in Spencer County for several years under former Sheriff Steve Coulter, filed his papers to join a field of now three seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Bennett is currently a police officer for the City of Simpsonville, and filed his paperwork last week.

  • Court spars with Stump over expenses

    Last Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was relatively uneventful until the court reached the bottom of the agenda and words were once again exchanged over expenditures for the Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump submitted quotes for new bullet proof vests for deputies in his office, at a cost of $769 per vest, for a total cost of $12,304 for 16 vests. The court approved the purchase by a unanimous vote, but not before some contentious words.