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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 18, 2016

    Men and Women’s Day at Second Baptist Church

    All are invited to join Second Baptist Church for Men and Women’s Day on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Rev. Marsha Morton, pastor of Spillman Memorial Church in Louisville. At 4 p.m., the worship service will feature Rev. Dr. David Peoples, pastor of Jabez Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington. Second Baptist Church is located at 401 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville.

    VBS at First Baptist of Taylorsville

  • Lady Bears roll to 15-3 win

     

    On the night they celebrated their seniors, it was an eighth-grader who delivered the big blow for the Spencer County Lady Bears during their 15-3 win over Thomas Nelson High School.

    Elisabeth Huckleberry smacked a line-drive grandslam homerun over the fence in left centerfield in the bottom of the second inning to put Spencer County up 6-2, and they never looked back on their way to a big victory Thursday.

  • A bowl for UK in 2016?

    After failing to get to a bowl the last two years despite having great chances to do so each year, coach Mark Stoops knows many fans are disgruntled and need to see improvements on the field to believe again in the program like they did when he first got to UK.

    He said the maturity of quarterback Drew Barker, who started games at the end of last season, is one reason to be optimistic.

  • Bears win two

     

    The Spencer County Bears went 2-1 last week, improved their overall record to 15-6 but had a six-game winning streak halted by Louisville Ballard on Thursday. They are scheduled to be home against Oldham County on Thursday and will host Carroll County on Friday.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 11, 2016

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8th. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a T-shirt. If you register by June 1st, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble

  • Fishing state’s streams in May can be rewarding

    An extended stretch of stable weather and seasonably warm temperatures in late April created optimal spring fishing conditions for anglers across Kentucky.

    The calm broke at the end of the month when rounds of storms over a period of days preceded a cold front. In their wake, rivers and streams that had been running low and clear and warmer than normal rose and cooled off a bit.

  • Learning the joy of work

    I know a lot of people that love to mow the grass. I must admit I am not one of them. I don’t know why, but for me it is always a chore and not one I particularly enjoy.

    On the other hand, I do enjoy the look and the smell of fresh mown grass. The other day, after mowing, I took a break for a few minutes and then stepped out onto our porch. The smell of the freshly mown grass was in the air, and I simply enjoyed the moment.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 11, 2016

    VBS at First Baptist of Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will have their Vacation Bible School June 6 through June 10 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Batten down the hatches and join the church for a VBS week of Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface. Children from 2 years old through seventh grade are invited to come explore the deep sea and discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface. For children needing transportation, please call the church office at 477-8197.

  • Gearing up for Gourd Art Show

     

    Minnie Black, an East Bernstadt, Kentucky woman who created musical instruments from gourds, will be fitly remembered this weekend at the Kentucky Gourd Art Show.

    The show, which has a different theme each year, will commemorate Black this year under the theme “Miss Minnie’s Mi-gnons.”

  • Dr. Ben Strong, longtime dentist dies at age 82

     

    Dr. Ben L. Strong, who practiced dentistry in Taylorsville for 56 years, died Sunday in Louisville. He was 82.

    At his office on Main Street, Strong worked alongside his son, Dr. James R. Strong, until his retirement in 2014. He then continued to practice part-time until this year.

    He lived in Shelbyville with his wife, Betty Strong, who survives him.

    Throughout his career, Strong provided dental care to countless citizens of Spencer County, where he and Betty Strong have lifelong friends.