Today's News

  • Your relatives are family treasures

    Once you get back to the generation born about 1900, you can find many records online and at courthouses, libraries, and archives. But you’ll need to start with more recent information on your parents and grandparents. You may already have dates and places of birth, marriage, and death, and you may already have stories about your ancestors.

    Many times, cousins, even those younger than you, will have heard stories about your ancestors. Cousins, friends, and neighbors of your ancestors may have photographs of your ancestors, and newspaper clippings.

  • SCHS receives gift from bestselling author

    Spencer County High School received a $5,000 donation today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Spencer County High School was selected amongst thousands of applications.

  • Bears claw out close wins


    Spencer County senior guard Daniel Wheeler’s old-fashioned three point play with nine seconds remaining gave the Bears their first lead of the night, and it held up as they eeked out a 64-63 win over Kentucky Country Day in their season opener Tuesday night at home.

    It was the beginning of a week that saw the Bears win two out of three, with the two wins being by a combined three points. That signals a reversal of fortunes for the Bears, who last year were frustrated by a series of close losses.

  • Lady Bears fall in foul fest at Taylor County, 62-50


    The Spencer County Lady Bears didn’t bring their A-game, but the referees certainly brought their whistles Saturday night as they fell to a 3-0 Taylor County Lady Cardinal team 62-50, in a matchup that saw 60 fouls.

    Things started pretty well for the girls in the first quarter, with junior Lauren Lambdin hitting two three-pointers and sophomore Alyssa Howie draining another to give the Lady Bears an 11-7 lead. However, Taylor County would fight back to trail by just one at the first break.

  • SCHS player, coach honored


    Spencer County Senior running back Branden Leff was named the 4A District 4 player of the year during the 4A State Championship game Sunday at Western Kentucky University. Leff rushed for over 1,800 yards his senior season. Also honored, was Spencer County head football Coach Mike Marksbury, who was named the 4A District 4 Coach of the year, leading the team to an 8-4 record, and 18-6 record over the past two seasons.

  • Outdoors - Special gifts for the outdoor enthusiast on your list

    One by one, the photographs appear on the display screen in the darkened Commission Room at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources headquarters, and the people gathered around the conference table discuss the merits of each image before the group reaches a consensus.

  • Tree of Life at Taylorsville First Baptist Church


    Singers, musicians and others representing numerous churches in Spencer County, joined their talents this weekend to present the annual Tree of Life at Taylorsville First Baptist Church.

    The annual event, directed again this year by Joy Thompson, brings volunteers from various churches together to share the Christmas story in song. The church was packed for several shows all weekend, with Sunday evening’s 8 p.m. final performance attracting a standing room only crowd with spectators from all around.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 7, 2016

    Mid-Week Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a mid-week advent service on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. with a soup supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 30, 2016

    Tickets now on sale for annual Community Tree of Life

    Tickets are on sale for the annual “Community Tree of Life” Christmas musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of  the birth and life of Christ.

  • Do you feel it yet?

    I know it isn’t even December yet, but do you feel it?  The holiday season is upon us in full strength.  Some TV networks are running Christmas programming 24 hours a day.  The stores have had trees and decorations up since before Halloween.  I’m exhausted already.