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Today's News

  • School board hikes tax

    When the Spencer County Board of Education approved a tax hike last year, they said they were approaching a line they would not cross, with Superintendent Chuck Adams suggesting that 65 cents per $100 was the limit. Last Thursday night, the board voted in a tax increase that slightly crossed that line at 65.2 cents.

    It was a decision that sparked anger from one board member, suggesting that elected officials in Frankfort have forced local districts into raising taxes.

  • Pension crisis spurs local discussion

    The pension crisis in Frankfort will impact more than just teachers and state employees. Local government employees are also enrolled in state retirement programs that are subject to potential major changes as state legislators look to salvage a system that is critically underfunded.

  • Pension special session may be delayed until Nov.

    A raft of controversial consultant recommendations delivered last Monday moved Kentucky’s pension reform debate from the policy phase to the political phase. It also appears to have pushed back the anticipated start of a special legislative session many lawmakers were expecting would be held in October.

    “I think it is unrealistic at this point to believe we’ll have a special session before All Saints’ Day,” said state Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville, referring to the Christian holy day celebrated on Nov. 1.

  • Property Transfers - Week of September 6, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of June 23, 2017 until July 18, 2017.

    Nolan L. Bryant and Treasure A. Bryant, Taylorsville, KY to Raymond William Hollan and Ruth A. Hollan, Taylorsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $1.00.

    Smith Homes and Renovations, LLC, Fisherville, KY to Kevin R. Sims and Leah M. Sims, Fisherville, KY. Tract 7 of Spin Pointe Acres Subdivision. $329,225.

  • Bevin unveils “Beautify the Bluegrass” initiative

    Gov. Matt Bevin today launched his new “Beautify the Bluegrass” initiative, calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine.

    “I want to encourage people in every Kentucky community to figure how out they can become the most beautiful community in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “The concept is simple: Identify a problem that needs attention, and then find a way to get involved in repairing, enhancing or beautifying it.”

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 30, 2017

    Plum Creek Baptist to host Hometown Heroes

    Plum Creek Baptist Church invites the community to “Hometown Heroes”, a community celebration to honor the heroes of 9/11 and honor local heroes and first responders. Everyone is invited to the event on Sunday, September 10 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning around 8 p.m. The day will also include free food, games, a car cruise, live music and prizes.

    Fall Revival at Second Baptist Church

  • Junk drawers

    Every home we have ever lived in we have had a junk drawer.  It is usually in the kitchen somewhere and it collects just about everything.  Looking for a rubber band, it’ll probably be in the junk drawer.  Looking for one of those wire tie things?  Junk drawer!  What happened to the scissors?  They are probably hiding in the junk drawer.

  • Lady Bears Soccer
  • Sports Briefs - Week of August 30, 2017

    Dance Team hosting 5K run

    The High School Dance Team is holding the Run Like It’s Recess 5K and Kids Fun Run on Thursday, September 14th at Tanglewood Golf Course. Pre-registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt. You can pre-register by contacting a member of the dance team. Race day registration is $30 for the 5K run and $10 for the fun run. Checks should be made to the SCHS Dance Team.
     

  • Bears Soccer

     

    The boys are 2-1 on the season following a 4-1 loss to Pleasure Ridge Park Saturday afternoon. Last week, the boys claimed a 10-2 victory over Louisville Central. The Bears have returned all their starters from last season and are playing well so far this year. They will be at Thomas Nelson on Thursday night. Their next home game is scheduled for September 14 when they host Frankfort.