Today's News

  • Bears hope to stay on track


    Bears will rely on junior class for success

    As Coach Mike Marksbury begins his seventh season at the helm of the Spencer County High School football team, his task is no longer about building a winning program, but maintaining one.

    Marksbury, whose lone losing season with the Bears came during his inaugural 5-7 campaign in 2011, has enjoyed two memorable seasons, going 8-4 last year following a 10-2 season that put the program on the map.

  • Soccer Bears have experience for next step


    There’s excitement around the Spencer County boys soccer program this year as the Bears are coming off an extremely competitive season with all their starters returning and full of confidence.

  • Doing it the right way

    It is amazing how many things you learn after you get married.  For example, it never dawned on me that there was a wrong way to lay out a dish rag.  When I finished doing the dishes, I would just leave the dishcloth in the sink, usually balled up in the corner.  My new bride informed me that I was doing it wrong.

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 16, 2017

    Car Show and Auction at Grace Chapel

    There will be a fish fry and car show with live and silent auction at Grace Chapel on Saturday, August 19 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will also be gospel music with Victory Road and The Joy Makers. Live auction items include four tickets to Disney World. To register your car (no fee) or if you have questions, call 639-1737. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the car show.

    Mt. Zion Baptist to celebrate 140th anniversary

  • Volleyball: New coach, new culture


  • Lady Bears Soccer: preparation may be the difference in 2017


    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team bounced back from a dismal 3-14 record two years ago, to post a 10-7-1 mark last year. But gone from last year’s squad are the leading scorer, leader in assist, and their starting goalie.

    Despite those losses, head coach Kelsi Edelen remains optimistic about the upcoming season because of their preparation.

    “We are planning on continuing that momentum,” she said about the prospects of building on last season’s success. “We know the younger girls will step it up.”

  • Dollar General eyes store in Little Mount


    Dollar General has purchased a plot of land near Little Mount and could be building a store there, but they will first need to push for a zoning change and not all residents of the area may be cooperative.

  • County sets tax rates

    Spencer County property taxes will go down just slightly after the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved 2018 rates at their meeting Monday morning. The court opted to approve the compensating rate of 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate, down from 8.7 cents the year before. The compensating rate is calculated by the state to bring in revenue equal to last year.

    The court also opted to approve watercraft and motor vehicle tax rates of 8.7 cents per $100.

  • Finishing touches


    Jeff Sewell was one of dozens of workers at the new Taylorsville Elementary School Tuesday morning working to get the new school ready for opening day today. Teachers have spent the past several days moving in and decorating their rooms and crews have been working overtime to prepare the building for more than 600 students.

  • Eclipse won’t shut schools in Spencer Co.

    A growing number of school districts across Kentucky have announced plans to cancel school on Monday, August 21, as most areas of Kentucky will be able to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Spencer County officials do not anticipate closing schools here.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said Monday that the issue has been discussed, but he said dismissing classes is not an option the local district is considering.