Today's News

  • Cross country team competes at state meet


    Spencer County cross country members joined the top runners in Kentucky Saturday for the KHSAA cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Lindsey Bush was the lone girl participant for the Lady Bears, and finished with a very respectable time of 21:24:90 for 55th place out of nearly 200 runners.

    On the boys’ side, seven Spencer County runners competed. They finished 17th as a team out of 29 squads. Individually, their finishes out of 239 runners are as follows:

    78th place - Zach Williams - 18:02:34

  • Sports Briefs - week of November 11

    Meet the Bears

    Come support the Spencer County High School Bears and Lady Bears as they prepare to tip-off their seasons. On Saturday, November 14, there will be a “Meet the Bears Night” Chili Supper that begins at 1 p.m., followed by an “Ask the Bears” event at 2 p.m. and then scrimmages that will begin at 3 p.m at the school.

    In addition to the Bears and Lady Bears, the Middle School’s girls and boys basketball teams, along with the dance and cheer teams, will also be introduced.

  • Q and A before the opening of deer season


    The Information Center at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fields approximately 100,000 phone calls annually, and the call volume peaks from late October into early November as hunters inquire about rules and regulations for the statewide modern gun deer season. This year, it opens Nov. 14.

    An informal poll of Information Center staff members this week identified common questions about the season. Some of those questions - and answers to them - appear below.

    When does the modern gun deer season start and end in my county?

  • A matter of grace

    At first, Tina Dwyer of North Carolina thought it was a scam. The letter said that her $615 debt to Everest College was forgiven. “You no longer owe the balance of this particular debt,” it read. “It is gone.” But it was not a scam. A non-profit debt buyer called “Rolling Jubilee” really had bought and then forgiven her debt. And she was not alone. The group claims that it has forgiven $18.5 million in debts.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 11

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Community honors veterans with Saturday celebration


    Under a beautiful blue sky, veterans and citizens gathered on Main Street Saturday morning to pay tribute to those who have served this nation. The annual Veteran’s Day celebration was observed with a gathering at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the veteran’s memorial in front of the courthouse annex.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon, himself a veteran of the U.S. Army, served as the keynote speaker, reminding those in attendance that some of the giants of American history were veterans.

  • Shelburne tops Cheek to fill vacated board seat

    Having held on to her seat on the Spencer County Board of Education, Lynn Shelburne vows to continue the endeavor she took up some time ago: educating the public.

    Shelburne won the Nov. 3 election by seven votes, narrowly defending her position against Ronald “Woodie” Cheek.

    “I feel like I’ve got a lot more to offer,” Shelburne said, “and I’m so pleased that a majority of my constituents feel the same way.”

  • New bridge may be named for Glasscock


    The late C. L. Glasscock and the Blue Bridge in Taylorsville spanned decades together, the latter traveling over the former literally thousands of times during his life. Fittingly, the new bridge currently under construction to replace the Blue Bridge, could be named for Glasscock, who served Spencer County as Sheriff and County Judge-Executive.

  • Voters defy polls; Bevin tops Conway

    Kentucky voters defied history and the polls last Tuesday as they elected Matt Bevin as Governor, only the second Republican in 44 years to win that seat. In Spencer County, Bevin routed Jack Conway by nearly 30 percentage points.

    One week before the election, polls released showed Conway, Kentucky’s current Attorney General, up five points over Bevin, who has never held public office. However, as the precincts closed and numbers began coming in, it was clear those polls were wrong.

  • City reverses flag policy; will come down during holidays

    There was plenty of passion about patriotism last Tuesday night as the Taylorsville City Commission again discussed how often the flags along Main Street should fly.
    Just one month after voting to keep the American flags hanging on the street lamps year-round, the commission had a change of heart last week, and voted 4-1 to set a date to have them go up and a date to have them come down each year in order to allow seasonal banners to fly along a two-block stretch of Main Street. The discussion generated strong discussion.