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Today's News

  • VOLLEYBALL

     

    Coach Whitney Reno is excited about her first varsity coaching job, mostly fueled by the talent and enthusiasm she sees on the court with the Lady Bears Volleyball team.

    She’s not new to many of the girls, having coached the freshman squad last year, and serving as coach at the middle school the past two seasons. She played volleyball at Woodford County High School, and played in numerous intramural leagues while a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • GIRLS SOCCER - New coach helps to lead Lady Bears back to top

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program has seen success over the past several years, including a district title in 2013 and qualifying for the regional tournament two of the last three years.

    However, graduation took its toll on the program two years ago and the girls endured a 6-12 season last year.

    New faces on the field and the sideline could signal a new beginning for the team as first-year head coach Kelsi Shipley tries to lead a young squad with twelve underclassmen back to the top.

  • Body discovered in home destroyed by fire

     

  • BOYS SOCCER - Boys have the right ‘mindset’ in ‘15

     

    If attitude can win games, the Spencer County Boys soccer team might surprise some people with their success this season.

    “The biggest improvement has been that there is a soccer mindset,” said third-year coach Dewayne Mason.

    “We are a team that loves the game. In the past, there have not been many players who have been committed to the process, because they had not learned what that had meant. Honing your skills was something foreign,” said the coach.

    This season, Mason sees a difference.

  • A smooth return to school

     

    Summer vacation came to an end for Spencer County students last Wednesday as they headed back to school.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams reported that the first day was very smooth without any major problems.

    For most students, it was simpy a return to class, but for the youngest, it was a milestone as they began Kindergarten to begin their educational journeys. The step proved emotional for children and parents alike, with a few tears mixed with a lot of smiles and hugs.

  • County tax rate unchanged

    That fleeting flirtation with raising property taxes at the last meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was just a memory Monday night, as members of the court voted unanimously to keep the rate at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Earlier this month, there was some discussion of a possible hike in the tax rate with some members of the court making the case that a slight adjustment could be justified. However, when it was time to set the rate at Monday’s meeting, the vote was quick and with little discussion. The vote was to keep the tax rate as it is.

  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort

     

    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 19, 2015

    Historical Society Meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the temporary library location on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    2015 Community Tree of Life Meeting

  • From our readers: THANK YOU

    In case anyone forgot how incredible the people are in our small town, I would like to remind everyone.

    My husband passed away at the end of July. I have two children. I lost my father when I was 13 and remember how lost I felt. When I went back to school, nobody showed any kind of support. I was so worried that my children would feel the same way.