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Today's News

  • Collins honored with Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award

    Stephen L. Collins, of Shelbyville, was honored with the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award during the 35th annual presentation of the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards. The memorial award is the highest honor the foundation bestows each year during the ceremony, which took place Thursday, May 23, at the Governor’s Mansion.

  • Spencer High School graduation this Friday in Frankfort

    Friends, family, community members and most importantly the members of Spencer County High School’s class of 2013 will gather at the Franfort Civic and Convention Center this Friday for the annual commencement ceremony.

  • New minister at Mt. Eden Christian

    The Mount Eden Christian Church family welcomes Larry Clarke as its senior minister. Clarke’s first Sunday was April 28. He resides in Lawrenceburg with his wife, Renita, and daughter, Elizabeth. Their oldest daughter, Sarah, is married and lives in Frankfort.
    Clarke brings years of secular experience, as well as ministry experience to the pulpit.
    Community members are welcome to be a part of the church’s fellowship each Sunday morning at 10, Sunday evening at 5:30, and Wednesday night Bible study at 6:30.

  • Library announces June programming for kids, teens

    Now is the time to register for summer reading at the Spencer County Public Library.  Kids that register and read get a coupon package after June 25. Register online at spencercountylibrary.us or come in to the library.  Stop in every Tuesday in June for a new adventure.  Kids programs are at 10:30 a.m. and teen programs are at 6:30 p.m. 
    June 4: 10:30 a.m. Amazon John is back with his wild animals.
    June 4: 6:30 p.m. Pottery with Albert Bauman
    June 11: 10:30 a.m. Magic show featuring Mr. Magic.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 29

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    KTT truck tug in Mount Eden
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a truck tug at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds on Saturday at 5 p.m.
    Concessions will be provided by the Ruritan Club. For additional information regarding classes, visit http://kytrucktuggers.com/home.

    MPCAA board to meet

  • Man accused of raping child pleads not guilty

    A Taylorsville man indicted earlier this month on several felony charges — including first-degree rape — entered a not guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Robert Michael Howard, 42, appeared for his arraignment Thursday morning with his attorney, Jason Fowler, who asked the court to consider lowering Howard’s bond.
    Howard’s bond was set at $100,000 cash.

  • Driver trapped, extricated in crash

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday afternoon on Bloomfield Road.

  • Woman accused of stealing from senior citizen, prescription shopping could face 10 years in prison

    A Taylorsville woman accused of stealing money from a senior citizen and “prescription shopping” could face 10 years behind bars after entering guilty pleas in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.

  • Spencer Schools Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman to retire July 1

    Spencer County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman can sum up why she dedicated 31 years of her life to education in just a few simple words: It’s about working with kids.

  • Buzzer systems to help ramp up security at local schools

    School security improvement talks that originated among Spencer County Board of Education members following December’s tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are starting to yield some results.
    Board members voted at the May 20 meeting to purchase wireless audio/video buzzer entry systems like the one at Spencer County Elementary School for the preschool, Taylorsville Elementary, the middle school and high school. The SCES system requires entrants to buzz in and be viewed before building access is granted.