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Today's News

  • Spencer teachers honored by Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University honored 160 teachers from 59 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 11 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

  • Matherly named to Bellarmine dean’s list

    Bellarmine University recently announced that Lindsey Brooke Matherly, daughter of Lee Anne Day-Ballard and Robert Matherly, made the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester and the 2013 spring semester. The recognition is merited because, as a full time student, Matherly achieved a 3.5 GPA or above and completed at least 15 hours per semester for a total of 30 hours over two semesters.
    Matherly is a 2012 graduate of Spencer County High School, a pre-nursing major and hopes to become a neonatal nurse practioner.

  • COLUMN: With Kleinjan, actions speak louder than words

    This week I had the pleasure of writing a story about a man that I vividly remember as a child — Spencer County Elementary School Principal Dale Kleinjan.

  • Purdy graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Abraham J. Purdy recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  • City receives safety grant from KLC

    The City of Taylorsville recently received a $5,320 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

  • CLICK IT OR TICKET: Seat belt campaign runs through Memorial Day weekend

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts — beware. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off this week and will run through June 2 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
    Taylorsville Police are joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events - March 22 edition

    4-H Relay for Life team selling doughnuts to raise funds
    The Spencer County Relay for Life 4-H team is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to benefit the annual cancer research fundraiser. Glazed doughnuts are $7 per dozen and chocolate doughnuts are $8 per dozen. There are also other Krispy Kreme items available for purchase. The last day to order is Thursday. Anyone wishing to order should email Darla Browning at darla.browning@spencer.kyschools.us.

    5K to benefit Relay for Life

  • Hosparus to offer specialized training for patient support, bereavement, teen volunteers and hair dressers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble to provide patient support/bereavement and hair care. See Louisville training dates/times and more information below:
    •5:30 – 8 p.m., Monday, June 3, hair care volunteer training (licensed cosmetologists only), 6200 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite 301.  According to Hosparus, patients benefit from hair care and the personal touch and pampering professional hair dressers can provide.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 22

    May is Girl Power Month at the library
    May is Girl Power Month at the Spencer County Public Library. Beginning this Thursday, each Thursday this month at 6:30 is girls’ night out.
    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can join in with friends for activities and conversations.
    The event is sponsored by the The Center for Women and Families.

    Benefit truck tug for Clifford Nation

  • School fights spur safety sweep

    Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
    Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.