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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Snider recognized as historical society’s 2011 scholarship essay winner

    Spencer County High School student Joseph Snider, pictured at left, receives recognition from the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society’s President Betty Darnell at Monday night’s meeting. Snider was the 2011 winner of the society’s annual scholarship essay contest. The contest is open to juniors. Snider is a senior this year and will receive $500 from the society to go toward his college education.

  • PHOTO: Stilts serves as Senate Page

    Evan Zachary Stilts, a fifth grade student at Spencer County Elementary, served as a Page for Senator David Givens on Tuesday, Feb. 14. While in Frankfort he and his Pa, Harold Stilts, visited with Senator Givens in his office and toured the Capitol and the Capitol Annex. Evan is the son of Tabitha Tuck of Taylorsville, and Chris Stilts of Louisville, KY. He is the grandson of Harold and Patricia Stilts of Summer Shade, and Rocky and Dorcas Comito of Shepherdsville; and the great grandson of Mary Crumpton of Summer Shade and Marilyn Dickenson of Louisville.

  • BACK IN TIME: 340 youth plan to celebrate National 4-H Week

    50 years ago
    March 1, 1962

    About 340 youth in Spencer County will observe National 4-H Week, March 3 to 10.
    Among the special activities in the county are window exhibits, posters, name tags, club meetings and newspaper articles.
    4-H Council
    The Spencer County 4-H Council guides the 4-H program. These men and women hold a regular meeting every month to make plans and organize committees to carry out various events and activities of 4-H youth.

  • COLUMN: A disastrous downtown

    In 1 Kings 3:9 we see King Solomon asking God to give him an understanding heart to judge the people between good and bad. Did God answer that prayer? Look at 1 Kings 4:29-30: “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country and all the wisdom of Egypt.”

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map approved by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Audit finds no issues of noncompliance with Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the audit of the financial statements of the Spencer County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.
    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Sewer extension questions answered at public hearing

    Will current sewer pumps in place in Highview Estates and Early Wyne be able to handle the additional sewage that would result from a sewer extension on Ky. 44?

  • Board revisits drug intervention, prevention

    Spencer County schools continue to examine ways to prevent substance abuse among some of the county’s most vulnerable population — its youth.

  • Turning back the clock on zoning?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will consider turning back the clock on several zoning classification ordinances at a meeting Thursday night.
    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on Main Street, will serve as a second reading of the proposed repeal of Articles III, V, VI and VII pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications adopted as county ordinances and city ordinances in 2010.

  • Escareno now home in Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.