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Today's News

  • Uncontrolled burn ends in field fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a field fire off John Henry Road in the Indian Ridge neighborhood shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    Firefighters arrived on the scene to find more than 25 acres burning with flames nearing homes.
    According to officials and neighbors at the scene, the fire was started due to uncontrolled agricultural field burning. According to a neighbor, the fire department had not been notified ahead of time by the land’s tenant, Nathan Smith, son of landowner Mike Smith.

  • 40th anniversary

    Bill and Brenda McAllister celebrated recently their fortieth wedding anniversary. The couple wed Jan. 8, 1971, at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Waterford and currently resides in Mount Washington. Both are Spencer County natives and retired from the Bullitt County School System.

    Bill is a broker/realtor/developer for Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Mount Washington.

    The couple has two children, Abby and Andrew, and two grandsons, Zane and Zachary McAllister, all of Louisville.

  • Valentine ideas for kids

    Valentine’s Day can celebrate all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind. It is just a few days away, but there is still time to make plans for making the day special. These are just a few of the ways that Spencer County moms remind their families of their love.

    “We always get a heart shaped pizza,” said Terri Cooper, mother of five. They get their specialty pizza from Bearno’s Pizza.

  • Homemade Candy Valentine's Day

    Aprons and Ideas Homemaker Club held a homemade candy exchange for their February meeting. A candy exchange, much like a cookie exchange, lets participants sample and share multiple recipes. The candy can then be given as gifts or kept to serve to guests or eaten by the family.

  • 8th region champs

    The SCHS dance team competed in Regional competition on Saturday, January 29 at Collins High School in Shelbyville. The dance team won 1st place in the Hip-Hop Division and Pom Division, and will now advance to the State Competition in Frankfort on Feb. 26.

  • Spencer County Celtics named champions

    Submitted by MIKE HEUGLIN, SCSA President
    The Spencer County Celtics, a U10 boys team with the Spencer County Sports Association, won big at the 2010 Commonwealth Cup held in November. The Commonwealth Cup is a state sanctioned soccer tournament open to all teams throughout Kentucky vying for the number one team in the state honors. This season the championship trophy belongs to the Celtics along with head coach John Elder and Mike Brangers.

  • Super bowl wasn't super television

    Just like in years past, the Super Bowl last Sunday attracted millions and millions to the television, but unlike some years, this year the best television occurred when the two teams were actually playing.

    The Packers and Steelers engaged in an entertaining game that came down to the wire and the game itself was actually the highlight of an otherwise so-so evening of television.
    The commercials were disappointing and it seems that advertisers seem to try way too hard to impress or get a laugh. Sometimes simpler is better.

  • Murray town to Title town

    Disguised this time as a football, opportunity presented itself again last week. This time to a kid who resembles a Mark Twain character riding a raft on Big Muddy, a scene to remind us anew why ... America, I (we) love this place!

    A gangly red-haired kid born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Murray, Kentucky with smarts, perseverance and pluck enough to be ready, recognize and seize the moment. Tim Masthay.
    This week, home boy hero to bright lights, Masthay is among the Cheese Head darlings parading through title town USA, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • Lady Bears continue to struggle

    The Spencer County Lady Bears dropped two games this past week but will have a chance to get back on the winning track this week on the road.

    The girls dropped a 45-41 decision to North Oldham at home Wednesday evening thanks to a poor third quarter.

    The girls led 16-13 at halftime and looked like they may be poised for a mild upset of the Lady Mustangs before the visitors came out in the second half and outscored the Lady Bears 16-6 in the quarter, to take an eight-point lead into the final frame.

  • Bears pull away from Mustangs

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 17-5 on the season with a 64-58 victory over 8th region foe North Oldham Saturday evening in Taylorsville.

    The Bears used good free throw shooting down the stretch to pull away from the Mustangs and improve to 6-0 against regional competition as they gear up for the final two weeks of the regular season.