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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Just how healthy are we?

    Spencer County ranks as the 11th healthiest county in Kentucky, which should come as no surprise if you’ve already read the story on the front of this week’s paper.
    Yes, according to the County Health Rankings, released last week and compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, our fair county ranks among the healthiest 9 percent in the state.

  • Wente named March Healthy Hero

    Debbie Wente has had great personal success with a change of lifestyle resulting in a major weight loss of over 50 lbs. Soon after, she began teaching lifestyle/weight loss classes in Louisville.

  • Judge-executive proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention month in Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer signs a proclamation Friday morning declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Spencer County Family Resource Center coordinator Becky Wilson said creating awareness is a community effort and not to be surprised to see pinwheel gardens popping up around town.

    The pinwheels are symbols of the effort to raise awareness.

  • Hillview students reach out to troops

    Students in Jason Cox’s class at Hillview Academy spent Friday afternoon packing boxes full of goodies for troops serving in Afghanistan.

  • ‘Cot’ Thompson celebrates 75 years

    The Mount Eden Ruritan Club will be the location of a birthday dinner April 16, 7 p.m., in honor of “Cot” Thompson’s 75th birthday.
    The meal will include fried chicken, ham and rolls.
    Attendants are asked to bring a side dish.
    For more information, call 502-839-6083. Everyone is welcome.

  • MPCAA offers seniors activities, lunch

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Please call in advance to let them know you will be having lunch.
    Transportation is provided by Wheels. The facility is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville and is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please call Susan at 477-8296.

  • Barlow receives DAR Good Citizens Award

    Steven Konnor Barlow, representing Spencer County, recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award.

  • Conservation district offering free seedlings

    The Spencer County Conservation District at 118 Taylorsville Road will be giving away free tree seedlings April 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    The seedling packs will consist of a combination of Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Yellow Poplar, Pin Oak and White Pine. The public may pick up the seedlings and planting instructions on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Working the runway

    The Spencer County High School PRIDE club hosted its annual Prom Fashion Show last Tuesday. The PRIDE club promotes drug abuse prevention, education and anti-violence campaigns throughout the school. The club is encouraging all SCHS students planning to attend the prom to do so drug and alcohol free. The fashion show featured fashions by Colonel Quick and Blackstones Bridal in Louisville, as well as previously-owned fashions that were donated for auction.

  • Recycling Center faces growing pains

    The increase in demand for the Spencer County Recycling Center’s services tells that more families are taking an interest in recycling, but the center is also experiencing growing pains.