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Today's News

  • Local Whitefield Academy student named a Governor’s Scholar

    Elk Creek resident Mandy Smith was recently selected for the 2011 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program. Smith is a junior at Whitefield Academy in Louisville and has a weighted GPA of 4.5. She is ranked first in her class. Smith plays high school golf and participates in the Musselman-Dunne Summer Golf Tour. She qualified as an individual in the 2010 girls state golf tournament. She plays both piano and organ for Riverview Baptist Church and works in the children’s ministry on Sunday and Wednesday nights. She is the daughter of Mary Ann and Ronnie Smith.

  • Stevenson-Tolle a Mercy graduate
  • Codner recognized as SCHS Student of the Week

    Spencer County High School student Trevor Codner was recently recognized as Student of the Week. He is a freshman at SCHS. Some interesting facts about him include that people refer to him as, “Cod, T-Cod and Tre Cod.” Codner is interested in sports, computers, fishing and boating. He most admires his father and hopes to one day be an engineer.

  • COLUMN: Covered by faith

  • COLUMN: WANTED: Biblical leaders

    In the news, we see a lot about the six-day war. If I remember correctly, we were in the Vietnam War at the time. Israel was attacked. Egypt and some of the other countries attacked them.

  • COLUMN: Unsigned doesn’t mean unclaimed

    Whether it’s the collective soft buzz of many or the loud buzz of a few, we’ve been hearing a rumble about our seemingly new practice of penning “unsigned editorials.”
    While it may not be a practice with which some are familiar, it’s not an altogether new idea. For instance, our sister papers in Anderson and Shelby counties do the same thing.

  • Griggs, Greer wed June 1

    Michelle Griggs and Timothy Greer, both of Taylorsville, were married June 1.

    The bride is a daughter of the late Donald Johns.
    The groom is a son of Patricia VanMeter of Taylorsville.
    The couple plans to reside in Versailles.

  • Economy blamed for drop in Crusade donations

    Local totals for the 2011 WHAS-11 Crusade for Children are down this year, but fire department officials are still pleased with the results of recent collection efforts.
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said his department collected $15,000 this year at its roadblocks. At first glance, that total seems drastically down from the $27,647 raised by the department last year. But Nation said a hefty private donation last year somewhat skewed the totals.

  • Dale Lane trees disappear

    Motorists that frequently travel Dale Lane have definitely noticed that a tree canopy previously covering a large segment of the road has been removed, and some are less than happy about it.

  • Annual fishing derby Saturday at lake tailwaters

    The annual kids fishing derby and fun day is set for Saturday at the Taylorsville Lake tailwaters and the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.
    The fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. and will wrap up at noon.
    The fun day will begin at noon and run through 4 p.m.
    Both parts of the event are free.
    Gifts and prizes will be given out, and trophies will be awarded for the largest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish.
    Lunch will be provided at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.