Today's News

  • Sewing boot camp starts October 10

    The Spencer County Extension Service is offering a sewing boot camp this fall. The camp is a four-week course that requires basic sewing skills.
    The course will be Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and is limited to sewers 18 years and older. The course project includes making an inverted pleat skirt with a two-inch wide exposed elastic waistband.
    Patti Davis and Pat Douglas will be teaching the course.

  • COLUMN: Bishop, Goodlett represent Spencer well at state horse show

    Congratulations to Kelsey Bishop and Madison Goodlett for representing Spencer County 4-H at the State 4-H Horse Show in July at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s Broadbent Arena. They both did a great job and were recognized at this wonderful state event.

  • 2013 Spencer County Fair Dairy Show Results

    Showmanship Classes:
    Keaton Baird

    Tyler Tindle – first
    Abby Watts – second
    Kelly Baird
    Jackson Baird
    Bryce Sipes

    Stetson Baird – first
    Dylan Tindle – second

    Division: Ayrshire

    Heifer Classes:
    Intermediate Calf
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorsville

    Intermediate Yearling
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorville    

    Junior Champion

  • Trial postponed for man accused in stabbing case

    A Louisville man charged with stabbing and then dumping a man in the parking lot of Elk Creek Grocery this past January will have to wait a little longer before facing a jury trial, but he won’t be waiting in jail.
    Paul C. Barr, 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, was set for a jury trial this past Monday and Tuesday.
    Barr is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • After violating terms of diversion, Barkham faces sentencing Aug. 22

    A Spencer County woman who entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide in early 2012 has already violated two terms of the diversion program set to keep her out of jail, and two others may be added to the list.
    Angela Barkham, of Harley Court, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor, in January 2012.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years for sodomy, incest, sexual abuse

    A Taylorsville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after entering a guilty plea to first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse earlier this summer.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman announced Thursday that Robert Anthony Divine, 34, would receive 20 years on the sodomy charge, 20 years on the incest charge and 10 years on the sexual abuse charge, all to be served concurrently for a total of 20 years.

  • ANNIVERSARY: McKinneys to celebrate 50 year of marriage

    Burnice and Juanita (Thompson) McKinney are celebrating 50 years together. The two were married Aug. 17, 1963. They have three children, Michael McKinney of Bardstown, Lisa Lewis of Jeffersontown and Lori (Steve) Bunch of Cox’s Creek. They also have two grandchildren, Clayton and Kasey Lewis and several fur grandbabies. A celebration will be at Wakefield Baptist Church in Taylorsville on Saturday at 3 p.m. All friends and family are invited.

  • COLUMN: For young and old, let’s learn to recycle

    Our young ones again face the challenges of absorbing all the knowledge necessary to survive in our modern world.
    For us old people, the challenge is finding the way to grab their attention. Today’s world is a very fast-paced, high-charged distracting environment. To make matters worse, new products are brought to market before you have learned to use the item it replaces. That tends to create a “throw-away” society.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County is great, but deserves better

    I came into Taylorsville as the new girl, not knowing a soul within Spencer County and having no horse in the constant political race.
    Arriving with a clean slate allowed me to see the county through clear lenses not fogged by family history, personal squabbles or long-standing rumors.

  • Former Bears star, current Wildcat signs autographs at UK’s Fan Day

    Former Spencer County football star Erico Smith signs fan posters on Friday at UK’s 2013 Fan Day. Smith, a rising sophomore, is currently a safety for UK’s defense and is working toward duties on special teams. Smith graduated from SCHS in 2011.