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Today's News

  • CLICK IT OR TICKET: Seat belt campaign runs through Memorial Day weekend

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts — beware. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off this week and will run through June 2 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
    Taylorsville Police are joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events - March 22 edition

    4-H Relay for Life team selling doughnuts to raise funds
    The Spencer County Relay for Life 4-H team is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to benefit the annual cancer research fundraiser. Glazed doughnuts are $7 per dozen and chocolate doughnuts are $8 per dozen. There are also other Krispy Kreme items available for purchase. The last day to order is Thursday. Anyone wishing to order should email Darla Browning at darla.browning@spencer.kyschools.us.

    5K to benefit Relay for Life

  • Hosparus to offer specialized training for patient support, bereavement, teen volunteers and hair dressers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble to provide patient support/bereavement and hair care. See Louisville training dates/times and more information below:
    •5:30 – 8 p.m., Monday, June 3, hair care volunteer training (licensed cosmetologists only), 6200 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite 301.  According to Hosparus, patients benefit from hair care and the personal touch and pampering professional hair dressers can provide.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 22

    May is Girl Power Month at the library
    May is Girl Power Month at the Spencer County Public Library. Beginning this Thursday, each Thursday this month at 6:30 is girls’ night out.
    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can join in with friends for activities and conversations.
    The event is sponsored by the The Center for Women and Families.

    Benefit truck tug for Clifford Nation

  • School fights spur safety sweep

    Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
    Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.

  • First-degree rape, child sexual abuse among charges filed against local man

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and is facing numerous child sexual abuse charges involving a victim under 12 years old, including first-degree rape.

  • Truck bursts into flames minutes after driver ejected

    Mount Washington man ejected in fiery crash Wednesday morning
    A Mount Washington man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a fiery crash last Wednesday morning.

  • High school class of 2013 largest in school history

    On May 31, more than 220 Spencer County High School graduating seniors will walk the line to receive their diplomas and, in doing so, will make school history.
    The SCHS class of 2013 is the largest class ever to graduate from Spencer County. Graduation coordinator and SCHS teacher Mary Baldock said as of Monday 223 seniors were slated to receive diplomas. She noted that last year’s class had less than 200 students.

  • Well-known elementary school principal to retire

    Spencer County Elementary School Principal Dale Kleinjan doesn’t like talking about the past. He would rather focus on the present, look to the future and greet his students with high fives in the hallways each morning. But it’s hard to ignore the impact he has made upon the local education system.

  • Open records decision regarding tower cites conflicting evidence

    Conflicting information submitted to the Attorney General regarding a Spencer County open records appeal resulted in an open records decision that is hardly a decision at all.
    In the decision, released April 30, Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver states that “the conflicting evidentiary record in this appeal precludes conclusive resolution of this question.”