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Today's News

  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.

  • Bears open play in region tournament Thursday night against Gallatin County

    While the Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Title, the book isn’t closed on this season and there’s at least one more chapter to write – that of the 8th Region Tournament that begins this week in Henry County.

  • Bears #1 in district

    Spencer County’s head basketball coach Jacob Barmore knew Saturday night was going to be memorable when he brought his team out to the court nearly three hours before tip-off and there were 150 fans lined up at the door ready to start packing Lloyd Mullins Gymnasium.

  • Bears take 30th district title, beat Collins 55-49

    The Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Basketball Tournament with a 55-49 victory over Collins.


    It was standing room only in Spencer County's gym as the Bears pulled away in the third quarter following a 21-21 tie at halftime, to secure the school's first distirct title since 1984.

    Sophomore guard Brandon Miller paced the way with 19 points and was named the tournament MVP as the Bears continue a magical season.

  • Charges not likely in fire case

    A recent uncontrolled burn that scorched more than 25 acres in the Indian Ridge neighborhood will not likely result in criminal charges.

    Last Tuesday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies, responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to find flames spreading quickly and threatening nearby structures.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the burn started as result of an unattended brush fire, and spread to nearby property quickly due to dry conditions.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: A tricky surgery on Capitol Hill
  • The hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along?  Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs.  That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Little Union honors widows

    Little Union Baptist Church had its annual Widow’s Valentine Breakfast on Feb. 19 at Ryan’s in Louisville. Pictured front row, kneeling, are Melinda Pulliam, Kassidy Pulliam, Zach Pulliam, Ethan Herndon and Phyllis Helton. Pictured second row, seated, are Alberta Gritton, Margie Bowman, Oneita Moore and Evelyn Bowman. Pictured third row, standing, are Linda Shelton, Babe Jackson, Carolyn Pulliam, Esther Jenne, Kitty Essex, Billie Joyce Ellis, Nell Frye, Amy Gordon, Stacy Helton and Darlese Pulliam. Pictured top are Donna Keeling, Yvonne Hardin and Lola Sipes.

  • $52,000 winner, where are you?

    So the Marrowbone Community Market at 109 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville — formerly known as Riverbend — sold a $52,000 winning ticket, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

    That might be exciting news for the ticket holder, except that person has yet to be identified. Perhaps the more pressing news is that they only have until tomorrow to figure it out.

  • A reason to Relay: Christy Weed has a whole family of reasons to support cancer research

    Editor’s note: As the Spencer County Relay for Life approaches, the paper is going to be featuring submissions from local relayers. They are going to share their stories of why they have decided to participate in the annual Relay for Life.

    Every Relay For Life participant has their reasons to Relay.  I would like to share with you “my” reason I have chosen to Relay.  My name is Christy Weed.  I am the captain of the new Relay For Life team, Hotsy-Totsy.