Today's News

  • Spears recognized for generous donation to UK pharmacy school

    Larry H. Spears, formerly of Taylorsville, was recently recognized for his gift of $1 million to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

  • BIRTH: Lenderman family welcomes Charlotte Ruby

    Ben and Jevy Lenderman of Terre Haute, Indiana, wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Ruby, who was born on Oct. 28, 2011, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.  Also welcoming Charlotte are grandparents, Jim and Jan Milby, of Fisherville; Floyd and Teddy Lenderman, of Terre Haute; and great-grandparents, Corkey and Ramona Smith Troutman, of Mount Washington,  Violet Lenderman and Tebby Miller, of Terre Haute.

  • Former Bear brings home state title

  • Shooting for a good season
  • Bearettes, reunited

    Members of first Taylorsville High School women’s basketball team formed in the 1970s reunited recently with a gathering at Evonne’s Sports Café in Elk Creek and members of the team later came to watch the current version of the Spencer County Lady Bears at the invitation of current coach, Daniel Cox.

  • PHOTO: Tree of Life

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville hosted the Tree of Life musical presentation last weekend.

    The community choir, made up of 41 members from Spencer and surrounding counties, put on six performances, several of which were packed or sold out. The man-made tree structure spent the last couple decades at Bloomfield United Methodist Church. First Baptist offered to take over the performances when  BUMC announced it would no longer host them. The presentation included songs that highlighted the life of Christ from his birth, death on a cross and resurrection.

  • Hoosiers bomb UK; Racers roll on

    Indiana fans rushed the court in Bloomington last week as if Christian Watford’s imitation of Jimmy Chitwood had knocked No. 1 Kentucky from March Madness. The Hoosiers had merely earned a Christmas gift.

    Ho, ho, ho for IU. To witness the jubilation reminded me, in college hoops, the home team should always win. Tom Crean, to his credit, launched into praise for Hoosier fans. Their energy made the celebration possible. In a 73-72 hoedown, they were the Cream and Crimson difference.

  • Board considers land options for new school

    Spencer County School Board members continue to search for the right piece of property for the district’s next building project — a new elementary school. And while numerous properties have been brought before the board members, not one has been deemed the “perfect” location.

    “There is not one site that we’ve looked at that is a clear-cut favorite,” Superintendent Chuck Adams told the board at a special-called meeting in November.

  • Main Street manager resigns

    The search for Taylorsville’s next Main Street manager has been relaunched.

    Kim McManus, who was hired by the city based upon the recommendation of the Main Street Committee, resigned last week because health issues were hindering her from doing the job, committee leaders announced during Thursday’s monthly committee meeting.

    The Taylorsville City Commission asked Gordon Deapen, who was serving as the committee president, if he would be willing to step forward as the interim manager to help get the program back on track for certification.

  • Barkham enters plea

    A Spencer County woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager entered a plea in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday.

    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with minor, a misdemeanor. The latter charge was not part of Barkham’s original indictment, but was negotiated as part of the plea agreement.