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Today's News

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Newly elected King to host open house

    Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, 1450 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg.

    The event will include refreshments.

    For more information, call 859-734-2173.

    SCES PTA to host book fair, meeting

    The Spencer County Elementary School PTA is now holding its annual Fall Book Fair through Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Out with the old, infested town tree

    Despite the efforts to save the Taylorsville Christmas tree, the summer bagworm infestation proved more than the young plant could handle. The tree was replaced with a new variety November 4 that was donated by Mike Driscoll. New grass placed around the tree was donated by Mason Valley Sod-Turf.

  • Kleinjan among top runners in Kentucky

    Cory Kleinjan crossed the finish line of the final race of his high school cross country career Sunday in Lexington. He finished fourth with a time of 16:49 at the AA State Championship.

    Kleinjan was approached by several college coaches as they tried to persuade him to run for their respective schools. The Spencer County High School senior, however, has already committed to run for University of the Cumberlands. There, he will join former teammate Chelsey Talley.

  • SCES Dance Team wins

    The Spencer County Elementary School Dance Team has been to two competitions in October and has placed with additional awards at both.

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the girls wanted to help support the cause during their routine. Team members wore pink tank tops, breast cancer ribbon tattoos on their faces, breast cancer ribbons on their shorts, and pink hair bows.

  • Let there be lights

    Perry Marler is a man on a mission – a quest to protect motorists in Spencer County by petitioning the state to place a traffic signal at KY 55 and KY 1169/Normandy Rd.

    “There needs to be a light,” said Marler, a mechanic at County Wide Lawn and Garden near the crossroads. “There have been so many close calls. I’ve heard cars crash and walked out there thinking I was going to find people dead.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Happy Birthday, USMC!

    On November 10, 1775 the Continental Congress commissioned the United States Marine Corps and that very day recruiting began at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Today, Marines all over the world remember and celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. And just in case you are wondering, Marines consider themselves Marines for life, once a Marine, always a Marine.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a revival Sunday through Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Eden with Steven Boyd from Simpsonville Baptist Church. Youth night is Wednesday with a special service at 6 p.m.

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  • Central ends Bears' longest season

    Spencer County’s final game of the 2010 season ended Friday night with a reminder of what could have been. A big offensive line up front blocking for a senior running back who plowed into the end zone for a touchdown.

    However, this score by Kevin Hume came in the closing minute of a 38-10 loss to Louisville Central in the opening round of the playoffs that closed out an 0-11 Bears’ season that started with so much promise but was derailed by key injuries, a brutal schedule and negative momentum that just built up steam with each mounting loss.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fall fishing at reservoirs

    This is the time of year when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start pulling the water out of our reservoirs in order to prepare for spring rains that will come next season. The effect to the fish and the fishermen will change daily until the water will get to what is called winter pool. Until then, an angler must adapt and watch the current conditions in order to stay where the bass and bait are.

  • LETTER: Best wishes to newly-elected

    Best wishes to all of our newly elected officials and congratulations to Woody Cheek, our new magistrate for the fourth district.

    I would like to thank all of the people who supported me in this election.

    I have met and talked with so many great people with so many questions and remarkable ideas for our district. Your suggestions and ideas were spread to others as I progressed along the campaign trail, and I thing that these ideas will become reality if we continue to ask.