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Today's News

  • SCHS alumnus receives teaching grant

    Spencer County native Carrie Wise was recently awarded one of two $1,000 mini-grants from the Kentucky Reading Association.

  • PHOTO: Talley places fourth
  • FREE SHOTS: Health department offering free flu vaccinations Friday

    For community members wanting protection against influenza but perhaps unable to afford the vaccine, the Spencer County Health Department is offering this Friday a free flu vaccination clinic for those 18 and older.

    Generally the department offers the vaccination by appointment only for $23 each, but North Central Health District’s Candice Selph said the region’s health departments — which includes Spencer County — have not seen a high demand for the vaccine this season.

  • Library food drive to benefit local charities

    The Spencer County Public Library is hosting a food drive that is a win-win situation for those who owe late fees and for those who need food during these tough economic times.eeeeThe Food for Fines program is an effort by the library to collect nonperishable food items in exchange for fine amnesty.

  • PHOTOS: Local FFA nabs national honors
  • 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.”