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Today's News

  • ACT shows gains with 'plenty of room to grow'

    Spencer County’s 2010 ACT scores improved across all four categories that measure college-readiness in high school juniors in English, math, reading and science, but there is plenty of room for improvement, according to SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons.

    With a higher percentage of local students meeting ACT benchmarks, SCHS is now ranked 168th out of 229 Kentucky schools. The rating places Spencer County better than 27 percent of Kentucky schools and up from 198th in 2009.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court August 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Andrea M. Engle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance. $643 court cost and fine with $400 conditionally discharged.

    Jeffrey S. Klotz, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Bradley J. Norris, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Jeremiah C. Waugh, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

  • Church happenings

    Family Fun Night at First Christian Church

    First Christian Church will be having Family Fun Night on Friday September 17 starting at 6 p.m.  Cost is $10 and will include a pork chop dinner with potato salad,  baked beans, drinks and a dessert.  Following the dinner will be a fun time of Bingo with an assortment of prizes for the winners.  All proceeds will benefit First Christian Church and their activites.  Please join us for a fun night!

    Women’s Fall Bible study

  • Volleyball Lady Bears competitive during weekend tournament

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team traveled to Lexington over the weekend and won three of five matches during the LaFayette Invitational.

    The Lady Bears opened up with a tough loss to a very good LaFayette squad, losing the match 2 games to zero but bouncing back to get into the winning column against Corbin.

    In their third game, Spencer County was pitted against Lincoln County and fell in the first game of the match 25-19 before rebounding for a 25-17 second game win to set up a third game to decide the match.

  • School taxes to go up 4 percent

    The school board voted to raise property taxes to 58.1 cents following a hearing Wednesday night despite the superintendent’s public statement last week that he would recommend a lower rate. The increase is about four percent above current taxes and is expected to generate an additional $292,000 for the school district.

  • Lady Bears soccer on rise after 3-0 week

    Want to feel good about local sports? Check out the 8th region standings in girls’ soccer this week.

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have an impressive 7-2 record and are in second place in the powerful 8th region standings, their best start in the program’s history.

    First-year coach Charlie Traughber said the ranking is good for his young team’s confidence, but said keeping it will be the hard part.

  • On the Way Cafe to close

    After nearly six years of serving home-cooked meals with a side friendly service, On the Way Cafe owner Lisa Carmany has decided to close her doors for good Sept. 17.

    Carmany said the past few years have been rough for the business financially, but with new taxes and the uncertainty of whether she would be able to afford health insurance costs – it was time to quit her run as a business owner.

  • Bears fall at Nelson 48-29

    Most teams who start the season 0-3 against a brutal schedule might be a little solemn heading into a home opener, but there are reasons both on and off the field for the Spencer County Bears to play inspired football this Friday night when they host West Jessamine.

    Sure, it’s another big school, the fourth week in a row the 3A Bears have faced a team from a higher class, but head coach Wes Napper is hoping the inspired play of the reserves in Friday’s 48-29 loss at Nelson County might spread over to the varsity as the Bears christen the new stadium bleachers.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Neighbors helping neighbors

    Have you ever asked a friend or neighbor to keep an eye on the house while you were gone for a few days?  Or, have you ever asked a neighbor to watch the house while you and the family went on vacation?

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: What do you see?

    Sometimes I think I must be the least observant guy in America.  I recently gave a friend directions to our house, and when he arrived he said, “Why didn’t you just tell me to turn after the ‘Welcome to Taylorsville’ sign?”  There’s a sign?  How long has that been there?  My wife jumped in to agree that there is indeed a sign!  Naturally, the next time I drove in, there it was, big as life.  It’s actually a pretty nice sign; sorry I missed it all these years!