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Today's News

  • LETTER: Habitat, scramble are community efforts

    Tanglewood Golf Course on June 4 and 5 was the site of a great outpouring of community support for Spencer County Habitat for Humanity. 

    On those 2 days, 102 golfers participated in the 5th Annual Spencer County HFH Golf Scramble.  Mother Nature cooperated for the most part, the golf course was in great shape, numerous volunteers watched for the golfers to make a hole-in-one and the golfers generously donated to Spencer County Habitat by buying “Skirts”, “Mulligans” and door prize tickets.

  • Red, delicious and so many ways to enjoy

    Strawberry season is in full swing, and local strawberries are still available at the farmers market. The best way to prepare and serve strawberries is open for discussion. Local cooks are willing to share some of their favorite ways to serve strawberries.

    Debbie Hambrick didn’t know about the Taylorsville Farmers Market until a few weeks ago, but now she sells her strawberries there. She raises strawberries both for her family and to sell. Hambrick also grows other berries, fruits and vegetables which she expects to bring to market as the season continues.

  • SCHS youth basketball camp

    Spencer County High School’s basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5 and up. The camp will be held June 28 through July 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. The cost of the camp is $60/camper.

    During the week, participants will be given individual instruction, hear from a variety of guest speakers and be provided daily snacks and drinks. Campers will also receive a t-shirt and a basketball for participating.

  • FFA takes top honors at state convention

    The Kentucky State FFA Convention was held   June 8th- 10th.   The Spencer County FFA had  probably its most successful state convention ever.

    Kevin Herndon was elected as the 2010-11 State FFA Sentinel.

    In the Chapter rating contest, the chapter was the top chapter in all categories.

    The  chapter was state winner  in five team events.   

  • Writing is this teen’s passion

    Remember the name Larissa Eyvette Chesser. One day the moniker of this former farm girl may be on the cover of a best selling novel and plastered in bookstore windows across the country.

    Chesser recently published “I Run with the Wolves”, her first – in what may be a series of – fictional novels about romance and the supernatural. It is the story of 17-year-old Kit Jones, a strong-will teenager who finds herself coping with feelings of abandonment after losing her parents in a tragic car accident.

  • Preserving Kentucky's history one rock at a time

    A piece of history was given a second chance thanks to a Little Mount Baptist Church member.

    Shirley Thomas acquired the help of the Dry Stone Conservancy to repair a 20-foot gap in a rock fence near Little Mount Baptist Church.

  • Sand-lot baseball: a far-fetched idea?

    It’s still not officially summer but the heat and humidity of mid-June makes one dread the coming July and August. But save for a two-week dead period mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, student-athletes from Spencer County High will be busy with camps and workouts in the coming months as they prepare for the upcoming seasons.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    James C. Quire and Lea Ann Quire, Taylorsville to Ralph A. Hill, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 233 page 1. $40,000.

    Barbara C. Wiegand, Louisville to Anthony L. Van Meter, Louisville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 233 page 5. $28,500.

  • LETTER: Dangerous intersection

    Robin Bass got it right in an editorial several weeks back about the need for a traffic light at the intersection of KY 55(155) and KY 1169. 

    The story on the latest pile-up contained only one shocking item – nobody has requested that the state cough up $80,000 to save lives and install the light!

    Several official groups should be raising Cain and a few other dead people over this:

  • LETTER: Thank you from the Gourd Society

    On behalf of the Kentucky Gourd Society, we would like to say “Thank  You” for all the support that everyone gives the Kentucky Gourd Art  Show.

    Main Street was inviting and friendly looking for our visitors as they made their journey through town to the show.

    They always speak of the hospitality they feel as they  visit  Spencer County. What a great thing to hear about your hometown!

    To everyone that played a part in the festivities that  weekend, kudos to you. Keep up the gourd work.