.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • State warns consumers about fake GED tests

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert Monday regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    “Kentuckians need to know there is one way to earn a GED credential and that is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center,” Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, said in a press release from the state.

  • PHOTO: Plum Creek plans soup supper, gospel sing

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host a soup supper and gospel sing Friday at 5 p.m. The event will feature the Polston Family Gospel Singers, pictured. ‘Please join us for an evening of good food, fellowship and gospel music,’ organizers said. For more information, contact the church at 502-477-2582. The church is located at the corner of Highway 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

  • COLUMN: Don’t get hung up on numbers, preach the word

    After I was ordained and started preaching I thought that God would bless our church so much that we would have a big congregation.
    But you know, God had another idea. He did not think we were ready for a big congregation.
    The best thing about God is if you will listen to him, he always knows what is best.
    When we dedicated our church to God, we told him with a humble heart that we wanted him to be the leader of our church and we would follow him.
    The amazing thing is that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our church.

  • POLL: What's your take on the zoning classification repeal?

    Are you in favor of Fiscal Court's repeal of zoning classifications?

    Click here to vote!

  • COLUMN: Is compromise dead?

    It’s no secret. The political division in Spencer County is probably at a height that residents have not seen in recent years. And, in some ways, it’s about the drastic change in political ideology that the last local election brought. Ultimately, the voters spoke. Now we are seeing the change unfold.

  • PHOTO: Academic spotlight

    Taylorsville Elementary School counselor Heidi Heiss speaks with Spencer County Board of Education members about the school’s Response to Intervention program. Heiss highlighted how TES is working to bring all students up to appropriate academic achievement levels.

  • Local officials share tips on recognizing, reporting child abuse

    In 2011, Spencer County had 163 child abuse and neglect cases reported, and the hope of local officials is that one day that number will be zero.
    Spencer County’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees are working together this month with organizations across the nation to shed light on the issue of child abuse and neglect, with the goal that more citizens will be educated and empowered to report possible incidents to law enforcement and the cabinet.

  • Collision with local bus leaves Taylorsville woman seriously injured

    One Taylorsville woman was ejected from her vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday morning after colliding with a Spencer County school bus in front of the middle school on Ky. 44. No children were seriously hurt in the accident.

    "The bus was not full of children," Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said. "I would assume looking at the time period, they had probably dropped and were getting ready to start a second route."

  • BIRTH: Cooks welcome baby Braxton

    Amy Nicolle and Charles Thomas Cook of Millersville, Mo., announce the birth of their son, Braxton Diesel Cook, on March 15, 2012.
    He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    His grandparents are Sharon Cook of Taylorsville, Chuck and Chrissy Cook of Shelbyville, and Roy and Robin White of Jackson, Mo.

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.