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Today's News

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Knights’ seafood buffet

    The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a seafood buffet Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, located on Main Cross in Taylorsville.

    Fish fry

    A fish fry dinner will be served at Grace Chapel Friday, August 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Grace Chapel is located at 60 Ray Drive in Taylorsville.

  • First day a breeze for most

    Four moms who chatted across a cafeteria table last Wednesday morning represented the two categories that parents tend to fall into on the first day of school.

    “We’re the ‘woo-hoo’ side. They’re the ‘boo-hoo’ side,” said Jessica Cox, gesturing toward two women obviously coping with the pang of separation from their kindergartners. Cox and a fellow mom, Helen Detrich, had just sent off child number three to school for the first time and could not be more relieved.

  • County to purchase three new police vehicles

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is set to receive a heavy-duty pick up and two new police cruisers totaling over $78,000. The purchases will replace three department vehicles that have racked up near or above 100,000 miles.

    The decision was not a unanimous one by members of fiscal court. Two out of three magistrates voted against the purchase in a year when elected officials have already cut occupational taxes and approved to flatline property tax rates.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: A new kind of atheism

    One existence that cannot be denied, a new sign has just been erected near the Kentucky State Fair and Expo Center and it has the city buzzing. Lifted high above the roadways near the Louisville airport a giant billboard reads: “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Helping victims, lowering correction costs

     Earlier this year, I proudly sponsored Amanda’s Law in an effort to provide greater peace of mind to victims of domestic violence who have reason to fear for their safety.  Named in honor of Amanda Ross, a family friend who was murdered last September, the legislation that took effect last month gives a powerful tool to judges determined to enforce domestic violence orders that have been violated.  These offenders can now be required to be electronically monitored, at their own cost, while victims can be quickly notified if the order’s protective distance is brea

  • UK needs to win

    This week, an opening glimpse at Governor’s Cup 23.

    Kentucky is a slight favorite at Louisville.

    Which team needs a win most? Kentucky.

    Reasons.

    1. Rookie head coach needs to establish Joker Ball and recruiting brag rights in Charlie Strong’s front yard in a year when Jefferson County high school talent is attracting big dogs including Alabama, Florida and Texas.

  • FFA hog show

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was held July 17 with Warren Beeler, of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, judging.

    There were showmanship classes for all ages, including Novice. 

    In the Junior 4-H class, Courtney Jeffiers placed 1st, Ashley Montgomery placed 2nd, and Tatum Neal also participated. 

    Emily Hume placed 1st in the Junior FFA class, Danielle Montgomery placed 2nd, and Jane Webster took home the 3rd place honor. 

  • Property taxes holding steady

    City and county residents will see little change in their property tax statements if officials continue with their plans to maintain the current rates at 14.8 and 8.8 respectively. If approved, this will mark the fourth year in a row that city real estate taxes will have remained constant, and the third year for property in the county.

  • LETTER: What the airport was for

    The intent of an airport in Spencer County was not what you think Woodie. The intent of the airport, as I was told, was to bring some companies to Spencer County,  bring companies to service the airport, repair aviation instruments, possibly a small aircraft airframe and power unit repair center.

  • Acid bombs

    Spencer County police are currently looking for individuals responsible for three homemade acid bombs that have been found intact in residential areas in the last three weeks.  

    Two of the bombs, also known as “MacGyvers,” were reportedly found in the Macintosh Farms subdivision and, most recently, one was found on the ground by a mailbox on Summer Court in the Seasons subdivision. No explosions or injuries were reported.