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Today's News

  • Resolution urges state to act quickly on redistricting efforts

    Following last year’s redistricting debacle at the state level, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday morning urging its elected representatives and senators to take care of any redistricting measures during this year’s short session.
    No effected offices are on the ballot for 2013 and many believe it’s the perfect time to finalize redistricting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.

  • Board of education votes to allow junior/senior prom off campus

    The Spencer County Board of Education has voted to approve an off-campus location for the 2013 Spencer County junior/senior prom following months of discussion and debate that, at times, seemed to leave the event’s future in question.
    The board unanimously approved the Louisville Marriott East at 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. off the Watterson Expressway as the event’s location during a special January meeting. The current prom date is set for April 27 and cost is $45 per ticket, which includes dinner. Unlike last year, all participants will have to pay to attend.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 6

    Boy Scout Troop 176 to host pancake supper
    Boy Scout Troop 176 invites the community to a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper this Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church.
    The scouts will serve blueberry, chocolate chip and regular pancakes with sausage patties to be washed down with coffee, sweet tea or lemonade.
    The troop is accepting donations as payment for the meal.
    Contact Scoutmaster Doug Hayes at 477-8590 for more information.

    Fair Board to meet

  • Extension hosts sewing boot camp

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host a six-week sewing boot camp course every Thursday from Feb. 28 through April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The cost is $50, which includes lunch and a workbook. Classes will be at the new extension office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way. Allison Lewis, county extension agent for family and consumer sciences, is the course sponsor. Teachers will be Pat Douglas, master clothing volunteer, and Patti Davis, a sewing and machine embroidery enthusiast.

  • McConnell backs industrial hemp effort

    Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement of support for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and the effort to re-introduce industrial hemp into Kentucky agriculture. Leader McConnell’s office issued the following statement:

  • PHOTO: Walking on a winter Washington Street wonderland

    Most of Taylorsville and Spencer County received a nice dusting of snow last Friday morning. Washington Street looked especially picturesque.

  • PHOTO: A snowy weekend

    Taylorsville and Spencer County saw their first true snow-filled weekend of 2013 last weekend. Sue Damaske, of River Hill Road in Taylorsville, submitted this photo of a snow-covered wagon.

  • COLUMN: Grimes updates task force on military voting, redistricting

    In 2012, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes formed a special task force to facilitate communications between her office and county clerks. The task force is the first of its kind in Kentucky, and I am one of 12 county clerks from across the state participating.  The task force most recently met on January 22, 2013, in Frankfort to discuss new initiatives that will assist county clerks and members of the armed services.

  • PHOTO: 100 fabulous days of school!

  • UK announces fall 2012 dean’s list

    The University of Kentucky recently released its dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.  A total of 5,780 students, a record number for one semester, were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.
    To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.  Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list.