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Today's News

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

    Project Graduation fundraising events

    Project Graduation relies on the generous donations from sponsors, businesses and members of the community to provide graduates a safe alternative to celebrate their last day as a high school student.

    This year, volunteers will be collecting change from motorists at the intersection near the high school Friday and May 19.

    There will also be the 2010 Car Show/Silent Auction/Yard Sale/Craft Fair Saturday. This annual all-day Project Graduation fundraiser will also be held at the high school beginning at 8 a.m.

  • School bus fire

    Firefighters responded to a call for a school bus fire Thursday on Love Lane near the Nelson county line.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived to discover a small fire under the dashboard.

    Children were on their way to school when the driver began to smell smoke.

    Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the school district, said the damaged part was replaced and that the bus is back in service.

    No injuries were reported.

     

  • CUB eliminates loan officer job

    Citizens Union Bank in Taylorsville abruptly eliminated a loan officer position Thursday – letting go Barbara Morris after seven years with the financial institution.

    CUB President Dave Bowling said Friday that the decision to eliminate Morris’s position was not related to a formal evaluation into the bank’s operations reported in March.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Boots and Bibles welcome at Cowboy Church

    Don’t worry about shining your shoes. Your favorite pair of boots will be just fine. Trade in your tie for a bandanna, cowboy hat and a pair of jeans. You can even bring your horse, but make sure not to ride it during the worship service.

    And always remember to remove your hat during the prayers.

    Pastor Jim Carpenter just wants you to come to Spencer County’s only Rodeo Cowboy Church just as you are. Most importantly, he said you should come expecting to worship Jesus Christ.

  • RIBBON CUTTING: EveryBODY's Fitness

    EveryBODY’s Fitness, owned by Nina and John Gazerro, cut the ribbon on their new business April 16. The fitness studio is located next to Madonna’s Salon in Elk Creek and currently features Zumba and PIYO classes. Plans are to add yoga and boot camps at a later date.

    Zumba is a fun fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy to learn movements. PIYO is all about strength training and core conditioning for people who want to sweat their way to a sculpted body and greater stability. Classes are available for beginners.

  • SCHS students eligible for state history competition

    The following Spencer County High School students placed at district National History Day competition last month held at the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.  They are all eligible to move on to state competition May 8.

    Historical Paper – Lee Borders, 2nd place and Nick Zinner 4th place

    Individual Documentary – Shane Greenwell – 2nd place

    Group Documentary – Konnor Barlow, Chase Thomas, and Jacob Wertz – 1st place

    Individual Exhibit – Grace Coy – 1st place, Adrian Gregory 4th place

  • SCMS girls soccer undefeated

    The SCMS girls soccer team remain undefeated after beating Henry County 6-0 April 19 and Oldham County 9-1 April 21.

    Pictured are: (front) Taylor Brian, Hannah Jaggers, (middle) Haylee McManus, Hannah Robbards, Madison Ratchford, Libby Cox, Grace Wente, Sydney Gordon, Assistant Coach Cheyanne McKinney, (back) Head Coach Troy Stevens, MacKenzie Lurie, Victoria McDonald, Megan Palmer, Jasmine Thomas, Briana Bonham, Shelby Lurie, and Allie Stevens.

     

  • HISTORY: The Laundry Bump lynching

    There are some mysteries in Taylorsville and Spencer County that could be solved by a few people who are still alive, because they know answers to some pressing questions.

    Wouldn’t it be beneficial to the knowledge of Spencer County history if they would write to Historic Pathways?

    For years, people have told me about a lynching that occurred on the side of the Spencer County Courthouse. I have never seen a published story about such an occurrence.

  • 2 million expected to pray for America

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 6 to honor the annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Chance for progress remains

    Guest column by Dave Adkisson, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

     

     The Kentucky General Assembly concluded its regular session in an angry, finger-pointing finale, with the House and Senate publicly criticizing each other for their failure to agree on a spending blueprint to guide Kentucky through the challenging financial times of the next two years.