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Today's News

  • Power-lifting champ

    Cody Jaggers competed at The NASA High School Power Lifting National Championship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 27-28.

    Jaggers competed in several 148 lb. weight class events and finished 4th overall in the nation in his weight class. Jaggers also finished 3rd in the power press competition and 2nd in the power sports competition.

    Jaggers was recently part of the Kentucky All-Star team that finished 2nd in the nation. The team consisted of two lifters each from Fort Knox and Green County and Cody from Spencer County.

  • Library photo contest winners

    The first place winning photo entered in the Community Heritage Photo Contest held at the Spencer County Public Library was entered by Noreen Day.  It shows the “Builders of Plum Creek Baptist Church,” completed in 1905, which overlooks the Spencer County Community of Waterford.  The second place photo “A View of Taylorsville,” taken in the early 1900s, possibly on a court day, was submitted by Jane Helton.  The “Taylorsville Hotel and Proprietors, Zach A.

  • Composer Hodge honored in Frankfort

    Campbellsville University graduate student and Louisville native Matt Hodge, along with CU’s Chamber Choir, recently visited the State Capitol to perform for the governor and General Assembly, and to be recognized for their success.

    Hodge is the son of Roger and Monica Hodge, of Taylorsville.

  • Jenkins cited for DUI

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jenkins, who is seeking his fourth term in office this election year, was also cited for speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    On Tuesday, Jenkins declined to comment about the charges on the advice of his attorney.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Kill Saturday mail? Not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s ok.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Cheerleading coach charged with felony

    Spencer County Middle School’s cheerleading coach was charged Monday with a felony for theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    April D. Moore, 36, has been accused of allegedly refusing to turn in an estimated $5,000 to $8,000 in funds to the school’s athletic account. She was taken to Shelby County Detention Center Monday and released later that day on her own recognizance.

  • FFA competes in UK Field Day

    Ten members of the Spencer County FFA competed at the University of Kentucky FFA Field Day on April 9. 

    The members competed in the Green Innovations in Agriculture contest along with Farm Business Management.  In both contests Spencer County had the top teams. 

  • Jenkins addresses state of Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins presented his annual State of the County address Thursday. Below are the highlights of his speech given at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    TAXES:

    Spencer County is looking at a 9.2 percent decrease in revenue because of lower-than-projected tax base.

    “For far too long, property tax has been the main source of revenue for the county,” Jenkins said.

  • PHOTO: Scouting luncheon

    Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry was the guest speaker at the annual Spencer County Friends of Scouting luncheon – an event to raise funds for local Boy Scout programs. Henry discussed how her experience with Girl Scouts influenced her life, how it helped her to be successful and be focused.

    Organizers raised $4,800 at the event, just shy of their $5,000 goal. The Boy Scouts of America thrives, in large part, due to support it receives in the community.

     Over 50 patrons attended the event and enjoyed lunch served by The Tea Cup.

    Photo submitted

  • A look at the Bible and what it says about adultery

    One of the biggest sins the devil has to use on us is adultery.

    As we look at five different people we see all five committing adultery, regardless of what we call it today.

    King David, President Clinton, John Edwards, Rick Pitino, and Tiger Woods.

    Now let’s look at what the Bible says about adultery.

    Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, this is one of the Ten Commandments.

    Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding, he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.