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Today's News

  • PHOTO: U8 All Stars named runner-ups

    The Spencer County All Stars 8-U went to a Nation’s Baseball Tournament held in Bardstown this past weekend and was awarded the runner up trophy for their division. In the above picture, First Row- Andrew Ellison, Douglas Mouser, Mason Heilman and Conner Trapp. The Second Row - Jayden Mobley, Nathan Dietrich, Cameron Seigle, Trenton Shepherd, Tyler Moehrke, Ethan Frank and Clay Williams. The Third Row shows the coaches, Darren Moehrke, David Williams and Eddie Seigle. Not pictured Daniel Seeforth and Jackson Cole.

  • Briar Ridge General Store is a quiet, friendly place

    Richard Watson, owner/operator of Briar Ridge General Store, says “nothing exciting” ever happens in his community.

    But his nearest neighbors might be quick to disagree.

    A family of martins was resting comfortably in their penthouse apartments atop a 15-foot flag pole when they were scared out of their gourds by a cow snake.

    “Some of my customers looked out the window and saw the snake sticking up out of one of the gourds,” says Watson, who has operated the business for two years,

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court June 4, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Donald R. Florence, Jr., rear license not illuminated; and operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. First charge was merged. $728 court cost and fine; 30 day suspension of operator’s  license; and alcohol drug education program.

    Misdemeanor:

  • Troops sent a little taste of home

    The men and women of US Army HHC 1/502 Infantry, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan, got to taste a little bit of home last month, thanks to the efforts of eight-year-old Ivy Pulliam, her mother, Theresa, and all the young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 1395.

    In late May, the troop donated two hundred boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Guard Duty, Inc., a military support organization based in Taylorsville, which then sent the cookies to troops overseas, effectively putting “Operation Cookie Drop” in motion.  

  • Jones new ABC administrator

    Robert “Bob” A. Jones, Sr., a retired detective with the Jefferson County Police Department, has been appointed as the Alcohol Beverage Control Administrator for Spencer County. Jones’ appointment was announced Monday by Judge Executive David Jenkins in fiscal court.

    Jenkins said he had been in discussions with Jones about the appointment for some time and selected the former police officer because of his experience and knowledge of state laws.

  • Bagworms threaten town tree, problem likely county wide

    “Eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-eight. That’s 688,” said Donnie Pay as he kept track of the number of small cocoon sacks being collected in a blue plastic bucket.

    Donnie and his father, Mayor Don Pay, were on a mission Monday afternoon to rescue the town Christmas tree from what would be over 2,000 hungry bagworms that had laid claim to the young evergreen. Already, the top of the tree was turning brown from the first round of ravenous little larvae.

  • Church happenings

    Kids Krusade at

    Lighthouse Baptist

    Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Rd., will be holding a Cowboy Carnival Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. featuring free food, activities and games. A Kids Krusade will be held nightly from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. Children will participate in games, skits and have the chance to win an iPod touch, a Cruiser trike or a video camera. For transportation or further information, call 477-8600.

    Gospel sing at

    Old Gospel Barn

  • Locals encouraged to join Photo Walk this Saturday

    Photography enthusiasts in Taylorsville will join thousands Saturday for a global event designed to bring people together for a unique, social experience.

    The Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk has been billed as the largest intercontinental gathering for shutterbugs. Last year, more than 30,000 photo walkers in 900 cities participated in the event.

    Local photographer Deborah Kaye Montgomery decided to organize a photo walk here after learning about a similar group forming in Louisville.

  • State 4-H livestock judging contest

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Tuesday, June 22 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center in Powderly. 

    Spencer County had eight participants in the contest. The award presentations were held on June 23 in Muhlenberg County at a local church. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.

    The Clover Team, consisted of Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, and Chris Miles.

  • Meet the 2010 Miss Spencer County contestants

    This year’s Miss Spencer County pageant will be held Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion. The fair will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday and run through Saturday.

    Other events Tuesday include:

    6 p.m. – Sp. Co. 4-H/FFA Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Open Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pull (Track)

    7 p.m. – Miniature Horse Show (Barn/Ring)