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Today's News

  • LETTER: Complete disregard for the people
  • Fast start stalls as Bears fall 46-16

    It was a perfect night for football Friday as fans packed Spencer County High School’s new stands under perfect weather conditions, and the Bears came out looking like they were about to put on a perfect gridiron performance, at least for the first quarter. However, conditions on and off the field got worse as the night progressed and when the final horn sounded there was rain falling and the Bears’ hopes had been dampened by a 46-16 defeat to West Jessamine.

    Bears’ Coach Wes Napper said everything was lined up to give the Bears an advantage.

  • Library: Tax cut not an option

    In the age of digital technology, electronic books and Internet on almost every street corner, the public library’s value could be in decline.

    But Spencer County Public Library Interim Director Lisa Lewis-Brown believes library services are more valuable than ever – and so do many of its more than 67,000 yearly patrons.

    From free wireless Internet to public computers, books, videos, music, public programs and more, Lewis-Brown said the resources available at Spencer County’s library are being accessed more than ever.

  • 4-H Cloverville results at 2010 Kentucky State Fair

    The following are local exhibit hall results in 4-H Cloverville at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.

    4-H NEEDLEWORK

    Embroidery – Young Junior: Courtney Jeffiers, Blue & Champion.

    Sewing – Clothing Option (shorts, pants, skirt/casing waistline): Lilli Hanik, Blue.

    4-H TOBACCO

    Stick Tobacco – JR 4-H: Trenton Goodlett, Red.

    4-H CROPS PROJECT

    Alfalfa Hay ½ bale from Current Year: Brayden Morrow, Blue & Class Champion.

    4-H HORTICULTURE & PLANT SCIENCE

  • Grizzlies out run Mustangs

    On Saturday, the Middle School Grizzlies traveled to North Oldham and handed the Mustangs a 20-0 loss. 

    The Grizzlies were led by a stout defense that never allowed North Oldham inside the red zone and caused 4 turnovers.  Brennan Hume had the hit of the game. 

    After a scoreless first quarter, the defense rose up when on third and 10, Will Edwards blitzed up the middle sacking the quarterback and then picking up the football and scoring from 60 yards out. After the successful kick by Clay Culver, the Grizzlies led 8-0.  

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

    Mayoral debate

    Spencer County Chamber of Commerce and the Spencer Magnet will be hosting a mayoral debate Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Candidates for Taylorsville mayor will participate in a question and answer format with some questions taken from the audience. The mayoral debate will take place in lieu of the regular chamber meeting. The Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building is located on the corner of Main and Main Cross streets.

    The regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 9 has been canceled in order to hold the mayoral debate on Sept.16.

  • Grand champion twice over

    Taylor Stevenson-Tolle, a senior at Mercy Academy, won the 4-H & FFA Grand Champion Market Steer and Grand Champion Heifer at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.  This is her third grand champion steer, and the first time she’s secured both champion steer and champion heifer in the same year.  Taylor’s steer is crossbred out of Heat Wave, her champion heifer is a chianina breed which also won grand champ chianina in the open show.  Taylor also had the AOB champion breed heifer and the Commercial champion breed heifer in the junior shows.  Taylor has been a

  • ACT shows gains with 'plenty of room to grow'

    Spencer County’s 2010 ACT scores improved across all four categories that measure college-readiness in high school juniors in English, math, reading and science, but there is plenty of room for improvement, according to SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons.

    With a higher percentage of local students meeting ACT benchmarks, SCHS is now ranked 168th out of 229 Kentucky schools. The rating places Spencer County better than 27 percent of Kentucky schools and up from 198th in 2009.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court August 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Andrea M. Engle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance. $643 court cost and fine with $400 conditionally discharged.

    Jeffrey S. Klotz, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Bradley J. Norris, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Jeremiah C. Waugh, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

  • Church happenings

    Family Fun Night at First Christian Church

    First Christian Church will be having Family Fun Night on Friday September 17 starting at 6 p.m.  Cost is $10 and will include a pork chop dinner with potato salad,  baked beans, drinks and a dessert.  Following the dinner will be a fun time of Bingo with an assortment of prizes for the winners.  All proceeds will benefit First Christian Church and their activites.  Please join us for a fun night!

    Women’s Fall Bible study