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Today's News

  • Donovan named to dean’s list

    Kasey Danielle Donovan was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list of the Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing at Bellarmine University with a GPA of 3.76. Donovan is the daughter of Danny and Joyce Donovan of Bloomfield and a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • Host families sought locally for exchange students

    EF Foundation is an agency involved in the placement of foreign exchange students into local high schools, by being hosted by American families. This year Spencer County High has enjoyed two students, Mishale from Spain, and Anja from Germany.

  • COLUMN: Make effort to dissolve training, radio issues

    EMS Director Jeff Coulter made an interesting statement during Monday night’s radio demonstration at the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting — “All this seems like training issues and not radio issues,” Coulter said.
    This being the perception of miscommunication between the sheriff and EMS radios and the radios of the city police and the local fire department.

  • COLUMN: Hemp legislation could mean economic development

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider all the bills that have been filed.  However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing economic development, the state’s General Fund debt, health care, and school safety.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau celebrates ‘Food Check-Out Week’

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income — that portion of income available for spending or saving — to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • PHOTO: SCHS wrestlers compete at state

    Spencer County High School wrestlers Josh Keefe, Derek Clemens and Dakota Ford (not pictured) competed in the State Wrestling Competition on Feb. 15-16 at Lexington Horse Park.

  • PHOTO: Hornback chairs Ag Committee

    Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, presides over his first meeting as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  The committee unanimously approved industrial hemp legislation he sponsored.

  • PHOTO: Two Spencer County FFA presidents

    2012-13 Spencer County High School Chapter President Marianne Gaddie talks with 1935-36 Taylorsville FFA President Howard Brown at the Annual Commodity Breakfast held Monday. The breakfast kicks off National FFA Week.

  • KYTC seeks local input on survey

    In 2035, what will be the transportation needs for Kentucky? Will the focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation? Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 20

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will be have a fish fry on the following dates: this Friday and March 1, 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Historical society to meet Monday