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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg man charged in death of Mt. Eden girlfriend

    An Anderson County man is in jail on murder charges after police found the body of a woman in his residence at 4197 Bardstown Road on Saturday.

    Gary M. Bancroft, 33, is charged with murdering 33-year-old Frances Renee Mobley.

    Mobley’s identity was confirmed Tuesday morning, said Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie. Mobley is said to have been staying with Bancroft at least part time in Anderson County, but her family lives in Spencer County, he said.

  • Thomas, Barlow are 'saluted'

    Chase Andrew Thomas and Steve Konnor Barlow were among 818 high school juniors from 47 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized at this year’s “Youth Salute”.  The 30th Annual Awards Ceremony was held May 2, at Georgetown College.  A top Youth Leader was named for each high school and Thomas was given that honor.

  • Where memories are made

    In August of 2003, Lora Cheek decided that she wanted to make a playhouse for her granddaughters, then three and seven, as a Christmas gift. She was recovering from broken ribs that she had sustained in a fall from a horse, and started brainstorming a way to accomplish her goal.

    She had an upstairs storage room that she was considering converting to another use. It occurred to her that if she turned the storage room into a playhouse, then the girls could use their playhouse year round, something they could not do if their playhouse was outside.

  • Boys soccer split in weekend tournament

    The Spencer County boys soccer team split two games in the Two Rivers Tournament in Carroll County over the weekend, dropping district foe Henry County 3-0 before losing to host Carroll County 1-0 later in the day.

  • UK, UofL are both winners

    Kentucky began its 120th football season with a coin toss surprise, solid first 30 minutes, a handsome victory, then bussed down I-64 with a fistful of reasons for optimism.

    Louisville began its Charlie Strong era behind an 8-Ball unnecessarily.

    Earth-to-Tom Jurich: Successful director of athletics at Alabama did not open the season against Auburn, nor did Georgia start its schedule with Georgia Tech.

    What Kentucky’s 23-16 win at Louisville means.

  • Sports events: Sept. 1-8

    Sept. 1   

    SCMS Football at HOME vs. Old Mill Middle at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Volleyball at HOME vs. Ballard, Fresh/JV/Varsity 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 2

    SCMS Football at HOME vs. St. Dominic TBA

    SCMS Girls Basketball at HOME vs. Bloomfield at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Boys Soccer at HOME vs. Collins at 7:30 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Soccer at HOME vs. MLC at 5:30 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Volleyball AWAY at Henry County, Fresh/JV/Varsity 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 3

  • Headsprout gives kids head start

    Long before children stepped into the classroom August 11, a select group of students were getting the help they needed to start their new year on the right foot.

  • Church happenings

    Family Night at Plum Creek Baptist

    Plum Creek Baptist Church’s Wednesday Family Night programs begin tonight at 5:45 p.m. and continue every Wednesday night during the school year.  Family night includes a meal, activities and Bible study for people of all ages including the popular FaithWeaver Friends, a children’s ministry curriculum.

    Join members this Wednesday for Family Fun Night that includes pizza, games, fun and fellowship.

  • More Lady Bear wins

    The Spencer County girls’ soccer team is off to a promising start, sporting a 4-2 record, a couple of shutouts and even in their losses, giving top-notch competition some tough games.

    Last week, the girls won both of their games, including a 5-1 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park at home on Wednesday in a contest that SCHS Coach Charlie Traughber said wasn’t a thing of beauty.

  • An un-Commonwealth of information

    Debate.

    Tradition.

    Commonwealth.

    These three words composed the curriculum of a special interactive civics lesson recently presented to young homeschoolers and their parents by State Representative candidate Kim King.   

    Prospective Judge Executive Bill Karrer welcomed a handful of parents and approximately 30 homeschoolers in grades eight and below as they filled up the small front room of the Spencer County GOP headquarters in downtown Taylorsville last Wednesday morning.