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Today's News

  • 120 attend fishing derby, shooting event

    About 70 kids attended the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Fishing Derby Saturday at Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters. During a coordinating event later that afternoon, another 40 children participated in a Kids Fun Day sponsored by the Spencer County Fish and Game Club and Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports Club.

    KFW Sgt. Scott Herndon said the annual event is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their kids to the great outdoors.

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

    Jakes event June 26

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the NWTF will be having a Jakes Day Event  Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, located off  Dale Lane. 

    The event will include trap shooting, paintball guns, .22 rifle target shooting, archery and a nature trail.  There will also be prizes and lunch will be served. 

    Bring the kids and your lawn chairs for a day of fun. 

    For more information call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or (cell 210-1960).

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    June 13-19

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Church Rd., will be holding VBS for ages 3 through adult June 13-17 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch.”  Call 538-6902 for more information.

    Fisherville Baptist Church, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Rd., will be holding VBS June 14-18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Children from birth to middle school are invited to attend “Bible Heroes”. High-school aged youth are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, call 267-5605.

  • Living large in a small town

    Many words are used to describe small towns and Kim Huston is trying out a new one – sexy.

    In her book “Small Town Sexy: The Allure of Living in Small Town America,” Huston describes the seductive and alluring qualities of small-town America.

    “I think small towns tend to have a bad rap with visions of tumble weeds blowing through the streets,” she said. “There are so many growing and I wanted to draw attention to those and that you can live large in small towns.”

  • Jones is crowned Kentucky's Miss Outstanding Teen

    Laura Jones is no novice when it comes to competing in pageants – especially the Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    “I’ve been competing for this title for four years,” said the 17-year-old. “Knowing that this was the last year for me, I just gave it my all.”

    After a grueling three-day interview process coupled with a scholastic review, on-stage interview and talent demonstration, Jones was thrilled to hear her name called as the winner Saturday night.

  • Three Governor Scholars from SCHS

    The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.  

  • Excellent rating for SCES chorus

    Spencer County Elementary Chorus recently competed in the “Music in the Parks” festival at Kings Island.  They placed first in their division and received a rating of Excellent.  The members who attended were:

    3rd grade:  Ben Williams, Mary Broaddus, Spencer Ingram, Macy Bruner, Susan Benifiel, Chole O’Bannon, Mitti McMichael, Matti Drury, Haylee Cox, Nathan Chesser, Taylor Woods, Jordan Weed,

  • Three awarded excellence in teaching

    Three Spencer County teachers were among 169 educators from across Kentucky to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University.

    Nichole M. Hutchens, of Spencer County Elementary School; Erin Kelsey Pavolko, of Spencer County Middle School; and Darryl Jason Matherly, of Spencer County High School were recognized during the 24th annual awards program.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

  • State park time cards doctored

    An internal audit of operations at Taylorsville Lake State Park has revealed a series of violations during a 14-month period that include doctored timecards, personal purchases on a state credit card and misappropriation of trail grant funds. Auditors have recommended that two former park employees be referred to law enforcement for further investigation.

  • Free sports physicals

    Spencer County Physical Therapy and Dr. Thomas Crain are conducting sports physicals for Spencer County athletes Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Spencer County Physical Therapy, located at 4813 Taylorsville Rd.

    To participate, students must bring a completed sports physical form signed by a parent or guardian. Forms should be picked up in advance at Spencer County Physical Therapy today through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Questions can be directed to Teresa Pfeiffer at 599-3382.