Today's News

  • Super Saver

    When Connie Wolfe was laid off less than a year ago, she thought her life would have to change for the worse. She, like many unemployed Americans, was unsure of how she would regain buoyancy in today’s economic climate.

  • COLUMN: Parents: Use Parent Portal to check student grades, attendance

    By TANYA FLUKE, Student Data Coordinator

    Imagine it’s Friday night, and there is a big football game going on at the high school. Jimmy tells mom that he wants to go to the game but mom has told him that the only way he can go to special activities is if he keeps up good grades.

    Mom decides to go to the family computer and log on to the Parent Portal to see what Jimmy has been up to in school.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Stay informed with SchoolMessenger

    Spencer County Schools will continue to use the SchoolMessenger program for the upcoming school year.  

    SchoolMessenger provides notification services for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts and attendance communications for all Spencer County schools grade K-12.  

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: SCHS dress code

    These rules are in addition to those in the dress code section of the Code of Conduct handbook for Spencer County Schools:

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: SCES important information

    •SBDM Meetings:  4th Monday of each month.  All meetings will be held in the Media Center at 4:00 p.m.

    •Registration requirements for kindergarten include: Proof of residency, copy of the original birth certificate, copy of the student’s Social Security number, current immunization certificate, physical examination form, vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, and dental exam.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: School doors open Aug. 10

    Students of Spencer County schools are gearing up for another year of learning as the first day of school on Aug. 10 quickly approaches.

    This time next week, the district’s facilities will be filled with energy as students return and hunker down for the 2011-2012 school year.  

  • Meth lab found in trunk

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville in Shelby County on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.
    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.
    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.

  • No tax hike from city, county

    Property tax bills in Taylorsville and Spencer County aren’t going up this tax year – in fact, some will even go down.
    If the city and county each approve their current proposals, citizens won’t see any change, with the exception of the personal property tax rate in the city, which will be lowered.

    City tax rates
    At a special meeting Wednesday, the Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 to leave its real property rate the same as last year and lower the personal property tax rate.

  • COLUMN: Welcome back to Spencer County Schools

    By CHUCK ADAMS, Superintendent of Spencer County Schools

  • School day extended

    When Spencer County schools resume session next Wednesday, students might notice the school day is 10 minutes longer than last year.
    The Spencer County Board of Education moved at its July 28 meeting to extend the school day in order to create “bank time,” which allows the district to store up days that can be applied when it cancels class for inclement weather or other emergencies.