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Today's News

  • Triathlon Sunday at lake

    A triathlon will be held at Taylorsville State Park Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. Spectators are welcome to watch competitors swim 1500 meters, bike 40 kilometers and run 10 kilometers. The swim is the first leg of the triathlon, and the slowest, and will last approximately 50 minutes.  The race will be over by noon. 

  • LETTER: Crusade for children

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, I would like to thank everyone that supported this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.  Special thanks to Assistant Chief Richard Morris for overseeing our crusade efforts this year and also TSCFD Explorer Post 981 for all of their hard work.  Each firefighter took time out of their busy schedule to give to this worth while cause.

    Our community once again showed its support for special needs children by donating $27,657.76.  Thank You!

    Nathan B. Nation

  • Danger ahead

    A vehicle accident involving five motorist last Wednesday has renewed a local initiative to make the intersection of KY-55 and Normandy Rd. safer.

    Perry Marler began a petition calling for a traffic signal to be installed at the hazardous intersection hours after Wednesday’s collision. So far, nearly 500 like-minded Spencer Countians have provided their signatures toward the effort.

    “It’s just getting bad and somebody needs to do something about it,” said Marler.

  • Trout release

    Students from Spencer County Middle School and Taylorsville Elementary School recently released about 130 trout into Otter Creek after raising them for months in their classrooms as part of a Trout in the Classroom project.

  • SCHS’s Smith is SUPERSONIC

    There’s now official confirmation of what opposing football teams have known all along about Spencer County’s Erico Smith – He’s fast!

    Smith became Spencer County’s first ever track and field state champion last week as he took first place in the KHSAA 2A 100 meter dash with a time of 10.98 seconds, finishing two one-hundreths of a second ahead of 2nd place finisher Rashad Brown of Paducah Tilghman.

  • City to raise sewer rates

    City commissioners are looking into the possibility of raising sewer rates to cover as much as an $80,000 deficit in revenue. While no determination has been made when or how much costs will increase for sewer customers – estimates are that city residents and businesses could see a 10-percent hike.

    “We’re going to have to raise rates. There is no doubt,” said Mayor Don Pay at a special-called meeting Thursday morning.

  • Relay for Life this Friday

    Come celebrate life – one year at a time – with Spencer County Relay For Life participants this Friday at the high school.

    “All of the decorations will be birthday-related including balloons, cake auction, cupcake eating contest and more,” said coordinator Carol Stratton. “It will be like a big birthday party.”

    Thirteen teams have worked hard over the past few months raising money for the American Cancer Society, she said. And they’re not done yet since teams will have booths to engage and entertain the community, Stratton said.

  • Library patrons visit Tunnel Hill Farm

    Patrons of the Spencer County Library enjoyed a warm summer evening at the Shelburne’s Tunnel Hill Farm last Tuesday. 

    Patrons came together as part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Country Mart provided hot dogs to grill out and bottled water to keep everyone cool on the hike through the woods to the old railroad tunnel. 

  • Simon Kenton, Odie Smith and a Wizard take us away

    Three events came our way last week that touched our hearts in personal ways. Each transported us away from oil spill calamity, a perfect game that wasn’t, and other forgettables.

    First, Simon Kenton High School

    Tragedy testing the human spirit, merging with (basketball) success, and we get must see – “Rebound: A Basketball Story”.

  • Kleinjan returns to SCES

    The name Dale Kleinjan is probably familiar to anyone that has had children in Spencer County schools in the last 20 years.

    July 1 Kleinjan will return to the position that he always felt was the best fit for him – Spencer County Elementary School principal.

    The 40-year veteran administrator will come full circle within the district when he returns to SCES after teaching three years at the middle school and then moving to the high school where he taught one year and served as an assistant principal for three years.