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Today's News

  • Scholarship essay contest

    High School juniors in Spencer County are invited to enter a Genealogy Essay Contest, sponsored by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society. Deadline is May 17; winners of a $500 scholarship will be announced in September.

     Entries must be a minimum of 600 words, in one of three categories: Ownership, tracing the ownership of the land where you presently live back to the formation of the county (1824); Oral History that has passed down in your family; or Early Spencer County Family, a family in Spencer County when it was formed.

  • All-state chorus

    Danielle Curtsinger, a junior at SCHS, represented Spencer County at the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2010 All-State Chorus at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts on February 5, following 3 days of rehearsal at the KMEA conference in Louisville. Over 1400 students representing 105 schools across Kentucky auditioned in October to be considered for the honor of the All-State Chorus.

  • PHOTO: SCHS weight meet

    Upcoming freshman, Michael Fowler at the Spencer County High School weight meet March 13. Photo by Nikki Russell.

  • Signature HealthCARE moves headquarters to Louisville

    Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Signature HealthCARE LLC, a long-term healthcare facility operator based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to announce the company will relocate its national headquarters to Louisville. 

    Signature HealthCARE operates a nursing facility in Taylorsville.

  • Taylorsville Lake State Park: New park manager

    Scott Ringham, a Kentucky Department of Parks employee with six years experience, has been selected as the new park manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Ringham, 47, will be leaving his job as manager of Ben Hawes State Park and his hometown of Owensboro to accept the position. He will be joined by his wife, Kelley, and two boys.

    “Owensboro is home for me, but I’m really excited about being close to Louisville,” said Ringham. “If I can’t be here, then I’m going where I want to be.”

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

    Prom dress fashion show and auction

    A prom dress fashion show and auction of new and gently used items will be held Thursday at the high school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Some dresses will start off bidding as low as $5.

    Miss Teen Kentucky Wesley Ware will be the special guest. Door prizes and free refreshments will be given. Admission is $5.

    For more information, contact Youth Service Center at 477-3222.

    Chili supper and auction

  • Man attempts suicide by cop

    A Mt. Eden man attempted to incite his own death by threatening to kill police Sunday evening.

    Gary Joe Wilson, 35, reportedly pointed an AK-47 assault rifle at Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett after police were called to his home on a domestic violence call.

    A child at the residence called 911 to report that the father was trying to choke the mother.

    While en route to the scene, officers were told that Wilson had left the residence and was hiding in the woods with the loaded semi-automatic firearm.

  • Lyons honored as one of SEC's Legends

    Try telling a high school student that hard work and perseverance can get them over just about any obstacle in life and your message may or may not get through. Show them a living example of that principle and the chances of your message resonating will improve.

    Students at Spencer County High School have such an example in Principal Jocelyn Mills Lyons, who refused to allow a hearing deficiency to keep her from excelling academically or athletically.

  • From nowhere to New Orleans, that’s Kentucky

    From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week; From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. The Wildcats earned the school’s 50th trip to the Dance this week and Big Blue Nation expects them to be dancing to Syracuse on the way to Indianapolis. Anything short of Indy will be like a visit from Santa Claus with an empty sack.

    Meanwhile, Louisville will hope for a waltz against California to earn a fox trot with Duke in Jacksonville. And, in a no respect for fan bases, Murray State dances with Vandy in San Jose, California.

  • Gaines selected to participate in Emerge Kentucky

    Carmin Gaines is one of 25 women selected to participate in the Emerge Kentucky program, which is a seven month political leadership training program for women.  Eleven women in the program, including Carmin, are candidates for the 2010 elections. 

    Emerge Kentucky is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to train women to run for public office.  Kentucky ranks 45thamong the states for women in elected office, and among the 120 County Judge-Executives in Kentucky, only six are women, and two of those were appointed by the governor.