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Today's News

  • PEPP students

    Spencer County students Loren Cox, Cody Ingram and Caitlyn Wolz joined 40 Kentucky high school students from 18 counties recently and completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 600 students have participated in the college’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • Church happenings

    Rodeo Cowboy Church VBS kick-off

  • Spencer trends better than state average

    Non-academic data compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education shows relatively steady trends in local public schools for 2009. The data is the non-academic component of the Kentucky Testing System and includes dropout rates, attendance, graduation, retention and transition to adult life.

    As opposed to test scores, the data is intended to display other elements of academic success, said Lisa Gross, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Future leaders attend FCCLA Leadership Camp

    Three members of the Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America attended the FCCLA Leadership Camp recently.  The two Region 6 officers included President Kelcey Eldridge and VP of Individual Programs Lauren Kempf.   Also in attendance was member Helisha Smith.  This was a time for Regional officers from across the state to come together and learn leadership skills and activities to take back to their regions and chapters.  Officers were also trained by the KY State FCCLA officers on the duties of their office.

  • Home cooking: Bowling’s Steamed Zucchini-Yellow Squash Casserole

    Cheryl Bowling made up her recipe for Steamed Zucchini-Yellow Squash Casserole. It has been a traditional dish in her family for more than twenty years.

    “It’s a way to use the squash when it comes in. It’s a healthy way, too since it isn’t boiling away the nutrients.”

    She suggests making sure to add the tomatoes after the other vegetables are mostly cooked.

    “You don’t want the tomatoes to be total mush.”

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

    TES home visits

    The teachers of Taylorsville Elementary School will once again be conducting home visits over the summer months. These visits provide an opportunity for students and teachers to start developing the positive relationship that is needed for students to reach their fullest potential. 

    Visits will be taking place with most students throughout the month of July.  Homeroom teachers will be contacting parents in advance to set up a time that is convenient for you and your child.

    TES library open for students

  • Kentucky, Indiana summer series

    What future for the Kentucky-Indiana spring basketball series? The Hoosier boys’ sweep again this year brought stinging commentary from one dot.com writer in Indiana:

  • GUEST COLUMN: Our Taylorsville industry is tourism

    Recently, a reporter from one of the TV stations asked me; “What is Taylorsville and Spencer County’s main industry?”  For me, the answer was simple: tourism. 

    With 700 to 800 thousand people coming through our community each year visiting Taylorsville Lake, we need to find new and innovative ways to harvest this tourism dollar.  We are accessible to many areas in the region, and even in a down economy, short weekend getaways are still affordable to many.

  • Bloomfield woman arrested in shooting

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect accused of shooting two individuals Wednesday near Chaplin.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Geri Goodlett, 46, Bloomfield, allegedly shot William Chad Jackson, 24, and Donald Goodlett around 4:20 p.m. at  Geri Goodlett’s home at 1800 Highview Church Road.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by the Spencer County Grand Jury on June 10, 2010:

    Curtis R. Cartwright and Johnathan S. McCoy, both of 28 Highgrove Rd. in Cox’s Creek, were indicted on one count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer five plants or more while in possession of a firearm, complicity. This is a class C felony.