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Today's News

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check Out week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable.

    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Lessons learned in Haiti

    J.D. Fleming has a servant’s heart.

    When he is not working as an airplane mechanic for UPS, the part-time Spencer County paramedic is usually off on a mission trip. Over the years he has traveled to poverty-stricken areas of Jamaica and twice to the orphanages of Romania. Closer to home, Fleming volunteers weekly at Operation Care Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville. During the 2009 ice storm, he gave countless hours caring for local residents at the emergency shelter.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  February 2010.

    Goodlett & Klempner, Inc., Mt. Eden to Trevor Brown Real Estate, Inc., Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 558. $172,050.76.

    Stephen Walker, Bardstown to Thomas A. Morsey, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 561. $210,000.

  • SCHS scheduling showcase

    Parents of rising eighth through eleventh graders are encouraged to attend the Spencer County High School Scheduling Showcase Monday, March 8 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Early sign up for classes will allow students to receive first priority in scheduling. Please note that parent signature/permission is required in order to register.

  • Taking the plunge for Special Olympics

    Most people would not jump into the Ohio River in freezing temperatures during February.  However, a few choose to do this every year, and among them this year were eleven residents of Spencer County.

    This brave group of polar bears took the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics of Kentucky.  Altogether, they raised $3185.  A mix of family and friends, coaches and teachers were eager to help with supporting this organization.

  • Business news

    Free small business counseling

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring members free, personalized, one-on-one business counseling.

    This event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the  Chamber of Commerce building.

    Consultations are private and on a first come-first serve basis so sign up today by emailing clewis@tpbtaylorsville.com or calling Cara Lewis at 477-2244.

    Job fairs

  • SCHS weight team surpasses personal bests

    The Spencer County High School Weight Team competed in the Fern Creek “Rumble in the Jungle” weight meet on February 27.

    The team finished in eighth place out of sixteen teams. Although this was not one of the better team performances in recent meets, several individuals increased their maxes and achieved personal goals.

  • Tiger's sorry, but has he been forgiven?

    Tiger Woods is not the only person in the public eye who has been involved in a scandalous affair; and yet with the insurmountable media coverage that has been given his recent situation, he has been placed under the giant lens of a multi-national microscope where his sins have been exposed for the world to see.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Future Stallion coaches

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association is requesting Letters of Intent from volunteers wishing to serve as assistant coaches and head coaches for the 2010 Stallions football season.

    Persons interested in coaching youth football or cheerleading should send letters to: SCYFA, P. O. Box 1024, Taylorsville, KY 40071

    DARE basketball game

  • LETTER: Make health a priority

    I would like to thank everyone in our community who attended the Heart Health Initiative sponsored by the Spencer County Democrats Executive Committee on Friday, Feb 19.

    Our featured speaker, Lt Gov Dan Mongiardo, outlined three simple steps to achieving wellness: watch your diet, exercise and stop smoking. 

    As a physician, Dr Mongiardo is a dedicated advocate for heart health and I think all who attended came away with a renewed resolve to take more  personal responsibility and to make health improvement a number 0ne priority in 2010!