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Today's News

  • Lady Bears drop close game to Henry

    The Spencer County Lady Bears aren’t sporting an impressive record, but they continue to battle through a tough season and on more than one occasion have come up just shy of notching a few more victories.

    Friday night was just another example as they fell in a 54-51 decision at home to Henry County.

    Spencer County built an early four point lead after one quarter, 12-8, but the two teams battled basket for basket the rest of the way. Henry County was able to cut into the lead and trailed by just one at the break, 21-20.

  • LETTER: Ag Commodity Breakfast

     You are cordially invited to the Spencer County FFA  Agricultural Commodity Breakfast at the Spencer County High School on February 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Fire guts Greens Lane home

     Firefighters were alerted to a blaze around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning and arrived to find a home nearly consumed with fire.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said that he believes the fire started in the south end of the home, but that the cause is still under investigation.

    Homeowner Joann Chesser, of 59 Greens Lane,  was not at home at the time of the fire. Neighbors at the scene reported that Chesser frequently spends weekends with her son in Louisville.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Product recall alerts save children’s lives

    Parenting in today’s world can be a daunting task.  As Attorney General, I have worked hard to give parents and law enforcement the tools they need to better protect Kentucky kids. Sadly, sometimes the things we least expect pose the greatest danger to our children.

  • Fatal accident "quick and violent"

    A fatal accident last week may lead to changes for residents who use motorized wheel chairs to travel along Taylorsville’s busy roads.

    Marsha Dennison, 76, died Wednesday morning after being struck by a propane truck at the intersection of East Main and Jefferson streets. The Taylorsville resident was reportedly attempting to cross with the light at Jefferson Street in her motorized wheel chair when Harry D. Mercer, 42, made a right turn off Main Street. Both subjects were moving eastbound prior to the accident.

  • Another kind of Super Bowl victory

    If you tuned in to watch the Super Bowl this past Sunday night, then you were among nearly 40% of all other U.S. households watching the big game. Super Bowl Sunday holds the record of being TV’s most-watched game day of the year; some 80-90 million Americans are watching their televisions at any given time during the game. With ratings like these, there is no wonder why some advertisers are willing to pay as much as $3 million for a 30-second commercial.

  • LETTER: Lincoln dinner a success

    I would like to thank you, Spencer County, for turning out in large numbers for the Lincoln Day Dinner last Friday evening.  Though the weather was wet and rainy, the crowd was enthusiastic and energized!

    Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House, the State Senate, House and local offices spoke and personally answered questions during the evening. It was a great way to get to know the candidates and their positions. The event drew the attention of CNN, which filmed the speeches and interviewed the candidates for a piece to be broadcast sometime in the next week.

  • Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

    Warren Thompson and Clayton Geralds are passionate about alfalfa, and the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference has held a special place on their calendars for the majority of its 30 years of existence.

    As a retired industry professional and forage extension specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Thompson worked to increase the state’s alfalfa acreage and yields. He has since attended nearly every conference, speaking on many occasions about the benefits of the crop.

  • A "tidal wave" of change predicted

    The high school cafeteria was abuzz Friday night and not just because the Republican faithful had gathered to hear from party candidates. As guests arrived for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, their attention was quickly focused on a sight rarely found in small towns – a cable news crew.

    “I think there was excitement that CNN was there,” said Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County Republican Party Chair. Diners were thrilled, she said, to see the national media giant covering issues viewed as important by ordinary Americans.

  • March is right around the corner

    The best words that came from the radio for most school children Tuesday morning may have been the announcement that the snow and ice had cancelled classes in the county. But for me, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that pitchers and catchers were to be reporting to spring training on February 16. Forget flowers.What signals spring for me is the chance to catch the sound of Marty Brenneman on the radio broadcasting a Reds’ game from spring training – which this year will take place in Arizona.