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Today's News

  • SCHS Dancers are National Champs

     

    The SCHS Dance Team learned last week that after final scores were tabulated, they had won the U.S. Finals Champion Challenge from a competition they participated in over Spring Break in Florida. Team members include: Sydney Warren, Kelly Baird, Ashley Ebertshauser, Hallie Helton, Meredith Barnett, Kaylee Smith, Martina Handra , Kenzie Potts, Mallory Pfeiffer, Peyton Forberger, Kayla Ash and Hannah Quiora. They are coached by Sabrina Shortt Barnett. Team members will receive rings to commemorate their accomplishment.

  • Hannah Quiora signs to EKU Dance Team

     

    Hannah Quiora, a senior member of the Spencer County High School Dance Team, recently signed to become a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Colonel dance team next season in Richmond, Ky.

  • Leff honored

     

    Spencer County senior Branden Leff was named the 8th Region Male Athlete of the Year during a ceremony last week. He had previously been honored as the 30th District Male Athlete of the Year. Leff was a standout football player for the Bears, setting school rushing records and also starting on the defensive side of the line. He will play college football at Georgetown College beginning this fall. Pictured with Leff is SCHS Football Coach and Athletic Director, Mike Marksbury.

  • A past Memorial Day message from Billy Graham

    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a 1955 speech given by Rev. Billy Graham following a tour of U.S. military installations in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 31, 2017

    Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.

  • Public record - Property Transfers - Week of May 31, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of April 5, 2017 until April 18, 2017:

    Chas. C. Gray Construction Co., Inc., to Michael K. Fowler and Tonya Fowler, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 94 of Top Flight Landing. $22,500.

    Larry N. Gray and Darylyn Gray, Taylorsville, to Jonathan J. Seawright and Cheryl L. Seawright and Dennis Eisenback and Connie Eisenback, Taylorsville, KY. Property in Spencer County on Dutchman Creek. $94,000.

  • Oudoors - Expert: Don’t feed the bears

    John Hast has a word of advice for anyone tempted to throw doughnuts or food scraps to a bear: Don’t.

    “We’ve found that time and time again, a fed bear is a dead bear,” said Hast, the bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “A bear that is used to human food, whether it’s scraps or garbage, begins to lose its fear of people. And that’s where the problems begin.”

  • Oudoors - Spring turkey harvest reported across Kentucky

    Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results.

    The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the third highest on record for the state.

  • Oudoors - Free fishing weekend

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4.

    Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

  • Policing issues unresolved

    “Something is broken and it has to be fixed. Plain and simple.”

    After nearly an hour and a half of discussion between city and county officials over the state of law enforcement in Spencer County, that was the brief assessment from Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart following the joint meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission and Spencer County Fiscal Court last Wednesday.