Today's News

  • Two local students make EKU president’s list

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,224 students earned president’s list honors for the Fall 2012 semester.
    Local students named to the president’s list are:
    Marissa Beth Wente, of Fisherville, a senior communication disorders major, and
    Ryan Steven Conard, of Taylorsville, a junior biology pre-medical science major.

  • Colebank named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Tyler Colebank, a senior at Bethlehem High School, was named to the school’s A-B honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year.

  • 2013-2014 Spencer County Public Schools Calendar

    • Opening day — Aug. 6
    • First day for students — Aug. 7
    • Professional Development Day/ No Class — Aug. 30
    • Fall break — Oct. 11-21 for students and Oct. 11-18 for faculty.
    • Data Analysis/Professional Development Day/ No Class — Oct. 21
    • Records Day/No class — Nov. 4
    • Thanksgiving Break — Nov. 27-29
    • Winter Break — Dec. 20-Jan. 6 for students and Dec. 20-Jan. 5 for faculty

  • Farm plate donations benefit local youth

    Spencer County 4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Spencer County and statewide 4-H programs through the farm license plate voluntary donation program.

  • PHOTOS: Taking the time to care

    The Taylorsville Elementary after-school tutoring program was started in September by Spencer County Middle School student Marissa Allen. Allen, who is pictured in the bottom right photo, formulated the project as part of her participation in the 2012 Harvard University Leadership Academy.  Every Wednesday, eight middle school and six high school students gather at TES after school to offer participating third-fifth grade students homework help and assistance in all subject areas.

  • Public Record: District Court Jan. 25

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Jan. 25, 2013, by Judge David Hayse:

    Justin M. Back (1984), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Justin M. Back (1984), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, amended to speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $30 fine and court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment; failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Feb. 6 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations Feb. 1-4:

    Nicholas J. Paddock, 24, of Morrison Avenue in Louisville, was arrested Feb. 1 on a bench warrant for failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense, from Jefferson County.

    Thomas L. Sego, 29, of 600 block Little Elk Road in Mount Eden, was cited Feb. 1 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

    Timothy D. Terrell, 39, of Cornishville Road in Harrodsburg, was cited Feb. 2 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

  • Public Record: Property transfers from December 2012 (part 2)

    The following property transfers were recently recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    On Dec. 29, 2012, Raymond E. Higgs and Margarita Nancy Higgs, 654 Burgin Noel Road in Bloomfield, to Raymond E. Higgs and Margarita Nancy Higgs, 654 Burgin Noel Road in Bloomfield, tract number 5 and tract number 4 of the James Edward Noel Jr. agricultural division, as described in deed book 250, page 458, $188,000 fair cash value.

  • BBB: Don't fall for 'free' airline ticket scam

    The Better Business Bureau is warning citizens not to fall for a scam claiming they are the recipient of free airline tickets.

    "Consumers across the country are receiving mailings indicating that they have won two round-trip tickets from US Airlines. Another similar letter indicates that one can redeem a travel voucher for two round-trip, airline tickets," according to a news release from the BBB. "This letter also contains what appears to be a check but says 'Must Be Redeemed for travel certificate,' near the bottom."

  • SCMS academic team takes 2nd at district

    The Spencer County Middle School Academic Team recently participated in the Sixth Grade Showcase and the Governor’s Cup District competitions. The following are the results:
    Sixth Grade Showcase - Dec. 1, 2012
    Overall - 1st place
    Quick Recall - 1st place
    Language Arts:
    Jeremiah Potter - 3rd place
    Cody Robinson - 1st place
    Seth Baunach  - 3rd place
    Cody Robinson - 1st place
    Gabriel Whitlock - 4th place
    Social Studies