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Today's News

  • Bears lose heartbreaker to Anderson County

    When considering the Spencer County Bears’ 14-4 record this year, some fans look back to last year, when the young squad struggled to find six wins all season. Other fans look forward to next season, when this team with no seniors will be older, more experienced and ready to challenge.

    Hopefully, a growing number of fans are enjoying the present, and realizing that this is a team that right now can compete in their district and the 8th region and they don’t have to wait until next season.

  • Ethics probe resumes

    The investigation continues into whether actions by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) executive director were a violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.

  • Football signing week

    When fans statewide crank up computers this week to review which four and five star football prospects signed with Kentucky, Louisville, Western or Eastern Kentucky, take pause, sit back and apply the DAT.

    Derek Abney Test.

    Beyond the constellation where height, weight and speed in the 40 are Biblical to those who do prep.com(s), there’s a more cerebral measure. A world where walk-ons are discovered and DAT qualifiers often rise to be college football’s best stories.

  • Knife found on SCHS student

    A 17-year-old male student at Spencer County High School was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon Friday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said police were responding to a fight at the school. One of the juveniles involved allegedly admitted to carrying a switch blade knife in his boot and voluntarily turned it over to school administrators.

    The student was arrested and later released to his parents.

  • Sharp shooting helps Lady Bears keep it close

    Junior MacKenzie Smith sank five three-pointers but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bears dropped a tough 60-49 decision to Bullitt Central at home on Friday night.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of October 2009. These are continued from the January 28, 2010 edition.

    Connie S. Dale, Taylorsville to Marilyn G. Bowman, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on State Highway 55 in the village of Elk Creek as described in deed book 229 page 694. $95,000.

    Oakwood Drive Properties LLC, Lebanon Junction to Derek and Tracy Mitchell, Taylorsville. 257 Locust Drive. $80,000.

  • School district proposes Wednesday start

    A comparison of the draft 2010-2011 school calendar to this year will reveal few changes. Among the proposals are a Wednesday start, instead of Tuesday as the first day of school.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said calendar committee members were unanimous in their discussions.

    “A half week allows students to ease into the school year. The idea is actually geared toward younger kids, but teachers and parents of middle school students were also very receptive,” said Adams.

  • County to pave subdivision

    Fiscal court may be venturing into un-driven territory when Camp Branch Trail subdivision is paved later this year. New landowners requested Monday that road bond funds be used to finish what the original developers did not.

    “We want the road built so we can sell the lots,” said Steve Bowman, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville.

  • FROM THE WORD: Same truth found in old and new

    The amazing thing about discussing the Bible with a lot of Christian people and bringing up scripture in the Old Testament and if it is something they don’t want to abide by they will say yes that is in the Old Testament. When I wrote about drinking alcohol I heard this a lot.

    Isaiah 5:11-14 – Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

  • Fighting fire in the snow

    Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department fought more than one battle when they responded to a structure fire Saturday afternoon. Before extinguishing the 20-foot flames, firefighers first had to figure out a way to get to the large shed located a few 100 feet off the roadway and buried under four inches of snow.

    “We were worried about getting the truck stuck,” said Chief Doug Herndon.

    With the apparatus parked some distance away, firefighters struggled to drag several extra sections of hose across the frozen ground.