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Today's News

  • El Nino to La Nina patterns could prompt drastic weather change

    In 1998, Kentucky experienced a very wet spring due to a strong El Nino weather pattern. Then El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific turned to La Nina – the cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean – that led the Bluegrass State into a summer drought. Some weather models are indicating that history may repeat itself in 2010.

  • Arnold earns Short Sales and Foreclosure certification

    Susan Arnold, Principal Broker, with Arnold Realty, LLC has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) offers the SFR certification to real estate agents who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. This designation is in addition to the Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer Representative designations which Arnold has previously earned.

  • LETTER: Open to anyone searching for a job

    Few of us can say that we don’t know a family that is experiencing hard times due to job loss. Fortunately, we have many resources here in Spencer County to help those in need. The Chamber of Commerce has reached out to organizations in an effort to assist the unemployed in their job search. We call this united effort “JOBS” – Joint Opportunity for Building Success. On Friday there will be a FREE Jobs Readiness Fair & Seminar Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road. This is open to anyone searching for a job!

  • Judge rules Taylorsville owes $162,000 to development

    The City of Taylorsville has received a court order to pay $162,840 plus interest to Highview Development, LLC for a breach of contract.

    Court documents state that the city failed to follow through on an agreement to expand the sewage treatment plant by the predetermined date of May 3, 2008. The verdict was handed down March 5 by

    Judge Steve Mershon, a special judge to Spencer County Circuit Court.

  • Scholarship essay contest

    High School juniors in Spencer County are invited to enter a Genealogy Essay Contest, sponsored by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society. Deadline is May 17; winners of a $500 scholarship will be announced in September.

     Entries must be a minimum of 600 words, in one of three categories: Ownership, tracing the ownership of the land where you presently live back to the formation of the county (1824); Oral History that has passed down in your family; or Early Spencer County Family, a family in Spencer County when it was formed.

  • All-state chorus

    Danielle Curtsinger, a junior at SCHS, represented Spencer County at the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2010 All-State Chorus at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts on February 5, following 3 days of rehearsal at the KMEA conference in Louisville. Over 1400 students representing 105 schools across Kentucky auditioned in October to be considered for the honor of the All-State Chorus.

  • PHOTO: SCHS weight meet

    Upcoming freshman, Michael Fowler at the Spencer County High School weight meet March 13. Photo by Nikki Russell.

  • Signature HealthCARE moves headquarters to Louisville

    Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Signature HealthCARE LLC, a long-term healthcare facility operator based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to announce the company will relocate its national headquarters to Louisville. 

    Signature HealthCARE operates a nursing facility in Taylorsville.

  • Taylorsville Lake State Park: New park manager

    Scott Ringham, a Kentucky Department of Parks employee with six years experience, has been selected as the new park manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Ringham, 47, will be leaving his job as manager of Ben Hawes State Park and his hometown of Owensboro to accept the position. He will be joined by his wife, Kelley, and two boys.

    “Owensboro is home for me, but I’m really excited about being close to Louisville,” said Ringham. “If I can’t be here, then I’m going where I want to be.”

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Prom dress fashion show and auction

    A prom dress fashion show and auction of new and gently used items will be held Thursday at the high school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Some dresses will start off bidding as low as $5.

    Miss Teen Kentucky Wesley Ware will be the special guest. Door prizes and free refreshments will be given. Admission is $5.

    For more information, contact Youth Service Center at 477-3222.

    Chili supper and auction