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Today's News

  • Neighboring landmark destroyed by fire

       One of Nelson County's most historic homes was destroyed by fire early

    Sunday. The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called before 5 a.m.

    as flames were seen coming from Duncan Manor, a two-story pre-Civil War

    house on KY 55 just north of the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway.

    The house, owned by Lily Whittington of Cox's Creek, was gutted by the

    fire, leaving only the brick walls. The fire is being investigated by

    the state fire marshal's office.

  • Teen's death spurs family to join SAFE campaign against wet vote

    The death of 19-year-old Donnie DeJesus is a tragic story of one too many wrong choices.

    After a night of celebrating at a local prom party, Donnie died sometime during the early morning hours of May 10 of alcohol poisoning. His blood alcohol level was .365. The legal limit for a 21-year-old adult is .01.

    "They said it was one of the highest levels they had seen in a long time," said Teresa Gray, Donnie's mother, of investigators.

  • 4-H and FFA poultry show

    Spencer County Fair Hosts Open and 4-H/FFA Poultry Show

     The Spencer County Fair Open and Youth poultry show was held Tuesday , July 28th in the livestock show pavilion at the fairgrounds. This is the first year that a poultry show has been offered at the Spencer County Fair and many Spencer County 4-H and FFA members participated. There were a total of 114 entries (50 youth and 64 Open) in the show. The entry was much greater than expected by show coordinators.

  • Church happenings

    Yard sale at All Saints

    The All Saints Church annual yard sale will be held Saturday  from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The sale will be held rain or shine, inside the parish hall.  All Saints is located in Taylorsville, at 410 Main Cross Street.

    Yard sale/auction at Big Spring Assembly of God

  • SCHS open house celebrates end of construction

        After nearly two years of construction, the renovations on Spencer County High School are complete. Administrators and community members celebrated the accomplishment with a grand opening on Sunday during which people toured the building and viewed the improvements.

        Although students filled the halls at the beginning of last year, the structure was far from being finished. Administrators worried about the dust and heavy machinery that remained in the halls.

  • LETTER: Response to Mighty Mite letter

    I am writing in response to the letter “Winning at cost of having fun” that was published a couple of weeks ago.

  • LETTER: Relay for Life thanks donors

    The American Cancer Society and the Spencer County Relay for Life 2009 committee would like to thank the entire community for their great contributions to this year's event. Because of your efforts through donations, caring deeds and involvement this experience was once again successful. Our total was close to $20,000. Our totals were down a bit but not our spirits. We will continue to fight against cancer in anyway we can. Relay celebrated its survivors and remembered those who lost their battle.

  • Taylorsville native named principal at Campbellsville High School

    When students return to Campbellsville High School this month, a different face will greet them, but it's one they have seen before.

    Kirby Smith, a special education teacher and head CHS baseball coach, took over as principal at CHS on July 1.

    Campbellsville's Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers made the announcement last Wednesday. Smith will take over the principal's position from Mike Deaton, who was recently hired to replace Woods-Ayers, who decided to not seek another contract.

    Smith, 37, is originally from Taylorsville.

  • Local football player attends FBU's Top Gun football camp

    Will Edwards, a seventh grader at Spencer County Middle School, recetly had the opportunity to attend Football University's (FBU) "Top Gun" football camp in Orlando.

    during the year, FBU held 32 invitation only camps across the United States. From those camps 80 players were selected at each age level and invited to attend the Top Gun camp in Florida.

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

    Spencer County Parks Field Day

    Spencer County Parks will be hosting a field day for children Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event is designed for children 15 and younger, and will feature games, fishing, archery and obstacle course. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded, including board games, fishing poles and River Bats tickets. Children will also be able to see local fire trucks and police vehicles.

    There is no cost to attend, but participants are encouraged to donate a canned good for the food pantry.