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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Taylorsville woman killed in Hodgenville crash

    A Taylorsville woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.

    Amy C. Parks, 28, also known as Amy Smallwood, was driving a 2000 Ford Escort north on U.S. 31E, just south of Peak Road, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle almost head-on.

    Parks was “laying on the ground beside the car” when officers arrived, said LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. However, he believes she was wearing a seatbelt and was not ejected from the vehicle.

  • LETTER: Football association emphasizes safety

    To the charge that the Spencer County Youth Football Association is about winning only is absurd. The SCYFA organization has always been about leadership, teambuilding, and teaching the fundamentals of football.