.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Bring the whole family to Meet the Stallions day

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be hosting a Meet the Stallions day Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at their new football fields located at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville. A schedule of the day’s events is as follows:

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. punt/kick/pass tournament

    • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. cornhole tournament

    • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m concert featuring Jamie Lawson and Alex Shelley

    • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. concert featuring Billy Curtsinger, Eric Gilbert and Ron Harley Coffey.

  • Settler's Center sold for $2 mil

    Settler’s Center could see a few cosmetic updates after a Louisville developer paid $2 million for the county’s only shopping center last week.

    Settler’s Center, LLC sold the property to Carter Realty III, LLC, of Prospect, in a deal reached Aug. 31, according to records on file with the Spencer County Clerk’s Office.

  • Obama speech not mandatory in Spencer

    Local parents voiced their concerns about President Obama’s school speech by making calls to school administrators last week. Superintendent Chuck Adams said one parent compared the intent of the president’s address to Adolf Hitler’s recruitment of German youth.

    The concerns of locals echoed sentiments of parents across the country who said that Tuesday’s speech to America’s students was for the purpose of “indoctrinating” children into a liberal ideology.

  • LETTER: Library's influence in county

    In fiscal year 2008 there were 66,586 visitors entering the Spencer County Public Library.  The library is open 2,418 hours per year.  Our collections total 27,547 books, audios and videos, with an annual circulation of materials numbering 82,757.  Aggressive weeding of non-circulated materials in all areas, coupled with increased purchasing of new titles, has greatly improved selections available to our patrons. 

  • Dial-A-News hangs up the phone

    Dial-A-News, the phone-based news service covering Spencer and Shelby counties since the 1960s, disconnected last week.

    For no charge, callers could dial a local telephone number 24 hours a day and hear pre-recorded news briefs and advertising deals from their community.

    The service was founded by Dean Harden, and later purchased by Tom Hardin, a former WCND 940 AM radio personality whose voice gave callers the latest headlines for nearly the past 20 years. 

  • UK's perfect storm, UofL's decision

    Before newspaper types become fevered with clever ways to get Hartline and Justin Burke into a 64-point headline ... a look back to last Saturday.

    If your shirt was blue then Kentucky’s Miami Crush was all that and more. Maybe a fourth-and-inches short of superb.

    On a 1-10 scale for a season opener, an 8.5.

    √ Michael ‘Crisp Man’ Hartline was no game manager in this one, but a leader of men. His execution with a variety pack offense was immaculate. No hesitations, no happy feet, no turnovers. Best part? No bad decisions.

  • LETTER:Thanks for helping 'Queen for a Day'

    We would like to take this opportunity to offer a big thank you to all the local merchants, restaurants,  and businesses who donated items, gift certificates, and cash donations that helped to make “Queen for a Day” a success!

  • Blackthorn adds new color to postmaster's office

    Donna Blackthorn recently joined the staff at the Taylorsville Post Office as the new postmaster. She replaced Interim Postmaster Sandy Deapen who was filling the spot temporarily after David Jones left the postmaster position last December.

    Blackthorn brings with her 30 years experience with the United Postal Service, beginning as a distribution window clerk in St. Matthews in 1979. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions including payroll, accounting and information technology (IT), where she has worked for the past 17 years.

  • Residents hassled by high water

    Residents along Taylorsville’s Houston Court have had enough with flash floods threatening their homes, and potentially their health as rising water has repeatedly invaded foundation crawl spaces.

    Nearly 10 homeowners from the low-lying area attended last Tuesday night’s city commission meeting to present their case and make a plea for relief.

    “It’s getting to the point where you worry every time it rains,” said Ellen Redmon, who lives in the home once owned by her parents.

  • Bears volleyball: "Our team is coming together"

    The 2009 SCHS Lady Bears Volleyball team has hit the ground running this year.  Early season wins against district competitors North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were signs that this team was ready to compete.  The Lady Bears fought a hard battle against Bullitt East to lose in three games.  This match looked to be a preview of the district championships with the Lady Bears preparing for a victory.