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Today's News

  • Light Up Salt River donations falter

    Light Up Salt River has become a tradition for families in Spencer and surrounding counties. Pack up the car with kids, lawn chairs and a few snacks, then head to Overlook Road just in time for the fireworks show.

    Enjoy it this year, said committee member Kathy Spears, because it might just be the last.

    “Donations just aren’t coming in like they have in the past,” said Spears. “Right now we have half of what we usually receive.”

  • LETTER: Minister speaks in favor of wet vote

    I am a minister ready to be the first minister in the area to speak for the possible wet/dry vote for the county. 

    I too have strong morals and values deeply rooted in my Christian faith and beliefs along with the ministers who have spoken against the possible future vote.

    The letters and articles I have read against the issue seem to say that those who are for it and/or those who drink do not have the same standards as those who choose not to drink alcohol. 

  • Grand jury indicts two

    Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted two Taylorsville residents on manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Joshua L. Carney and Tina S. Carney, both of 4709 Little Union Road, each will be tried in court on two felony counts involving methamphetamine. Their first indictment is for manufacturing methamphetamine complicity, a class B felony that carries with it the possibility of 10 to 20 years in prison. Their second indictment of possession of methamphetamine is a class D felony and has the potential sentence of one to five years.

  • Local students win at 4-H competition, will go to state

    The 2009 Louisville Area Communications Day was held Saturday, May 23 at the Bullitt County Extension Office in Shepherdsville. Spencer County was well represented at this event with six 4-H members participating in six demonstration categories and one speech category.  

    “I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County took home a blue ribbon,” said Mollie Tichenor, Spencer County 4-H agent.

    Local students earned the following awards:

  • Powenski heading to South Laurel

    After three years as head coach of the Spencer County High School Bears football team, Matt Powenski has resigned to take a coaching position at South Laurel High School in London, Kentucky.

  • Former major leaguer sees his field of dreams

    There’s a twinkle in Jack Littrell’s eyes when he talks about his days as a professional baseball player. From the time he signed on with the Boston Red Sox in 1948 to his final 1957 season with the Chicago Cubs, Jack reflects upon great plays, the crack of the bat and his lifelong love of the game.

     With help from Hosparus, this Spencer County resident enjoys watching the game on lazy spring afternoons in the comfort of his daughter’s Taylorsville home.

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

    Get the word out about your business

    Greater Louisville Sports Commission will be sponsoring the Master’s Cycle Time Trial to be held in Spencer County on Wednesday, July 1.  These folks are looking to hand out a welcome packet filled with information and promotional items from businesses in Spencer County.

  • Search continues for missing boater

    Divers are continuing their search for the body of a Bullitt County man who has been missing since Friday morning at Taylorsville Lake.

    Thirty-six-year-old Anthony W. Reynolds, of Shepherdsville, was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: How can contradictory faiths COEXIST?

    There is a rapidly growing advertisement concept floating around lately promoting acceptance; perhaps you have seen it. Most commonly seen on bumper stickers, the word “COEXIST” appears with letters made up of different symbols representing various belief systems.

  • LETTER: A donor saved my life

    A month ago, I received the most precious gift anyone could possibly receive – a lung transplant. Money could not have bought this, only the generosity of a donor who wanted their life to mean something even after their death by saving other lives.

    Until I needed a transplant, I never knew how important it was to become a donor – or how easy it was – just sign the back of your driver’s license.