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Today's News

  • Coloring contest winners get to party

    These students are the winners of the DQ coloring contest here in Taylorsville.

    The month of April was Child Abuse Awareness month in which the Spencer County Family Resource Center, along with many other community partners, participated in a Pinwheel for Prevention campaign.

    Dairy Queen decided to do a coloring contest in which each student who brought in their colored pinwheel received a free ice-cream cone and the chance to win a banana split party for themselves and five of their friends!

  • Lady Bears defeat Atherton

    The Lady Bears Softball team got returned to the diamond after a week of wet weather and walked off winners with a 4-2 victory on the road at Atherton Monday afternoon. The win improved the girls’ season mark to 6-10 with just a week of action left.

    On Tuesday, the girls were set to take on Bethlehem and on Wednesday will face Jeffersontown for a double-header at home. This weekend, the girls are set to travel to Elizabethtown for a round-round tournament to close out the season and will open up 30th disctrict tournament play on Monday at Eminence when they

  • Livestock Club has major skills

    The Spencer County Livestock Club attended the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest at the Franklin County Extension Office in Frankfort May 2. 

    The following members received awards: 

    Clover Individual Identification – 11th Lilli Hanik.  Clover Individual Evaluation – 1st Chris Miles, 18th Courtney Jeffiers.  Clover Individual Overall – 24th Chris Miles.  8th Place Clover Team Overall – Chris Miles, Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, Ashley Montgomery. 

  • LETTER: All athletes need recognition

    As a Spencer County resident who has two young children in Spencer County Schools,  I would like to suggest that a story be written and published in regards to the young athletes that contribute so much to the high school’s athletic programs. 

    SCHS sports programs are so often made up of several younger middle school-aged athletes that work really hard to contribute to varsity and JV, yet they never get much recognition for their achievements or their hard work!

  • Snider wins writing contest

    Joseph Snider, of Taylorsville, was named the Area 4 winner in the 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing contest. This contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future.”

  • Bears drop the ball

    Miscues in the field and the inability to put together timely hits in the late innings doomed the Spencer County Bears Monday afternoon as they dropped a tough 3-1 decision at Henry County.

    Tied at 1-1, the Bears twice had runners in scoring positions in both the fifth and sixth innings, but were unable to move them around the bases to score, stranding three runners in the last two innings.

  • Kentucky Gourd Show this weekend

    Gourdheads unite. The 15th annual Kentucky Gourd Show is on tap for this weekend and it promises three full days of crafty creations  – all concocted from one unassuming fruit.

    Gourds can virtually be made into anything. In past shows, participants have made lamps, purses, hats and the ever-popular Santa gourds. This year, more than 100 humanities students from Nelson County High School made masks as part of their study on African cultures. Their work has been entered in the show along with another 40 art students from the school who made bowls and sculptures.

  • Patterson’s return to Kentucky will have big impact on Commonwealth

    Music to ears of Kentucky basketball fans came in a solo last week from Patrick Patterson. “I’m coming back.”

    First stanza: “I have the chance to graduate in three years, which is important to me and my family,” Patterson said.

    Second stanza: “I want to help Kentucky compete for a national title, and even more than that win its eighth national championship.”

    Chorus: “I’m also really excited about playing for Coach Cal and developing my game in the dribble drive offense.”

  • Youth Football Association meeting May 20

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be having there first open board meeting Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fiscal Court Building downtown Taylorsville. All parents and the community are encouraged to join the meeting to discuss the 2009-2010 season.Board Members for the 2009-2010 season are as follows:

    Chris Hutt President

    Trent DeRudder Vice-President

    Kim Carruthers Treasurer

    Allison Hughes Secretary

    Tommy Shelburne Equipment Manager

    Robert Berry Sergeant of Arms

    Floyd Light Sergeant of Arms

  • LETTER: SAFE, not a one-issue organization

    Have you ever stood beside the casket of a friend who was killed as a result of an alcohol related accident?     I have.

    Have you ever had someone share with you that they were an alcoholic and all the struggles and temptations that they faced on a daily basis, especially when people chose to drink around them? I have.

    Have you ever sat down with a young wife and mother as she poured out her heart that her husband’s drinking was destroying their marriage and harming their children?    I have.