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Today's News

  • Salt River Tom and the evils of whisky

    The debate over whether Spencer County should go wet or remain dry brings to mind a column written by this same scribe several years ago. We take you back to 1890 - a bit before my time.

  • The faces of Relay

    Tommy Akins walked around the parking lot of the Spencer County Middle School with a video camera rolling, catching the sights of little children playing, the sounds of music and people laughing, and capturing the mood that surrounded the annual Spencer County Relay for Life.

    For Akins, the event that raises money for cancer awareness and research has special meaning. It took on special meaning ten years ago when his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then again a year later when their daughter received the news that she was afflicted as well.

  • Thursday's brief storm makes mess

    A brief, but powerful thunderstorm rolled through Taylorsville last Thursday flooding streets and snapping tree limbs.

    Spencer County Dispatch said that trees could be found blocking roads in every direction. Like cardinal points on a weather vane, the roads of Yoder Station (north), Little Union (south), Lilly Pike (east) and Little Mount (west) were each reported to have large limbs impeding traffic.

  • SCHS track awards

    Although the 2009 track season is over, several members of the SCHS track team are still receiving honors. 

    • Erico Smith was named to the Second Team All-State for his 4th place finish in the 100-meter dash at AA State. 

    • Drew Abell, Charliann Garcia, Adrian Gregory, Christina Shawver, and Mike Williams were named to the KTCCCA Academic All-State Team by both qualifying for the State Meet and maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA. 

  • Beyond land of One-and-Done, success belongs to not done

    Visit to Land of One-And-Done and beyond.

    College basketball’s new catch-all, one-and-done is code for show-me-the-money-now! by handlers of 18-year-old Kobe-wanna-be’s who figure college is no more than seven months pretending to be a student until the birthday cake has 19 candles. It’s the world we live in.

    But what about the sane side, One and not Done.

  • Preventing farming accidents

    Summer is a busy time for Spencer County farmers, and farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With the recent farm-related death of a Lincoln County man, producers across the state need to be vigilant about safety on their farms.

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

    Road maintenance

    KY 1319:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and KY 1392 (mile points 2.1 and 4.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    KY 2814:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and Whitfield Lane (mile points 0 and 1.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    Benefit yard sale for Nick Henry

  • Can you hear that? It's Kentucky Thunder

    Kentucky Thunder, a 14u traveling softball team out of Taylorsville, is off to a promising start this summer.   On June 13-14, they battled back from a 0-3 start to earn second place by knocking out the top team and moving on to the finals at the Future Stars of Sports Classic held in Ft. Knox.

    On June 20-21, they competed in the Bluegrass Blowout in Versailles.  They finished 3rd out of 15 teams with a record of 4-2.  They will be in Shelbyville next weekend, June 27-28 at the 3rd Annual Fastpitch LIT.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on April 28, 2009.

    Civil:

    GP Enterprises LLC v Barbara Didier. Eviction notice. Judgment for GP Enterprises LLC.

    Winterwood Inc v Amanda Howell. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Sterling Built Homes LLC v Stacy Allen Taylor. Judgment for Sterling Built Homes LLC.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District  Court on May 8, 2009.

    Traffic:

  • Barmore's basketball camp

    Coach Barmore’s 5th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 22 through 26 at the high school. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade who are interested in attending should register now. Send registration information to:  Spencer County Board of Education, Attn: Michele Barlow, 207 West Main Street, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or call Michele Barlow at 502-262-5214.   Session one will be for grades K-5th and will be held from  8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session two will be for grades 6-12 and will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.