Today's News

  • Voters defy polls; Bevin tops Conway

    Kentucky voters defied history and the polls last Tuesday as they elected Matt Bevin as Governor, only the second Republican in 44 years to win that seat. In Spencer County, Bevin routed Jack Conway by nearly 30 percentage points.

    One week before the election, polls released showed Conway, Kentucky’s current Attorney General, up five points over Bevin, who has never held public office. However, as the precincts closed and numbers began coming in, it was clear those polls were wrong.

  • City reverses flag policy; will come down during holidays

    There was plenty of passion about patriotism last Tuesday night as the Taylorsville City Commission again discussed how often the flags along Main Street should fly.
    Just one month after voting to keep the American flags hanging on the street lamps year-round, the commission had a change of heart last week, and voted 4-1 to set a date to have them go up and a date to have them come down each year in order to allow seasonal banners to fly along a two-block stretch of Main Street. The discussion generated strong discussion.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 4

    Grace Chapel Revival

    Grace Chapel will be holding a revival November 6 through 8 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly, with the Sunday service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The preacher will be Tommy Pinkerton. Grace Chapel Pastor David Hutch and the congregation invites all to attend.

    All-Saints Holiday Bazaar

  • Hiding behind masks

    Masks are everywhere today. On Main street last week, kids in costumes were searching for candy and goodies. Maybe in your neighborhood you saw a few trick or treaters. You may have kids or grandkids who enjoy dressing up. Maybe you even put on a plastic mask or a wig or a pair of goofy glasses just to have a little fun. It’s just that time of year.

    My Facebook page is full of photos of masks and costumes, some elaborate, some simple, but all hiding the reality.

  • What to use for trophy bass during fall and winter


    The swim jig and the swimming retrieve are now mainstays for trophy largemouth from heavy cover or weeds. They also shine for catching suspended largemouth bass in clear lakes.

    Anglers fishing the world-class smallmouth reservoirs in Kentucky and Tennessee fished a swim jig for decades, but they called it the fly and rind.

  • Runners qualify for State


    Members of the Spencer County Cross Country team qualified for the State Meet with an impressive showing in the Regionals held Saturday at Seneca Park in Louisville.
    For the second year in a row, the boys CC team earned a trip to the State with a fourth place finish in the 3AA regionals.

  • Lady Bears optimistic for future


    The Spencer County Lady Bears were not content with just getting to the 8th Region Tournament–they wanted to show they belonged.

    They did that Monday night, sweeping Gallatin County in three games 25-15, 25-18 and 25-13 to advance to the semi-finals on Wednesday.

    Unfortunately, there they met host North Oldham, 25-12 on the season and an elite squad, who dispatched the Lady Bears in a three-game sweep of their own.

    Still, the season was nothing short of a success for Coach Whitney Reno’s girls.

  • Bears handle Henry, 41-6


    The Bears woke up from a late season hibernation as strong as ever Friday night, taking care of Henry County 41-6 to close out the regular season with a school best 9-1 record.

    After suffering the season’s first loss against Shelby County in their last game, the Bears had a week off and plenty of time to rest and prepare for the Wildcats. They came out sharp on both sides of the ball and left little doubt as to who was the better team.

  • Celebrating four generations of military service


    For some Spencer Countians, Veteran’s Day is more like a family affair, as they will celebrate four generations of military service next week.

  • Education - SCMS celebrates test scores with Grizzly Fest


    Spencer County Middle School celebrated its record-high K-PREP scores last Friday at an academic pep rally dubbed “Grizzly Fest.”

    The school recently received the results of last spring’s test. SCMS students placed in the 90th percentile, a dramatic gain from its place in the 37th percentile just three years ago.

    “We have really high expectations,” principal Matt Mercer said before the event. “We work extremely hard.”