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Today's News

  • State looks for local suggestions on bridge, KY 44 projects

    With two major road projects on tap for Spencer County in 2011, engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting last Tuesday to give residents not only the first glimpse of the plans, but also the chance to voice suggestions for improvements.

    “We are trying to build projects that fit the community’s structure,” said state highway engineer Mike Hancock. “We will take all public comments because good ideas can come from anywhere.”

  • LETTER: Ky. Gourd Society says thanks for support

    The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to thank the community for supporting the KY Gourd Art Show. This year marked out 15th year here in Taylorsville.

    The KGS Board consists of dedicated people from across the state of Kentucky. They promote the growing and crafting of gourds.

    Although they prepare for the show all year, so does the community.

    We would like to thank those that get the downtown ready for the visitors that come for that weekend.

  • PHOTO: Little league player of the week

    Hayden Collins was recently named 5-year-old Player of the Week for the Northern Cal Ripken T-Ball League in Lexington. Hayden is the first baseman for the Reds and has been the key to many outs in the infield. His consistent catching and outstanding hitting ability led him to receive this honor.

     Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Todd and Susan Collins of Mt. Eden.

  • LETTER: EDA, alcohol vote and tax money

    On May 14, 1988, there was a bus crash in Carroll County, Kentucky caused by a man who had left a bar drinking alcohol. He was going the wrong way on 1-71 and ran into a bus carrying sixty-seven passengers. Twenty-seven of them died, and thirty-four injured, mostly children. Every year we have thousands of people killed on the highways caused by alcohol. Do we want these bars in our county where people sit and drink?

  • 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.