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Today's News

  • Faith for Today: Trusting God and doing good

    There’s plenty of talk these days about financial troubles.  Controversial solutions are being pushed, cutbacks are being made, and businesses are closing down.  Our nation, our state, and our local government are all seeking to expand care for those in need while at the same time cutting costs.  Even the Governor’s annual free Derby Day Breakfast included a price tag this year.

  • Church happenings

    National Day of Prayer tomorrow

  • Habitat golf scramble

    The fourth annual Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble will be held June 6 at Tanglewood Golf Course. The shotgun start is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with lunch and prizes awarded between 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Entry forms for teams and sponsorships can be found at www.SpencerCountyHFH.com. Please send registration form(s) and check, payable to “Spencer County Habitat for Humanity” to:

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 999, Taylorsville, KY 40071. Deadline for registration is May 29.

     

  • Rain hampers ball games

    The ball fields were quiet the past week as rain washed out the bulk of the schedule for both boys baseball and girls softball at Spencer County High School.

    In the lone game last week, the Bears dropped a 13-3 decision to Kentucky Country Day on the road last Thursday, as their seasonal record fell to 7-10.

    The boys do have a full week scheduled and hopefully the weather will be more cooperative.

  • Grand jury indicts man of arson

    A Taylorsville man has been charged with arson by the Spencer County Grand Jury for allegedly destroying a building on Bloomfield Road three years ago.

    Howard T.Jewell, Jr. of 112 Hardin Court, is facing one count of Class B felony arson for an incident that occurred around May 20, 2006.

    Court records indicate that the building was owned by Roy and Vickie Price and located at 2857 Bloomfield Road.

    The indictment states that Jewell is accused of starting a fire or causing an explosion “with the intent to destroy or damage” the property.

  • LETTER: Animal removal service benefits us all

    On behalf of Spencer County Farm Bureau and its membership, we would like to commend Judge Executive David Jenkins and Fiscal Court for appropriating the necessary funds to keep our dead livestock program going. We recognize and appreciate the fact that with all bodies of government strapped fiscally; this was no easy are task.

  • Schultz wins first place at National History Day

    Dorothy Schultz, a junior at Spencer County High School, placed first in the historical paper category at the state National History Day Competition held at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Saturday, April 18.

    Dorothy’s paper was entitled “Clausewitz’s Military Legacy”.  Dorothy will compete at the National Competition held at the University of Maryland in June.   

    -Submitted by Melita Drake, National History Day sponsor

     

  • Creating a S.A.F.E. community

    It may have taken Spencer County’s Economic Development Authority 12 months to research and plan for the alcohol petition, but it has taken a group of local citizens less than one month to organize an opposition.

    S.A.F.E., which stands for Spencer County Alliance for Family Enrichment, was created primarily to provide facts and figures so that if, or when, the alcohol issue goes to a vote – people can make an informed decision, said SAFE Chairman James Allen Tipton.

  • LETTER: Thank yous for helping Carnival for a Cure

    April 25, 2009 was our first annual “Carnival for a Cure” downtown Taylorsville. I would like to thank everyone who made this event a huge sucess. All proceeds made that day benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

     First I’d like to thank the carnival committee, especially Greg and Kathy Smith, Angela Beard, Diana and Brian Viergutz, Linda and Eric Fernandez, Martha Smith, Jennifer Goodlett, Gina and Joe McGinnis, Leanna Nation and Joyce Tindall.

  • Governor’s Scholars selects three from SCHS

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky has announced that three Spencer County High School students have been selected to participate in their prestigious summer program this year.  The selected students are Taylor Carden, daughter of Jeff and Mary Ann Carden, Kevin Herndon, son of  Carol and Doug Herndon and Alex Poole, daughter of Lisa and Ronald Poole.  These students were, first of all, nominated by SCHS after a very competitive process at that level.  Their applications were then sent on and used to compete with other top students from across the state.&n