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Today's News

  • UK's all-equine field day set for June 27

    The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will hold an all-equine field day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on UK’s Maine Chance Equine Campus on Newtown Pike, just north of Interstate75. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for purchase from the Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association and the Fayette County 4-H and FFA Livestock Club.

    The field day is designed for horse owners, farm owners, farm managers and equine veterinarians. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a long list of questions for the experts.

  • Gunz a blazin' U14 team places 2nd

    Spencer County 14U team Young Gunz placed second in the first annual Summer Slam Classic last weekend.  The two-day tournament was held in London  June 13-14.  The team came from behind to win two games but, dispite their grit, were named runner-up.

    Team members seen below are: Coach Brent New, Austin Gabrie, Chaz Goodlett, Logan Hall, Josh Talley, Coach Billy Talley, Dylan Boone, Austin King, Coach Jonathan O’Dell,  Westin Pittman, Jordan Hardin,Travis O’Dell, and Landon New, Josh Ferency and Austin Heilman.

  • 4-H Livestock Club brings home the ribbons

    The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the Washington County Livestock Judging Contest with the following receiving awards: 

  • 4-H tractor contest

    The Spencer County 4-H tractor contest was held on May 9 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast for the group, which was greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • Deputies respond to burglary in progress

    Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a Mt. Washington Road home Thursday afternoon that ended in a foot chase.

    Christopher Ferguson, 24, of New Albany, Ind., was seen by police leaving the rear of a home in the 6000 block of Mt. Washington Road. Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the back door had been pried open and broken glass lay on the ground.

  • Clashing over sewer boundaries

    The plans have been drawn up for three years, but efforts to extend Taylorsville Water Department’s sewer service area finally came to a critical point when the county denied their support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    City water department representatives approached fiscal court this week asking for a letter of support at the request of Kentucky’s Division of Water.  The proposed 201 boundary line would have extended the water department’s service area northward on KY 55 toward Elk Creek Road and along Hardesty Ridge back to KY 44.

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

    JDRF Yard sale

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be having a yard sale Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at 651 Foxmore Dr. in Hillsborough Estate. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Children’s clothing, toys, home furnishings, Little Tykes slide, and much more. Please attend and help raise money for a cure.

    Spencer County Fair pageant

    applications

  • Springfield man struck by lightning dies

    Brian Larsh, 44, of Springfiled, was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after his family made the difficult decision to have him removed from life support, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    “He had too much internal damage from the lightning and his organs hadstarted to fail,” Allen said.

    Larsh was initially taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, but was moved to Louisville later that day.

  • Soccer registrations

    Spencer County Soccer Association (SCSA) will be holding registrations at Taylorsville Dairy Queen on June 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday June 21, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Deadline for registrations is midnight June 30. For more information you can email SCSA at scsa@bellsouth.net.

  • LETTER: Thanks for $29,000 in Crusade donations

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the community for once again supporting the WHAS Crusade for Children.  Thanks to your efforts, the department collected $29,133.38.  Special thanks goes to all our firefighters that assisted this weekend, especially, Assistant Chief Richard Morris, Sgt. Cameron Canan, and Firefighter Tyler Milburn who went beyond the call of duty!

    Thanks to all!

    Nathan B. Nation

    Fire Chief