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Today's News

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

    Tuesday thing

    Spencer County Middle School Library will be hosting Tuesday Thing Programs. These special programs start at 12 p.m. The library will be open 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    July 14, Movie Maker Basics: SCHS student, Shane Greenwell, gives the basics of how to get a movie saved and ready to present without a pesky red X where pictures and videos are supposed to appear!

    Other events include: July 21, Birds of Prey; July 28, Stamping and Advanced Movie Maker: Aug. 4, Beach Blanket Party.

    Road delays

  • Carving out a new career in a down economy

    In the tough economic times, people have been coming up with unconventional ways of pulling in some extra cash. Wes Bridwell is one of them. He has been unemployed since November 2008 but he hasn’t had trouble keeping himself busy. 

    Bridwell has been carving 90 pound rocks into the shape of Kentucky to give and sell to locals. 

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Don't be dumbed down

    I have watched more local television news reports this past week than in recent years and I can honestly say that I’m dumber for it.

    When it comes to feeding that news-junkie habit, there’s nothing that compares to the written word – and not on some flickering computer screen either. Even when I do want to read something on an Internet news site, I have to print it out.

  • Cyclists spin their wheels

    Cyclists began converging on Taylorsville early last Wednesday morning in preparation for the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championships individual timed trial, but were noticeably irritated to discover logistical problems that pushed start times back one, then two, hours.

    “We wanted to make sure it was safe,” said Greg Fante, director of sports development for the Louisville Sports Commission. “Any time you have a major event like this, there are going to be hurdles. If we are going to err, we are going to err on the side of caution.”

  • Emerald ash borer quarantine close to Spencer County

    Recently, the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist, in consultation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, issued a quarantine for 20 counties due to the emerald ash borer. Since the quarantine was issued, questions have arisen about the emerald ash borer, including controlling its spread and effects on ash trees.

  • LETTER: Bears football coach looks forward to season

    It is with great anticipation and excitement that we begin the 2009-2010 Spencer County High School football season.

  • FROM THE WORD: Staying the course of the founders

    Deuteronomy 8:11-14  Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

  • Youth Service Center summer day camps

    The Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring summer day camps. Spaces are limited. Please contact the YSC to register. There is a $10 registration fee but scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

  • Sporting news and events

    SCHS parent, football player meeting

    Spencer County High School Football parent/player meeting will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the SCHS gym. Anyone interested in playing football at the high school level must attend the meeting. Practice will begin July 13 at 6:30 p.m.. All athletes must have a current physical on the proper KHSAA form. Forms can be attained at www.KHSAA.org or at the Spencer County School Board office, located at 207 West Main Street.

    Grizzly football begins

  • LETTER: Entertaining on the taxpayers dime

    It goes without saying that the current activities of our county judge has created a cloud of sadness that covers the legacy of our community statewide.  One would think that we are the laughing stock of the Commonwealth, but no one is laughing.

     If there is any taxpaying citizen in Spencer County that is not 100 percent angry, that person needs to be committed to an insane asylum.  I will refer to Judge Jenkins as Mr. Jenkins from this point in time because I can not fathom addressing him as judge.  He no longer deserves that distinction.