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Today's News

  • School happenings

    Nominations for SCMS SBDM

  • Roadside pick-up deadline nears; Groups urged to participate

    With the weather cooperating, I was hoping the week of March 29 through April 4 would see many miles of our roadways cleaned by our Spencer County non-profit groups. Such has not occurred. With Spring Break falling on the same week, everyone has split and run. Three or four groups have signed in to work a roadway.

    We are running out of time to meet the Spring deadline. We need to have our pickup completed by the middle of April, or else the grass will be too high to allow for easy viewing of the litter, and the state does not want to drag it out.

  • Bruno Bedard performs with All-State Band

    After participating in an extensive audition process at the district and state levels, Bruno Bedard, Spencer County High School Bb Clarinetist, was invited to perform with the 2009 Kentucky All-State Concert Band, under the direction of the renowned conductor, musician, composer, arranger and music educator, Samuel R. Hazo, Pittsburg PA. Bruno rehearsed with selected students from across the Commonwealth at the Galt House in Louisville February 4-7. The four days of very demanding rehearsals culminated in a concert at the Kentucky Center which featured a number of Hr.

  • Bears beat Bullitt Central in season opener

    The Spencer County Bears baseball team didn’t travel out of state for spring break, but they did hit the field for several games and are now sporting a 3-3 record as they begin a long homestand this week.

    The Bears opened their season with a 7-6 win over Bullitt Central on March 24 then a week later, took a 17-3 decision over Doss at a baseball tournament at Louisville Valley. In that event, they also lost a 2-1 extra inning affair to George Rogers Clark.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers and District court

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the County Clerk’s office during the month of December 2008

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Nashville, TN to Michael R. and Anita Faye Roberts, Taylorsville. 321 Webb Ln. $105,000.

    David E. and Sandra J. Biggs, Taylorsville to David E. and Mildred Louise Nutgrass, Mt. Eden. 74 Park Place. $147,500.

  • Easter events

    Maundy Thursday Worship Service

    Risen Lord Church-LCMS located at 5138 Taylorsville Road, near the Elk Creek Grocery store, will  have a 6:30 p.m. foot washing service and a 7 p.m. worship service with the communion and the church altar will be stripped at the end of the service. Contact Pastor Steve Gettinger if you have any questions regarding this service at 502-477-6557.

    Good Friday and Tennebrae Worship Service

  • Petitioning for alcohol sales

    Wet versus dry – the issue has not been voted on in more than 30 years, but residents may soon be able to voice their opinion on the sale of alcohol in Spencer County if enough signatures are collected on a petition being introduced today.

  • Kentucky-at-Euclid: Todd and Big Blue Nation got their man

    John Calipari. Big Blue Nation got its man. The worship service has begun.

    President Lee Todd got his man too and reminded us again about separation of church and State.

    Church is the other side of Euclid Avenue and is tithe-exempt from State.

    Whether Todd sold the University’s academic soul for a ball coach remains to be seen.

    Mitch Barnhart got his man also. A hire that probably saved his job. Yet, his Billy Clyde fiasco should cost him a pay cut.

  • After so much stress on plants, consider spring fertilization

    I have long been taught that fall fertilization is preferred over spring fertilization for many plants, but there are some exceptions.  We had a tough 2008 growing season with late summer drought and a windstorm that only added insult to injury.  Add ice and a generally windy winter and some plants are in need of a little energy boost.  Summer drought and early fall leaf drop (or the severe desiccation that many deciduous plants experience from the wind storm) means that stored energy may be low.

  • Riley wants a review of county occupational tax

    Elk Creek Magistrate John Riley asked that fiscal court review the county’s budget at the April 20 meeting to see if the occupational tax could be lowered.

    “In 2007, we found ourselves in a very different budget crisis,” said Riley. “We were past the deadline to impose an insurance premium tax to get us out of the hole we were in. At that point, our only option was an occupational tax.”