Today's News

  • Prohibition officially repealed

    It’s official. Prohibition has been repealed and  Spencer County will no longer be considered dry.

    November’s election in favor of permitting alcohol sales was the first – and obviously highest – hurdle to jump. But Monday’s unanimous passage of county ordinance No. 10 (2010 series) was the last.

    The 18-page document covers every aspect from the types of licenses to the hours of business and even the cost for violating parts of the ordinance.

  • Thomas to represent SCHS at 2010 HOBY leadership seminar

    Cory Thomas, son of Charles and  Cynthia Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant.  Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, has been selected as the alternate participant.  These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • LETTER: Jenkins had the opportunity

    While watching National Geographic “Wild Kingdom,” recently it sparked my thoughts to Spencer County government.  The made-for-television special was about lions being the kings of the jungle and naturally my ideas jumped to our own jungle cat, “King KACo.”  Now deep in indulgence I referred my energy to our state’s auditors final investigation of KACo and our judge.  After reading it again, I still find it hard to believe elected officials would do what they have accomplished.

  • Santa's visit is central to Christmas on Main

    Santa Claus will be coming to town a few weeks early this year. The bearded one will be making a scheduled stop at Christmas on Main Street this Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

    According to reports from elves at the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce, Santa’s sleigh will be loaded down with all sorts of goodies. The first 200 children will receive a bag full of candy and a meal ticket to use after their one-on-one consultation with the big guy. Children with meal tickets will be provided a hot dog dinner complete with chips and a drink.

  • Kentucky’s win over Carolina had sweet spots

    When is a hang-on win better than a blow-out? When it produces a North Carolina-Kentucky game film in December.

    Reward? Kentucky takes a No. 4 ranking and 8-0 record to Madison Square Garden against Connecticut.

    UK’s star-studded lineup reminds us of rookie season for Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey. A team that got off to a 9-1 start and No. 4 ranking.

    And, Win No. 2,000 in UK basketball history will happen where it should: in Rupp Arena against Drexel or Long Beach State.

    Items John Calipari will point out on game film.

  • High school seniors "Close the Deal"

    Danielle Jones wants to be a radiologist. Jenna Madonia wants to go to WKU. Her twin sister, Jordan, wants to major in English. Dorothy Schultz wants to be a linguist, and Michael McCarthy wants to be a marine biologist. Tiffany Hambrick wants to join the Air Force.

    Six seniors with goals and dreams. But one hasn’t applied to her desired school. One needs a full ride to make her dream possible. And several of them need to raise their ACT scores.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for jailer, constable; Judd to seek re-election as Waterford magistrate

    The constable election for Taylorsville District 1 is heating up as two more file for the position.

    Charles “Don” Smith, Sr. will be seeking re-election to the post he has held for nearly two terms. Smith, 72, was selected with the flip of a coin in a special election when he matches his competitor vote for vote.

    “I would like to continue serving the community,” said Smith, a democrat.

    Before retiring with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Smith gained 21 years experience in law enforcement.

  • LETTER: Voters, take off the blinders

    I’m so glad my letter to the editor received feed back from someone a few months ago.

    I would like to say that slander is a word used when the truth has not been told about an individual or company...etc.

    You are correct; the first amendment gives us our freedom of speech. So in turn that gives you the right to call me a minority, backward thinking, and yes I can’t forget a hypocrite too.

    But really, maybe you need to know someone before the name calling starts or you decide to cast that vote.

  • Schools will provide H1N1 vaccinations

    Spencer County School District, along with the North Central District Health Department, will be offering the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

    Consent forms for the vaccination have been sent home with students and were to be returned to school today.

    The school district has not set a date for the administering of the vaccinations to potentially 2,000 students. The school’s messenger phone system will inform parents of the date selected.

  • Local players help West conquer East

    Spencer County’s Tyler Eldridge (far left), Trenton Bryant, Cody Nevitt, and Michael Fowler stand victorious on the field of Kentucky State University after helping their fellow West All-Star teammates win the 1st Annual Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s East v/s West All-State Classic in Frankfort.