.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • 2009 SCMS Grizzly baseball begins Tuesday

    The Spencer County Middle School will kick off their first baseball season Tuesday with a game at Elkhorn beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Top Row: Coach Scott Noel, Jordan Hardin, Brian Berry, Austin King, Chaz Goodlett, Nick Vuick, Josh Ferency, Chase McIntosh, and Coach Russell Riggs. Middle Row: Chase Barnes, Travis Odell, Austin Heilman, Travis Jamison, Brennan Noel, Austin Gabrie.  Front Row: Coach Scott Jamison, Michael Fowler, Brian Riggs, Westin Pittman, Cody Jamison, and Coach Lee Heilman.  Not Pictured: Coach Michael Phillips and Colin Travis.

    Submitted to

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 9, 2008.

    Civil:

    Capital One Bank v Larry S. Gwinn. Motion to transfer granted.

    Capital One Bank v Marina Pearce. Motion to transfer granted.

    DH Capital Managment Inc. v Aaron J. Shawler. Motion to transfer granted.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on December 19, 2008.

    Traffic:

  • LETTER: Habitat looking for building site

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is working toward building its next house. Donations from all are welcome. As chairman of the site selection committee, we are looking for our next building site. If you have a building site that you would like to donate or sell to us, please let us know. The site that you would like for us to consider can be submitted to us for consideration by writing to: Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, Site Selection Committee, PO Box 999, Taylorsville KY 40071. Or, you may call me at 502-477-2149.

  • SCHS gets tough draw, loses first round

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have taken two huge steps over the past couple of years, but last week they got a glimpse of how big that next step is going to be.

    Advancing to the 8th Region Tournament for the first time in years, the Lady Bears got an unfortunate draw in the first round, and had to face the Region’s top team in Simon Kenton at South Oldham. The outcome was decided early, but the Lady Bears at least showed some fight before the final horn sealed the eventual 61-34 score.

  • LETTER: Do the bridge project right

     Our state government is about to build a bridge across the Salt River to replace the Hwy 55 blue bridge that has been in service for over 75 years.  The new bridge will be expected to serve our community until at least 2090.  Most of us will be long gone by then.

  • LETTER: It’s the law
  • Young Bears team reflects on a dismal season

    Boys high school basketball in Kentucky is winding down with the Sweet Sixteen slated for next week at Rupp Arena. Those who watched the Spencer County Bears suffer through a dismal 6-22 record this year might not give much thought to titles and trophies, but while the young squad has plenty of room for improvement, they’ve got plenty of time to reach it.

    “I definitely knew that this would be a tough year for us coming in with such a young team,” said head coach Jacob Barmore.

  • Foreclosures: Big problem in small towns

    Stand on the courthouse steps long enough and it becomes evident that foreclosures are not only occurring in major cities. According to statistics reported at fiscal court Monday, the number of properties sold at auction in Spencer County has nearly doubled since 2006.

    “In the last three years, we have had 196 families who have lost their homes,” said Magistrate Bill Drury. “Our county needs to take a targeted approach to helping people.”

  • LETTER: Can’t spend our way out of debt

    So, here we are, in a recession, maybe a depression. The government is printing money which is not backed by gold or silver and the Chinese refuse to buy our bonds.

    The Chinese have 40 percent of their factories closed and their economy is falling hard. The rest of the world economies are crumbling. We sent much of our manufacturing industry to other countries causing our government to lose a big tax base and the government allows them to still have large tax breaks.

  • Floodwall failure

    The levee that wraps around the city of Taylorsville stands as a quiet centurion against the rising waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River. Many within those walls have taken its protection for granted – believing that the 60-year-old floodwall will forever shield both life and property.