Today's News

  • Local historian unearths the roots of his own family tree

  • Public Record: Property Transfers 5/25

    The following are property transfers collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s Office in May:

    RAI Enterprises, LLC, Taylorsville, to TGF Investments, LLC, Taylorsville, lots 1, 55, 66, 75 and 78 of Whitfield Meadows, as described in deed book 237 page 718, $50,000.

    Ann L. Martin, Taylorsville, Barbara M. Porter, Louisville, and Beverly J. Soice, Taylorsville, to Barbara M. Porter, Louisville, and Beverly J. Soice, Taylorsville, a tract of land off Hwy. 108, as described in deed book 237 page 732, $1.

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  • Historical society to meet

    Alison McGaughey, the winner of the Historical Society’s Essay Contest, will present her winning essay, “The Mitchell Run Wreck”, on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Library.  Those interested are welcome to attend.

  • Part 2: Family ties run deep in Spencer County

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of Tom Watson’s column last week, which looks at Spencer County family names and the history associated with them.

  • Blast from the past

    The Spencer County Homemakers caught up with each other last month, as well as 16th president Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd.

  • Public record: grand jury indictments and property transfers - 5/18

    Grand Jury Indictments

    The following cases were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    Joshua Hardin, 2550 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, was indicted May 5 on one felony count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer by knowingly and unlawfully planting, cultivating or harvesting five plants or more of a controlled substance known as marijuana, a schedule 1 hallucinogen, with the intent to sell or transfer marijuana.

  • Grizzlies have superb season

    Kyle Alexander, a seventh-grader, throws a pass during warm-ups last Tuesday before defeating Marion County 5-1.

    The Grizzlies had a 12-game winning streak this season and defeated Anderson County to tie for a No. 1 seed in the district tournament, which was scheduled to start yesterday.  The team will also play in a state tournament beginning Saturday at Lindsey Wilson College.

  • A good week on the diamond

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team continues its solid play, going 3-1 over the last week as they wind down their regular season and prepare for the upcoming district tournament that begins Monday in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Shoni Schimmel to glow; in Lexington basketball bounces on

    Next best thing in sports? Could be University of Louisville sophomore-to-be Shoni Schimmel, Native American of the Umatilla Tribe.
    The Cardinals’ dynamic playmaker was the centerpiece in “Off The Rez” last week. A documentary featured on The Learning Channel, “Off The Rez” was more docu-drama giving viewers a year-in-the-life poignant look inside a growing family and its mix of handling good times, hard times and hard decisions. It showed a (Native American) mom-coach of a successful girls basketball team and its star, Shoni Schimmel.