Today's News

  • Baby Washburn welcomed

    Gerald and Amanda Washburn of Taylorsville welcomed their son, Nolan Trent Washburn, Feb. 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m.
    Washburn was born at Baptist Hospital East, weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces. He was 17 inches long.
    He was welcomed by his older brother, James Robert Hughes Jr. and by his grandparents, Earl and Shelley Lewis and Deanna Young Lewis of Wilsonville; and Gerald Washburn and Gwen Washburn, both of Taylorsville.

  • Anzalone definitely surprised at 91st birthday party

    Lillie Anzalone of Taylorsville was honored on Feb. 6 with a surprise birthday party at Misty Valley Wedding Chapel given by her nieces, Sharon Daily and Hope Sedlock and her nephew, Doug Goodlett. Over 100 friends and relatives attended the celebration. Anzalone was 91.

  • Partying Mardi Gras style

    Angie Leonard of Normandy Heights hosted a Mardi Gras themed birthday party for her husband and her son on Sunday, Feb. 27.  She chose this theme because it was seasonal and the products were easy to find, and because she thought a Mardi Gras party would be a novelty for her guests which included family and friends of all ages.

  • Miller leads Bears to victory and 30th district title Saturday

    Last year as a freshman, Brandon Miller had both the basketball and his team’s season in his hands in the closing seconds of the Bears’ 30th District tournament against Anderson County and his team down one point. His buzzer-beating shot missed the mark, ending an otherwise successful season on a down note.

  • COLUMN: This is what is right about sports

    Do Americans take sports too seriously? Probably.
    It’s hard to watch the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl, the politics behind the BCS or the madness that is March to realize that big-time sports is big business that often puts the dollar ahead of the joy of the game.

  • Lady Bears end season with loss to Collins

    The Spencer County Lady Bears saw their season come to an end Wednesday evening when they fell to Collins in the first round of the 30th District Tournament, 52-29.

  • COLUMN: Size doesn’t matter when you play like champions

    I could say that I don’t have a dog in this “Spencer County High School gymnasium” fight. I don’t, necessarily.  My children aren’t old enough to attend school, and my family and I don’t live in this district.
    But local ties run deep and I just happen to be from Taylorsville. Most of my family still lives here. I lived in Spencer County almost 22 years and I am a 2002 graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • City customers will face rate hikes in future to help finance Taylorsville wastewater project

    The Taylorsville City Commission is moving forward with a state-mandated plan to upgrade the wastewater treatment system and city customers utilizing sewers will inevitably be feeling the progress of the project in their pocketbooks.
    The commission voted in a special session Monday night to award the construction portion of the city’s wastewater system improvements project to Pace Contracting, LLC, for $2.7 million and approved a financing plan that could increase the average city customer’s monthly bill about $12.  

  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.

  • Bears open play in region tournament Thursday night against Gallatin County

    While the Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Title, the book isn’t closed on this season and there’s at least one more chapter to write – that of the 8th Region Tournament that begins this week in Henry County.