• PHOTOS: ‘Trimming’ the courthouse
  • PHOTO: Leonard earns rank of Eagle Scout

    Dillon Leonard has received the highest rank advancement award of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America in a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 18.
    He is member of Troop 63. His Eagle Project was to build shelves and refinish a room at Risen Lord Lutheran Church into a children’s library/playroom.
    He also collected over 250 books and supplies for the room.
    As an Eagle Scout, Leonard has earned over 43 merit badges and held several leadership positions and is currently a Junior Assistant Scout Master.

  • County Clerks’ birdhouse project to benefit Kentucky veterans

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 5

    SCHS student council hosts basic needs drive
    The Spencer County High School Student Council will host a basic needs drive through Monday, Dec. 17.
    Anyone willing to donate gently-used clothing, a gently-used or new toy, or non-perishable food item can bring it to the high school front office, deposit the items in a container and the student council will make sure items are delivered to the appropriate areas.
    “Clean out your closets and your kitchen shelves and help those in need this holiday season,” organizers said.

  • Christmas Tour 2012 is Saturday

    Don’t forget the Christmas Tour this Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at The Red Scooter, 32 E. Main St.
    Stops on this year’s Christmas Tour are:
    •Lillie and Edwin Shelburne’s Home, 2891 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield
    •Joyce Nalley’s Home, 76 Savannah Court
    •The Red Scooter, 32 E. Main St.
    •T & R Antiques, 46 E. Main St.
    •The Joshua Tree Bookstore, 51 E. Main St.
    •Creekside Florist and Gifts, 57 E. Main St.

  • Library to host essay contest; winners receive a book

    Spencer County Public Library recently announced a new contest. Entrants are asked to write an essay about a book that they would give as a gift and why.
    The best essay in each group will win a book. Entries need to be turned in by Dec. 19.
    Groups are as follows:

    Toddler to preschool: Parents can write just the title of the book with the name of the child on the back of the paper. When they turn in the paper they can tell a librarian why they chose that book.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 28

    Chili for charity
    The Spencer County FFA is hosting a chili cook-off Thursday in the Spencer County High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds to shop for angels from the Angel Tree.
    Admission is free, but any and all donations are appreciated.
    Community members are invited to come vote for their favorite chili by donating to the cause.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • PHOTO: Montell talks public pensions

    Rep. Brad Montell, right, R-Shelbyville (58th District), discusses the final report of the Task Force on Kentucky Public Pensions with Rep. Marie Rader, R-McKee (89th District), following the group’s final meeting on Nov. 22 in Frankfort.  The recommendations on how to overhaul the Commonwealth’s public pension system will be forwarded to the Kentucky General Assembly, which could take legislative action in the 2013 session scheduled to begin in January.


  • Eagle Scouts Clay Abell and Tyler Nichols from Troop 63 in Finchville

    Tyler Nichols, 15, and Clay Abell, 15, of Taylorsville, pictured at right, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

  • PHOTO: Sheriff’s Shining Stars

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is currently collecting funds to support the second-annual Sheriff’s Shining Stars Christmas gift-giving program which benefits the children of local families.