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  • Superintendent clarifies confusion surrounding K-5 school supply lists

    In response to confusion surrounding the Spencer County Board of Education's action issuing district-wide school supply lists for children in grades kindergarten-fifth grade, Superintendent Chuck Adams issued this statement:

    Elementary School Parents:

  • Board approves supply lists for elementary students

    Spencer County Public Schools’ kindergarten through fifth grade students will now have uniform school supply lists across the district that contain items deemed the most necessary after the Board of Education took action on the issue Monday night.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams said after hearing several comments, suggestions and some complaints that supply lists were overly lengthy and that teachers in the same grades were requiring differing items, he took it upon himself to compile lists for elementary students across the district.

  • Little Mount chef, farmer is making a big name for himself

    Wearing flip-flops, and with tattoos up and down each arm, Josh Moore isn’t what would typically come to mind when you think of the chef behind menu items such as hand-blown sugar apples, goat cheese/rock shrimp-stuffed squash blossoms and pan-seared halibut cheeks with sweet pea puree and tomato marmalade.

  • Saturday’s Healthfair, Readifest helps offset cost of school supplies, health screenings

    Students across Spencer County are preparing themselves to go back to school and the annual Healthfair and Readifest this Saturday will help parents equip their children for success when they return to class.
    The event, which offers free school supplies, heath screenings and information for all ages is from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Spencer County Elementary School on Mount Washington Road.

  • Magistrates and matrimony

    David Goodlett has officiated weddings at the lake, on boats, at the fairgrounds, in courtrooms and on the sidewalk in downtown Taylorsville.

  • Local man searching for life-saving organ

    A Spencer County man is on the hunt for a living kidney donor after all other forms of medicine have failed to stop his massive kidney deterioration.  


    Wet roads are being blamed for a two-car accident Monday morning on Mount Washington Road that left one car seriously damaged, but the drivers and passengers sustained no serious injuries.

  • Travis named Southeastern Farmer of the Year

    Farming is undeniably hard work with risks that are often difficult to calculate and profits that fluctuate from year to year. But you won’t hear Scott Travis complaining.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for July 27

    Taylorsville Lake’s Fourth of July fireworks show is now tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, July 27. The show was postponed from its original July 6 date because of rapidly increasing water levels, which eventually reached 17 feet above normal summertime levels.
    The Army Corps of Engineers continues to work on pumping out the excess water and returning the lake to a safe level.

  • Taylorsville man pleads not guilty in marijuana case

    A Taylorsville man charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Joey Singer, 37, of Frontier Drive, was present in court without an attorney. However, because he is facing felony charges — to which a plea of guilty cannot be entered in district court — an automatic not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
    Singer was arrested June 7 following a month-long investigation.