Today's News

  • EKU announces spring 2013 dean’s list

    The following local students were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Students are listed with name, city of residence, year, high school if available and area of study.
    • Andrea Gabrielle Austin of Fisherville, sophomore, Male Traditional High School graduate majoring in special education teaching
    • Kaitlin Tess Culver of Fisherville, senior, Spencer County High School graduate majoring in agriculture

  • WKU announces spring 2013 graduates

    The following students graduated in spring 2013 from Western Kentucky University. Students are listed by name, city and degree earned.
    Kelley M. Covert, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Amanda L. Rowlett, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Susan R. Livers, Coxs Creek, Bachelor of Science
    Clayton A. Chappell, Taylorsville, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Susanne D. Krause, Taylorsville, Master of Science
    Lauren M. Louderback, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Science
    Kathryn E. Minyard, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Arts

  • COLUMN: Fireworks not in the cards for us?

    Will Spencer County ever have a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day? I thought the answer was finally a resounding “Yes!” last week when all signs pointed to a night of fun at the lake on July 6. But Mother Nature had other plans.
    Inches and inches and feet of other plans.
    Thursday through Saturday, Spencer County, along with many other nearby areas, received so much rain we could have started to build an ark.

  • COLUMN: Fighting racial bias in the federal judicial process

    Here are two statistics that disturb me, and should startle everyone:
    • African Americans in Kentucky are six times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession.
    • While African Americans are 13 percent of the total U.S. population, they make up 37 percent of the prison population.
    What is the reason for these disparities?

  • THS class of 1948 celebrates 65-year reunion

    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 65-year reunion on June 22 at the Quality Inn East in Louisville. Fourteen members were able to attend of the 19 surviving members out of a graduating class of 35.

  • SCHS boys basketball team to host camp next week

    The Spencer County High School boys basketball team is hosting a camp July 15-19.
    The camp is for boys in first through eighth grades.
    Players in grades 1-5 will be grouped together; players in grades 6-8 will be grouped together.
    All players will attend camp from 8 a.m. to noon. Players are asked to report early on Monday to get checked in.
    Activities include organized warm-up, offensive and defensive stations, guest speakers, 3-on-3 play, 5-on-5 play and more.
    Camp cost is $60 if paid in advance and $70 if paid at the door.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 10

    County Clerk’s office extends Thursday hours
    Effective Thursday, the Spencer County Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call 502-477-3215 with questions or comments.

    Horse show set for Saturday
    The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host a horse show Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds.
    The event features youth/adult western/gaited pleasure and contest classes.

  • Report: Unmarked pickup with red, blue lights stopped vehicle

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD nor the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has such a vehicle.

  • ‘Segregation of duties’ primary issue in sheriff’s audit

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with only one issue cited in the report — segregation of duties.

  • Local horse industry rooted in state park

    For horse tourism in Spencer County, the industry begins and ends with Taylorsville Lake State Park. With 24 miles of trails that can be used for horseback riding, the park is still working to improve on an already strong foundation.
    The state park currently has 24 miles of multi-purpose trails, along with 10 campsites that are specifically reserved for horse riders. Plans are currently in the works to create an all-weather trail system for at least one portion of the park.