Today's News

  • COLUMN: ‘Farmers’ Market’ mysteries provide entertainment

    I fell in love with mysteries when I was a kid, starting with Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown and moving on to Mary Higgins Clark as I got older. As an adult, I discovered that subgenres of mysteries are popular. Cat and dog mysteries seem to have started the trend. Now there are quilt mysteries, scrapbook mysteries, tea mysteries, and herb mysteries.

  • Bears on six-game winning streak

    The Spencer County Bears packed up for Florida this weekend riding on a six-game winning streak following their 4-1 victory over visiting Washington County on Thursday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Barmore brought first taste of success to Spencer County basketball

    Jacob Barmore was 22 years old when he returned to Spencer County as the youngest head coach in Kentucky high school basketball back in 2004. It was a rough first season for the rookie coach – not only because his team only won seven games, but he also suffered serious injuries in a car accident that caused him to miss several games and left him in pain on the sidelines much of the year.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall to Bullitt Central

    Spencer County’s Katie McKinney makes contact with a pitch during a recent game for the Lady Bears softball team. The girls dropped a tough 5-4 decision at Bullitt Central last Thursday and will be back in action after Spring Break when they host Trimble County on April 11.

  • COLUMN: Will Catlanta be Big Double for pied piper Pitino?

    Observations from the notebook.
    Louisville’s march through Rupp Arena, Indianapolis and on to Catlanta has turned Big Blue Nation and Hoosiers into the loudest silent majority since ESPN shut down Dick Vitale.
    Who’s going to stop the Cards? If Rick Pitino’s team plays the next (possible) 80 minutes the way it played the last 80, and a Kevin Ware battle cry carries on, then neither Michigan nor Syracuse will flag down this flight.
    Two under-card dramas will play out at this Final Four.

  • Spencer among healthiest counties in Ky.

    Even though Spencer County dropped one position from 2012 to 2013, it still ranks among the state’s top five on a list of healthy counties.

  • Former firefighter to face trial for rape

    A former Spencer County volunteer firefighter is set to go to trial this summer after being accused of raping a teenage girl at one of the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire stations.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”

  • Police seek help to ID park vandals

    Three males are responsible for vandalizing Ray Jewell Park on March 24 and the Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information from the community to help identify the suspects.

  • PHOTOS: Putting out the heat
  • Spencer County Fiscal Court Notebook ~ April 1 meeting

    • No citizens showed up to speak at the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s County Road Aid hearing early Monday morning, but a couple of magistrates and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer called into light a petition recently received by residents of Cecil Noel Road who ask that their road be one of those paved.
    Karrer said nearly all of the residents, the mail carrier and the bus driver for that road signed the petition.