Today's News

  • Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

    Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as nominees to represent SCHS in the Governor’s Scholars summer program for 2013.

  • COLUMN: Scrub up a shampoo-free you

    With a new year, many of us have resolutions about our budgets and are looking for ways to save money. One expense that seems difficult to cut is personal care items, like shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant and other products that we use for hygiene. It’s possible to use less expensive products, but those do not always work well for everyone. Another way to save money is to make these items at home.

  • Assistant chief uses soft drinks to help extinguish car fire

    If not for an off-duty firefighter’s quick thinking, the results of a one-vehicle accident Saturday night on Mount Washington Road could have been much worse.

  • Three local students named to Campbellsville University dean’s list

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2012 semester.
    The following students have been named to Campbellsville University’s fall 2012 Dean’s List:
    Chelsey Joan Robinson, a freshman of Taylorsville;
    Jeffrey Shawn Sosebee, a senior of Taylorsville;
    Courtney Brooke Spurling, a sophomore of Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: ‘Buckle Up’ banner visits KSP Post 12

    Trooper First Class Trevor Harris (special operations/canine), Trooper Brian Smith and Lt. Jerry Wise pose with the Buckle Up Spencer County banner at Kentucky State Police Post 12 in Frankfort.

  • COLUMN: Keep African violets in bloom all winter

    African violets are often purchased in a blooming state. Then, many of us wonder why they never bloom again. What have we done, or not done, to turn these dainty flowering plants into something that can only be appreciated for its fuzzy foliage?

  • COLUMN: Welcome the new year by being a Spencer County 4-H volunteer

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.
    Whether leading a club, chaperoning a group of youth at 4-H camp, teaching new skills or helping judge a speech or demonstration contest, adult volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of 4-H. In fact, many 4-H programs would not be possible without the help of caring, adult volunteers.

  • COLUMN: Use these helpful tips to renovate hay and pasture fields

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity.  Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.
    Adding legumes to pasture and hayfields has several benefits including higher yields, improved quality, nitrogen fixation and more summer growth.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Jan. 9 edition

    Taylorsville Police citations from Jan. 3-4:

    On Jan. 3, Dakota S. Atcher, 20, of the 100 block of Wagon Trail Road in Taylorsville, was cited for possession of marijuana and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    On Jan. 4, David K. Pollack Jr., of the 500 block of Cull Road in Mount Eden was cited for failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

  • Sheriff's activity reports - last quarter 2012

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department reported the following activity in October:

    • Traffic stops, Warnings — 58
    • Traffic stops, Citations — 22
    • Highway safety checkpoints — 0
    • Non-injury accidents — 21
    • Injury accidents — 11
    • Fatalities — 0
    • Other calls for service — 274
    • CCDW permits — 32
    • Vehicle inspections — 84
    • Total arrests — 35, including four DUI arrests