Today's News

  • Bears struggle against CAL, lose 41-28

    On a perfect night for football, in front of a large homecoming crowd, it’s hard to imagine the Bears getting off to a better start than they did against Christian Academy of Louisville as Erico Smith took the opening kick off up the middle, hit a gap, then escaped from the mass enroute to a 86-yard touchdown. But perfection didn’t last as miscues and missed opportunities paved the way for CAL to leave Taylorsville Friday night with a 41-28 victory.

  • Octoberfest 2008 lures hundreds downtown

    The Octoberfest Committee didn’t officially count the number of folks who participated in last weekend’s event – but one thing is for sure, the 2008 Spencer County Octoberfest was very well attended.

    “That was the biggest crowd since the Rock and Rhythm Kings,” said Karen Spencer, committee president.  “I am so happy. We were out until three in the morning cleaning the streets, but I’m happy.”

  • Are bigger banks better?

    Financial fears are being felt by Americans everywhere.  Large banks whose names in the past brought feelings of safety and security,  are now in trouble themselves.  Add the bailout everyone is talking about and one must ask the question:  If the big banks can fall, what about the small community banks and how can the consumer find out?

  • Precinct election officers needed across state

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson encouraged citizens to take an active role in the upcoming general election by signing up to become a precinct election officer.  Precinct election officers, or poll workers as they are sometimes called, are still needed in many counties across the state, and now is the time to sign up and participate.

  • Cross country performs well at Nelson County meet

         The Spencer County Cross Country team performed well in the rural setting of the Nelson County Hillbilly Run on October 4th.  This was the tenth annual running of the “shoes optional” event.

         In the cool early morning temperatures, Laura Klotz led SCHS in the 3.1 mile girls JV race, placing 7th in 22:24.  Whitney O’Dell placed 11th in 23:15, and Bethany Crews 28th in 24:54.

  • PHOTO: Success at Fair

    Emily Booth, 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School, came out a winner during the KY State Fair Quarter Horse Show held the first week of August.  Riding two different horses, Emily competed in the youth classes placing in the top 10 on both horses.  Riding Tinys Shoot Luke Two, a horse purchased by her late grandfather, Norman Stallings, Emily won first place and placed seventh on her new horse Tally Wise.  Emily is sponsored by Total Health Enhancement Nutritional Solutions and will be competiting at the 42nd Annual All-American Quarter Horse Congress Show held in Ohio

  • Heads and Tails - Chapter 4

     Life as a potato digger was tough. For starters, I had to get up with the chickens. After a hearty breakfast, Mom handed me a lunch pail that usually contained a left over biscuit and a piece of bacon from breakfast, and then I walked what seemed an endless two-mile trek to the potato garden. I remembered reading a book about Abraham Lincoln that said he once walked 20 miles to borrow a book. I decided I shouldn’t complain, but be thankful that I didn’t have 18 miles to go.

  • Church happenings


    Briar Ridge Christian Church 

    Wednesday Night Studies

  • LETTER: Becoming a tourist destination

    Thanks to all the volunteers who made Spencer County and Taylorsville the best it could be over the past three weekends.

    Starting with the First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival; hundreds of people from all around the region, including international Ryder Cup guests, enjoyed a wonderful mix of fine Kentucky art, antiques, folk music and home town hospitality.  Nice work Main Street Committee!

  • LETTER: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month

    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States. The U.S. congress officially recognized October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in 2006. I just wanted to invite everyone to light a candle at 7 p.m. on October 15 and keep it burning for at least one hour in your local area in memory of all of our babies that were taken too soon.