Today's News

  • Octoberfest expands, adds events

    Spencer County Octoberfest 2013 will run from Oct. 1-5, expanding from its traditional two-day format.
    This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.”
    This year, the pre-teen, junior miss, and miss pageants will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the First Assembly of God Church, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Practice will be Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • Missing Ohio teen found in Mount Washington

    The search for a missing Ohio teen that spilled into parts of southwest Spencer County ended last Wednesday after the 17-year-old was found at the Mount Washington Burger King.
    Three days after teen William Scheetz went missing from his home in Powell, Ohio, he was located.
    “Safe and OK,” were the words used by Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office detective Scotty McGaha to describe the boy’s condition.

  • PHOTO: Observing a moment of silence

    Members of emergency agencies bow their heads last Wednesday morning to observe a moment of silence for 9/11 victims. Participating agencies included Spencer County EMS, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, Taylorsville Police Department, Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Sewing boot camp starts up again soon

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host its fall sewing boot camp on Thursdays in October, beginning Oct. 10.
    The class will meet weekly on Thursdays for four weeks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    This boot camp project is an inverted pleat skirt with 2-inch wide exposed elastic waistband.
    Class size is limited to eight and is open to anyone age 18 and up with basic sewing skills. The cost is $50, which covers lunch, elastic and pattern making supplies. All other class supplies will need to be brought to class.

  • BIRTHS: Gunters welcome two new grandchildren

    Willie and Madelle Gunter of Taylorsville announce the births of two new grandchildren.
    Jackson Alexander Raymer was born March 11 at 11:48 a.m. in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Welcoming Jackson, along with his grandparents, are his proud parents, Nathan and Samantha Raymer of Georgetown. He was also welcomed by grandparents Dennis and Pam Raymer and David and Terri Keown, all of Georgetown; great-grandparents are Dennis Raymer of Georgetown, Fred and Joyce Keown of Swayzee, Ind., and Bob and Jackie Wilson of Wabash, Ind.

  • Keeling, Robinson to wed

    Mitchell and Rosa Lee Keeling announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stefanie, to Gregory Robinson of Louisville, son of Lonnie and Darlene Robinson.
    The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Spencer County High School and has a BSBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
    The groom-to-be is a 1993 graduate of Butler High School and has a computer science degree.
    The wedding is planned for September in Goshen.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Gilbert, Tolliver plan Sept. 21 wedding

    Sylvia Brooke Gilbert and Matthew Shane Tolliver, both of Waddy, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on Sept. 21.
    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Sharon and James Gilbert of Mount Eden. She is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Rebecca and Henry Tolliver of Waddy. He is a graduate of Shelby County High School.
    The wedding will take place at Old Country Church in Mount Eden with a reception to follow at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce.

  • PHOTOS: Schubert has top bull, female in State Fair Angus Show
  • PHOTOS: SCHS career fair

    Spencer County High School hosted a career fair for students on Monday with numerous employers and colleges in attendance.

  • Shelburne completes PEPP

    Leah Shelburne, Spencer County High School senior, was one of the 43 Kentucky high school students from 24 counties across the region that recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession.