Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Why your business ‘announcement’ won’t be running for free

    This week, you’ll notice the addition of a few lines onto our What’s Happening disclaimer. In addition to pointing out that our free community listings are for public meetings, notices and events hosted by not-for-profit organizations, we’ve felt it necessary to point out a few things that, time after time, we get asked to list in that section.
    This week we added the following: Events, contests and open houses hosted by businesses do not qualify for a listing in What’s Happening.

  • COLUMN: Keep your children safe this fall

    As we move into fall and our schedules become full with our kids’ homework and after-school activities, it’s always a good time to focus on their safety, too.  Much like the calls and e-mails I receive from constituents in need of the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline, I also receive a number of calls and emails from constituents looking for information on the Amber Alert program, as well as the best way to get information on sexual predators in the community.

  • COLUMN: Springing into fall with full lineup of events

    When you read this article, fall will be several days old. Where did summer go? Due to the unusual weather conditions, we have just wrapped up our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement drive.
    The recycling center has gotten used to the new baler we got through a Kentucky Pride grant from the Division of Waste Management at Frankfort.
    Our students have gotten settled in their classrooms for the next year of learning.
    But we have so many activities coming up in October that we will not have time to sit down.

  • PHOTOS: Fun at the luau

    Patrons of the Spencer County Senior Center enjoy the festivities at a luau hosted Sept. 19. Participants liked the theme and the tasty potluck lunch.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 2

    SCHS annual chili supper
    The Spencer County High School annual chili supper will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    The cost is $8, which includes a hotdog, chili, drink and dessert.
    Dine in and carry out options are available.
    All proceeds benefit the class of 2014 project graduation.

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Library announces upcoming October events

    The following events are coming up at the Spencer County Public Library:
    • Sassy Readers on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. This month the group is reading “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” by ZZ Packer.
    • Cornbread Mafia author James Higdon will make an appearance at the library Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. People can revisit the 70s and 80s in Washington County with Higdon, who will be signing books and speaking about his works.

  • Taylorsville man enters guilty plea in Shelby County beating case

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating in 2011 of a woman left by the side of the road in Shelby County, has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in connection with that crime and will be facing a long prison term.

  • Glasscock’s full life fondly remembered

    A long-time Spencer Countian who served the community both in local government and spiritually in multiple facets died last Monday. Carl Lee “C.L.” Glasscock Jr. was 83.

  • FLOOD ZONE? Quick action required to avoid FEMA reclassification of downtown Taylorsville

    If the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its maps tomorrow, Taylorsville — at least the area inside the levee — would be declared a flood zone.

  • Assessment data shows school district lost ground in 2012-2013

    Editor’s note: This article is part one in a three-part series addressing the 2012-2013 Kentucky School Report Cards and assessment data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education. This week’s article addresses district scores as a whole.
    Spencer County Schools’ state assessment scores are in and, unlike last year’s celebratory mood, a feeling of concern is prevailing across the district as three of the area’s four schools saw their 2012-2013 scores decline from 2011-2012.