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Today's News

  • Faith For Today: Why not open your Bible right now?

    When I was a kid I loved to go to the mailbox. It was like Christmas every day. A letter from a relative, a catalog full of marvelous gadgets, occasionally a package, a birthday or thank you card, you never know what might be hiding inside the mailbox. It wasn’t until I got older that I understood about the bills that come, but even today, I still get a little thrill opening that mailbox. Maybe something wonderful will be inside.

  • Sport Shorts - July 17 Edition

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls only July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.
    For more information, contact Coach David Marion at david.marion@bullitt.kyschools.us.

    Travel team tryouts

  • Clayton graduates from EKU

    Taylor Corinne Clayton of Taylorsville recently graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, pre-medical science.
    Clayton joined 1,708 graduates at commencement ceremonies May 11.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.

  • All-Stars shine this weekend
  • Fireworks rescheduled for July 27

    Taylorsville Lake’s Fourth of July fireworks show is now tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, July 27. The show was postponed from its original July 6 date because of rapidly increasing water levels, which eventually reached 17 feet above normal summertime levels.
    The Army Corps of Engineers continues to work on pumping out the excess water and returning the lake to a safe level.

  • Taylorsville man pleads not guilty in marijuana case

    A Taylorsville man charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Joey Singer, 37, of Frontier Drive, was present in court without an attorney. However, because he is facing felony charges — to which a plea of guilty cannot be entered in district court — an automatic not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
    Singer was arrested June 7 following a month-long investigation.

  • Auditor cites segregation of duties as main issue in clerk’s office

    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with the main concern regarding segregation of duties.
    The comment issued by the auditor’s office states, “The clerk’s office had a lack of segregation of duties over expenditures and reconciliations, which allowed several errors to go undetected.”
    In her response to the auditor, County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock states that many of the issues have already been corrected.

  • Dropout age to rise

    The Spencer County Board of Education has joined dozens of other Kentucky school districts in working to ensure that students complete high school by raising the legal drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Kenny Perry is Kentucky's every man

    When Kenny Perry came huffing and puffing to the 18th green at the 34th Seniors Open Golf Tournament Sunday in Omaha, we had to smile. An age thing.
    Here’s our guy again. Two weeks removed from winning his first Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh, Perry had wobbled the first two days in Omaha then charged to the front and led by five as he came up the hill to enjoy TV face-time, applause and whistles reserved for a winner on a Sunday evening ahead of 60 Minutes.

  • Two charged with stealing, selling items to support drug habit

    Two Taylorsville residents were arrested last week after reportedly stealing $2,750 worth of items from a storage unit on Main Street, then selling it to local businesses to get money to feed a drug habit.
    Devin C. Thompson, 25, of the 100 block of East Main Street, and Shelley A. Kyser, 25, of the 400 block of Garrard Street, were arrested Friday and each charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000.