Today's News

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department June activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 49
    Traffic stops, citations – 18
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 14
    Injury accidents – 0
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 355
    CCDW permits – 27
    Vehicle inspections – 67
    Total arrests – 17, including 3 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 101
    Recovered property – $9,000 restitution

    Total contacts – 648

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: July 24 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations July 5-15:

    Eric D. Nation, 29, of the 300 block of Stevens Lane, was arrested July 5 for alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense) and first-degree disorderly conduct.

    Lowell W. Harper Jr., 29, of Naomi Drive in Louisville, was cited July 5 for no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure to wear seatbelts and operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license.

  • COLUMN: ‘A deserved tribute to my best friend’

    Today’s column will be different than any you have read over the past nearly two years. Yet, today’s may be one of the most valuable ones ever written, especially as it relates to how a lifetime of a friendship can and should get better and last forever.

  • Spud love: Grill potatoes for a unique, healthy side dish

    Potatoes are the top food eaten alongside grilled main dishes, according to the NPD Group, so why not put potatoes on the grill too? Try grilling thick potato planks, skewered potato chunks, or colorful halved fingerlings in a zesty rub like these Flame-Licked Fingerlings, created by award-winning cookbook authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, also known as the “BBQ Queens.”

  • Spencer County students go back to school Aug. 7

    The smell of freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils and bright, waxy crayons will soon fill the air as the first day of school is quickly approaching for area schools.

  • Twyman represents Ky. in all-star game against Tennessee

    Hayley Twyman of Fisherville, a senior pitcher for Mercy Academy, was chosen to represent Kentucky in the Kentucky/Tennessee fast-pitch softball all-star game. She also received first team all-state honors.

  • Spencer County Schools update: New faces, new goals this year

    Welcome back to Spencer County Schools everyone. As staff is actively preparing for the return of students, Spencer County Schools has once again been the topic of discussion throughout the state with recent advancements in student achievement and academic initiatives designed to assist our students in maximizing their learning potential.

  • Family Resource, Youth Service Centers get smaller piece of the funding pie

    source and Youth Service Centers continue to feel the sting of statewide belt-tightening financially.
    It’s not that the pie is getting any smaller, according to Family Resource Center coordinator Becky Wilson – the state government’s funding of the centers as a whole is not necessarily decreasing. Instead, more children statewide are moving to the “free lunch” category, therefore giving more schools access to the funding. The individual slice of the pie that Spencer County receives from the state is the part that continues to decrease.  

  • Are smart phones a part of the future of education?

    Spencer County Schools will kick off the 2013-14 school year with the same cell phone policy they have had in recent years, but there has been some discussion as to how long that policy will continue.

  • Schools add new ‘resource’ in 2013-14

    Law enforcement will be roaming the grounds of Spencer County schools this fall, following an agreement between Spencer County Schools and the City of Taylorsville. Taylorsville Police Officers Damon Jewell and Kevin Mills will primarily be the district’s part-time school resource officers.