Today's News

  • Evaluation: Superintendent ‘meets expectations’

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams is meeting expectations, according to the board of education’s most recent evaluation, but board members would like to see additional district-wide improvements in several areas, including college and career readiness and drug and alcohol prevention.
    Each year board members analyze the superintendent’s performance and, due to a new evaluation process used for the first time this year, board members identified specific goals they wish for Adams to achieve during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • Lake to host fireworks Saturday

    For the first time since 2010, a Fourth of July fireworks display will dazzle Spencer County, this time from Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Community members are welcome to view the display from the park’s Possum Ridge boat ramp, as well as the Taylorsville Lake Marina. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will last for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Horse farming an addictive and rewarding venture

    You can’t have just one potato chip. At least that’s how the saying goes.
    But what about horses? Can you have just one of those?

  • Property Transfers - July 3 Edition

    The following property transfers are recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    On March 12, from Sylvia Florence Atcher, executrix of the estate of Ernest Atcher, 90 Bowman Lane, Taylorsville, to Sylvia Florence Atcher, 90 Bowman Lane, Taylorsville, a 1/4 undivided interest in a lot on state highway No. 652, as described in deed book 252, page 325, $40,800 fair market value.

  • Public Record - July 3 Edition

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following
    cases in Spencer District Court
    June 21, 2013:
    Traffi c:
    Larry G. Fields Jr. (1965), speeding 25
    miles over the legal limit, guilty, state
    traffi c school, $143 court costs. All
    fi nes/fees to be paid in installments/
    deferred payment.
    Michael S. Redmon (1983), improper
    start from parked position, guilty, $20
    fi ne and $143 court costs paid.
    Danielle M. Bodnar (1985), operating a
    motor vehicle while under the infl uence

  • HOMETOWN HERO: 90-year-old WWII vet John Mason Rucker recounts his military service

    The dreams were always set on top of mountains, looking down into the eyes of German soldiers peeping over fences or rocks. Those dreams went on for 10 to 15 years after John Mason Rucker came home from his service with the Army during World War II.

  • Church Happenings - July 3 Edition

    Briar Ridge Christian to host revival
    Briar Ridge Christian Church is hosting a revival, with the final night tonight at 7.
    Eugene Neyhart will be the guest speaker.
    Special music will be presented.

    Revival at Grace Chapel
    Grace Chapel, located at 60 Ray Road, will host revival services today through Saturday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with Palma Hutchinson.
    The community is invited.
    For more information, call 477-8973.

    Mount Eden
    Christian to host July Fourth yard sale

  • Faith For Today: Freedom - It really is that important

    It’s Independence Day tomorrow and it reminds me how important freedom is.
    The generation that won our independence understood the importance of freedom.
    They also understood the importance of responsibility.  They tried to create a nation and a government that kept the two in balance.

  • Faith For Today: Crucified with Christ, living by faith

    A reading from Galatians 2:15-20: “Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

  • Counselor's Corner: Because this is America, that’s why!

    Voting is a privilege, as well as a right. But not every country has the same rights that we do. While they may boast that the percentage of citizens who voted in a recent election was higher than ours, it’s possible that those citizens are told who to vote for, while we vote for the candidate we choose. Because this is America, that’s why.