Today's News

  • School district gets ‘clean’ financial audit

    The Spencer County School District’s annual independent audit found no major compliance issues within the district’s financial statements and overall shined a positive light on the district’s procedures for handling its funds.
    Independent auditor W. Gilbert Brown of Bardstown’s Brown & Company Certified Public Accountants told the board of education last Monday that, overall, the audit was very clean and “one to be proud of.”

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 5

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •Church members will ring the Salvation Army bell at Walmart in Shelbyville this Saturday and next from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • COLUMN: Amid the joys of Christmas, don’t forget those who are hurting

    Have you noticed all the homes dressed up for Christmas? Apartment doors with wreaths hanging, candles in the windows, greenery hung here and there, and light everywhere — lights on the house, lights on the bushes, even lights shaped like reindeer or Santa on the lawn.
    Some people, especially children seem to like multicolored lights, with reds and whites, blues and greens all mixed together. Some people go with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I really like the simple white lights that shine like the winter moon on fresh fallen snow.

  • Pastor Mavis Bennett retires

    After serving in the ministry from 1954-2012 Pastor Mavis Bennett has retired.

  • Property owners meet to discuss Taylorsville’s ‘floodwall’

    Property owners in the Taylorsville floodwall district met for the second time in two months last Tuesday night to discuss the steps that need to be taken to remedy deficiencies originally identified in a 2009 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection report.

  • COLUMN: You don’t have to feel alone this Christmas

    I’m a huge football fan. Most Sunday afternoons you’ll find me plopped down in front of a TV keeping up with as much NFL news as possible. I follow more NFL experts on Twitter than my husband does, and I use my spare time to stay up-to-date on the latest news.
    So, checking my Twitter feed on Saturday, I was shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Kansas City.

  • County Clerks’ birdhouse project to benefit Kentucky veterans

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 5

    SCHS student council hosts basic needs drive
    The Spencer County High School Student Council will host a basic needs drive through Monday, Dec. 17.
    Anyone willing to donate gently-used clothing, a gently-used or new toy, or non-perishable food item can bring it to the high school front office, deposit the items in a container and the student council will make sure items are delivered to the appropriate areas.
    “Clean out your closets and your kitchen shelves and help those in need this holiday season,” organizers said.

  • Spencer County named to Advanced Placement honor roll

    Spencer County is among just eight other Kentucky public school districts that have been named to the 2012 Advanced Placement District Honor Roll — a distinction that only 530 districts nationwide and in Canada received this year.
    AP courses allow high school students to get ahead on earning college credits. According to a Kentucky Department of Education press release, more than 90 percent of colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam. Students can earn a score of 1-5 on the exam.

  • New doctor in town also calls Spencer County home

    In an area that has been designated medically underserved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a new doctor coming to town is no small deal.
    Dr. Sven Jonsson, of Elk Creek, along with his colleague and physician assistant Melissa Thomas, have joined Taylorsville’s Baptist Medical Associates. Jonsson will make one of only two medical doctors practicing in Spencer County, although there are several nurse practitioners in the area.