Today's News

  • Bowman chosen to participate in HOBY leadership seminar

    Sarah Bowman, daughter of Steven and Connie Bowman, has been selected as the Spencer County High School Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar participant.

  • WEDDING: Collins, Webster wed in Wisconsin

    Eileen Collins and Austin Webster, both of Morrison, Wis., were married July 15 in Wayside, Wis.
    The groom is originally from Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: Smith completes Chicago Marathon

    Spencer County resident Joe Paul Smith traveled to Chicago for the 34th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The 26.2-mile run was on Oct. 9. At the age of 62, Smith has now completed 37 marathons. Also running on this trip were Steve Hagan of Bardstown and Mandy and Eddie Benton of Lexington. All are members of the Kentucky Hill Runners.

  • Upward sports signups at Fisherville

    First Baptist Church of Fisherville on Taylorsville Road is holding Upward Basketball signups for K5 through eighth grade boys and girls. Forms and registration fees may be dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,  Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

  • COLUMN: America should heed the warning God gave Israel

    When I was studying 1 Corinthians 10, it laid on my heart because I know people in America are living the same sinful life that Israel was living when Moses led them through the wilderness.
    Even though all were baptized the same way, all eat and drink the same spiritual food and drink, some did not please God.

  • COLUMN: Everyday dangers

    Everyone has had to do it, but I don’t think anyone likes it.  Yes, you’ve done it too! I’m talking about using a public restroom.  Whether you are on the highway or in the mall or even visiting at the hospital, sometimes you just have to visit the facilities.

  • Pack 465 helps fight hunger with ‘Scouting for Food’

    On Saturday, the boys of Cub Scout Pack 465 in Taylorsville/Elk Creek will collect food in local neighborhoods to help the hungry in our community. All food collected will be taken to the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center.
    Donations can be brought directly to Spencer Christian Church between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Tax credit bill would provide scholarships to lower-income families

    Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), announced that he is prefiling legislation for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session that if passed would authorize a tax credit for individuals and corporate donors to non-profit agencies that provide scholarships to needy children to attend the public or private school of their choice.
    “The goal of this legislation is to provide every parent with the opportunity to send their child to the school that best meets the child’s needs regardless of their family’s income,” said Montell in filing the bill.

  • ‘Food for fines’ program returns to Spencer County Library now - Dec. 30

    Once again, the Spencer County Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines, a win-win situation for those who have late fees on books and DVDs and for those in need of food during these tough economic times.

    The Food for Fines program is an effort by the Library to collect nonperishable food items in exchange for fine amnesty. According to Library Director, Debra Lawson, “The program received great community response last year and we are happy to bring it back.”

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department September and October reports

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Department reports
    September 2011
    Traffic stops, warnings — 15
    Traffic stops, citations — 9
    Highway safety checkpoints — 0
    Non-injury accidents — 11
    Injury accidents — 2
    Fatalities — 0
    Other calls for service — 208
    CCDW permits — 13
    Vehicle inspections — 65
    Total arrests — 16
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served — 128
    Recovered property — $5,000