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Today's Features

  • One longtime employee of the county was replaced and others had their positions modified as part of a marathon Fiscal Court meeting on Monday.

    The incoming court, which included new Judge Executive Bill Karrer, made the personnel announcements at the close of a seven-hour meeting –­ more than half of which was spent in state-authorized private executive session.

  • The Spencer County Board of Education is looking for ways to address drug usage in the schools and a random drug testing program at the high school could be a component used in those efforts.

  • Six people, including three juveniles, have been arrested on charges related to break-ins at Spencer County High School and Taylorsville Elementary School.

    Matthew Shake, 19, of Taylorsville, and three juveniles were charged with two counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking of less than $500 for break-ins at both the high school and elementary school on Jan. 2-3.

  • It’s a new year, and many people are making their New Year’s resolutions. I have always had trouble keeping resolutions for more than a few weeks. It seems like too much, too fast. There’s so much expectation surrounding them that they become easy to break.

    A few years ago, I heard about a different way of making resolutions called One Little Word. The concept is to choose one word that becomes your focus for the entire year. The word reminds you of your goals and intentions.

  • Charlotte russe has been in Judy Broyles’ family for several generations. She knows her grandmother, who she never knew, made it and taught the recipe to Broyles’ mother but is not sure how her grandmother learned the recipe.

    “It was tradition for it to be our Thanksgiving dessert,” said Broyles, who has been making the dessert for 51 years herself. “My daughter and granddaughter are making it now too.”

  • In 1870, just five years after Marcellus Jerome Clarke was hanged near 18th and Broadway in Louisville, reports of his ghost and that of a woman in white caused goose bumps galore.
    Clarke was accused of being the infamous Confederate guerrilla Sue Mundy and was executed following a quick courts-martial by the Union.

  • The Spencer County School District could have a new policy soon on how to deal with head lice, citing the old policy as being unjust and outdated.

  • Ringing in the new year was hardly done in a traditional way for Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    Stump, who last November won a narrow election over sitting sheriff Steve Coulter, scrambled to assemble a staff on New Year’s Eve when Coulter confirmed his rumored early resignation — two days before the state-mandated end to his term.

  • Spencer County School District officials are considering fencing in a bus storage lot at the intersection of Main Cross and Back Alley that has been a point of concern for bus drivers and Spencer County Board of Education members.

    At the November board meeting, member Sandy Clevenger discussed that several drivers approached her with issues relating to bus vandalism and safety, noting parked buses could not be locked and were subject to any pedestrians or vandals passing by the lot.

  • When Steve Coulter hands over the keys to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office to Buddy Stump at the first of the year, he will leave with few regrets.

    “I am proud of what we have done,” said Coulter, who has been county sheriff since 1994. “I think we have served the citizens well.”

    Again, he will leave with few regrets. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any: “I just hate that it had to end this way,” he said.