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Today's News

  • 4-H camping season nears

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.
    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  • COLUMN: Spencer represented well at State Meats Contest

    The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the State Meats Contest on April 13 in Lexington at the Meats Lab on the University of Kentucky’s campus. Congratulations to all of the participants.

  • COLUMN: 4-H Communications Day winners announced

    The 2013 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was Thursday, April 11, at Spencer County Elementary School. It was a very successful evening filled with enjoyable demonstrations, speeches and great talent acts in the variety show.  A new job interview contest was also included for senior 4-H members. The following 4-H members participated and, if they were awarded first place, they will be going on the Area Communications Day on Saturday in Trimble County.  First and second place in the variety show get to represent Spencer County at the Area Communications Day.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Retirement planning resources for women

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What retirement planning resources can you recommend to women? I’m 58 years old, divorced and living on a tight budget and need all the help I can get.  
    Financially Challenged

    Dear Challenged,
    When it comes to planning for retirement, most Americans could stand to brush up on their financial knowledge a bit, but it’s especially important for unmarried women. Here’s what you should know.  

    Retirement Struggles

  • COLUMN: A new science: gadgetology

    I have not yet witnessed it, but I may soon be able to relate how I saw two people walking toward each other, each of them “gadgeting” to someone about something (important or not), so engrossed in what they were doing, they didn’t realize they were walking toward a head-on collision. I guess that is what is happening in our highly induced “gadget” world.

  • First sewing bootcamp dubbed a success

    Long, intense workouts that take place over a few weeks – popularly known as bootcamp - have been a popular exercise strategy among people looking for a kick-start to becoming fit. The phenomenon spread from the fitness world to sewing this spring in Spencer County.

  • Marriages ~ First quarter 2013

    The following marriage licenses have been recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office since Jan. 1:

    Sara Kathryn Sutton, 32, teacher, of Louisville, and Bernard Lester McCutcheon III, 32, warehouse worker, of Taylorsville, on Jan. 3.

    Krystal Ann Bright, 25, Papa John’s, of Taylorsville, and Matthew Allen Cope Elzy, 24, student, of Louisville, on Jan. 7.

    Desirae Marie Jordan, 24, daycare provider, of Salem, Ind., and Ahren Michael Porta, 19, supervisor at UPS, of Shelbyville, on Jan. 5.

  • Public Record: Property transfers from January 2013

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

    On Jan. 4, from John Glasford and Margaret Glasford, in care of, Amanda Brooks, 2707 Welsford Way, Louisville, to Joseph John Seamon and Amber Nicole Seamon, 1006 Brashears Point Road, Taylorsville, the 6.3321 acres of tract 10-F of Brashears Creek Farms, known as 1006 Brashears Point Road, as described in deed book 251, page 33, $289,000.

  • COLUMN: Life doesn’t always turn out like we expect
  • COLUMN: Lost and found

    Have you ever lost anything and been frantic to find it? The other day I lost a little security tag that turns off the alarm in my car. I searched for it for over an hour. Several friends came by wondering why I was searching my car, so they helped. I had it in my hand, in the car, the door was closed, I bumped the gearshift, heard a clink and it was gone. A few days later I tore that car apart, took out the mats, vacuumed under the seats, checked in all the pockets and cracks I could find. Now the car looks great inside, but that little security tag is still missing.