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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Bottoms welcome Roman Chase

    Derek and Tracy Bottoms of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Roman Chase Bottoms, on Nov. 27, 2011, at 4:55 p.m. at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.  He was welcomed home by a sister, Bristol, 15 months. His maternal grandparents are Bruce and Dianne Chesser of Bardstown. His paternal grandparents are Lowell and Kathy Peavler of Mackville and David Bottoms of Dry Ridge.

  • Anniversary: Johnstons celebrate 25 years

    Johnny and Dawn Johnston of Taylorsville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.
    Family members wish the couple love and many congratulations.

  • Gingerbread house contest winners announced

    The results for the 2011 Gingerbread House contest, hosted by the Red Scooter, have been released. For the first time, we had co-winning mother and daughter entries.  Sheila Bramer is a repeat winner, and this year daughter Sarah Bramer was a winner with her first-ever gingerbread house.
    Another first this year was the entry of Halloween themed houses, although the judges were not nearly as fond of them as they were of the Christmas themes.

  • Clerk, sheriff present budgets to fiscal court

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock and Sheriff Buddy Stump presented their 2012 budgets to the fiscal court Monday night, but the court tabled approving those budgets until more information could be provided.

    The fiscal court cannot set salaries for individual deputies and assistants, but has the authority to set the total amount expended for salaries and benefits.

    Hesselbrock budgeted $253,044 for the salaries and benefits of her deputies, assistants and other employees — the limit set by the court for the former clerk.

  • Clerk, sheriff present budgets to fiscal court

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock and Sheriff Buddy Stump presented their 2012 budgets to the fiscal court Monday night, but the court tabled approving those budgets until more information could be provided.

    The fiscal court cannot set salaries for individual deputies and assistants, but has the authority to set the total amount expended for salaries and benefits.

    Hesselbrock budgeted $253,044 for the salaries and benefits of her deputies, assistants and other employees — the limit set by the court for the former clerk.

  • Board adds more land to list

    The Spencer County School Board announced officially at its December meeting that it is adding two properties to its list of possible locations for the district’s new elementary school.

    On Dec. 9, architecture and engineering firm Sherman Carter Barnhart conducted site reviews of what the board is referring to as sites D and E. Site D is three lots located in the Taylorsville Industrial Park off Ky. 44/Little Mount Road and Site E is a 19.47-acre farm tract on Ky 44/Mount Washington Road across from Spencer County Elementary School, owned by Travis Farms Inc.

  • Photo-themed gifts are a hit

    It can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for loved ones. It is hard to come up with new ideas year after year that will be used and appreciated. The wow factor is always a plus, too.

  • Some found, others missed Christmas

    While many are mentioned in the scriptures as it relates to the story of the first Christmas, many were unaware of the impact of this event.

    The first of those who missed Christmas was quite obviously the innkeeper, although his name is not actually mentioned. In the hustle and bustle of his life, he missed it, although one would think that, of all those mentioned, he should not have missed it.

    Mary and Joseph must have come to the desk of the innkeeper, and the child was born in a stable because “there was no room for them in the inn.”

  • It's that 'hurry up' time to relax

    I love Christmas. With decorations and music and all the things to remind us whose birthday is being celebrated. It’s that time of year when we kick back in our recliners and flip on the game as the aroma of a freshly cut tree fills the house.

    Wish I had a recliner. I once had a recliner, but wore it out. Now, I’m just as comfortable sitting on a pillow in a straight back chair. But back to the important subject matter. It is time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior.

  • Catch some fish during the Christmas break

    By LEE MCCLELLAN, Kentucky Afield Outdoors