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Today's News

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, State Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.

  • Spencer County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Spencer County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC). The Spencer County Public Library is one of 46 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • County clerk candidates publicly discuss issues affecting the office at forum

    Spencer County voters might be overwhelmed by the large pool of candidates battling for the office of Spencer County Clerk, but a candidate forum held last Thursday offered citizens an opportunity to gather more information on those vying for the office from both the democratic and republican candidates.

  • Arts on Main promises to complement gourd show festivities

    With Saturday’s forecast calling for sunshine, a zero percent chance of rain and a high in the mid-80s, organizers of this year’s Arts on Main arts fair are hoping for a stellar turnout.
    Though a separate event, the arts fair is paired on the same weekend as the Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd and Art Show to attract as many people as possible to the Taylorsville area.

  • Gourdi Gras 2012

    The good times will roll this weekend at the 18th-annual Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd Festival and Art Show, themed “Gourdi Gras.” The event will pay homage to the popular Mardi Gras festival that takes place in New Orleans each February, and will include some wildly colorful and vibrant pieces from artists across the United States.

  • A complicated history

    A divide between Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates who sit on fiscal court became apparent this week after Karrer confirmed he would prefer that Magistrate Jerry Davis step down, even while the other magistrates say they support Davis’ work on the court.
    Spencer County resident and well-known whistleblower Lawrence Trageser brought the issue to light at last Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting in open session, claiming that Karrer attempted to force Davis to vacate his seat.

  • COLUMN: Boundaries, Part 1: Children need healthy limits

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors need to be Savvy about doctors’ appointments

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors’ appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients – especially seniors – that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Thanks for your help.

    Patient Educator

    Dear Educator,

  • Public Record: Circuit Court Indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court Feb. 23, 2012:

     

  • Spencer shines in Fashion Revue

    Three Spencer County 4-H members got to experience being in a Fashion Revue thanks to Shelby County 4-H!  On Thursday, April 26th Rebecca Panepinto, Bailey Cranmer, Kelly Baird, Karlie Acker, and Jenna Thompson represented Spencer County very well and modeled the clothes that they had made in 4-H sewing.  Thank you to Pat Douglas, Shirley Thomas, Virginia Smith, and Vicky Rego for all of their help guiding these young sewers in the completion of their projects.  We could not have had this opportunity for our youth without you all!