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Today's News

  • Kentucky Marketbasket survey finds a slight drop in retail food prices in fourth quarter of 2012

    The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in December 2012, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state fell slightly during the fourth quarter of the year. According to the survey, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $115.53. This total reflects a decrease of $0.38, or 0.3 percent, from the same list of items reported in the previous quarter.

  • Fires destroy two homes

    Two Spencer County families are left without homes after each caught fire in separate incidents over the past week.

  • Spencer County native dies following workplace accident

    An employee at Flowers Baking Company (a division of Flowers Foods) in Bardstown died Tuesday morning after she was injured late Friday night.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson, Leslie Elder, 39, of Valley View Drive, Bardstown, was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m. at University Hospital, Louisville, as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to her torso.
    The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday at the bakery at 1755 Parkway Drive. Elder was trapped between two pieces of machinery, which Robinson described as a lift elevator and a vat.

  • Animal in custody could be linked to Waddy attacks

    An adult male pit bull that was, amazingly, captured by some homeowners during an attack on their livestock and pets in Waddy, is the suspect in the animal mutilations that took place in that area in late November and early December.

  • UPDATED: Reports of mysterious ‘white van’ hit closer to Spencer County

    UPDATED AFTER PRESS TIME TUESDAY: Following one attempted abduction in Bardstown earlier this month and two attempted abductions in Louisville last week, a report of a white van following a female in Southville in Shelby County early Tuesday morning put some Spencer Countians on high alert.
    According to Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, Shelby County received a complaint of a man in a white van following a white male chasing a female on foot in the Southville area early Tuesday morning.

  • Board of education makes offer on fish and game club land as part of new school project

    As part of its efforts to secure land to accommodate a new elementary school, the Spencer County Board of Education voted at a special meeting last week to make an offer on 13 acres owned by the Spencer County Fish and Game Club, but details are still emerging as to where the club would relocate if it were to strike a deal with the board.

  • After long construction period, extension office now open to public

    More than two years after the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board purchased 12 acres off Ky. 44 east for construction, the new 12,000-square-foot extension office is now open to the public.

  • Bivens family receives top national honor from American Farm Bureau Federation

    Twelve years ago, Ryan Bivens set a goal: to win the top honor offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
    Misty, his wife of 11 years, says laughingly that he may have selected a different bride if she hadn’t been willing to help him work toward that goal.

  • PHOTOS: Spencer County Elementary Star Students

    The PTA of Spencer County Elementary School began a program this school year entitled Star Students. The PTA asks teachers to choose a student from their classroom who demonstrates the following: academic growth, doing their personal best in everything they do, positive attitude toward peers and teachers, appropriate behavior or improvement of behavior. Pictured are the students chosen as the star student for their classrooms for the months of October and November.

  • Vowels earns nursing degree at UK

    Lindsey Katherine Vowels of Taylorsville, daughter of Pete and Dianne Vowels, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held Dec. 14, 2012.
    The UK College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).