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Today's News

  • School district proposes Wednesday start

    A comparison of the draft 2010-2011 school calendar to this year will reveal few changes. Among the proposals are a Wednesday start, instead of Tuesday as the first day of school.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said calendar committee members were unanimous in their discussions.

    “A half week allows students to ease into the school year. The idea is actually geared toward younger kids, but teachers and parents of middle school students were also very receptive,” said Adams.

  • County to pave subdivision

    Fiscal court may be venturing into un-driven territory when Camp Branch Trail subdivision is paved later this year. New landowners requested Monday that road bond funds be used to finish what the original developers did not.

    “We want the road built so we can sell the lots,” said Steve Bowman, president and CEO of The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville.

  • FROM THE WORD: Same truth found in old and new

    The amazing thing about discussing the Bible with a lot of Christian people and bringing up scripture in the Old Testament and if it is something they don’t want to abide by they will say yes that is in the Old Testament. When I wrote about drinking alcohol I heard this a lot.

    Isaiah 5:11-14 – Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

  • Fighting fire in the snow

    Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department fought more than one battle when they responded to a structure fire Saturday afternoon. Before extinguishing the 20-foot flames, firefighers first had to figure out a way to get to the large shed located a few 100 feet off the roadway and buried under four inches of snow.

    “We were worried about getting the truck stuck,” said Chief Doug Herndon.

    With the apparatus parked some distance away, firefighters struggled to drag several extra sections of hose across the frozen ground.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Markers

    Did you ever drive down the road and see those historical markers?  You know, “Here in 1755, something important happened?”  Those markers are there to remind us of our heritage and our history.   They are important in reminding us who we were and also who we are.

  • Local forage-finished beef

    In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities. But half a century later, the traditional production model is beginning to reemerge.

  • Crystal meth left at Tobacco Barn leads to arrest

    A Cox’s Creek man was arrested on drug charges after Tobacco Barn employees reported finding crystal methamphetamine in the Taylorsville store.

    Bryan Baldwin, 35, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetmine, Lortab and Xanax) in the first, second and third degrees. He was also charged with trafficking a controlled substance; trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school; and possession of marijuana.

  • Field set for primary face-off

    Paperwork has been flying across the counter for months at the clerk’s office, but not near as frenzied as in the past week. With the closing of the candidate filing window yesterday, that steady flurry stopped abruptly at 4 p.m.

    In all, 52 individuals volunteered their service to the public. Twenty-one joining the primary election field in the past week.

    The magistrate seats in Elk Creek District 3 and Campbranch District 4 saw the most interest with seven new filings combined.

    Elk Creek Magistrate

  • Governor's Scholars

    Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in the Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2010. 

    The selected students are Steven Barlow, son of Steven and Michele Barlow; Ryan Conard, son of Craig and Stacy Conard;  Arden Cooper, daughter of Dan and Terri Cooper; Arden Gregory, daughter of Ron and Amy Gregory; Alison McGaughey, daughter of Ronnie and Tanya K. McGaughey; and Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas.  

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of September 2009.

    Kentucky Housing Corporation, Frankfort to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas TX. Lot 7 Watkins Glen. Conveyance to complete foreclosure.

    The Peoples Bank of Taylorsville, Taylorsville to Terrence E. and Tania Cooper, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer  County as described in deed book 229 page 191. $87,750.