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Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 23, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Timothy S. Nutgrass (b. 1961). Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08, with aggravator, second offense. Amended to DUI second offense with no aggravator. Pled guilty. Served 7 days, sentenced to 14 days home incarceration, 12-month suspension of operator’s license, surrender vehicle license plates, enroll in ADEP, $888 fines and court costs.

  • Cataloging invasive plant species

    Songlin Fei has spent two years delving into the backgrounds of nearly 80 of Kentucky’s invasive plant species, not to lay blame for their presence, but to gain a historical perspective that could provide answers for the future.

    “We’re seeing some very interesting things,” said Fei, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry. “For instance, a species like bush honeysuckle – we had it in the 19th century. The earliest specimen in a Kentucky herbarium collection is from the 1860s.”

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: What if?

    I know that New Years day has passed, but every day is a new day, a new opportunity to re-imagine the future.  And it is always exciting to seek out God’s vision and plan for our lives and for His Church.  It is exciting to consider that even our greatest dreams are tiny compared to what God can really do.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    District Board Meeting

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service District Board will meet on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer Co. Extension office, located at 66 Spears Drive.  Items of discussion to include working on the 2010-11 fiscal year budget and election of officers.

    SCBA meeting

    The Spencer County Business Association meeting is today at 9 a.m. at the Elk Creek Realty office in Elk Creek (across from the water tower).

    Democratic forum

  • IN THE WORD: Would we be afraid to uphold the name of Jesus?

    As we look at the book of Acts we see Paul on trial for being a Christian. The first hearing was before Felix and then before Festus. The way I read it neither one of these wanted to hear him and when Paul appealed his case to stand at the judgement of Caesars Court where King Agrippa would hear him, as we look at this hearing we see Paul had no lawyer but represented himself.

  • Cold shooting plagues Lady Bears in two losses

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a tough week, dropping two lopsided decisions and now face a tough four-game road stretch.

    The girls welcomed Bullitt East to Taylorsville on Wednesday, only to fall to the 6th region power by the score of 56-17.

  • LETTER: A vote for change at cemetery

    Like many of you, I have family members in Valley Cemetery and over the past year I have watched a few board members of the corporation destroy the warmth and love some were trying to share.

    With little to no attempt to contact stockholders, they began on Fathers Day removing the flowers and items we left for our loved ones and throwing them in a pile like trash. Many items were broke or damaged beyond recognition.

    I watched as men and women tried to go through the items and locate the things they left for their loved ones.

  • Magistrates establish a new precedent about giving to charitable causes

    Organizations looking for a handout from Spencer County Fiscal Court might have better luck taking their pleas for money elsewhere.

    Magistrates voted to rescind an earlier decision that waived permit and inspection and electrical fees for the Spencer County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The fees amounted to about $450 and would have reduced the organization’s cost of building a second house this year.

    The motion was passed 4-0. Campbranch Magistrate Bill Drury abstained. Drury is the immediate past president of the local Habitat chapter.

  • Papa John's opening soon in Taylorsville

    Taylorsville has caught the eye of another large fast food chain and the Papa John’s pizza corporation is looking to make some serious dough.

    The new store – to be located in a retail building with the McDonald’s restaurant– is scheduled to open Feb. 16.

    “I think it was the expansion in Spencer County they have seen,” said store manager Joey Ritchie, explaining the pizza giant’s attraction to such a small town. Papa John’s bills itself as the third largest pizza company in the world with over 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

  • Snow days, icy nights

    It wasn’t the ice storm of 2009, but last week’s snow fall did cause its share of mishaps in Spencer County.

    There were the usual reports of single-car accidents. The kind where drivers discover that maneuvering in the snow is more about the ability to stop, than being able to plow through three inches of the white stuff at 40 M.P.H.

    There were also the numerous unreported bruises and wind-chapped cheeks from over-extended sledding sessions. Nothing a little hot chocolate couldn’t fix.