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Today's News

  • Spencer County Fair kicks off this Friday

    This year’s concert performance for the Spencer County Fair will bring home a Taylorsville native from the recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

    J.D. Shelburne will return to perform at the Spencer County Fair this Friday.

  • Faith for today: Attending church

    Is it possible to be a Christian and yet not go to church? That seems to be one of the most common questions I hear in Spencer Co. I hope you can handle frankness because space does not allow easing into the subject. I’ll answer that question in stages. First, the New Testament never considers the possibility that someone could be devoted to Jesus and yet have little or no devotion to Jesus’ other followers.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: When a celebrity dies

    Unless you have been completely shut off from the outside world in the last few weeks, you have probably heard about the passing of a famous entertainer and are aware of the impact it made on the world.  But Michael Jackson is not the only person to have recently expired from life; Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays and dozens of other semi-famous people have passed on from this life too.  So why has the media given so much attention to him?

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on May 29, 2009

    Traffic:

    Deborah L. Cline. Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. $500 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Cecil Gibbs. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, .08 second offense. Sentenced to 7 days, credit for time served, enroll in multiple offender program, 12 month suspension of operator’s license, $878 fine and court costs. Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Guilty.

  • Trails Day more than horsing around

    Trail riders are not typically seen as the competitive sort.

    Just imagine horse-owners jockeying for position along a narrow, wooden path – each trying to be the first one to the end. Most view trail riding as a more leisurely, and some would even call it a passive recreational pastime. 

  • Aquaculture Field Day

    Aquaculture enthusiasts will have an opportunity to learn more about the enterprise at a July field day in Frankfort.

    Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are offering a free Aquaculture Field Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT July 25 at KSU’s Aquaculture Research Center. Participants will have a chance to learn more about research regarding largemouth bass, koi, freshwater prawn, crayfish and paddlefish.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Jakes event July 25

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be holding a Jakes Day Event on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, Taylorsville.  We  will have a gun safety class, trap shoot, paint ball guns, archery, scavenger hunt and prizes.  All  children up to age 17 are welcome. Come join us for a day of fun. For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or 572-5555 or call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or 210-1960.

  • Police uncover indoor pot farm

    Spencer County Sheriff’s department discovered a basement full of marijuana plants last Tuesday night near Mt. Eden – 165 plants with an estimated street value of $165,000.

    Deputy Gordon Miles, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, obtained a search warrant early in the day to investigate reports of illegal activity at 2375 Hickory Ridge Road. What he and other officers found that night was an elaborate greenhouse for cloning and growing pot.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: City vs. county, who’s the loser?

    The issue of merging city and county governments is one that has not been reported on in this paper for some time – mainly because nothing new has happened.

  • FCCLA training

    Heather Helton, Katherine Luckett, and Helisha Smith, members of the Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, attended the FCCLA State Leadership Training in Hardinsburg recently. While in attendance Helton and Luckett were trained in their duties as regional officers. Smith conducted training sessions as a state FCCLA officer.  The students participated in many leadership activities and team building activities while at the training.