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Today's News

  • Kentucky basketball rises to No. 1 where it counts, Haiti

    Kentucky basketball climbed to the pinnacle this week.

    Polls. Associated Press, USA Today, Sagarin, pick a poll. Forget unbeaten Texas.

    Any poll without Kentucky at the top, goes begging for credibility.

    Here’s why. Last Sunday, UK’s coaches, players, former players, boosters, and local television, put 18-0 and adulations aside and raised more than a million dollars for Haiti relief.

    “It’s emotional,” John Calipari said. He’s right.

  • Main Street project could begin soon

    The city can finally move forward with renovating Main St. now that a funding contract has been signed with the state. Progress on the project’s second phase was delayed more than a year while the state attempted to pay for the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    “The economy shut it down,” said John Shircliffe, of the renovation project. “But you can’t blame the state for what it did.”

  • 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.