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Today's News

  • Group files alcohol petition with county clerk

    Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a small group gathered outside the Spencer Count Courthouse with over 3,000 signatures in their hands.

    United by their belief in a voter's right to chose, seven supporters walked into the county clerk's office and handed over the long-anticipated petition requesting an alcohol referendum.

    "It's on the voters now," said B.J. Smith, spokesperson for the petition drive. "We trust in the voters to make the decision either way."

  • LETTER: "Jenkins should resign"

    I notified Rep. Brad Montell in 2008, concerning loopholes I found in KRS 132.023 and .017. Better known as House Bill 44. These loopholes were directly related to the operation of any charter government. The loopholes pose an enormous threat to taxpayer's rights, afforded in House Bill 44. Montell and I quietly tried to resolve the threats in the 2009 legislative assembly, however, opposition was found. Who? Why?

  • Foreclosure Intervention Program secures rescue funds

     

  • Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road, coroner suspect cardiac arrest

    A Spencer County man died Wednesday in Shelby County apparently while driving, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Brandon Surma, 38, of Taylorsville was found at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in his car in a soybean field at 3248 Taylorsville Road.

    "The property owner noticed a vehicle in his soybean field, well off the roadway," Rice said.

    He added that the resident went to check it out and found Surma's 1998 Dodge still running. Surma appeared to be unconscious, and the resident called 911.

  • Lexington to Louisville, Bowling Green and Sonora, July ended with good news

    Sports in Kentucky for July’s last week deserved a 21-gun salute. Good news and relief from beer summitry and Sharpton shrill.

    From LEXINGTON Kentucky and Western Kentucky announced a four year football series starting next season. This is outstanding for fan base at both programs . Benefits range from creating a regional series that could save teams and fans travel time and money and rival the Governor’s Cup.

  • Community center focus gets clearer, public forum Tuesday

    The concept of building a community center may not be new, but organizers of a recent effort said they have the determination to see their plans through to the end.

    "We're committed to this," said Troy Klaber, "if it ends up being just a 5,000 square foot building and a pool, we're going to do this."

  • Neighboring landmark destroyed by fire

       One of Nelson County's most historic homes was destroyed by fire early

    Sunday. The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called before 5 a.m.

    as flames were seen coming from Duncan Manor, a two-story pre-Civil War

    house on KY 55 just north of the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway.

    The house, owned by Lily Whittington of Cox's Creek, was gutted by the

    fire, leaving only the brick walls. The fire is being investigated by

    the state fire marshal's office.

  • Teen's death spurs family to join SAFE campaign against wet vote

    The death of 19-year-old Donnie DeJesus is a tragic story of one too many wrong choices.

    After a night of celebrating at a local prom party, Donnie died sometime during the early morning hours of May 10 of alcohol poisoning. His blood alcohol level was .365. The legal limit for a 21-year-old adult is .01.

    "They said it was one of the highest levels they had seen in a long time," said Teresa Gray, Donnie's mother, of investigators.

  • 4-H and FFA poultry show

    Spencer County Fair Hosts Open and 4-H/FFA Poultry Show

     The Spencer County Fair Open and Youth poultry show was held Tuesday , July 28th in the livestock show pavilion at the fairgrounds. This is the first year that a poultry show has been offered at the Spencer County Fair and many Spencer County 4-H and FFA members participated. There were a total of 114 entries (50 youth and 64 Open) in the show. The entry was much greater than expected by show coordinators.

  • Church happenings

    Yard sale at All Saints

    The All Saints Church annual yard sale will be held Saturday  from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The sale will be held rain or shine, inside the parish hall.  All Saints is located in Taylorsville, at 410 Main Cross Street.

    Yard sale/auction at Big Spring Assembly of God