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Today's News

  • LETTER: Prompt service

    Thank you to Salt River Electric for being so prompt in responding to our emergency call after the storm last Monday. We had a transformer struck by lightning. Within 20 minutes of our phone call Salt River Electric had a truck here, had a transformer ordered and a bucket truck on the way. We had our electricity restored within an hour. What great service!

    Donna Keeling

    Bloomfield

     

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Wrapping up the special session

    Although it took a bit longer than planned, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement Wednesday to reduce and balance the state budget and lay the groundwork for future economic development across the Commonwealth, as the eight-day special session called by the governor adjourned.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office during the month of December 2008:

    Kayla Dawn Nation, 17, Taylorsville and Derrick Lynn Lewis, 18, Willisburg.

    Donna Mae McClure, 43, Mount Eden and Stephen Lynn Jamison, 49, Mount Eden.

    Dana Michelle Taylor, 40, Taylorsville and Thomas Edward Coles, 42, Taylorsville.

    Kelly Nicole Haynes, 33, Taylorsville and George Russell Wells, 35, Taylorsville.

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office during the month of January 2009:

  • Church happenings

    Big Spring Picnic

    Big Spring Assembly of God Annual Church/Independence Day Picnic. Everyone welcome. Bring your favorite dish and fireworks to share. Come for fun, fellowship and fireworks. Friday beginning at 8 p.m. 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.

    Mini-musical at

    Elk Creek Baptist

  • New hours at county clerk's office

     

    Spencer County Clerk, Judy Puckett, announced that beginning today, her office will no longer be offering Saturday hours.

     

  • Salt River Tom and the evils of whisky

    The debate over whether Spencer County should go wet or remain dry brings to mind a column written by this same scribe several years ago. We take you back to 1890 - a bit before my time.

  • The faces of Relay

    Tommy Akins walked around the parking lot of the Spencer County Middle School with a video camera rolling, catching the sights of little children playing, the sounds of music and people laughing, and capturing the mood that surrounded the annual Spencer County Relay for Life.

    For Akins, the event that raises money for cancer awareness and research has special meaning. It took on special meaning ten years ago when his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then again a year later when their daughter received the news that she was afflicted as well.

  • Thursday's brief storm makes mess

    A brief, but powerful thunderstorm rolled through Taylorsville last Thursday flooding streets and snapping tree limbs.

    Spencer County Dispatch said that trees could be found blocking roads in every direction. Like cardinal points on a weather vane, the roads of Yoder Station (north), Little Union (south), Lilly Pike (east) and Little Mount (west) were each reported to have large limbs impeding traffic.

  • SCHS track awards

    Although the 2009 track season is over, several members of the SCHS track team are still receiving honors. 

    • Erico Smith was named to the Second Team All-State for his 4th place finish in the 100-meter dash at AA State. 

    • Drew Abell, Charliann Garcia, Adrian Gregory, Christina Shawver, and Mike Williams were named to the KTCCCA Academic All-State Team by both qualifying for the State Meet and maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA. 

  • Beyond land of One-and-Done, success belongs to not done

    Visit to Land of One-And-Done and beyond.

    College basketball’s new catch-all, one-and-done is code for show-me-the-money-now! by handlers of 18-year-old Kobe-wanna-be’s who figure college is no more than seven months pretending to be a student until the birthday cake has 19 candles. It’s the world we live in.

    But what about the sane side, One and not Done.