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Today's News

  • Derby 135: A blend of Borel, a horse and divine providence

    50-to-1 shot ridden by a little dude from Catahoula, Louisiana, who looks like a hot walker, talks like a cajun and reacted to his double-dip weekend like a kid at Christmas instead of a 43-year-old who’s saddled up for 25 years.

    We loved it too for Calvin Borel. Particularly those few with a ticket on Mine That Bird, $103.20.

    Derby 135 exposed again the experts too. One wrote Mine That Bird would not win because “no horse from New Mexico has ever won the Derby.”

  • Essay contest to select Junior Court Clerks

     High school seniors from Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes in a local courtroom. District Court Judge Donna Dutton will select local students to spend a day with her serving as Junior Court Clerks.

  • When God created Jeptha Knob

    It was between 461 million and 444 million years ago, during the late Ordovician (Or-do-vish-in) period of Earth’s history, that a cataclysmic event apparently occurred in what is now southeastern Shelby County, Ky.

    Of course there was no Shelby County then, no Spencer County, no Kentucky, no United States and no people - just some primitive fish and other ocean organisms beginning to appear.

  • PRIDE Conference

    Some of the Spencer County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) officers attended the 2009 PRIDE Youth Conference at the Kentucky Convention Center on April 9 and 10.  This leadership event allowed students and sponsors to gain knowledge, skills, and ideas regarding tobacco, alcohol, drug, suicide and bullying prevention from other groups of young people and advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Pictured are (from left) SADD Officers Casey Kerns, Erica Petersen, Kori Lurie and Michella White.

  • 4-H Communications Day ribbon winners

    The 2009 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held Saturday, April 4 at Spencer County Elementary School. It was a very successful day filled with enjoyable demonstrations and speeches. The following 4-H members participated and if they were awarded first place they will be going on the Area Communications Day held on to May 23 in Bullitt County.

    Junior Food Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Marissa Allen demonstrated Cupcakes Too Cool To Eat.

    Junior Craft Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon– Liz Walker demonstrated Working with Leather.

  • Tobacco float bed management

    Recent widespread reports of cutworm damage in float beds are a good reminder for tobacco growers to keep a close watch on tobacco float beds and greenhouses to catch and treat small problems before they become big ones.

  • County rethinks dispatch and animal services

    Could Spencer County Fiscal Court get in the business of catching dogs and answering 9-1-1 calls? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no, but that is not stopping magistrates from looking into taking over the two contracted county services.

    Magistrates approved two separate motions Monday morning that will form committees to explore the feasibility of managing emergency dispatch and animal control services. Currently, the county maintains annual contracts for these services through private contractors.

  • Judge reduces bond, releases Revard

    Murder suspect Raymond Revard, Jr. was released from jail Friday and placed under home confinement following a judge’s decision earlier in the week to reduce his bond.

    Revard was indicted last month by Spencer County Grand Jury with two felonies – murder and tampering with physical evidence – in relation to the January shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard. Since being arrested four months ago, Revard has remained lodged in Shelby County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash/$1 million property bond.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Instead, use the word Communism

    Words are very powerful tools used by people to motivate or manipulate others. For months now, the word socialism has been used liberally (pun intended) to describe the actions of Barack Obama during his first 100-plus days as president of our country.

  • All-star status

    Kenisha Marshall ended her Spencer County High School basketball career back in March after she helped lead the Lady Bears to their first regional tournament in several years. But for the six-foot standout center, it was not the last time she’d represent her school on the basketball court.

    Marshall was one of only 32 players from across the state invited to participate in the Kentucky All-Star tryouts, vying for one of 12 spots for the squad that annually takes on the all-stars from Indiana.