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Today's News

  • Honoring everyday heroes

    Families and friends gathered last Tuesday for a night of celebration as they honored seven Spencer Countians for their commitment to family and their service to the community.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District court

     

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 21, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Michael Allen Cooper. Charge #1, no operator’s/moped license. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Pled guilty to both charges. $85 fines plus $143 court costs.

  • Lady Bears lose to Shelby Co. in heart breaker

    Fishermen often talk about the one that got away. The Spencer County Lady Bears and their fans left their home gym Monday night talking about the one that was taken away as the girls dropped a 51-50 tilt to visiting Shelby County following a controversial decision by the officials in the closing moments of the contest.

  • Victim of icy roads memorialized

    Some knew him as Sticker Joe, others as Kroger Joe, and while Elmer “Joe” Sander lived what many may call an ordinary life – this average Joe was an exceptional man, said friends and family.

    “It’s still hard to believe he’s gone,” said Bob Perry. The two Elk Creek men had been friends for 18 years, ever since Joe and his wife, Martha, moved in a few doors down from Perry’s home on Plum Creek Road.

    “He always had a pleasant smile,” said Perry. “He made you feel good.”

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Fresh start

    I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of fresh sheets on the bed. It just feels clean and fresh. After just one or two nights, those sheets loose that fresh scent and crisp feel. That is sort of the way it is with us. We may walk with the Lord this morning, but by tonight the linen is not quite so fresh. The dust and dirt of the day have soiled our lives and we need a refreshing.

  • Church happenings

    New Year’s Eve

    Sing and Pray-in

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a special New Year’s Eve sing and pray-in 7:30 p.m. Performances will by Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, Heart and Soul Trio, the Cumbos, and more. Please bring a covered dish for a time of fellowship and don’t forget you’re to bring your family and friends. Admission is free.

    Grief recovery program registration extended

  • Plan to help counties with budget shortfalls

    Governor Steve Beshear has proposed policy changes to the state’s retirement system in hopes of providing more than $37 million in relief to counties, like Spencer County, that are struggling with financial shortfalls.

    His recommendation to the Kentucky Retirement System Board is to allow required contribution obligations to be spread over a 10-year period instead of the current five-year period. The move has been cited as providing immediate relief to local governments next fiscal year while maintaining the pension system.

  • Study reveals how Kentucky families are being impacted by economy

    A new University of Kentucky study found that Kentuckians, like other Americans, face economic uncertainty this holiday season. Nearly 70 percent reported a change in lifestyle due to the economy with over half of Kentucky’s households having trouble buying things they want for themselves or their children during this holiday season.

  • Something new to hope for in ‘09

    New year, new hope, new dreams, new possibilities, a new president who knows how the game should be played. And a classic quote and a Maybe You Missed This.

    NEW. President-Elect Barack Obama: “Nothing like a good pick-up game of basketball. When everyone’s passing the ball, playing together and you’re making a few shots. Just makes you feel good.”

    OLD. Maybe you missed this: Birth of Basketball.

  • Looking back before the New Year

    2008 will likely be branded the year of firsts. It was, after all, the year we selected our first African-American President – Barack Obama. And, it was the first time we experienced what it feels like to pay $4 for a gallon of gas. Oh, and remember there was that time when the stock marked dropped 777 points and we all felt for the first time what it’s like to lose our retirement savings. As we stopped spending, we witnessed another first as the federal government stepped in with an inconceivable $700 billion bailout for the banks and businesses we no longer frequented.