Today's News

  • CUB says lawsuit by ex-CEO is 'without merit'

    Officials of Shelbyville-based Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”

    Wade, whose retirement was announced in March, is suing the bank, its holding company and three individuals for wrongful termination and defamation of character, among other things.

  • Sherrod flap prompts look at race, myths in sports

    Shirley Sherrod’s firing at Dept. of Agriculture last week ignited America’s ugly history of racism into a media frenzy again. As the talking heads talked, Sherrod’s remarks reminded me of Rodney King’s “can’t we all just live together?” in 1991.

  • SCHS at dance camp

    Spencer County High School Dance Team spent this week at UDA Convention Dance Camp in Sharonville, Ohio.  They worked hard learning several new routines, as well as participating in technique and tricks/lifts classes.  The highlight of the week was joining in a Master hip-hop class taught by Brandon Bryant, a star on “So You Think You Can Dance” from season 5.

  • Stallions commemorate 10 years of football

    Football season will soon be upon us, meaning that the hard work begins now, in the midst of the heat and humidity of mid-summer. You can see that if you drive by one of the practice fields in the community this week and watch boys in sweat-drenched shirts blocking, passing and tackling.

  • Lady Bears take third in pre-season tournament

    The 2010-2011 SCHS Lady Bears traveled to Versailles this past weekend to open their season in varsity scrimmage play.

    Saturday they battled through the high temperatures to a 4-2 win over Owensboro and a 0-1 loss to Male. Sunday morning  they came out flat against Beechwood 0-1.

    In the final game, they won a decisive victory over Paducah Tilghman 2-0 to bring home the bronze medal.

  • Fun times for all at the fair

    The flashing lights. The smell of elephant ears and corn dogs bathing in hot grease. The screams of delight coming from the carnival rides. It must be time for the fair.

    Spencer County’s 2010 Fair, which began last night, continues tonight through Saturday. Each evening promises prize-winning livestock, roaring motors and home-grown beauties of all ages. Literally, something for everyone.

    Dwight Martin said his hopes are that people will forget their worries this week and enjoy all that the fair has to offer.

  • Quilter's talent runs free

    Local quilter Jan Darnell’s art quilt, Running Free, was accepted to be part of the juried show, A Horse’s Tale, at the National Quilt Museum in honor of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. This is the first time the Equestrian Games is being held outside Europe. Darnell is one of 24 quilters chosen for the exhibit from around the world and one of only six quilters from Kentucky.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  May 2010.

  • Large illegal grow in Elk Creek

    Acting on an anonymous tip, local and state police converged on a quiet Elk Creek subdivision early Monday morning in search of an illegal plant growing operation.

    What they found was a relatively small amount of marijuana in various stages of growth with an estimated street value of $26,000 and a much larger hallucinogenic mushroom supply worth approximately $100,000.

    “This is the first time in my 21 years that we’ve dealt with mushrooms here,” said Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter.

  • Special Olympian 'will never forget' nationals

    “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    So goes the much-honored oath of Special Olympics, an organization for athletes with intellectual disabilities that holds competitions in 181 countries.

    “That’s my favorite quote,” said 17-year-old Zachary Newton, who spent last week in Lincoln, Nebraska representing Kentucky, as well as Taylorsville, in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games which brought together over 3,000 athletes, 2,000 coaches, and 8,000 volunteers from 33 states.