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Today's News

  • School happenings

    Middle school collecting register tapes

  • Clevenger defense: Board was instructed to keep superintendent meeting open

    Attorney Valerie Shannon stated in a response filed on behalf of Sandy Clevenger, that the Spencer County School Board had recently received instruction from Amye Bensenhaver of the Attorney Generals Office concerning open meetings in which superintendent evaluations were not an exception to the open session rules.

    “In spite of this training,” stated records, on about June 17, 2008, the board voted to go into closed session to conduct the superintendent’s evaluation. Clevenger was the only dissenting vote.

  • SCHS Grandparents Day

     

  • Going to state

    The SCHS girls cross country team will advance to the AA State Championship November 15 after capturing the Regional Runner-Up title this past weekend at McNeely Lake Park. Cory Kleinjan and Sam Meredith also advance and will represent SCHS in spite of their full team not qualifying.

  • Early morning fire displaces family

    A mother and two children were left homeless after an early morning fire Sunday in their rental home on Washington Street in Taylorsville.

    Kathy Jamison, of 305 Washington Street, said she was awakened by her 9-year-old son who heard their smoke detector sounding. After investigating, Jamison said she saw flames in the bathroom.

    “We just got out,” said Jamison, who found shelter for her family with a neighbor down the street while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

  • Did You Know?

    Entrepreneurs are no doubt aware of the statistics concerning the failure of new businesses. However, budding business people or even corporate veterans might be able to hedge their bets by choosing an increasingly popular method of starting a business. 

  • Deserving of a winning commitment

    Overnight success is a rare occurrence. Instead, reaching a goal takes time and slow, gradual and determined progress. The Spencer County High School football program seems to be a model for that truth as it wrapped up its sixth regular season last week before beginning a playoff run this Friday night.

    The program began almost as a novelty. Hundreds of fans showed up for a pre-season scrimmage of the team’s first JV game six years ago. Since then, excitement has never waned and the product on the field has steadily improved.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 10, 2008.

    Traffic:

    John Bradley Farris. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08 first offense. Pled guilty. Sentencing 10/24/08.

     

    Misdemeanor:

    Arturo Adrian Zapien-Acedo. Guilty of assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury (8/19/05). Found in contempt of court. 30 days in jail. $145.50 court costs.

  • Benton to the Bronx, Kentuckian Joe Dan Gold and Jerry Harkness made real history

    ‘A whatever happened to Joe Dan Gold?’ query last week brought a response from Gerald Caldwell in Williamstown.

    Gold is superintendent of Morgan County Schools in West Liberty, Ky.

    College basketball fans too young to know or old enough to have forgotten, should find interesting a mark left on college athletics by Joe Dan Gold, a Benton, Ky. native.

  • The art of stained-glass is easy to learn

    Local resident Jim Weed does not rely on ads to get the word out about his art.

    “It is mostly just by word of mouth,” said Weed. “I’ll get a call. They might say ‘I am so-and-so’s cousin and you did this, or that, for them.’”

    Weed began working with stained-glass about 23 years ago. He saw an advertisement for adult education classes in Jefferson County and one class in particular caught his eye as it piqued his interest. The class was working with stained-glass.