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Today's News

  • Evacuation ordered after smoke fills courthouse

     

    Smoke from a malfunctioning heating and air unit atop the Spencer County Courthouse caused the building to be evacuated briefly late Monday morning.

  • Three join political races

    Three more names have been added to the growing list of candidates filing for various political offices in Spencer County.

    Kyle Bennett, who served as a deputy in Spencer County for several years under former Sheriff Steve Coulter, filed his papers to join a field of now three seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Bennett is currently a police officer for the City of Simpsonville, and filed his paperwork last week.

  • Court spars with Stump over expenses

    Last Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was relatively uneventful until the court reached the bottom of the agenda and words were once again exchanged over expenditures for the Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump submitted quotes for new bullet proof vests for deputies in his office, at a cost of $769 per vest, for a total cost of $12,304 for 16 vests. The court approved the purchase by a unanimous vote, but not before some contentious words.

  • Park Duvalle center expanding to new building

     

    The Park Duvalle Community Health Center will break ground on a new facility in Taylorsville next Tuesday.

  • Norton celebrates opening of office

     

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 29, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Miss Modern crowned

     

    Emily Campanell of Little Mount, was crowned Modern Miss on November 20th in Lexington at the Kentucky State Festivals Pageant Finals.

    She will go on to the nationals to compete for the title of Mrs. U.S. in July.

    Emily is the wife of Tony. Together, they have three children, Taylor, Hunter and Xander.

  • Candidates must examine their motives

    Candidates must examine
    their motives
    It’s election season and hats are getting tossed into the ring like some two-bit carnival game. That’s not to diminish the seriousness behind the decision many are making to seek public office, but it is somewhat fitting because of the circus that small town politics often becomes.

  • We need to regain chivalry

    What ever happened to chivalry?

    It’s a question that begs an answer in the wake of so many men in the public eye being accused of acting boorishly, and even criminally toward women.

    It seems we can’t turn on the news without hearing of a woman, or in many cases, multiple women, bringing allegations of misconduct toward politicians, entertainers or other men in the public eye. In many cases, there’s strong evidence, even photographs or tapes to convict the accused.

  • Apprenticeships fill skills gap; provide opportunity

    The Commonwealth, along with many other states across this nation, is struggling to find highly-skilled workers to fill scores of job in the manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and trade industries such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and telecommunications.