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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: WikiLeaks

    Cartoonist Ed Gamble takes a look at the recent WikiLeaks drama.

  • TWIN WINS: Bears open season with two victories

    The Spencer County High School basketball team opened the season with two wins last week in two very different types of games. Last Tuesday, the Bears pulled away from the Bearcats of Kentucky Country Day to claim a 69-49 victory on the road. Friday night, the boys needed some last second heroics to pull out a 53-50 win over Whitefield Academy.

    BEARS 69 KCD 49

    The Bears tipped off the season against a senior-laden KCD team that featured five players over 6-5.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Is this the Grinch that stole America's Christmans? You decide!
  • GUEST COLUMN: The first Christmas was not so cute and cuddly

    Most people love Christmas.  They love the bows and the boxes, they love the getting and giving of gifts.  Some people love the idea of the “Christmas Spirit,” when joy and goodwill invade our hearts.  Then there are people who love those Christmas movies, you know the ones where hard hearts melt, the sad find happiness again, and little puppies find homes.

  • PHOTO: Local garage opens

    Monroe’s Garage celebrated its opening at 307 Railroad St. in Taylorsville with members of the community recently. Those attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (from left) Annette King, executive director of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority; Beverly Bentley-Ingram, City Commissioner; Mark Waldridge, Monroe’s; Mike Monroe, co-owner of Monroe’s Garage; Paul Monroe, co-owner of Monroe’s Garage, Doug Williams, Chamber of Commerce Treasurer/County Treasurer; and Phyllis Williams, Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Kanter: Justice not served

    Joker Phillips demonstrated last week, how to make a fair and just decision for a college student-athlete with dispatch. Did the NCAA cops notice Kentucky’s football coach’s justice? Swiftly and move on.

    For Enes Kanter, justice delayed is justice denied. The NCAA’s dawdle and dance-around is contrary to its call on Auburn’s Cam Newton.

    Here’s an idea for the deciders in Indy.

  • Jenkins' DUI trial moved

    Citing concerns of fairness, the presiding court judge in the pending DUI trial of Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins recently ordered the case transferred to Shelby County.

    In a Nov. 19 order, Special Judge Jerry D. Crosby II moved the case to Shelby because he didn’t think a court trial could be fairly argued in Spencer County.

    “It is ... the court’s opinion that it is impossible for either the Commonwealth or the defendant to obtain a fair trial on the charges pending before this court in Spencer County,” Crosby wrote.

  • A 'model' gift: Toy show a tradition for Shouse family

    In 1967, Betty Shouse was looking for the perfect Christmas gift for her husband, John L. Shouse. Little did she know, that gift would turn her husband into a lover of farm toys and collectibles.

  • Sentimental surprise: Homeowner finds cache of lost letters

    When Mount Eden resident Belinda Sheeley and her husband returned home from dinner Friday evening in Taylorsville, it was as if a mail bag from the past had been spilled on their lawn.

    As Sheeley and her family scrambled to collect letters, cards and envelopes, it quickly became apparent that the pieces were more than just someone’s lost mail.

    They were mementos from a bygone era. Sheeley said most of the envelopes were stamped 1957 and some were addressed to places as far as Fargo, ND.

  • Coroner doesn't think death was suicide in Revard case

    An attorney for accused murderer Raymond Revard Jr. says one of the keys for his defense is that the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has never ruled on the manner of death.

    “Here it is two years later and the coroner’s office hasn’t said it’s a homicide,” said defense attorney Stephen H. Miller of the report on the death of Revard’s deceased wife, Lea Revard.