Today's News

  • PHOTO: Fun at the All Saints Holiday Bazaar

    Mandy Crenshaw, of Mandy & Me Designs, watches as Betty Prater tries to make a decision on which piece of jewelry to purchase. Crenshaw was one of 22 vendors who participated in the ninth annual Holiday Bazaar held at All Saints Catholic Church and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

  • COLUMN: God is the supplier of our needs

    Philippians 4:19 says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ.”
    I was thinking about how good God is and how he supplies all our needs. Now let’s take a look at our needs and wants. We might think we want a big mansion on a high hill and a limousine sitting in the garage and a job that pays $500,000 a year — if I had all this I could live it up.

  • COLUMN: A prayer of Thanksgiving

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and most of us will gather around dinner tables with family and friends and offer thanks.  We’ll be thankful for our families.  We’ll be thankful for our health.  We’ll give thanks that we have a job.  We may give thanks for a new baby in the family, or even for a new car.  Some will give thanks for the freedoms we share as a nation.  Others may thank God for saving faith and the gift of Jesus.

  • Survey: Readers prefer community newspapers for local news

    Readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper as their sources of local news and advertising. The 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by the National Newspaper Association and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism show that 74 percent of people in communities served by a newspaper with circulations under 15,000 read a local newspaper each week.
    The survey, in its sixth year, shows consistent trends.

  • COLUMN: Sexist campaigns aren’t for me

    Marketing was not my major in college, and thus, I don’t claim to know anything about it.
    However, to my untrained brain, any marketing move that blatantly eliminates half of a potential customer base doesn’t seem to be a good one.
    Dr. Pepper recently released a new product that features “10 manly calories” and boasts the slogan, “Dr. Pepper Ten: It’s not for women.”
    Wow, OK, Dr. Pepper. Now that you’ve clued me in, I won’t buy your new product or any of the other ones.

  • Judges attend District Judges College

    District Court Judges Linda S. Armstrong and Donna G. Dutton, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Oct. 18-21 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s District Court judges.

  • Audit finds three issues of noncompliance for former sheriff

    Former sheriff Steve Coulter should have “receipted, recorded and deposited” fees charged for auto inspections and should have better handled donated funds during his last year in office, according to State Auditor Crit Luallen’s report for the fiscal year 2010.
    The state auditor performs an audit and releases a report for each of the state’s sheriffs on a yearly basis.
    The 2010 audit noted a $2,820 deficit in the sheriff’s fee account, and recommended the former sheriff eliminate it.

  • Engineers make recommendations to city after sewer study

    During a special meeting last Wednesday, members of the Taylorsville City Commission heard the results of and recommendations from a sewer system evaluation study performed by Sisler-Maggard Engineering.
    The study, which was required by the Kentucky Division of Water, is a part of the city’s mandate to update its sewer system.
    Per an agreed order received from the Division of Water, the city was mandated to hire an engineering firm to conduct the study.

  • Student leads fundraising effort for orphanage

    Nolan Thompson has a desire to help people, and that desire is helping him reach all the way across the globe to Kenya.

    Nolan, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Spencer County Elementary School, is heading up a project to raise funds for the Tumaini Center Orphanage in Kenya.

    In May, Nolan spearheaded a food drive project to benefit tornado victims in Alabama, so this isn’t his first go-round.

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas

    There are few things more inviting than a warm, friendly home decorated for Christmas, and some of those whimsical postcard-like settings can be found right here in Spencer County on the 2011 Christmas  Home Tour.