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Today's News

  • First-degree rape, child sexual abuse among charges filed against local man

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and is facing numerous child sexual abuse charges involving a victim under 12 years old, including first-degree rape.

  • Truck bursts into flames minutes after driver ejected

    Mount Washington man ejected in fiery crash Wednesday morning
    A Mount Washington man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a fiery crash last Wednesday morning.

  • High school class of 2013 largest in school history

    On May 31, more than 220 Spencer County High School graduating seniors will walk the line to receive their diplomas and, in doing so, will make school history.
    The SCHS class of 2013 is the largest class ever to graduate from Spencer County. Graduation coordinator and SCHS teacher Mary Baldock said as of Monday 223 seniors were slated to receive diplomas. She noted that last year’s class had less than 200 students.

  • Well-known elementary school principal to retire

    Spencer County Elementary School Principal Dale Kleinjan doesn’t like talking about the past. He would rather focus on the present, look to the future and greet his students with high fives in the hallways each morning. But it’s hard to ignore the impact he has made upon the local education system.

  • Open records decision regarding tower cites conflicting evidence

    Conflicting information submitted to the Attorney General regarding a Spencer County open records appeal resulted in an open records decision that is hardly a decision at all.
    In the decision, released April 30, Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver states that “the conflicting evidentiary record in this appeal precludes conclusive resolution of this question.”

  • Police conduct weapons search at SCHS

    Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
    Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.

  • COLUMN: Cut flowers from the garden should be enjoyed indoors

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers. I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen worktable. Just be sure to shake the ants off first.
    The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rain fall is that the weather is acting as a sort of preservative: all those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.

  • COLUMN: Meetings highlight vegetable diseases, poisonous plants

    Now that it looks like springtime has finally arrived, many of us will turn our attention to our gardens, yards, and pastures.  I think all of us are glad that spring is here for now at least.
    Many of us have our gardens up and growing, but with the cooler temperatures that we have had over the last few weeks, some of us haven’t been able to get our gardens out yet.  But once the plants start growing, it is almost inevitable that your garden will get some sort of disease on tomatoes, squash, etc.

  • COLUMN: You will receive the Holy Spirit

    Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 16:12-22 says:

  • COLUMN: Make sense through the fog

    It was foggy this morning as I walked the dog.  It wasn’t that dense, “can’t see your hand in front of your face,” kind of fog. In fact you could only tell it was there if you looked across the street, the neighbors house was just a little blurry. But then looking out a little farther, things got more indistinct, until finally everything just disappeared.