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Today's News

  • Three injured in accident

    A three-car accident on Ky. 55 sent three people to the hospital the afternoon of March 25.

  • Spencer ranks as state’s 11th healthiest county

    Spencer County ranks as Kentucky’s 11th healthiest county, according to the 2011 County Health Rankings released last week.
    According to the rankings, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County, in Northern Kentucky, is considered the state’s healthiest county while Owsley County, in Eastern Kentucky, is considered the least healthy.
    The report ranks over 3,000 counties from all 50 states on two distinct facets of health: outcomes and factors.

  • County to seek legal action against clerk

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court requested Monday that the county attorney take legal action against the county clerk on three separate matters.
    According to motions submitted during Monday’s meeting:
    - County Clerk Judy Puckett has refused to sign an ordinance passed by the fiscal court establishing a fee pooling and purchase order system in her office and has refused to turn over funds to the county treasurer;

  • Bennett a page for Montell

    Madolyn Bennett served as a floor page for State Representative Brad Montell in the Kentucky House of Representatives on February 18. Madolyn is a tenth grade student at Spencer County High School. She is a daughter of Karen Florence and Mark Bennett.

  • Shawver to attend Naval Academy summer seminar

    Christina Shawver, a student at Spencer County High School, will participate in the 2011 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program in Annapolis, Md., the academy announced in a news release.

  • High school fares well at history competition

    Spencer County High School was represented by 25 students at the Regional National History Day Competition held Saturday, March 26 at the Frazier International History Museum.  The following students placed high enough to move on to state competition on April 30 at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort.
    Senior Group Documentary
    1st place – Allen Oder and Joseph Snider “The Napster Debate.”
    2nd place – Heidi Arbuckle and Tevis DeZern “The New Deal”

  • Stidham makes Louisville dean’s list

    Wendy Stidham, a daughter of Chuck and Gina Stidham, was named to the University of Louisville’s fall 2010 dean’s list with a 3.94 GPA for the semester.
    She is a sophomore marketing major with an entrepreneurship minor in the College of Business.
    Stidham is also an active member in U of L’s marching band, honors program, Honors Scholars Program, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society.
     

  • The Far Middle: March 30
  • Lee completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Joshua T. Lee recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    He is a son of Douglas and Deborah Lee of Old Briar Ridge Road in Mount Eden. Lee graduated in 2010 from Spencer County High School in Taylorsville.
     

  • Sheeley elected Democratic Party treasurer

    Dianne Sheeley was recently elected treasurer of the Spencer County Democratic Party.