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Today's News

  • Library happenings

    •The Spencer County Public Library’s summer reading program has ended.  Those who registered their children for the program, please come to the library to pick up their prize packages.

    •The adult summer reading program started July 1. Anyone wishing to participate should stop by the library to pick up the book bingo form. July will have numerous adult programs, including:

    -July 13: Make a hand scrub to pamper rough hands

    -July 23: Learn how to throw a pot with Albert Bauman at 6:30 p.m.

  • School board seeks land acquisition attorney as property search continues

    In what seems to be the Spencer County Board of Education’s never-ending search for land, the board has now directed Superintendent Chuck Adams to retain legal counsel specializing in land acquisition law.
    The board voted on the issue at its June meeting after discussing it in executive session under the legal provision of future acquisition of real property. The board’s discussions of purchasing property to construct a new elementary school with room for another building date back to 2008.

  • Despite some parent concerns, board moves to maintain absent note policy

    The late 2012 and early 2013 severe cold and flu season that caused so many students to miss class spurred Spencer County Board of Education members to rethink the district’s excused absence policy, but decided at its June meeting nothing will change for now.

  • Popular Pork: Pork a delicious, afforadable and versatile meat

    One of America’s most versatile proteins just got a more appetizing price tag. With prices lower than past summers and juicy new pork cut names appearing in meat cases, now you can swap in your favorite pork chop to make grilling more tasty and economical. Look for new cut names including ribeye and porterhouse pork chops to maximize your dollars spent at the grocery store.

  • Evaluation: Superintendent ‘meets expectations’

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams is meeting expectations, according to the board of education’s most recent evaluation, but board members would like to see additional district-wide improvements in several areas, including college and career readiness and drug and alcohol prevention.
    Each year board members analyze the superintendent’s performance and, due to a new evaluation process used for the first time this year, board members identified specific goals they wish for Adams to achieve during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • Lake to host fireworks Saturday

    For the first time since 2010, a Fourth of July fireworks display will dazzle Spencer County, this time from Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Community members are welcome to view the display from the park’s Possum Ridge boat ramp, as well as the Taylorsville Lake Marina. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will last for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Horse farming an addictive and rewarding venture

    You can’t have just one potato chip. At least that’s how the saying goes.
    But what about horses? Can you have just one of those?

  • Property Transfers - July 3 Edition

    The following property transfers are recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    On March 12, from Sylvia Florence Atcher, executrix of the estate of Ernest Atcher, 90 Bowman Lane, Taylorsville, to Sylvia Florence Atcher, 90 Bowman Lane, Taylorsville, a 1/4 undivided interest in a lot on state highway No. 652, as described in deed book 252, page 325, $40,800 fair market value.

  • Public Record - July 3 Edition

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following
    cases in Spencer District Court
    June 21, 2013:
    Traffi c:
    Larry G. Fields Jr. (1965), speeding 25
    miles over the legal limit, guilty, state
    traffi c school, $143 court costs. All
    fi nes/fees to be paid in installments/
    deferred payment.
    Michael S. Redmon (1983), improper
    start from parked position, guilty, $20
    fi ne and $143 court costs paid.
    Danielle M. Bodnar (1985), operating a
    motor vehicle while under the infl uence

  • HOMETOWN HERO: 90-year-old WWII vet John Mason Rucker recounts his military service

    The dreams were always set on top of mountains, looking down into the eyes of German soldiers peeping over fences or rocks. Those dreams went on for 10 to 15 years after John Mason Rucker came home from his service with the Army during World War II.