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Today's News

  • County personnel changes approved

    One longtime employee of the county was replaced and others had their positions modified as part of a marathon Fiscal Court meeting on Monday.

    The incoming court, which included new Judge Executive Bill Karrer, made the personnel announcements at the close of a seven-hour meeting –­ more than half of which was spent in state-authorized private executive session.

  • Taylorsville gets 24-hour police coverage

    Taylorsville has around-the-clock coverage from its local police force finally after city officials worked out a deal to fund the expansion.

    Police Chief Toby Lewis presented multiple scheduling options to the Taylorsville City Commission on Jan. 5 in hopes of closing the gap on coverage lapses inherent to a five-person full-time staff.

    But instead of just closing the gaps, Lewis and officials eliminated them after working out details during the commission meeting.

  • School Board considers drug testing

    The Spencer County Board of Education is looking for ways to address drug usage in the schools and a random drug testing program at the high school could be a component used in those efforts.

  • Thieves target local schools

    Six people, including three juveniles, have been arrested on charges related to break-ins at Spencer County High School and Taylorsville Elementary School.

    Matthew Shake, 19, of Taylorsville, and three juveniles were charged with two counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking of less than $500 for break-ins at both the high school and elementary school on Jan. 2-3.

  • Six arrested in school break-ins

    Six people have been arrested in connection with break-ins at Spencer County High School and Taylorsville Elementary School.

    One adult, identified by the Taylorsville Police Department as Matthew Shake, and three juveniles were arrested in two break-ins, which occurred at the elementary school on the evening of Jan. 2, and a few hours later at the high school with the same group in the early morning hours of Jan. 3.

  • 2011: Resolve to make your one-word resolution

    It’s a new year, and many people are making their New Year’s resolutions. I have always had trouble keeping resolutions for more than a few weeks. It seems like too much, too fast. There’s so much expectation surrounding them that they become easy to break.

    A few years ago, I heard about a different way of making resolutions called One Little Word. The concept is to choose one word that becomes your focus for the entire year. The word reminds you of your goals and intentions.

  • Whipping up an old-fashion dessert:

    Charlotte russe has been in Judy Broyles’ family for several generations. She knows her grandmother, who she never knew, made it and taught the recipe to Broyles’ mother but is not sure how her grandmother learned the recipe.

    “It was tradition for it to be our Thanksgiving dessert,” said Broyles, who has been making the dessert for 51 years herself. “My daughter and granddaughter are making it now too.”

  • Sue Mundy ghost tale a shocker

    In 1870, just five years after Marcellus Jerome Clarke was hanged near 18th and Broadway in Louisville, reports of his ghost and that of a woman in white caused goose bumps galore.
    Clarke was accused of being the infamous Confederate guerrilla Sue Mundy and was executed following a quick courts-martial by the Union.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Lasting images of UK’s win over Louisville

    Josh Harrellson’s face is a Kentucky map this week.

    Broader than long, proud, blue, with a smile in the middle stretching from Henderson to Knott County.
    Kentucky’s win at Yum Center is different things to different people.

    For Big Blue Nation big dollar programs, A Wrap on another Year of the Cat.

    For UofL, schooled. Period.

    For John Calipari an approval ratings bounce likes of which the most ardent Tea Party pol would sell his soul. From say, 95 to 99 percent.

  • OK to dream of Rupp Arena?

    What’s worse: setting goals too high and risking disappointment, or setting goals too low and guaranteeing mediocrity?

    It’s a question that the Spencer County Bears’ basketball team should be asking itself as both the calendar and season turns to 2011.

    Come March, 16 teams from across Kentucky will play their way to Rupp Arena to participate in the State Tournament. No team from Spencer County has ever made it to the Sweet 16, but each year there seems to be some school celebrating their debut appearance.