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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of June 26

    JDRF yard sale
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting its eighth annual fundraising yard sale locally the next two weekends — this Friday and Saturday and July 5-6.
    The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. each day at 314 Lanter Lane in Taylorsville.
    All proceeds will benefit JDRF.

    Drivers license testing moved to July 3
    Due to the July Fourth holiday being on Thursday, drivers license permit testing will be on Wednesday, July 3 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Road skills testing will be at noon.

  • Sport shorts — 6/26/13

    SCMS football practice starts July 8
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Travel team tryouts
    The Kentucky Bomb Squad Travel Team is looking for highly competitive travel players.  The age group is for 8- to 9-year-olds with a date of birth between May 2004 and May 2005.

  • Drama students to present their own take on 'Scooby Doo'

    Editor's note: The following announcement was inadvertently left out of this week's paper:

  • Charges dismissed against Trageser

    Charges that a Spencer County man attempted to access the county’s computer system and harassed a Spencer County sheriff’s deputy were dismissed Tuesday morning in Spencer District Court.
    The charges were dismissed without prejudice against Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, less than a month after the special prosecutor assigned to the case, Rebecca Schroering, assistant county attorney in Jefferson County, first appeared in the case.

  • ‘Polarizing’ figures in college hoops have Ky.-Ind. link

    An Internet basketball opinion piece from Bleacher Report last month offered for discussion the “10 Most Polarizing Figures in College Basketball.”
    There were some good, some not and naturally, a few debatables from writer Doug Brodess.
    Four have ties to our basketball triangle. No. 7 Rick Pitino, No. 6 Adolph Rupp, No. 4 John Calipari, and of course, Bob Knight at No. 1.
    A (Brodess) sampling.
    PITINO teams have always played with an in-your-face brashness, applying huge amounts of pressure on both ends of the court.

  • Athletics named division champs
  • Amazing Alpacas

    Down a back road off Ky. 55, sprawling country houses hide behind winding gravel driveways and expansive green lawns. A few man-made ponds divide the acres and provide further detail to the picturesque scene.

  • Bucket lists cost money, here’s my barrel list
  • Boy Scout troops face uncertain future following national decision to allow openly gay members

    On the heels of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow openly gay members, the future of two Spencer County’s Boy Scout troops is uncertain.
    Spencer County houses at least three troops — Troop 63, hosted at Risen Lord Lutheran Church; Troop 465 hosted at Spencer Christian Church (as well as Cub Scout Pack 465); and Troop 176, hosted at All Saints Catholic Church.

  • The Savvy Senior: Hot to spot and prevent financial fraud

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you offer some tips on protecting seniors from financial scams? My neighbor’s elderly mother was recently swindled out of $10,000 and I want to make sure my own mother is protected.
    Troubled Daughter

    Dear Troubled,
    Financial scams that target the elderly continue to be a big problem in the U.S. In fact, it’s estimated that some 5 million Americans over age 60 are scammed out of roughly 3 billion every year. Here are some tips that can help you spot a scam, and what you can do to protect your mom.