Today's News

  • PHOTO: Legislators visit Chamber luncheon

    State Rep. Brad Montell and Sen. Paul Hornback visited and spoke during the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday. Both addressed the upcoming legislative budget session.

  • Public views results of Ky. 44 Corridor Study

    Public officials and citizens had the opportunity Monday to give their input on alternate options toward improving the safety of Ky. 44.

    However, without any funding for the project, those same public officials and citizens may be waiting quite a while before any of those options are put into action.

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet were on hand at Spencer County Elementary School on Monday night to present their proposals to citizens. Officials received the same information at a meeting earlier in the day.

  • Local author publishes two books

    Belinda G. Buchanan wrote her first novel over 15 years ago. However, she didn’t publish that novel until April of this year.

    “I wrote it 15 years ago and tried to publish it, but I had kids and life happened, so I put it in a drawer and forgot about it,” Buchanan said.

    But within the past few months, her husband, Bruce, read an article about self-publishing novels on Amazon and suggested that his wife give it a try.

  • County boasts 34% voter turnout

    More voters than expected showed up to cast ballots at Spencer County polling sites Nov. 8 for the general election, despite the fact that there was only one local uncontested candidate on the ballot.

    Spencer County Deputy Clerk Ethel McCarty said local turnout was around 34 percent, equaling around 4,000 local registered voters. Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker had predicted between 25 to 28 percent turnout around the state, signaling that the races on last Tuesdays ballot, which primarily consisted of state offices, are important to local Spencer County voters.

  • ARRESTED: Local man faces charges in Shelby County assault case

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who was found lying on the side of Mount Eden Road in Shelby County nearly two weeks ago.

    Mark L. Bruner, 38, is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center and charged with first-degree assault of Denisse Escareno.

    The 24-year-old Shelbyville woman still has not awakened and is still in critical condition at the University of Louisville hospital.

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  • Doghouse Divided: Week 9

    Chloe convinced me not to dial 911. “Our computer, television and furniture are all here,” Chloe pointed out.

  • Coyotes in Spencer County

    This column normally deals with Spencer County history, so it would seem to be somewhat off-track to write about coyotes, except the rabbit-murdering scoundrels have been around these parts for a long time.
    There used to be more bunnies on my property than you could count. They’ve been replaced by a bunch of flea-bitten, howling creatures who get my dogs all excited so the humans can’t get a wink of sleep. I’m sure my dogs are getting invitations to join this wild bunch.

  • COLUMN: Showing care to those who are grieving is important

    I placed a phone call to her near the end of October, not an unusual thing that I do. She is my sister-in-law, and for the second time she is again a widow.
    It wasn’t long into the call when she said, “It’s awfully quiet here.”

  • Cran-licious: Cranberry sauce doesn’t have to come from a can

    I have never been a fan of canned cranberry sauce even though it was always a staple at our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up. I love the flavor, but just do not care for the jellied texture.