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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: The first Christmas was not so cute and cuddly

    Most people love Christmas.  They love the bows and the boxes, they love the getting and giving of gifts.  Some people love the idea of the “Christmas Spirit,” when joy and goodwill invade our hearts.  Then there are people who love those Christmas movies, you know the ones where hard hearts melt, the sad find happiness again, and little puppies find homes.

  • PHOTO: Local garage opens

    Monroe’s Garage celebrated its opening at 307 Railroad St. in Taylorsville with members of the community recently. Those attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (from left) Annette King, executive director of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority; Beverly Bentley-Ingram, City Commissioner; Mark Waldridge, Monroe’s; Mike Monroe, co-owner of Monroe’s Garage; Paul Monroe, co-owner of Monroe’s Garage, Doug Williams, Chamber of Commerce Treasurer/County Treasurer; and Phyllis Williams, Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Kanter: Justice not served

    Joker Phillips demonstrated last week, how to make a fair and just decision for a college student-athlete with dispatch. Did the NCAA cops notice Kentucky’s football coach’s justice? Swiftly and move on.

    For Enes Kanter, justice delayed is justice denied. The NCAA’s dawdle and dance-around is contrary to its call on Auburn’s Cam Newton.

    Here’s an idea for the deciders in Indy.

  • Jenkins' DUI trial moved

    Citing concerns of fairness, the presiding court judge in the pending DUI trial of Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins recently ordered the case transferred to Shelby County.

    In a Nov. 19 order, Special Judge Jerry D. Crosby II moved the case to Shelby because he didn’t think a court trial could be fairly argued in Spencer County.

    “It is ... the court’s opinion that it is impossible for either the Commonwealth or the defendant to obtain a fair trial on the charges pending before this court in Spencer County,” Crosby wrote.

  • A 'model' gift: Toy show a tradition for Shouse family

    In 1967, Betty Shouse was looking for the perfect Christmas gift for her husband, John L. Shouse. Little did she know, that gift would turn her husband into a lover of farm toys and collectibles.

  • Sentimental surprise: Homeowner finds cache of lost letters

    When Mount Eden resident Belinda Sheeley and her husband returned home from dinner Friday evening in Taylorsville, it was as if a mail bag from the past had been spilled on their lawn.

    As Sheeley and her family scrambled to collect letters, cards and envelopes, it quickly became apparent that the pieces were more than just someone’s lost mail.

    They were mementos from a bygone era. Sheeley said most of the envelopes were stamped 1957 and some were addressed to places as far as Fargo, ND.

  • Coroner doesn't think death was suicide in Revard case

    An attorney for accused murderer Raymond Revard Jr. says one of the keys for his defense is that the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has never ruled on the manner of death.

    “Here it is two years later and the coroner’s office hasn’t said it’s a homicide,” said defense attorney Stephen H. Miller of the report on the death of Revard’s deceased wife, Lea Revard.

  • Audit identifies deficiencies

    The Spencer County School District recently received the results of its annual audit and, although three significant deficiencies were identified, the report states that the district is within federal compliance guidelines.

    The audit was conducted by Brown and Company Certified Public Accountants and examined the district’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • Santa to visit Christmas on Main

    The Taylorsville square will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland this Saturday as the residents gather for the 2010 Christmas on Main Street festival.

    Planning Committee Chair Gordon Deapen said this year’s event was moved from Friday to Saturday to help accommodate more families, in hopes that anyone who couldn’t attend Friday evening could participate in the planned Saturday afternoon and evening events.

    “It just keeps getting better and better,” Deapen said at a committee planning meeting Monday afternoon.