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Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME: Feb. 20 edition
  • REGIONAL NEWS: Glass for breakfast?

    Customers got a big shock at about 6 a.m. Thursday when a pick up truck jumped a curb at It’s Convenient on Main Street in Shelbyville and ran into the front of the store so hard that the impact broke the front window and caved in the bricks, right where the cashier checks out customers.
    “It came just barreling right through the parking lot and, bam, right into the building,” store owner Ruth Hodge said.

  • REGIONAL NEWS: Bullitt County Board of Adjustments denies permit for Islamic cemetery

    It’s back to the drawing board for those who sought to build an Islamic cemetery in Mount Washington.
    After hearing from local residents who spoke out against the proposed cemetery, members of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments voted to reject the Louisville Islamic Center’s request for a conditional use permit during a public meeting held in the Bullitt Fiscal Courtroom on Thursday.
    The permit, which would have allowed the applicants to build a cemetery on 10 acres of agriculturally zoned land off Hubbards Lane in Mount Washington, was denied 5-1.

  • TES names January students of the month

    Taylorsville Elementary School’s January students of the month are Maggie Wilder, Andrew Jordan, Ethan Ashcraft, Jayden Tomes, Jacob Wurts and Katelynn Hardin.

  • Donovan named to dean’s list

    Kasey Danielle Donovan was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list of the Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing at Bellarmine University with a GPA of 3.76. Donovan is the daughter of Danny and Joyce Donovan of Bloomfield and a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • Host families sought locally for exchange students

    EF Foundation is an agency involved in the placement of foreign exchange students into local high schools, by being hosted by American families. This year Spencer County High has enjoyed two students, Mishale from Spain, and Anja from Germany.

  • COLUMN: Make effort to dissolve training, radio issues

    EMS Director Jeff Coulter made an interesting statement during Monday night’s radio demonstration at the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting — “All this seems like training issues and not radio issues,” Coulter said.
    This being the perception of miscommunication between the sheriff and EMS radios and the radios of the city police and the local fire department.

  • COLUMN: Hemp legislation could mean economic development

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider all the bills that have been filed.  However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing economic development, the state’s General Fund debt, health care, and school safety.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau celebrates ‘Food Check-Out Week’

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income — that portion of income available for spending or saving — to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • PHOTO: SCHS wrestlers compete at state

    Spencer County High School wrestlers Josh Keefe, Derek Clemens and Dakota Ford (not pictured) competed in the State Wrestling Competition on Feb. 15-16 at Lexington Horse Park.