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Today's News

  • Vandalism poses threat to district buses

    There seems to be no easy answer to vandalism affecting Spencer County School District buses.

    The issue was addressed at the school board’s November meeting when board member Sandy Clevenger said some drivers had approached her about the issue, which involves several buses that park in a district lot on Main Cross next to the Spencer County – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.

  • EDUCATION EMERGENCY: Board challenged to find ways to help struggling students

    Spencer County’s struggling and at-risk students continue to be a point of concern for the Spencer County School Board.

    The Board discussed the issue at length during its Monday evening meeting, noting there are several strides the district needs to take in order to decrease the dropout rate and assist students who are struggling the most. Many board members agree the district will need to start thinking out of the box and closely monitoring at-risk students from preschool until graduation to ensure success.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Know how to pick the perfect firewood for those cold, wintry nights

    Every winter we look forward to the pleasures of warming our hands and feet by a blazing fire, mesmerized by the dancing flames.

    When buying firewood two factors will determine just how hot your fire is—seasoning and the kind of wood.

    Wood is made up of air and cellulose (wood fiber). The more air space that wood has, the less there is to burn. Buying wood with the heaviest/densest per unit volume will keep you toasty.

    Osage orange, hickory, black locust, all of the oaks, sugar maple and ash produce hot fires; plus they are easy to split.

  • Part 2: Christmas Tour of Homes

    Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter.

    Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    Stops on the Dec. 4 tour will include four local residences, a church and two businesses.

    The tour runs from 3 until 8 p.m.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • GUEST COLUMN: 24 reasons to be thankful

    Theme for Thanksgiving...What one leaves behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. – Pericles

    Thursday ought be more than feast, family, football (Texas-Texas A&M), a nap and a day’s end whisper “... good to have visitors come, but love to see those tail lights.”

    Thanksgiving should range beyond a one-meal prayer on one day and be instead, a season for self-reckoning. Count our kindnesses to others. And if we did them for right reasons.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Indictments

    The following cases were heard by the Special Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer County District Court on October 29, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Shawn C. Barnes, failure to wear seat belts. Paid.

    Andrea J. Bradley-Wray, speeding 19 mph over limit. Paid.

    Jeremy T. James, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Timothy S. Marks, Jr., speeding 16 mph over limit. Paid.

    Donald T. Valley, speeding 12 mph over limit. Paid $167.

    Leonard T. Vowels, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Thanksgiving Traditions

    Traditions are what make holidays so memorable and fun. Thanksgiving traditions involving family recipes and favorite activities like taking a long walk after dinner or all day card game sessions make the holiday even more meaningful. There is always room for a new tradition to come along that reinforces the meaning of the Thanksgiving.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Democrats to meet

    The Spencer County Democratic Party will meet Nov. 30, 5 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building beside the Dairy Queen.

    For more information, contact Carmin Gaines at

    carmingaines@yahoo.com.

    Library sponsors new needlework group

    The Spencer County Library has started a needlework group. 

    Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint or embroider, everyone is welcome.

    The group meets every other Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Old Gospel Barn to host sing Nov. 27

    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    Special musical guests will include Straight Gate and The Cumbos.

    The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 502-348-1414.

    Donate to Shop with a Cop

    Christmas is coming soon and your help is needed to make the Spencer County Sheriff’s office Shop with a Cop a success. Donations can be given to any sheriff’s deputy or dropped off at the sheriff’s office.