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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Mistaken identity?

    Just the other day I was looking for something at the store and I saw a lady with a clipboard and folding file-checking things off a list as she was looking at a shelf. I went over to ask her a question about something only to discover she did not work there. On closer examination I realized she was one of those extreme coupon people and she was just checking her list.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 8

    Mt. Moriah plans ‘Come to the Country’ indoor yard sales
    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden is hosting a “Come to the Country” indoor yard sale on the second Saturday each month during the summer. The sale will be on May 11, June 8 and July 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set up will begin at 7 a.m.
    Call Anne at 502-738-5350 to reserve a table. The cost is $20, and money raised will benefit the missions at the church.

    VBS at Finchville Baptist

  • PHOTO: A conference on the mound

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall to Lady Chargers

    A Bullitt East base runner beats a throw to second base that Spencer County shortstop Allie Sharp is fielding as second baseman Elisabeth Huckleberry backs her up on the play. The lady Bears fell 13-0 to the Lady Chargers last Tuesday and are suffering through a 2-20 season so far. The girls were to be back in action Monday, weather permitting, against Collins and will play on Wednesday as they host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m. They are set to travel to Christian Academy of Louisville on Thursday at 5 and will play Sacred Heart at Jeffersonville on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

  • PHOTOS: Two times the turkeys
  • COLUMN: ‘That’s exactly what I was thinking’

    Our theme for the week.
    • Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood and Twany Beckham received their undergraduate degrees at the University of Kentucky on Sunday. A momentous achievement. Then an Internet site hoisted a photo of Polson and Hood in their robes posing with John Calipari.
    The image prompted one viewer to quip: “What a rare eBay item that is. A picture of graduating basketball players with John Calipari in it.”
    My God, that guy said exactly what I was thinking.
    Next.

  • Biker injured in crash last Tuesday

    A Lawrenceburg woman was injured last Tuesday afternoon when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a SUV on Taylorsville Road in front of Spencer Christian Church.

  • Battle continues between Trageser and county officials

    Attorneys for Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser have filed a counterclaim against Spencer County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jonathan Bentley in Circuit Court.
    The countersuit, filed May 1, also names Detective Tony Mattingly and other “unknown” defendants, including employees of the sheriff’s office, the deputies’ supervisors and any co-conspirators involved in the October arrest of Trageser and the subsequent confiscation of property from his home.

  • MONEY MATTERS: County budget proposal includes cost of living increase, no property tax hike

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday approved on first reading its $6.6 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The budget will not be finalized until the court votes on it after a second reading, which will occur before June 30. Magistrate Jerry Davis was the lone vote against the first reading of the budget ordinance Monday morning.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the proposed budget near the end of Monday’s meeting.

  • PHOTO: A sweet kiss for a bittersweet departure

    The Kentucky National Guard’s 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment departed May 1. Spencer County resident Sgt. Cody Stagner is part of the detachment being deployed. The unit is headed to Guantanamo Bay for nine months to assist the public affairs office there with media operations during the upcoming trial of the alleged Al-Qaeda members charged with planning the 9/11 attacks. Stagner is pictured with his 2-year-old son, Ayden, and his wife Emilie.