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Today's News

  • Mt. Washington woman injured in Christmas Eve wreck

    A Christmas Eve morning crash in Spencer County has left a Mount Washington woman critically injured.

    In the one-vehicle accident that was initially thought to be a fatality, Kentucky State Police said 23-year-old Lauren N. Gardner was ejected from her Nissan Versa around 8:49 a.m. Saturday.

    According to KSP, Gardner was traveling north bound on Ky. 31 E. in Spencer County near the Nelson-Bullitt-Spencer line when her vehicle dropped off the right side of the roadway.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Shelburnes celebrate 50 years

  • BIRTH: Baby White born Nov. 13

  • Emerald Ash Borer found in six new counties

    The emerald ash borer has been found in six new Kentucky counties as a result of the 2011 trapping survey conducted by the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.

    The borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees, is now found in Anderson, Boyle, Bracken, Garrard, Hardin and Scott counties. The borer was already known to exist in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, Jessamine, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, Woodford, Boyd, Greenup, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

  • Festive greenery has a meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.

    Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. It appears here courtesy of newseum.org.

    “Dear editor: I am 8 years old.

  • BIRTH: Bottoms welcome Roman Chase

    Derek and Tracy Bottoms of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Roman Chase Bottoms, on Nov. 27, 2011, at 4:55 p.m. at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.  He was welcomed home by a sister, Bristol, 15 months. His maternal grandparents are Bruce and Dianne Chesser of Bardstown. His paternal grandparents are Lowell and Kathy Peavler of Mackville and David Bottoms of Dry Ridge.

  • Anniversary: Johnstons celebrate 25 years

    Johnny and Dawn Johnston of Taylorsville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.
    Family members wish the couple love and many congratulations.

  • Gingerbread house contest winners announced

    The results for the 2011 Gingerbread House contest, hosted by the Red Scooter, have been released. For the first time, we had co-winning mother and daughter entries.  Sheila Bramer is a repeat winner, and this year daughter Sarah Bramer was a winner with her first-ever gingerbread house.
    Another first this year was the entry of Halloween themed houses, although the judges were not nearly as fond of them as they were of the Christmas themes.

  • Clerk, sheriff present budgets to fiscal court

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock and Sheriff Buddy Stump presented their 2012 budgets to the fiscal court Monday night, but the court tabled approving those budgets until more information could be provided.

    The fiscal court cannot set salaries for individual deputies and assistants, but has the authority to set the total amount expended for salaries and benefits.

    Hesselbrock budgeted $253,044 for the salaries and benefits of her deputies, assistants and other employees — the limit set by the court for the former clerk.