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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Board adds more land to list

    The Spencer County School Board announced officially at its December meeting that it is adding two properties to its list of possible locations for the district’s new elementary school.

    On Dec. 9, architecture and engineering firm Sherman Carter Barnhart conducted site reviews of what the board is referring to as sites D and E. Site D is three lots located in the Taylorsville Industrial Park off Ky. 44/Little Mount Road and Site E is a 19.47-acre farm tract on Ky 44/Mount Washington Road across from Spencer County Elementary School, owned by Travis Farms Inc.

  • Photo-themed gifts are a hit

    It can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for loved ones. It is hard to come up with new ideas year after year that will be used and appreciated. The wow factor is always a plus, too.

  • Some found, others missed Christmas

    While many are mentioned in the scriptures as it relates to the story of the first Christmas, many were unaware of the impact of this event.

    The first of those who missed Christmas was quite obviously the innkeeper, although his name is not actually mentioned. In the hustle and bustle of his life, he missed it, although one would think that, of all those mentioned, he should not have missed it.

    Mary and Joseph must have come to the desk of the innkeeper, and the child was born in a stable because “there was no room for them in the inn.”

  • It's that 'hurry up' time to relax

    I love Christmas. With decorations and music and all the things to remind us whose birthday is being celebrated. It’s that time of year when we kick back in our recliners and flip on the game as the aroma of a freshly cut tree fills the house.

    Wish I had a recliner. I once had a recliner, but wore it out. Now, I’m just as comfortable sitting on a pillow in a straight back chair. But back to the important subject matter. It is time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior.

  • Catch some fish during the Christmas break

    By LEE MCCLELLAN, Kentucky Afield Outdoors

  • Girls fall 55-39 to Western Hills

    The Spencer County Lady Bears fell behind in the second quarter and never could recover as they dropped a 55-39 decision to Western Hills last Monday at home.

    The Lady Bears kept it close early as they battled the Lady Wolverines bucket for bucket through most of the first quarter.

    A McKenna Pfeiffer steal and layup followed by a short jumper by MacKenzie Keown knotted the game at four, and Krysten Barlow’s bucket underneath tied the game up at 7-7 halfway through the first quarter before Western Hills went on a 8-2 run to end the period.

  • Bears move to 3-2

    Coming into the season, Coach Jacob Barmore knew that for his team to be competitive, they’d have to get scoring from junior guard Brandon Miller and senior sharpshooter Ros Goodwin. He also knew that in order to go beyond competitive, at least one other scorer would have to emerge.

    Last Tuesday, against Western Hills, the Bears may have seen the third scorer accept that role as junior Bridger Knotts led the way with 21 points on the way to a 69-54 win over the Wolverines.

  • 24 ways to wish a merry Christmas

    Christmas week. What mystery parcels are snugged up beneath your tree? Treasures to remain so on snow days with grey skies when ornaments are boxed, mistletoe is used up and the tree is back in the attic?

    Today, 24 points-of-view (gifts) under my tree ... for you.
    1. Merry Christmas to you. Especially if you or a friend has a trooper home from Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • 12 burglaries, 8 arrests

    Burglars have been busy in Spencer County since the beginning of October, but so has the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

    Since Oct. 4, the sheriff’s department has arrested eight people in connection with at least 12 burglaries.

    •Chris Meadors, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a residence on Kelly Drive. Sheriff Buddy Stump said Meadors was released from custody, but arrested again after allegedly breaking into a residence on Arbor Green Drive.