Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in February and March:

    Annie G. Edwards, trustee under agreement with Ollie J. Edwards, and Annie G. Edwards, trustee under the Annie G. Edwards Declaration Trust, Bloomfield, to Three Forks Plantation, LLC, Taylorsville, three tracts of property on Bloomfield Road totaling 235 acres in Spencer County and 34 acres in Nelson County, as described in deed book 239 page 180, $1,200,000.

  • COLUMN: Preach the word the way it is

  • COLUMN: Don't get burned

    Most cats I have met are independent and go their own way.  When I was a kid, our cat Kitty was certainly that way. She did things her way and didn’t seem to care what the rest of the family thought about it.
    Everything changed one night shortly after we had moved into a house in the country.  One night a black cat showed up meowing pitifully at our back door. We could not shoo her away, she just kept coming back.  I finally went out to chase her away, but something stopped me.  This cat somehow seemed familiar.

  • COLUMN: Band together in times of trouble and comfort

    Not surprisingly, 100 percent of those voting in last week’s poll at www.spencermagnet.com remember where they were when the planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
    Some of our staff members shared last week where we were on that horrific day – we all remembered.

  • COLUMN: Sort recyclables before recycling

    I have viewed the beginning discards in our traveling recycling trailer, and must suggest some adjustments pertainmg to the items disposed.
    As of Sept. 6, the disposal compartments have been labeled as to what goes where. We would ask that the paper, plastic, aluminum and metal items be deposited in the proper compartment.
    We have already seen the habit of putting all recyclables in one bag and tossing it. It would be so much better if you can put the proper item in the proper compartment.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Yates, King to marry Oct. 1

    James Patrick King and Stephanie Yates, both of Bloomfield, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, at  Elk Creek Baptist Church.

    Stephanie is the daughter of Shelia Yates and Barry  Yates. Patrick is the son of Rolla Jean Walker and the late Thomas L. King Jr., of Taylorsville. The couple plans to reside in Bloomfield. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • BIRTH: Rodney Dean born Aug. 25

    Katy and Rodney Sidebottom II announce the birth of their son, Rodney Dean Sidebottom III, on Aug. 25, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East. He was born at 5:44 p.m., weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Rodney Sr. and Sheila Sidebottom and Rick and Shari Randall.

    His great-grandparents are Mildred Nation and the late Tommy Nation of Taylorsville, the late Jack and Ella Day of Taylorsville, Elizabeth and Richard Pomei of Florida, and Patricia and George Randall of Ohio. His uncle is Joseph Sidebottom and his aunt is Julie Randall.

  • Main Street Program gets new address, sets date to interview candidates for manager position

    The Main Street Committee checked another task off its to-do list last week and is getting closer to checking off another.

    As approved by the Taylorsville City Commission, the Main Street program will make its new home in the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 19 E. Main Street.

    Main Street will share an office with Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, and the city will pay $125 in rent each month.

    The application period for the Main Street manager position also ended, and the committee is planning to interview candidates at a meeting Sept. 29.

  • High school ACT scores on the upswing

    Four years ago Spencer County High School juniors – alongside  all of  Kentucky’s public high school juniors – were for the first time required by the state to take the ACT as part of the state assessment tests.

  • Judge sets next court date for former sheriff

    After appearing in circuit court last Wednesday, former sheriff Steve Coulter is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

    Coulter is charged with tampering with public records and second-degree official misconduct.

    Though still a Spencer County case, last week’s disposition hearing took place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

    Judge Charles Hickman, who normally presides over circuit court cases in Spencer County, disqualified himself from the case.