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Today's News

  • Columnist Deanna Godman’s failed lime experiment could be your success story

    I love limes. I like lime-flavored candy and squeezing a lime wedge over Asian and Mexican food. I read Little Women when I was 8 years old, and longed to try lime pickles like Amy March, thinking that they were pickled limes and would be sweet like fruit slice candy.
    When I started reading online about marmalade recipes, it was inevitable that I would decide to try making lime marmalade myself, especially when I read about adding a spoonful of marmalade to a cup of hot water to make tea. I had never even had marmalade, but I was obsessed with the idea of making it.

  • COLUMN: Live peaceably with everyone if you can

    Well, what kind of subject is this week’s column about? Well, this is actually the essence of a teaching from the Bible found in Romans 12:18, and in its complete form is: “If it is possible, live peaceably with all men.”
    Note: the word men does not necessarily mean only males, but also includes females.

  • Retiring abroad requires homework

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips and resources can you recommend to folks interested in retiring abroad? My wife and I will be retiring next year and are intrigued with the idea of living in a foreign country. What can you tell us?
    Looking Abroad

    Dear Looking,

  • COLUMN: News changes with the weather

    I recently saw a humorous cartoon on Facebook that showed four different states in our nation depicting four separate weather conditions — rain, wind, snow and sun.
    The humorous part of the cartoon was that below that separated depiction was a single sketch labeled “Kentucky Weather” which showed four separate weather conditions — rain, wind, snow and sun — all occurring at the same time.
    Thus seems to be the case in Kentucky this week.

  • Dog owner claims ‘Wacko’ could not have been culprit in Waddy attacks

    A Waddy resident has come forward to claim the dog confiscated last week in connection with some animal attacks.
    However, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter refuse to release her dog, the owner said.
    “They say they won’t let me have him until they are sure he is not the dog they’re looking for,” said Brenda Tillett of Waddy.
    The pit bull is a suspect in animal mutilations that killed several animals in late November and early December and ripped off a cow’s ears as recently as Jan. 6.

  • School board hoping city will partner with district to fund officer

    Spencer County Schools is continuing its talks and could be entering into a partnership with the city of Taylorsville to fund a school resource officer that would serve the district, if the city and school board can reach a joint funding agreement.
    Like many others across the nation, the Spencer County Board of Education began discussing ways to beef up school security following the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

  • Sheriff’s department gets two new trucks

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to purchase two new vehicles for the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department despite those two vehicles being left out of the county’s budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
    The court voted 4-2 in favor of purchasing two 2013 Dodge trucks at the government contract price of $22,920.80 each, plus $11,000 for graphics, lights, radio and computer installation and $2,177.90 for bed covers and running boards for the two trucks.
    The total approved cost is $59,019.50.

  • Board of education welcomes new board members, elects officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education elected its new officers and selected several other board positions at a special meeting Jan. 15, as well as welcomed its three newest members.
    Board members Ange McKinney, representing the Campbranch district, Janet Bonham, representing the Elk Creek district and Debbie Herndon, representing the Waterford district, served in their official capacity for the first time at the meeting.  

  • Two in district court Friday; two indicted

    The former Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach accused of breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will appeared in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Todd Andrew Bonds, 36, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Taylorsville, appeared before Special Judge Matthew Eckert, and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing.
    However, Bonds waived his right to a hearing Friday and another preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Bonds is charged with first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 30

    Promiseland Church plans revival
    Promiseland Church, located on Cecil Noel Road, will host a revival with Tim Hall and his wife through Thursday at 7 each night.
    The community is invited.

    Finchville Baptist announces gospel sing, yard sale collections
    Boy Scout Troop 137 invites the community to a gospel sing and chili supper at Finchville Baptist Church on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested.