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Today's News

  • Schools tighten belt for 2011-12 budget

    A grim economy coupled with state budget shortfalls will continue to put a financial strain on the Spencer County School District’s budget in the coming year.
    The Board of Education approved the district’s 2011-2012 tentative budget at its May meeting – a $24.3 million plan for operating the district, its five schools and 420 contracted employees.

  • Public Record: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recently collected at the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    James P. Chinn and Angela A. Chinn, Taylorsville, to Leldon H. Lockart aka Leldon H. Lockart Jr. and Renee M. Lockart, Taylorsville, a 15.10 acre tract on Elk Creek Road, as described in deed book 238 page 111, $350,000.

    Land Inc., Brandenburg, to Denise L. Epperson, Louisville, 10 acres known as tract 5 of the Smith-Snyder Farm Division, as described in deed book 238 page 119, $67,000 cash in hand.

  • The Beards of Spencer County

    The Beard family and related lines have been around Spencer and Nelson counties for a mighty long time. In The Terre Haute (Indiana) Morning Star, Oct. 17, 1904, there appeared a tribute to John L. Beard, 80, and his wife Judith Frances Wells, 75, who had been married for 56 years.
    In a copy of the newspaper appears a picture of the couple, but because of the age of the paper, the photograph is not very sharp. The couple lived in Vigo County, Ind.

  • Worm composting a slithery solution to unfertilized gardens, plants

    Curt Barnett first heard mention of worm composting in the movie “Dumb and Dumber.” After noticing a couple other references, Barnett’s interest was piqued.

  • COLUMN: Will the new NBA entry age return to 18?

    As summer’s wool blanket settles onto Kentucky from asphalt to tobacco base – some call it HHH, we look across the sports landscape and see ...
    1. Could be big impact news for fans in Kentucky. In negotiations for a new contract, the NBA Players Union is reportedly agreeable to adjusting the age limit for entry from 19 to 18 again. High school graduates could go straight to the NBA draft ... OR commit to play college basketball for more than one year. Number on the table is two.

  • Fun in the mud

    Evan McKinney of Taylorsville takes his turn during Saturday’s mud bog in Lawrenceburg to benefit the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s Shop With a Cop program as well as the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Boys and Girls Camp. Another Taylorsville resident, David Stevens, won the event’s 44-inch tire class in his truck named Bow Tie Bogger.
     

  • Little League game a thriller

    On Saturday, the undefeated Hot Rods played the Reds at Ray Jewell park.

    With the Reds leading the game in the last inning, hoping to give the Hot Rods their first loss of the season, Caleb Gettinger stole home to tie the game in the last inning to send the game into overtime.
    Wyatt DeRudder, son of Coach Trent Derudder, then hit an infield home run to win the game for the Hot Rods.
    The final score was 13 to 12.

  • Lady Bears softball elevated to new levels in 2011

    The just completed 2010-11 school year proved that Spencer County is ready to be a contender in several sports at the region level.

  • May's healthy hero

    Why is Debbie Cannon a Healthy Hero?

  • KSP plans traffic safety checkpoints

    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual, according to a news release.
    There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols, the news release said.