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Today's News

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Not in my back yard

    The acronym NIMBY has become almost a dirty word  in recent years as, more often than not, it is associated with people that are fervently opposed to progress at the expense of their back porch views and property values. Rather than being portrayed as a champion of the little guy standing up to industry, corporations or the government – Not-In-My-Back-Yard’ers are typically viewed more as self-righteous and selfish.

  • Settlers Trace Marathon closes suddenly

    With no fanfare and little warning for their  employees, Steve and Joan Killian closed Settlers Trace Marathon gas station late Wednesday night with the intention of placing the Taylorsville business up for sale.

    “It’s a shame things have happen this way,” said Steve Killian Thursday afternoon. “It was short notice, but it had to be that way.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Library story time begins Aug. 17

    Story time at the Spencer County Library will begin August 17.  Each Tuesday while school is in session the library will have two story times for children ages 6 and under.  The morning session is at 10:30 a.m. and the evening session is at 6:30 p.m. 

  • CUB says lawsuit by ex-CEO is 'without merit'

    Officials of Shelbyville-based Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”

    Wade, whose retirement was announced in March, is suing the bank, its holding company and three individuals for wrongful termination and defamation of character, among other things.

  • Sherrod flap prompts look at race, myths in sports

    Shirley Sherrod’s firing at Dept. of Agriculture last week ignited America’s ugly history of racism into a media frenzy again. As the talking heads talked, Sherrod’s remarks reminded me of Rodney King’s “can’t we all just live together?” in 1991.

  • SCHS at dance camp

    Spencer County High School Dance Team spent this week at UDA Convention Dance Camp in Sharonville, Ohio.  They worked hard learning several new routines, as well as participating in technique and tricks/lifts classes.  The highlight of the week was joining in a Master hip-hop class taught by Brandon Bryant, a star on “So You Think You Can Dance” from season 5.

  • Stallions commemorate 10 years of football

    Football season will soon be upon us, meaning that the hard work begins now, in the midst of the heat and humidity of mid-summer. You can see that if you drive by one of the practice fields in the community this week and watch boys in sweat-drenched shirts blocking, passing and tackling.

  • Lady Bears take third in pre-season tournament

    The 2010-2011 SCHS Lady Bears traveled to Versailles this past weekend to open their season in varsity scrimmage play.

    Saturday they battled through the high temperatures to a 4-2 win over Owensboro and a 0-1 loss to Male. Sunday morning  they came out flat against Beechwood 0-1.

    In the final game, they won a decisive victory over Paducah Tilghman 2-0 to bring home the bronze medal.

  • Fun times for all at the fair

    The flashing lights. The smell of elephant ears and corn dogs bathing in hot grease. The screams of delight coming from the carnival rides. It must be time for the fair.

    Spencer County’s 2010 Fair, which began last night, continues tonight through Saturday. Each evening promises prize-winning livestock, roaring motors and home-grown beauties of all ages. Literally, something for everyone.

    Dwight Martin said his hopes are that people will forget their worries this week and enjoy all that the fair has to offer.

  • Quilter's talent runs free

    Local quilter Jan Darnell’s art quilt, Running Free, was accepted to be part of the juried show, A Horse’s Tale, at the National Quilt Museum in honor of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. This is the first time the Equestrian Games is being held outside Europe. Darnell is one of 24 quilters chosen for the exhibit from around the world and one of only six quilters from Kentucky.