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Today's News

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

    Prom dress fashion show and auction

    A prom dress fashion show and auction of new and gently used items will be held Thursday at the high school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Some dresses will start off bidding as low as $5.

    Miss Teen Kentucky Wesley Ware will be the special guest. Door prizes and free refreshments will be given. Admission is $5.

    For more information, contact Youth Service Center at 477-3222.

    Chili supper and auction

  • Man attempts suicide by cop

    A Mt. Eden man attempted to incite his own death by threatening to kill police Sunday evening.

    Gary Joe Wilson, 35, reportedly pointed an AK-47 assault rifle at Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett after police were called to his home on a domestic violence call.

    A child at the residence called 911 to report that the father was trying to choke the mother.

    While en route to the scene, officers were told that Wilson had left the residence and was hiding in the woods with the loaded semi-automatic firearm.

  • Lyons honored as one of SEC's Legends

    Try telling a high school student that hard work and perseverance can get them over just about any obstacle in life and your message may or may not get through. Show them a living example of that principle and the chances of your message resonating will improve.

    Students at Spencer County High School have such an example in Principal Jocelyn Mills Lyons, who refused to allow a hearing deficiency to keep her from excelling academically or athletically.

  • From nowhere to New Orleans, that’s Kentucky

    From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week; From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. The Wildcats earned the school’s 50th trip to the Dance this week and Big Blue Nation expects them to be dancing to Syracuse on the way to Indianapolis. Anything short of Indy will be like a visit from Santa Claus with an empty sack.

    Meanwhile, Louisville will hope for a waltz against California to earn a fox trot with Duke in Jacksonville. And, in a no respect for fan bases, Murray State dances with Vandy in San Jose, California.

  • Gaines selected to participate in Emerge Kentucky

    Carmin Gaines is one of 25 women selected to participate in the Emerge Kentucky program, which is a seven month political leadership training program for women.  Eleven women in the program, including Carmin, are candidates for the 2010 elections. 

    Emerge Kentucky is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to train women to run for public office.  Kentucky ranks 45thamong the states for women in elected office, and among the 120 County Judge-Executives in Kentucky, only six are women, and two of those were appointed by the governor. 

  • Spencer County FFA at regionals

    Eighteen chapters competed  in regional competition on March 11 at Gallatin County High School   in  leadership events such as speaking, talent, and parliamentary procedure.  Members who placed 1st or 2nd  will move on to the state competition in June.

    The Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams both took top honors  and will advance to the state competition.

  • Hazardous duty pay for new hires

    Fiscal court rejected a push by Magistrate Bill Drury Monday that would have abandoned hazardous-duty retirement for new hires.

    Instead, magistrates voted 4 to 1 in favor of keeping the employee benefit for future sheriffs, deputies, EMTs and paramedics in the county. Employees currently in the program were at no point in jeopardy of losing their benefits.

  • Find it here. Find what here?

    Within the past two weeks, you might have received a small packet on your front door. I’m not talking about a delivery from the post office or a brochure to inform registered voters, but more importantly an invitation from your local church to make a decision that will forever change your life. Thousands of Southern Baptist churches have cooperatively organized a way to distribute what they believe is the most important message ever told to every household in North America. This ministry is called Find it Here.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Senate bills cut waste strengthen education

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed bills that strengthen our educational system and cut down on unneeded government waste. We also received the state budget from the House of Representatives and began work on our version of the budget.

  • Spencer County Middle School boys baseball 2010

    Tuesday, March 16    Whitefield Academy    5:15pm    Away

    Friday, March 19    Shelby Co. Tournament    5:15pm    Away

    Saturday, March 20    Shelby Co. Tournament    12:00pm    Away

    Monday, March 22    OKH    5:15pm    Away

    Tuesday, March 23    Bardstown    5:15pm    Away