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Today's News

  • Even in this age, marriage does not have to be an obsolete concept

    Could marriage become obsolete? Why is this question being proposed? Well, maybe because the latest statistics reflect this trend in our society.
    The usual decision — which was reflected in our society in 1960, when 72 percent of all adults, ages 18 and older, were married — has changed percentage-wise to just over 50 percent with some predicting that within a few years the number will drop below the half-way mark.
    What has happened? Where are we going? Why the overall change? Are there any worthwhile answers?

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Records Jan. and Feb. 2012

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Jan. 27, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Zachary C. Bennett (1993), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Jason J. Curtsinger (1988), no operators/moped license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • 2011 Spencer County High School football awards

    Spencer County High School honored its 2011 football team Sunday, Jan. 15, with a banquet in the school cafeteria.
    The 2011 season saw the Bears football program register its first state playoff victory with a 20-8 win over Louisville Doss.
    Coach Mike Marksbury said the banquet presented a great opportunity to honor the team’s eight outgoing seniors: Clint Allgeier, Daniel Bell, Cameron Bishop, Matt Black, Morgan Brown, Hunter Herring, Corey Sealey and Michael Williams.

  • Bullitt FSA faces closure

    Thirteen years ago, farmers in Bullitt and surrounding counties heard a similar story.

    The federal government was looking to make cutbacks in the Farm Service Agency and that would result in a reorganization in its office locations.

    When that happened, services for Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties were all located into a facility in Mount Washington.

    Now, the latest round of cutbacks may mean that farmers in those counties will have to seek assistance in new locations by the end of the year.

  • Be an advocate for the elderly

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you write a column on the shameful crime of elder abuse? I’ve worked for Adult Protective Services for many years, and it seems like this ongoing problem doesn’t get enough attention.
    Concerned Citizen

    Dear Concerned,

    I certainly can! Elder abuse is an immense and often hidden problem that all Americans need to be aware of so they can recognize it, and know what to do if they suspect a problem.

  • Director fired amid EMS mess

    Spencer County Emergency Medical Services is under new leadership following reports that the EMS facility on Spears Drive was dilapidated, with rodent excrement, possible mold and holes in the ceiling and floor.

    The lack of communication regarding the condition of the building was one of the reasons Judge-Executive Bill Karrer gave during Monday morning’s Fiscal Court meeting for his decision to relieve then-EMS Director and Director of Emergency Management Darrell Stevens of his posts.

  • COLUMN: Columnist highlights some of area's first settlers

    One of the earliest families to migrate to what became Spencer County was the Hills, who arrived in 1784.
    Capt. Hardy Hill and his wife Margaret (Wallace) may have been the first couple to sit down for dinner in what became Spencer County in 1824. Before then, they would have been having dinner in Shelby County.
    Prior to 1824, land north of the Salt River was in Shelby County and that south of the river was in Nelson.
    The Hills built their log cabins in 1784, some two miles west of Taylorsville on the Boston Branch of Salt River.

  • State deer season ends with fourth largest overall harvest

    By ART LANDER JR.
    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

  • Bears finish week at 1-2

    The Spencer County Bears went 1-2 over the past week, but played one of their best games of the season on the road in Washington County last Thursday.

  • Lady Bears move into home stretch

    The Spencer County Lady Bears could not overcome a tough start last Tuesday as they fell to the Lady Panthers of Frankfort, 52-37.
    Frankfort used its quickness to create all sorts of problems for the Lady Bears in the first half, stealing several passes and scoring off most of those turnovers on their way to building a huge 19-1 lead after one quarter.