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Today's News

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 2

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Wearing glasses

    It began just a few years ago when I noticed that in the evening it would become harder to focus when reading.  Sometimes rubbing my eyes would help, but it kept getting worse.  Finally I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were getting old and I needed glasses to read.

  • COLUMN: Make a resolution you can keep

    When going back over our newspapers from 2012, our staff recognized the tragedies that befell our dear county throughout the year — but we also noticed how the community has pulled together time after time, event after event to help those in need.
    At first, we decided to make our “community of giving” one of the top stories of the year, but we quickly realized there had been such an immense amount of giving in 2012 that it warranted a year-in-review-type story all to itself.

  • PHOTOS: Delivering holiday happiness
  • PHOTO: Troop 176 holds Court of Honor

  • BIRTH: Twins EmmaLea and MaKenzei born Oct. 29

    EmmaLea Nicole and MaKenzei Lynn Whitaker were born Oct. 29, 2012, at 12:07 and 12:08 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    The girls weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce and 5 pounds, 3 ounces, respectively, and were 15 and 17 inches long.
    They are the daughters of Elizabeth Whitaker of Fairdale.
    Their grandparents are Leslie Berry of Fairdale and Ernie Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-grandparents are Debbie Burton of Hillview and Pat Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-great-grandmother is Betty Whitaker of Taylorsville.
     

  • PHOTO: Tinsley recognized with Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

    Deputy Todd Tinsley, left, was recently awarded a Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. He is pictured with Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Bill Bell.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 2

    Finchville Ruritan plans community yard sale
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a community yard sale Thursday through Saturday at the Finchville Community Center in Finchville, which is about four miles south on Ky. 55 South from the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    To rent a booth, please call 502-834-7754 for more information.

  • Honorable Mentions: Additional stories that made headlines in 2012

    Man gets 20 years for breaking into Cochran Hill home
    After being caught breaking into a Cochran Hill Road home in March, a Louisville man was found guilty by a Spencer County jury, which recommended he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    James R. Seabolt, 36, of Louisville, was found guilty of second-degree complicity to burglary and of being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Spencer schools to benefit from ‘Race to the Top’ funds

    Spencer County Public Schools will locally benefit from a $40 million award given via the competitive Race to the Top federal grant competition, as the educational cooperative of which it is a part is one of the 16 winners nationwide.