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Today's News

  • Creepy crawly scaly slimy

    Taylorsville Elementary School students got a first-hand peek at some of nature’s slithery, slimy creatures during biologist Brad Reynold’s "Creepy, Crawly, Scaly, Slimy" science presentation last Wednesday. Reynolds spoke to kids about animal diversity, and touched on subjects such as animal groups, life cycles, classification, adaptation and biological change.

    For a slideshow featuring more "creepy, crawly" photos, click here.

  • Four face charges in connection with local theft

    Two Bullitt County men and two Nelson County men have been arrested in the past week by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a local theft on Plum Creek Road.

  • Fake pot? Fiscal court thinks not

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.
    The ordinance passed unanimously on second reading, and drew unanimous support during the first reading last month.
    (Magistrate Woodie Cheek was absent from Monday night’s meeting, but had voted in favor of the ordinance on first reading.)

  • ATTEMPTED MURDER: Mount Eden man charged

    A Mount Eden man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend on Friday afternoon.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of 2185 Murphy Lane, Mount Eden, is charged with attempted murder - domestic violence, first-degree assault - domestic violence, and wanton endangerment.
    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said his department was dispatched to 11 First Street in Mount Eden at 4:53 p.m. Friday with reports that a woman had been assaulted and possibly pistol-whipped.

  • POLL: Have you ever played disc golf?

    Have you ever played disc golf?

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  • ANNIVERSARY: Keelings celebrate 48th anniversary

    Evan and Donna Keeling celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary at their home on Burns Lane in the Little Union area. They were married in Livingston, Tenn., on March 7, 1964. They have three children, Timothy (Nina) Keeling, Amy (Charlie) Mattingly and Stephen (Stacy) Keeling; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. They are members of Little Union Baptist Church. (This photo of the Keelings appears courtesy of Belinda Sheeley.)

  • BACK IN TIME: McClain, Marattay named to ‘62 UK Committee of 240

    50 years ago
    March 8, 1962
    Miss Annette McClain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McClain, Route 1, Taylorsville, and Miss Berttye Sue Marattay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marattay, also of Route 1, have been named to the University of Kentucky Committee of 240.

  • Public Record: March district court and February indictment (3/14)

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on March 9, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Hubert R. Cornett (1985), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, $728 fine, 30 days suspended operators license, alcohol and drug education program. Fines and fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Children caring for elderly parents could be eligible for tax breaks

    Dear Savvy Senior
    My wife and I provide a lot of financial support to my elderly mother and are wondering if any of it is tax deductible. What can you tell us?
    Stretched Thin

    Dear Stretched,
    There is some tax relief available to adult children who help look after their aging parents or other relatives. But in order to be eligible, both you and your mom will need to meet Uncle Sam’s criteria. Here’s what you should know.

    IRS Eligibility

  • COLUMN: The facts about depression, part 2

    Well, as stated in last week’s column, this is part two on this subject, so as not to leave you hanging and wondering, “what is wrong with me ... am I depressed, or am I just feeling down and maybe this will just pass if I just wait it out?”
    Well, why not take the following simple self-rating depression scale by answering “true” to those that you feel are actually true: (taken from the book mentioned last week, “Happiness Is a Choice”):
    1. I feel like crying now more often than a year ago.
    2. I feel blue and sad.