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Today's News

  • Friends, family remember accident victim

    A 2010 Spencer County High School graduate remembered for his energy, enthusiasm and faith was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Greene County, Ohio, on Friday.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Dec. 26 edition

    Taylorsville Police Department arrests and citations issued Nov. 28 through Dec. 16:

    Charles P. Keeling, 34, of Murray’s Run Road, was cited Nov. 28 for no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

    April D. Moore, 39, of Briar Ridge Road, was arrested Dec. 3 on an Anderson District Court warrant for failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.

    Angela M. Schultz, 34, of East Main Street, was cited Dec. 5 for no registration plates.

  • Public Record: District Court Dec. 14

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Dec. 14, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Connie M. Bacon (1952), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, amended to defective equipment, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Dan S. Bruner (1976), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • COLUMN: Promises, promises ... and New Year’s Resolutions

    There are some differences between the two words. I believe that a promise is when the person chooses to do, or not to do, a certain thing. For example, a choice is made (an often used promise) that “I’m going to lose weight.” This promise may not have been made strong enough for it to get done.
    It appears that a resolution may be an attempt to put some “teeth” into that promise is now more of a determination, a firm decision, to actually do that.

  • COLUMN: Winter break a perfect time to bake up some memories

    School will be out for almost two more weeks, and it is time to find things to do to occupy the kids and create memories. Baking cookies together is one way to create lasting memories and teach the kids a little about measurements, too.

  • Whooping cranes spotted in Kentucky: Species off-limits to hunting

    A federally protected whooping crane has been sighted at Sloughs Wildlife Management Area near Henderson. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has also received a report of two whooping cranes along the Pond River in Hopkins County.

  • Lady Bears give best effort, but fall 62-59 to Shelby

    The Spencer County Lady Bears took a tough 62-59 district loss on the road at Shelby County Tuesday, but may have gained some confidence in what first-year coach David Marion described as their “best performance by far this season.”

  • After Nelson win, Bears move to 5-1

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 5-1 on the season with an impressive 74-49 win over Nelson County Tuesday night in Taylorsville. It was the best performance of the season  as the Bears got off to a quick start and never looked back.

  • COLUMN: Christmas spirit is bruised; Ann Curry knows 26 things we can do

    The Newtown tragedy has stolen a core-something out of our Christmas. Exacerbated by a parade of assault weapon images on TV, Apocalypse 2012 doom, and the fiscal cliff, woes have tempered our joy this year. The season-to-be-jolly has a deep bruise on it.
    In my lifetime, only the lingering grief after John F. Kennedy’s assassination  before Thanksgiving 1963 was as numbing, and weighed so heavily on the American spirit as the Sandy Hook tragedy.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky 2012 farm cash receipts on track to break $5 billion

    Preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture reports indicate Kentucky agricultural cash receipts for January through September totaled $3.6 billion, 10 percent higher than 2011’s record level for the same period. Despite weather impacts on yield and high feed costs, agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture foresee 2012’s cash receipts in the state will total $5.3 billion.