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Today's News

  • Candy making 101

    At one of the Spencer County Extension office SOS classes,  Candy Making was offered. The class was taught by sisters Edith Judd and Pauline Pennington.

    Judd and Pennington have been members of the Spencer County Homemakers Council for many years, and have been teaching SOS classes for about seven years. The sisters were asked this year to do a candy class, and “planned for easy, simple, homey candies,” according to Judd. They also taught the knitting and crochet classes with other Homemaker members.

  • Meet the candidates at Friday's forum

    Political signs are everywhere you look. Candidates are knocking on doors and leaving their brochures. Several voters may have even been lucky enough to have a conversation with someone seeking public office. But with 13 days until the primary election, do you really know how each candidate stands on the issues?

  • LETTER: Spencer County "needs John Riley," says reader

    Spencer County needs a judge executive who has:

    HONESTY - won’t sugar-coat or try to cover up problems in the county.

    INTEGRITY - does thorough research of issues and stands up for the best solution for the county

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - attends civic functions, commission meetings and talks to private citizens to keep informed.

    LEADERSHIP - be fiscally responsible with our tax dollars as demonstrated when magistrate.

    EXPERIENCE - knows value of balancing land use and development to complement our rural lifestyle and natural beauty.

  • Walk-ons Polson and Justice

    “America loves a winner, will not tolerate a loser. Americans love to fight. Americans love the sting of battle. We admire the best marble shooter, best ball players, toughest boxers.”

                 – George C. Scott, from the movie “Patton”

    We do love winners. Double when an underdog rises above projections of dot.com experts.

    Come October, pole-opposite to one-and-done-ism, will be the come-on-stage story-line about Jason Polson and Elisha Justice.

  • Spring is great time to fish rip rap

    One thing just about any man- made reservoir has is rip rap. This is also a man made structure. Rip rap is the large 7 to 10 inches in diameter rocks along bridges. Rip rap is also along areas that may have erosions. Rip rap is a key structure in the spring and fall.

  • Teen author publishes first novel

    When Jessica Jeffries gets an idea for a story, she has to stop what she is doing and write it down.

    The fantasy-filled ideas usually come to the 19-year-old Spencer County High School graduate in the middle of the night, during her college classes at Jefferson Community and Technical College or while she is listening to music.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 2, 2010.

    Civil:

    First Federal Investment Fund II, LLC, vs. James G. Crump. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services, LLC, vs. Amanda Hanson. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services vs. Amber Hopkins. Denied. No service.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court February 5, 2010.

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  • FROM THE WORD: Elected officials need a servant's heart

    When I read Tom Watson’s recent article on our homecomings ,it brought back memories of our administration. We had many officials to help us which included Governor Brown, Governor Carroll Governor Collins, Governor Wilkerson, Congressman Natcher, Senator Ford.

    But the one who helped us the most was Jesus Christ. He was with us in everything we did.

    Jesus brought us in contact with the people who helped us.

  • News briefs

    Elk Creek car accident

    Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Taylorsville Road at the intersection of Normandy Road Thursday.

    EMS responded and transported three people to the hospital, according to Deputy Larry Goodlett.

    Firefighters assisted with medical care. No one was trapped in the vehicles.

    Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife also responded to the scene.

    Motorist stranded by water

    A motorist attempting to navigate a flooded Grays Run Road  Sunday prompted local agencies to come to his aid.

  • Bears baseball

    An extra inning rally by visiting Fort Knox snapped Spencer County’s three-game winning streak last week as the visiting Eagles topped the Bears 6-2 in nine innings on Friday. The lost brought an end to an otherwise successful week on the baseball diamond.

    The winning streak started the week before with a 12-1 victory at Eminence, and continued Wednesday with a 6-0 shutout over Bullitt Central on the road. Spencer County then saw their bats come alive as they exploded for 25 runs in a 25-2 rout over host Louisville Valley on Thursday.