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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Early spring, early opportunities

    This year, it feels like spring came a month ago. Warm weather, flowers blooming and grass growing are all signs of spring. We also need to consider all the activities spring brings. We have Commonwealth Cleanup Week that began Saturday and non-profit groups can sign up to be a part of our Spring Roadside Litter Abatement Drive.

  • COLUMN: Spring means busy weeks in Frankfort

    It was a beautiful, spring-like week in our Commonwealth. I enthusiastically tackled a busy schedule; here are a few of the details.  On Monday, March 12, we recognized the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary in the rotunda and on the House floor during session.  

  • Local student will travel to Europe as People to People ambassador

    Spencer County High School freshman Zoë Brooks-Jeffiers fondly remembers having a Paris-themed birthday party as a child. From a young age, she has harbored a love for other cultures. Her mind often wanders to far off lands, imagining what it might be like to experience the vast amount of diversity the world has to offer.

  • 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?

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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.