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Today's News

  • PHOTO: ‘Love My Neighbor’ hosts ribbon cutting

    "Love My Neighbor," the community ministry and store, hosted its ribbon cutting on Saturday, Dec. 22. Pictured, from left, are board members Chad Goodlett, Michael Waits, Jason Cox and son Michael,  Doug Martin, Vonda Martin and Grace Cox. Board member Sammy Crafton is not pictured.

  • PHOTO: Coots served as special supreme court justice

    Local attorney Robert Coots is shown being sworn in as a special Supreme Court justice by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton. Coots was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear on Nov. 3, 2011, and sat as a member of the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Feb. 16, 2012, to hear and vote on one case. The case was completed with an opinion rendered Aug. 23, 2012. Also pictured is Special Supreme Court Justice Roger L. Crittenden of Frankfort.

  • PHOTO: Five generations (Whitaker family)

    Pictured are Betty Whitaker of Taylorsville, Debbie Burton of Hillview, Leslie Berry of Fairdale, Elizabeth Whitaker of Fairdale and twins, MaKenzei Lynn and EmmaLea Nicole. The twins were born on Oct. 29, 2012.
     

  • PHOTO: Five generations (Armstrong/McManaway family)

    Pictured are Amanda McManaway, Mason McManaway, Mark Armstrong, Betty Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Brody McManaway, Layla Armstrong and Nokie Cheek.

  • Sneeze causes man to lose control of vehicle

    An “achoo” quickly turned into an “oh no” for one driver last Thursday.
    According to a collision report from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office, Curtis D. Franklin, 49, of the 300 block of Jefferson Street, was traveling north on Elk Creek Road around 12:40 p.m. last Thursday, when he sneezed.
    “Driver said when he sneezed he lost control of [his Mercury Nautica Villager] and hit the guardrail/bridge rail,” Deputy Todd Tinsley wrote in the collision report. “Subject regained control and stopped the vehicle.”

  • COLUMN: 2013 legislative session overview

    Hello and happy New Year. As we start the New Year, so starts a new session in Frankfort. The 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is 30 days long and is known as the “short” session. During the first week, both caucuses are traditionally busy choosing their respective leaders and making committee assignments.

  • COLUMN: I’d rather be safe than sorry

    Monday night I left the office well after dark and headed home just like I do every week day. But Monday was different because I ended up doing something I had never done before — I called in what I thought could have been an impaired driver.
    The driver didn’t cut me off and wasn’t weaving violently between the lines, but several things – including the vehicle’s slow drift into the median and slow drift over the right-hand line, speeds 15 miles below the limit and braking while driving under a clearly green light – caught my attention.

  • County has few DUI arrests over New Year’s

    Spencer County welcomed 2013 with a very low number of reported intoxicated driving arrests – perhaps a positive indication that local drivers are heeding warnings to not get behind the wheel when driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Bruner closer to trial in beating case

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was given a new court date Monday for still another status hearing as he nears his jury trial date of March 11.
    Shackled and wearing his orange jailhouse-issued jumpsuit, Bruner glowered at onlookers as he entered Shelby County Circuit Court and stood stoically before Judge Charles Hickman as his court appointed attorney, Melanie Lowe-Stratton, and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll reviewed the case.

  • Clerk’s, sheriff’s office salary budgets to increase by 3 percent

    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office will each see a three percent increase in their salary budgets for deputies, assistants and other employees.
    That increase is two percent less than what County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock sought for her 2013 budget and in line with what Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump had requested.
    The salaries of the clerk and the sheriff are not included in their respective budgets.