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Today's News

  • Bears earn good marks at mid-season point

    The local basketball teams are about halfway through their regular season schedule and it’s a good time to look at how the teams have performed so far.

    Maybe the biggest surprise of the season has been the improvement of the boys. There really aren’t many new faces from last season on this team, but there are several new contributors.

    Last season, the team looked almost exclusively to sophomores Logan Dunbar and Trey Wyatt for scoring. While the duo put up impressive numbers, the team struggled to just six wins on the season.

  • Historic Pathways: The Lincoln connection

     Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

    “Honest Abe” had a first cousin and second cousin in the county, who are buried in Saint Benedict Catholic Cemetery near Settler’s Trace Road.

    Margaret J. (Lincoln) O’Nan was his first cousin and Jane M. (O’Nan) Campbell was his second cousin. The All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville was originally Saint Benedict.

  • Stevens provides review of 2010 Legislative Session

    Guest columnist Rep. Kent Stevens

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Safety first when using wood stoves

    With Ol’ Man Winter bringing cold days and frosty nights to the state, the temptation to warm one’s toes at a wood stove’s blazing fire can be too much to resist. But according to the National Ag Safety Database, heating equipment is the No.1 cause of home fires. So safety precautions should be taken by those wishing to heat their homes with a wood stove.

  • Excuses will not excuse sinful behavior in God’s eyes

    1 Corinthians 7:1-9 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

  • Ben Creed has found his calling as a jockey

    Without his cowboy boots, Ben Creed stands all of 5-foot-3. He weighs about 109 pounds.

    This stature meant people in horse-loving Kentucky frequently told Creed, 26, he should be a jockey. But Creed didn’t take his friends or coworkers seriously until he found himself searching for a direction in life.

    After graduating from high school, Creed spent several years working his grandfather’s cattle farm near Taylorsville, then construction and finally for UPS, which has  a tuition program.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Help SCHS win, vote now

    Spencer County High School students Bruce Readus, Brantwan Gilbert, and Stuart Bray submitted a video into a contest called “What Would You Do.” 

    The contest asked students to create a video about something they would change in their high school career if they could do things over again.

    They have placed in the top 10 and need help from the community to win.

  • Insurance office bandit gets 15 years

    A Springfield man who went on a crime spree last spring  has been sentenced in connection with numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby County.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday by Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman on 11 counts of third-degree burglary.

    Weathers’ crime spree had included Shelby and surrounding counties.

  • Wood stove fire serves as reminder

    The small exterior structure fire that ignited a wood furnace and the building’s contents, Monday afternoon should serve as a reminder to Spencer County residents this winter.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said extra care should be taken with heating sources.

    “We’ve been lucky so far, but there have been several fire fatalities in the region,” Nation said.

  • Alcohol stirs business interests

    Two business owners added their names to those hoping to profit from November’s wet vote this week, by publicizing their intent to apply for alcohol sales licenses with the Alcohol Beverage Commission. One hopes to open a packaged beer, wine and liquor store in Taylorsville. The other wants to offer beer sales to golfers.

    O’Driscoll’s Spirits will be a new venture for Mic-Zee’s Video store manager Michaela Russell. After working several years for her father, Mike Driscoll, Russell said she is looking forward to running her own business.