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Today's News

  • Making poinsettias longer lasting

    Although the poinsettia Christmas tradition has roots in Mexican legend, Americans have associated poinsettias with the holiday for decades. Recently the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture joined a multi-state research project studying how to get the plant from the greenhouse to consumers in the best shape possible, with hopes that it may last awhile after buyers take it home.

  • Hell fire and judgement day

    I was in a church in Brooksville and in the middle of the service an older gentleman stopped me and said, “Mister can I ask you a question?”

     I said, “Sure, but I don’t know whether I can answer it or not.”

    The question was, “Why don’t preachers preach hell fire anymore.”

    I said, “Mine does.”

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Finding the American spirit

    Just curious, but how many of you really feel like celebrating the New Year?

    I would imagine that revelers of New Year’s Eve 2009 fall into one of two categories: (1) people that would toast the grand opening of a new dry cleaner, or (2) people that wish to bid 2009 a final good riddance.

  • Lady Bears on a roll with two wins under belt

    After starting the season 0-7, the Spencer County Lady Bears have notched two consecutive victories. The latest, a 51-35 win over Waggener in a holiday tournament at Campbellsville University.

    The girls have sorely missed the inside presence of Kenisha Marshall, who last year provided the hub for their offense, but it seems they’re beginning to learn how to manage on their own, as they got balanced scoring in Monday’s game.

  • Car fire in grocery parking lot

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a car fire in the Country Mart parking lot Dec. 19.

    According to fire reports, the blaze started in the engine compartment and quickly spread to the rest of the vehicle.  No other cars in the parking lot were damaged. 

    Two engines and a tanker responded to the fire. No injuries were reported.

     

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

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on October 16, 2009.

    Traffic:

    John L. Booth (b. 1986). Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Amended to no license in possession. Guilty. $20 fine plus $168 court costs.

    Michael A. Chesser (b. 1985). Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08, first offense. Guilty. 30-day suspension of operator’s license, enroll in AEP, $728 fine and court costs.

  • Bears collect trophies

    Few people expected anything spectacular from the Spencer County Bears boys basketball team this season, but as the calendar turns to 2010, the team is a surprising 10-2, with two first-place trophies from December tournaments.

    After claiming first place in the St. Francis tournament earlier in the month, the Bears claimed top honors at a tournament last week at North Bullitt, downing the host Eagles 71-55 in the championship game last Wednesday night.

  • Fiscal court resubmits ethical complaint about EDA Executive Director

    Spencer County magistrates approved unanimously to resubmit a detailed complaint against Annette King to the ethics committee during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    King, the executive director of the Economic Development Authority (EDA), has been accused of violating the county’s code of ethics when she allegedly profited from the sale of commercial property.

    Based on the testimony of Spencer County resident Davis Lee Downs, fiscal court submitted the original complaint in November, but it was rejected by the ethics committee for lack of evidence.

  • Driver ejected from vehicle

    Nicole L. Cooper, 34, was ejected from a vehicle and taken by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital Sunday night.

    Cooper was driving west on KY 48/Highgrove Rd. around 7:40 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, swerved into the oncoming lane, said Deputy Gordon Miles. According to evidence at the scene, the driver over-corrected and ran off the right shoulder causing the car to flip.

    Cooper was thrown through the rear window of the 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. She was flown to the Louisville hospital for injuries that included trauma to the head.