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Today's News

  • $1 million lottery winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.
    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.
    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • Two more arrests made in burglaries

    Incidents of theft continue to be high in Spencer County in the new year with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department making more arrests of individuals accused of invading two Spencer County residences shortly after Christmas.

  • Police still searching for clues in homicide investigation

    The mystery surrounding a Bardstown man found dead in a barn on Bowman Lane Jan. 5 with a single gunshot wound to the head is far from solved.

    Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Ron Turley said Tuesday morning that no new information has been released in the homicide investigation surrounding 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s death.

    State police detective Stephen Spurlock is working in conjunction with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on the case.

  • Latest district plan leaves county whole

    Spencer County as a whole will have one representative in Kentucky’s House if House Bill 1 is passed by the Senate.

    The bill passed in the House last week by a vote of 63-34.

    Spencer County is currently split into three districts with Brad Montell representing Shelby County and part of Spencer County in the 58th district, Kim King representing Mercer and Anderson counties, as well as part of Spencer County, in the 55th district, and David Floyd representing Nelson County, part of Bullitt County and part of Spencer County in the 50th district.

  • COUPLE OF THE YEAR: Streets honored for service to community

    “Couple of the Year” isn’t typically the award handed out at the first Chamber of Commerce meeting of each year. But this year, the chamber had two people worthy of its Citizen of the Year award — they just happen to live under the same roof.

    Scott and Linda Street were acknowledged as Couple of the Year during the Chamber’s first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    With Scott out of town, Linda accepted the award and addressed those attending the luncheon.

  • HISTORY EXCLUSIVE: Unique Quantrill photo released for the first time

    This writer unveiled the only confirmed photo of Confederate Capt. William Clarke Quantrill several years ago.

  • PHOTO: Tipton signs with Bryan College

    Hunter Tipton, of Elk Creek, has signed his letter of intent to pitch and play first base for the Bryan College Lions of Dayton, Tenn.

    Tipton is a senior at Louisville DeSales. He has received the following awards going into this season: All District, All Region, All Region Tourney, 6th Region All Stars, Sentry Insurance All Catholic First Team, and the Rawlings Top Prospect Team (Perfect Game Ohio Valley Showcase).

  • Lady Bears rally comes up just short at Shelby

    The Spencer County Lady Bears lost a game but found some respect last week with a heartbreaking 61-60 loss to Shelby County in Shelbyville last Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: WKU’s Harper needs help, a honeymoon and savvy-up with Sonny

    Western Kentucky University sent its basketball coach packing last week. Ken McDonald’s departure was overdue, coming with all the surprise of a New Hampshire exit poll.
    McDonald’s name goes onto a “Just Didn’t Work” list at WKU beneath Murray Arnold, Matt Kilcullen and Darrin Horn. A list set next to job jumpers — Ralph Willard, Dennis Felton, Gene Keady and Clem Haskins.

  • Bears split two games last week

    The Spencer County Bears split two games with two very different styles last week and saw their record fall to 5-8 on the season.