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Today's News

  • Dozen shots for Patterson (at Vandy) could spell Big Dance disaster

    The John Wall craze has become, well, insane. Distorted too.

    At Vanderbilt last week, John Calipari’s team had nine assists, one by his point guard in 38 minutes. Patrick Patterson? 12 attempts. A dozen shots from the team’s All-American is courting disaster.

    At game’s end, Wall’s lone spectacular play was enough to overshadow a mediocre, even selfish performance, and drive some media back to John Wall Ga-Ga Land.

  • Mongiardo's cure for health care

    Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo stopped in Taylorsville last week and presented his message for making Kentucky a leader in curing America’s broken health care system.

    Mongiardo, who was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Friday night as part of February’s American Heart Month, said the first step in fixing the national health care issue is to encourage every Kentuckian to make choices that are heart healthy.

  • Bears prep for district tourney

    With the 30th District Tournament beginning tonight in Shelby County, the Spencer County Bears needed a good outing to take away the bitterness of the last few weeks. They got just that Saturday night when they traveled to Louisville and put together a 77-60 win over Holy Cross. Not only was it a needed win, but it was best game the Bears had played in nearly a month and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: A little of this and that

    Judge Executive David Jenkins may have been joking when he suggested the fire protection district contribute to the cost of hiring 911 dispatchers, but it was City Commissioner Kathy Spears who took the issue very seriously.

    At a meeting Thursday afternoon, Spears wanted to know why the Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department was not contributing to the cost of dispatch services. Firefighters are, after all, benefiting from 911 just like city police, EMS and the Sheriff’s office. “Why does the fire department pay nothing,” Spears said.

  • "The day that changed my life"

    Melissa Davis still can not believe she was chosen.

    The 35-year-old divorced mom of four said she had to call Habitat Family Selection Chair Becky Culver recently to ask, “Did I dream the whole thing?”

    Culver assured her that it was a reality. Davis and her children would be the next family to partner with Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.

    “I’m so excited that I’m beyond words,” said Davis. “I’m still in shock.”

  • Who's the boss?

    Have you seen the new TV show “Undercover Boss?”  It’s pretty simple; the CEO of a big company goes “undercover” in his company to see what is really happening. It is really a great illustration of a very Biblical principle.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 8, 2009.

    Small Claims:

    Tomas Pascual v Ryan G. Smith. Judgment for Tomas Pascual.

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 11, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Frank Buttera Jr. (b. 1986). Disregarding a stop sign. Traffic  school. $143 court costs.

  • Local musicians participate in Haiti benefit

    Three local musicians – Jamie Lawson, Alex Shelley and Sam McClain – will be participating in Helping Hand for Haiti, a benefit at the Saints-Sky Bar in Louisville.

  • Lady Bears drop final home game

     The Spencer County Lady Bears said goodbye to a couple of seniors Wednesday night but were not able to secure a victory as they fell to Trimble County, 47-36.

    Jayme Thomas and Elizabeth Whitely were honored prior to the tip-off of the varsity match-up and they will end their high-school careers in the 30th District Tournament opening round game against Shelby County tonight at 6 p.m.

    However, they had one last chance for a victory at home in a season that’s been short on wins.

  • 911 services could be moved to Frankfort

    The 911 committee recommended that the services of the Kentucky State Police should be used to provide emergency dispatch for Spencer County. Committee Chairman Nathan Nation told fiscal court Wednesday that state law enforcement dispatchers could not only provide better services than the current contractor, but at a much lower cost.