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Today's News

  • Youth minister gets five years

    Once a minister to youth, Derek Coulter will now spend the next five years as a prison inmate after being sentenced on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in Nelson County Circuit Court Thursday.

    Coulter’s eventual trip to jail began 10 months ago with a weekend church camping trip with youth from Big Springs Assembly of God, Bloomfield. Driving back from the outing with two boys, 15-year-old Jordan Keeling and 13-year-old James Mitchell, Coulter’s vehicle overturned on Old Bloomfield Road, a wreck that claimed Mitchell’s life.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Senate bills passed

    As we enter the closing weeks of the 2010 Regular Session, the Senate passed legislation that will improve job opportunities for career and technical students, regulate methadone treatment centers, and crack down on meth traffickers.  We also continued our work on the state budget.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: What do you want?

    A Spencer Magnet subscriber called me last week to complain that the weekly newspaper is not giving him what he wants. Eager to please, I asked what exactly would make him a more satisfied customer.

    The gentleman admitted to being kind of nosy and said that he always looks forward to opening up the Wednesday paper to read about former classmates or his neighbors’ kids that have been caught speeding. The public records printed on page A2 is one of his favorite parts of the newspaper, but lately seem to have been missing.

  • Church happenings

    Fish fry Friday

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry on Friday, March 26, at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Concert at Mt. Eden Christian Church

    Beyond the Ashes, a gospel music group, will be performing at Mt. Eden Christian Church Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.The members of Beyond the Ashes are dedicated to reaching out with a fresh new zeal and passion for those who desire a closer relationship with the Lord. Their musical style and diversity is rooted in Gospel music with a rich blend of harmonies.

  • Easter happenings

    Palm Sunday Easter pageant

    First Baptist Church of Fisherville presents “The Living Lord’s Supper” pageant Sunday at 10:50 a.m. and Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. This drama presentation will be an interpretation of Leonardo DaVinci’s painting “The Lord and His Twelve Disciples.” Church members will be in full costume with complete staging, lights, and beautiful music.  During the hour and fifteen minute presentation, each disciple will share his experience and relationship to Jesus. The portrayal of the Last Supper will follow.

  • Risen Lord Lutheran asks and receives

    “Wanted: free steeple for a church in Taylorsville, Ky.,” read the small advertisement.

    Pastor Steve Gettinger admitted to his congregation Sunday that when his request was placed in the Reporter – official newspaper to Lutheran churches – he had little faith that it would ever be answered.

    “What‘s the chances that someone had a steeple to give away,” said Gettinger.

  • First place STARS

    The Spencer County Chapter of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America competed in the Region 6 STAR Events in February.  The chapter is very proud to announce that each competitor won first place in their category. 

    Winners included:  

    Chapter Showcase - Jr.

    Emily Booth

    Mackenzie Keown

    Ally Sharp

    Chapter Serv. Project Display - Jr.

    Erica McKinney

    Samantha Swinney

    McKenna Pfeiffer

    Chapter Serv. Project Display - Sr.

    Lauren Polston

    Lauren Kempf

  • SCMS wins season opener

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won their 2010 season opener March 18 against Whitfield Academy in Louisville 9-3.  The Grizzlies were led by 8th Grader Derek Clemens who went 2-4 and had 3 RBIs.  Nathan Conard is credited with the win and helped the Grizzlies effort by pitching 4 innings and giving up 0 earned runs and 4 K’s.  Westin Pittman and Kyle Alexander pitched in relief to seal the victory.           

    AT LEFT: Grizzlies 7th grader Nathan Conard #7 delivering a fast ball.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 8, 2010.

    Traffic

    Stephen M. Johnson (b. 1989) Speeding 15 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Amanda K. Moore (b. 1977) Speeding 16 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Kenneth A. Jucoff (b. 1993) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $143 court costs.

    Penny M. Price (b. 1968) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $175.

    Steven Douglas D. Purkey (b. 1963) Speeding 20 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Marriages

    Marriages

    Amanda Marie Campbell, Taylorsville & William Ray Ramsey Jr., Taylorsville.Issued 8-31-09. Sept. 4.

    Patricia Dale Chesser, Taylorsville & Gabino Diaz Chavez, Shelbyville. Issued 9-10-09. Sept. 10

    Frances Marie Lewis, Taylorsville & William Chad Jackson, Taylorsville. Issued 9-11-09. Sept. 11.

    Wanda Mae Milburn, Taylorsville & Clifton Eugene Vaught, Taylorsville. Issued 8-29-09. Sept. 12.

    Paula Kay Sewell, Taylorsville. Issued 9-15-09.Sept. 19.