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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Bears keep Eagles from flying off with a win

    It’s always a relief to end a losing streak, and that’s the feeling the Lady Bears experienced Friday night when they were able to best the Lady Eagles of Fort Knox 40-29 to notch their first win of the season.

    The girls used an 8-0 run late in the first half and into the second half to build a 10 point lead and were able to hold on for the victory.

  • Secret weapon: Erico Smith helps Bears drive toward another win

    Erico Smith had little trouble getting to the goal-line this year for the Spencer County football team, and the junior who had been away from basketball for a couple of years has demonstrated a similar knack for getting to the basket early on this season.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Count your blessings

    As we celebrate this Christmas and the holiday season with family and friends, I hope we remember to give, to share, to count our blessings, and appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.  This is the season to reflect on what we have achieved this past year with a hope and promise of a new year about to dawn.

  • PAS tests improving

    Results of the first two Predictive Assessment Series (PAS) tests administered this school year reveal an up trend in student performance, said Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman at Monday night’s school board meeting.

    PAS tests are used by teachers to predict student performance on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT). Students in grades two through eight were given a PAS test in August and December. PAS tests cover the subjects of reading, math, science and social studies.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 9, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Byron S. Ball (b. 1978). Charge #1, merged. Charge #2, no/expired registration plates. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #3, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. Pled guilty. $500 fine. Charge #4, merged.

    Nicholas M. Risen. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. Pled guilty. $250 fine, 40 hours community service in lieu of fine, plus $143 court costs.

  • The story of that first Christmas

     The angel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth and to a virgin named Mary, whom God chose to bear his son, Jesus. When the angel told Mary she was highly favored among women, she wondered what was going on. The angel told her to fear not because she had found favor with God. And behold thou shall conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. then Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?