Today's News

  • Two leads come up empty in Waddy attacks

    The planned autopsy on a calf that was one of the mysteriously attacked animals in Waddy has been cancelled.
    Tony Carriss, the magistrate for District 6 who has helped gather information and lead an investigation into the attacks, said he went to look at Robert Green’s calf just before noon on Tuesday, but another animal had attacked it since its death on Sunday.

  • 4,610.5 pounds of love

    More than 33 Spencer County families had a great Christmas meal and then some as the result of a “Cram the Cruiser” food drive that exceeded all expectations, according to law enforcement officials that facilitated the drive.

  • ANNIVERSARY: 50th anniversary celebration

    Carolyn and David Travis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Elk Creek Restaurant.

    The Travises were married Jan. 4, 1963, at Elk Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack H. Richardson.
    They have one daughter, Debbie Nation and her husband, Keith, and two grandchildren, David Keith Nation and his girlfriend, Samantha Morris, and Stephanie Leann Nation.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • PHOTO GALLERY: One Sole Purpose — Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools

    The ‘One Sole Purpose’ initiative visited Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools Thursday, bringing a pair of Converse tennis shoes to all preschool through fifth grade students. The celebration was courtesy of many school, community and business volunteers who have contributed monetary donations, hours sizing children’s feet and more. Podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, along with his wife, Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett, locally headed up the project.

  • Public Record: District Court Dec. 7

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Dec. 7, 2012:

    Ryan P. McBride (1984), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Walter E. Hahn Jr. (1968), speeding 10 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.
    Corey H. Armstrong (1987), disregarding stop sign, guilty, $20 fine, $163 court costs, all fines and fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • BACK IN TIME: A very 2002 Christmas
  • COLUMN: Happy Holidays? Seasons Greetings? Merry Christmas?

    Which is it for you? I still prefer the last one. Why? Because it has always been Christmas on Dec. 25. And, because the first two are fairly new versions that have emerged more recently.
    When I was a child (back in ancient history) I can remember that Christmas was only Christmas, not a “season” to greet someone, or a “holiday” that is supposed to also be happy. I was raised that there are, in fact, four seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring. And, on that note, there are many holidays besides this one we usually celebrate all year long.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Check out these financial tips for those marrying later in life

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What are the financial issues that come with remarrying later in life? I’ve been seeing a wonderful man for two years, and we’ve been talking about marriage, but I want to make sure we understand all the possible financial consequences before getting hitched.
    Single Senior

    Dear Single,

  • COLUMN: Salt dough ornaments fun, easy to make

    Most years, our family puts up a large artificial Christmas tree that we have had for many years. This year, however, we have a tiny tree, a little tabletop tree instead. It is a real tree though, and that makes me happy because that is what I had as a child.

  • PHOTOS: Summitt siblings get 7-point bucks