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Today's News

  • 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?

  • Five car pile up on KY 155/55

    Five cars were involved in a chain reaction accident early Thursday morning. No serious injuries were reported.

    The incident occurred when a driver made a right-hand turn on KY 155/55 from Plum Creek Rd. in Elk Creek around 7:20 a.m. Deputy Kyle Bennett said the driver of the first vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle headed south on KY 155/55. The second driver was then struck by a third vehicle, also headed south. The chain reaction of accidents involved two more vehicles, bringing the total to five.

  • Nations Baseball: coming to a field near you

    Nations Baseball is planning a youth tournament in June that will span diamonds across Spencer County.

    The 2010 Nations Baseball Kentucky Co-State Tournament will be held in Spencer County June 11-13. A coinciding tournament will be held the same weekend near Covington.

    Chuck Fisher, state director of Home Plate Sports and representative of Nations Baseball, estimated that the tournament would generate over $40,000 in revenue for local businesses. About 40 teams are expected to utilize various fields across the county at schools and public parks.

  • Smith announces run for district judge

    Darby L. Smith has announced his 2010 bid for District Court Judge, Division II encompassing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.

    Smith, a Shelby County native, has maintained a general private practice in Shelbyville since 1997 and has had an office in Lawrenceburg since 2008.

    “I have gained considerable practical experience from a diverse group of clients and have handled many types of claims,” said Smith. “Managing my own law office for over a decade has well prepared me for the District Judge position.”

  • Christmas song composer puts words of hope to music

    Matt Hodge is a bona fide celebrity. For the past week and a half, his life has been a whirlwind of newspaper interviews (six, so far) and yesterday, the son of Taylorsville residents even made a television appearance on WHAS-11.

    For what? A song.

    Matt, 23, composed an original holiday song three weeks ago, titled “What is Christmas?” Since then, the three-minute melody has generated an Internet buzz with over 2,300 views on YouTube.

  • Church happenings

    Christmas Eve service at Mt. Eden Christian

    Mt. Eden Christian Church, located at 12441 Mt. Eden Road, will be having a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Christmas Eve service at Taylorsville United Methodist

  • Taylorsville man wrecks during police chase

    Jesus Rodriguez, of Taylorsville, was involved in a collision early Saturday morning while fleeing from police. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    Kentucky State Trooper H.L. Martin reported that he was attempting a traffic stop on Rodriguez in Shelbyville for the suspicion of DUI (Driving Under Influence) just after midnight Dec. 19. Rodriguez fled from the officer and led him on a 10-mile chase along LaGrange Road. Unable to navigate a curve, the suspect crashed and was ejected from the 2001 Jeep he was driving.

  • Bob Knight 'plays the fool'

    In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.

     - Yiddish Proverb

    Thank you, Bob Knight.

    Indiana’s ex-coach was in Indianapolis last week at a fund raiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. It was also Knight’s night to ... play the fool. (wink)

    As always, when The General speaks, we listen and think and form opinions on his opinions, whether we agree or not (he doesn’t care). We are seldom disappointed.