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Today's News

  • SCHS players make All-Star team

    If you followed the Spencer County Bears on the football field this past season, Cameron Smith stood out for his exciting play and any glance at the post-game stance would have your attention drawn to David Cross, whose consistency on the defensive side was evident.

    Both of these seniors were recognized for their outstanding play recently by being selected to the Greater Louisville Coaches Association All-Star Team, which played in the annual All-Star game this past Saturday afternoon at Southern High School in Louisville.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on October 2, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Gerald Washburn Jr. (b. 1989) Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, failure to notify address change to department of transportation. Guilty. $20 fine plus $25 contempt of court fine and $148 court costs.

    Jeremy R. Baumgardner (b. 1983). Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Amended to no license in possession. Guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs.

  • Salt River Strutters donate turkeys

    The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated turkeys to the Family Resource Center so that some needy Spencer County residents would be able to have Thanksgiving dinner. Nancy Thomas, secretary Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, is pictured with Becky Wilson of the Family Resource Center.

  • State gives second phase the go-ahead

    The City of Taylorsville has been approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to move forward with the second phase of the Main Street renovation project. Mayor Don Pay recently received a contract from the state that will allow the city to begin spending a $360,000 transportation enhancement grant awarded October 2008.

    “This is what we were waiting for,” said Pay. “If we had not had to wait on the stimulus decision, we would probably be done by now.”

  • FROM THE WORD: A doubting Thomas

    When I grew up as a boy, one of the old sayings was when anyone has a doubt, someone would call them a doubting Thomas. In those days, I did not know where this saying came from.

    As we look at the book of John, we will see. It will also make us wonder how many doubting Thomases we have in the world today – or even in our churches.

  • Barkham indicted in teen's death

    Angela Barkham, 38, has been indicted for reckless homicide in the death of Donald C. DeJesus, Jr. during a prom party in May. The Spencer County Grand Jury handed down the indictment Dec. 10.

    Barkham, of 449 Inghram Ln., is facing one to five years in prison if convicted of the class D felony.

  • Porter honored for 50 years of cemetery service

    Margie Porter was showered with gifts and adoration during a reception Saturday for devoting 50 years in service to Valley Cemetery.

    “I don’t think there are words that can describe what she has meant to us,” said Charles Johnson, president of the Valley Cemetery board.

    Yet, many words were used as friends and relatives touted Porter’s abilities. Words like kind, sweet and the phrase “a heart of gold.”

  • Reformers Unanimous offers help to the hurting this Christmas

    Are you facing this Christmas alone and saddened. Are you feeling despondent because no visitors will call bearing gifts? Are you not to be cheerful this Christmas because you grieve for a loved one? These are emotions not normally seen as part of the Christmas package, but sadly are.

  • LETTER: Looking for answers

    I just have a few questions:

     Isn’t bonding authority something like a limit on a credit card?  Is  maxing  out at a higher level always a good thing?

    Aren’t amenities like nice eateries and more local jobs what the voters wanted when they voted “wet”?  So why does a city official just cite “more tax revenue”?  Instead of worrying so much about people consuming a drink with dinner, shouldn’t we be more worried about politicians who are intoxicated with tax increases?

  • Shop with a cop

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet