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Today's News

  • Honor Flight sends local WWII vets to see 'their' monument

    As a former Vietnam soldier, Bill Hedges understands all too well that veterans need to feel appreciated by their country for serving in the armed forces -- especially men who fought in battle.

    So when he discovered that an organization called Honor Flight was offering veterans free trips to view the World War II Monument in Washington, D.C., Hedges knew just who to nominate. Among the Gulf War, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 11426, are three men who served in the big one, WWII.

  • LETTER: Behind the scenes look at dispatch

    This letter is in response to all of the drama over the Spencer  County Dispatch office.

    Do any of you really realize what those dispatchers go through on a daily basis? No, you don’t unless you have spent eight hours in their shoes when they are working.

    There is one dispatcher on duty to dispatch calls for the Sheriff’s office, Taylorsville Police Department, Spencer County EMS, Spencer County Fire Department, Fish and Wildlife, and Taylorsville Water Works.

  • LETTER: Economic gain not worth trade off

      

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

    The Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community (ORNAIC) will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday at the Spencer County Extension office on Spears Drive. They have a fellowship meal and socializing from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and start their meeting at 4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Bears struggle with grueling schedule

    The Spencer County Bears boys’ soccer team is off to a rough start, but much of that is due to a very rough early-season schedule. Combine that with the fact that the program is short on players and experience, and it’s no surprise that this may indeed be a learning year for the team.

  • Church happenings

    Plum Creek Baptist Church – Faith Weaver Friends

  • Conditions ripe to sow pastures and hay fields

     

    Cool temperatures and abundant rainfall have created ideal conditions for forage producers to establish or thicken grass pastures and hayfields.

    “The continuous rainfall this summer was very good for forage growth, and soil moisture levels are ideal across most of the state,” said Ray Smith, forage extension specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • LETTER: Attacks on Drury nearly slanderous

    I’ve taken about all I can stand of the unfounded belittling that a few people have been spewing through ads and letters to the editor, lately.

    Yes, the 1st Amendment states we have freedom of speech. But some recent attacks, most notably on Bill Drury, have no grounds whatsoever. It’s to the point where I will call it slanderous, teetering on libel.

    It seems the very vocal minority would like to give an impression of Magistrate Bill Drury that is anything but true.

  • Grand jury indictments

    A burglary suspect, allegedly caught in the act last May by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies, was indicted by a grand jury August 20.

    Christopher Ferguson, of New Albany, Ind., was indicted with the felony offense of burglary in the second degree by Spencer County Grand Jury for an incident involving a home in the 6100 block of Mt. Washington Road. The C class felony carries a penalty, if convicted, of five to 10 years in prison.

  • Local dance, cheer teams win big at the fair

    Spencer County’s dance and cheer teams won accolades Saturday at the America’s Best  Game Day Championships at the Kentucky State Fair.