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Today's News

  • Literacy: More than reading, writing

    Aimee Barr takes her children Lauren, 6, and Dawson, 4, to the Spencer County Public Library at least once a week.

    Hardly through the door, Lauren and Dawson will race for their favorite books. Dawson loves ‘the dump truck book,’ and Lauren has to have Junie B. Jones.

    “She likes to read those to me. Sometimes she’ll read to Dawson,” Barr said. “There have been times when we walk out of there with 10 books, and very rarely do we not read them all.”

  • Counting down top news stories of 2009

    The hours are quickly ticking down. Soon the passage of time will require old calendars to be discarded in exchange for gleaming new ones.  Instead of pages scribbled with reminders of dentist appointments and family birthdays, all those empty squares somehow hold the promise of an untold future – one where the possibilities are boundless. What does fate hold? Who will be the news makers that define this year? Only time and historians will reveal.

  • Beer, wine and liquor sales coming soon

    For some, New Year’s Eve would not be the same without a spirited toast. Several local business owners are counting that this time next year, merry makers will be spending any alcohol dollars closer to home.

    Six business have expressed their intentions to apply for ABC licenses – three of those are for packaged liquor sales.

    Established businesses looking to expand into retail liquor include Elk Creek Grocery and Cricketz, also in Elk Creek.

  • LETTER: Toys for Tots says, "Thank you"

    Thanks to everyone that made donations to the Toys for Tots campaign this year. And a special thanks to The Tea Cup, the Family Diner, Dr. Randsdell and Elite Family Dentistry.

    We gave the toys out Dec. 22. It meant a lot to see the parents happy that they could provide their children with something for Christmas.

    Next year we plan to work more closely with Spencer County Family Resource. Anyone that wants to be involved, feel free to call me at home.

  • New hope, new ideas for new decade should include 2KUK

    Except we’re still breathing and young Harrison Barnes freshens our optimism, Year 2009 rates somewhere in range of an N1H1 booster to the gluteus maximus, and a triple tablespoon of castor oil. Or both.

    Not good! But good for us.

  • Minor school bus accident

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a school bus accident Dec. 18 on Veech Rd. when it was struck by a pick-up truck.

    No injuries were reported on the bus. One person in the truck was transported by Spencer County EMS for unknown injuries.

     

  • Morsey files for Elk Creek magistrate

    Thomas Morsey filed Monday to run for Elk Creek Magistrate.

    Morsey, 56, is an excavation contractor and soybean/cattle farmer, and is running for public office for the first time.

    “If you don’t try to make change, don’t complain about the changes being made,” he said of his main reason for running.

    He sites 30 years as a self-employed businessman as credentials for fiscal responsibility.

    “The county is just like an individual. We’ve got to live within our means,” Morsey said.

  • Making poinsettias longer lasting

    Although the poinsettia Christmas tradition has roots in Mexican legend, Americans have associated poinsettias with the holiday for decades. Recently the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture joined a multi-state research project studying how to get the plant from the greenhouse to consumers in the best shape possible, with hopes that it may last awhile after buyers take it home.

  • Hell fire and judgement day

    I was in a church in Brooksville and in the middle of the service an older gentleman stopped me and said, “Mister can I ask you a question?”

     I said, “Sure, but I don’t know whether I can answer it or not.”

    The question was, “Why don’t preachers preach hell fire anymore.”

    I said, “Mine does.”

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Finding the American spirit

    Just curious, but how many of you really feel like celebrating the New Year?

    I would imagine that revelers of New Year’s Eve 2009 fall into one of two categories: (1) people that would toast the grand opening of a new dry cleaner, or (2) people that wish to bid 2009 a final good riddance.