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Today's News

  • Police uncover indoor pot farm

    Spencer County Sheriff’s department discovered a basement full of marijuana plants last Tuesday night near Mt. Eden – 165 plants with an estimated street value of $165,000.

    Deputy Gordon Miles, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, obtained a search warrant early in the day to investigate reports of illegal activity at 2375 Hickory Ridge Road. What he and other officers found that night was an elaborate greenhouse for cloning and growing pot.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: City vs. county, who’s the loser?

    The issue of merging city and county governments is one that has not been reported on in this paper for some time – mainly because nothing new has happened.

  • FCCLA training

    Heather Helton, Katherine Luckett, and Helisha Smith, members of the Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, attended the FCCLA State Leadership Training in Hardinsburg recently. While in attendance Helton and Luckett were trained in their duties as regional officers. Smith conducted training sessions as a state FCCLA officer.  The students participated in many leadership activities and team building activities while at the training. 

  • An e-mail from across the years

    “Time may heal all wounds.

     But time will steal you blind.

    Time the wheel, time the conqueror.”

          - Jackson Browne,

     

    “... have you noticed lately how time flies?”

    If you nodded yes, this space is for you. And Ted.

    And for friends with whom you’ve lost touch since, say, the Muhammad Ali was Cassius Clay, or the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Jackson Browne is right–Time does steal us blind.

    And quietly.

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

    Knights Kafé pork chop dinner

    The Knights Kafé will be having a pork chop dinner from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church. The menu will be grilled pork chops, potato casserole, green beans, corn on the cob, cucumber and tomato salad, hot homemade desserts, sweet and unsweet iced tea, lemonade or hot coffee.

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  • KFB receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.’s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.

  • Ribbon cutting: Snappy Tomato Pizza

    Give out free food and watch the crowd gather. That’s what happened at the grand opening celebration of Taylorsville’s newest resturant – Snappy Tomato Pizza. Mingled among the crowd of hungry people were local officials, Snappy Tomato employees, as well as, corporate executives. Owner of the store include Mike and Annie Driscoll, Carl Austin and Central Ky Capitol. The store’s general manager is Darren Lambdin.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is located next to Mic Zee’s Car Wash and is offering delivery service to most of the county.

  • KSP needs help identifying suspects

    The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for help in solving a Spencer County Burglary. On February, 26, 2009 unknown subjects commited a burglary at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road in Spencer County. The suspects entered the residence by prying open the front door of a house trailer. A PSE Hunting Bow, 7 1/2 inch Kenwood touch screen TV, ORION subwoofer speaker and a playstation 2 were taken from the residence.

    Kentucky State Police is asking anyone who can identify the persons in the photos to call the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 and ask for Tpr. Mark Treadway.

  • AT&T expands in Spencer Co.

    AT&T announced recently that enhanced wireless coverage in Elk Creek (Spencer County).   A new cell site is located 27 miles southeast of Louisville in northwest Spencer County along Hwy. 155. This site now provides continuous coverage from Fisherville to the recreational area near Taylorsville Lake.

    “Expanding the wireless network across the state is a priority in 2009, particularly in rural areas and highly traveled roads in Kentucky,” said Mary Pat Regan, president of AT&T Kentucky.

  • Machine pitch winners

    The Spencer County Stallions won their division of the baseball in 7/8 Machine Pitch at the Spencer County Youth Baseball’s Bash Day.

    Pictured are: (front, from left) Shane Barr, Brandon Jewell, Chase Goodlett, Hunter Greer, (middle) Jeremy Kennison, Ryan Olliges, Justin Arnold, Anthony Lashley, Dalton (D.W) Morris, Cameron Seigle, Jake Seigle not pictured Stanley Shivers, (back) coaches Shane Hughes, Amy Lashley and Eddie Seigle.