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Today's News

  • LETTER: Alcohol sales just don't add up
  • Historian Tom Watson revisits Jeptha Knob

    After the article on Jeptha Knob, this scribe just had to go up there and take a look. I took several photos of the magnificent view and what must be meteorite debris. There were some huge boulders and many colorful small pieces. I may as well make it clear immediately that I was there by invitation. The property on the knob is all private. You can’t just drive up there because locked gates won’t allow it.

  • Ash borer found in nearby Shelby County

    The emerald ash borer, a foreign-born insect that is decimating ash trees in the Midwest, was found near Cedarmore in Shelby County last week. That is the first confirmed sighting of the pest in Kentucky. A few days later, the borer was also found in Jessamine County, according to a press release from University of Kentucky entomologists.

    UK Senior Nursery Inspector Joe Collins said entomologists are trying to determine the extent of the infestation in Shelby County, and he predicted “it will spread.”

  • Graduates cheer, parents shed tears

    The rain held off early Saturday evening as the 168 members of the Spencer County High School’s Class of 2009 marched across the stage at the amphitheater at Iroquois Park in Louisville to accept their diplomas and enter into the next chapter of their lives.

  • State looks for local suggestions on bridge, KY 44 projects

    With two major road projects on tap for Spencer County in 2011, engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting last Tuesday to give residents not only the first glimpse of the plans, but also the chance to voice suggestions for improvements.

    “We are trying to build projects that fit the community’s structure,” said state highway engineer Mike Hancock. “We will take all public comments because good ideas can come from anywhere.”

  • LETTER: Ky. Gourd Society says thanks for support

    The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to thank the community for supporting the KY Gourd Art Show. This year marked out 15th year here in Taylorsville.

    The KGS Board consists of dedicated people from across the state of Kentucky. They promote the growing and crafting of gourds.

    Although they prepare for the show all year, so does the community.

    We would like to thank those that get the downtown ready for the visitors that come for that weekend.

  • PHOTO: Little league player of the week

    Hayden Collins was recently named 5-year-old Player of the Week for the Northern Cal Ripken T-Ball League in Lexington. Hayden is the first baseman for the Reds and has been the key to many outs in the infield. His consistent catching and outstanding hitting ability led him to receive this honor.

     Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Todd and Susan Collins of Mt. Eden.

  • LETTER: EDA, alcohol vote and tax money

    On May 14, 1988, there was a bus crash in Carroll County, Kentucky caused by a man who had left a bar drinking alcohol. He was going the wrong way on 1-71 and ran into a bus carrying sixty-seven passengers. Twenty-seven of them died, and thirty-four injured, mostly children. Every year we have thousands of people killed on the highways caused by alcohol. Do we want these bars in our county where people sit and drink?

  • Light Up Salt River donations falter

    Light Up Salt River has become a tradition for families in Spencer and surrounding counties. Pack up the car with kids, lawn chairs and a few snacks, then head to Overlook Road just in time for the fireworks show.

    Enjoy it this year, said committee member Kathy Spears, because it might just be the last.

    “Donations just aren’t coming in like they have in the past,” said Spears. “Right now we have half of what we usually receive.”

  • LETTER: Minister speaks in favor of wet vote

    I am a minister ready to be the first minister in the area to speak for the possible wet/dry vote for the county. 

    I too have strong morals and values deeply rooted in my Christian faith and beliefs along with the ministers who have spoken against the possible future vote.

    The letters and articles I have read against the issue seem to say that those who are for it and/or those who drink do not have the same standards as those who choose not to drink alcohol.