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Today's News

  • Farmer welcomes return of National FFA Convention

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer welcomed news that the National FFA Convention is returning to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for a three-year run starting in 2013.

    “We are thrilled to have the National FFA Convention back in Kentucky,” Commissioner Farmer said. “The decision to bring it back is a tribute to the Expo Center, greater Louisville, and Kentucky’s dynamic FFA organization. This convention will give a tremendous economic boost to Louisville and all of Kentucky.”

  • Pattern found in break-ins

    Neighbors along Elk Creek Road, who organized a watch program in response to a string of sudden burglaries there, are again anxious after the Saturday break-in of an unoccupied house at 85 Green Acres Rd.

    It mimics those of at least five other forced entries in the county since November, according to reports from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    Same suspect who was seen at both CUB and Peoples Bank in Spencer Co. before arrest

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • FROM THE WORD: The church will be judged

    I was talking to a preacher not long ago about how God is going to judge the church. We, as church members, don’t like to be included in this judgement. Some of us may think we have been so good, we are about to grow wings.

    I believe that if churches don’t come to true repentance, we are in danger of becoming like the Pharisees. We are in danger of taking on a form of religion that does not exercise the power of Jesus Christ. I think this is one question we have to ask ourselves: Who is our God?

    In Matthew Chapter 19, we see a person with another God.

  • Slip sliding in a winter wetland

    Slippery roads cancelled district schools Tuesday morning, but caused few problems for motorists. No wrecks or injuries were reported by noon, according to reports from state and local law enforcement agencies.

    Collis Rogers, foreman for the Spencer County Road Department, said Tuesday a fleet of six vehicles began spreading cinder treatments on roads as early as 5 a.m.

    While Wilsonville reportedly saw worse conditions than other parts in the county, Rogers reported most roads remained passable throughout the day.

  • Wins give Bears a boost

    The Spencer County Bears suffered a lopsided loss at home to North Oldham last Tuesday night but rebounded over the weekend as they took two out of three games in the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville to pick up their first wins of the season and collect some much needed confidence.

    The Bears welcomed the Mustangs last Tuesday and actually stayed close through the first quarter, but some good three-point shooting and a noticeable size advantage allowed the visitors to take a comfortable lead at halftime.

  • Attorney General says Airborne claims don’t fly

    Attorney General Jack Conway, together with the attorneys general of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin filed a settlement today with Airborne Health, Inc., the Florida-based maker of the Airborne Effervescent Health Formula, and its founders and current owners, Victoria Knight-McDowell and

  • Judge to hear Charter case tomorrow

    Lawyers are set to appear in Spencer County Circuit Court tomorrow afternoon to lay out their latest arguments in the charter government case. At the center of this most recent legal dispute between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court is a request for a judge to reconvene the charter commission.

    “This is somewhat unconventional to be asking a court to do this,” said Attorney Sam Carl, who represents the City of Taylorsville. “It’s not exactly democratic either.”

  • Road work ahead

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced that Spencer County motorists should expect shoulder closures and delays due to brush removal

    Work is scheduled to occur on KY 55, KY 155, and KY 65.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the

    Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     

  • LETTER: Just what is our future?

    There is a small article in the January, 2009 Reader’s Digest, on page 20 (I always wondered how you could come out with something the year before). It is under a little heading ‘Money’.

    It reads:

    “Some new ideas floated by U.S. economists and experts, gathered by the Washington Post.

    • Have states suspend their sales tax.

    • Boost home sales by lowering mortgage rates to 4 percent.

    • Recalculate mortgage terms when values in an area fall 20 percent.