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Today's News

  • What's Happening

    Gingerbread houses due this Friday

    Time to get out those aprons and rolling pins. It’s the annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Red Scooter. Past entries have ranged from an elaborate reproduction of the courthouse to miniature homes made of graham crackers and icing. Creativity is encouraged, but remember that all entries must be your own creation and of edible products.

    Categories:

    Adult 18+; over 6”, under 6”, made from kit

    Junior; ages 5 & under, 6 - 8, 9-12, 13-17

    School Project; 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: What are you afraid of?

    Perhaps you are in the same boat I am in, my 401k has become a 201k and it seems to be getting smaller every day. Let’s face it; these can be scary economic times. The stock market has gone crazy, home values have been falling, and aren’t you glad at least gas prices seem to be more reasonable? Some of us are financially fearful.

  • School happenings

    Middle school collecting register tapes

  • Clevenger defense: Board was instructed to keep superintendent meeting open

    Attorney Valerie Shannon stated in a response filed on behalf of Sandy Clevenger, that the Spencer County School Board had recently received instruction from Amye Bensenhaver of the Attorney Generals Office concerning open meetings in which superintendent evaluations were not an exception to the open session rules.

    “In spite of this training,” stated records, on about June 17, 2008, the board voted to go into closed session to conduct the superintendent’s evaluation. Clevenger was the only dissenting vote.

  • SCHS Grandparents Day

     

  • Going to state

    The SCHS girls cross country team will advance to the AA State Championship November 15 after capturing the Regional Runner-Up title this past weekend at McNeely Lake Park. Cory Kleinjan and Sam Meredith also advance and will represent SCHS in spite of their full team not qualifying.

  • Early morning fire displaces family

    A mother and two children were left homeless after an early morning fire Sunday in their rental home on Washington Street in Taylorsville.

    Kathy Jamison, of 305 Washington Street, said she was awakened by her 9-year-old son who heard their smoke detector sounding. After investigating, Jamison said she saw flames in the bathroom.

    “We just got out,” said Jamison, who found shelter for her family with a neighbor down the street while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

  • Did You Know?

    Entrepreneurs are no doubt aware of the statistics concerning the failure of new businesses. However, budding business people or even corporate veterans might be able to hedge their bets by choosing an increasingly popular method of starting a business. 

  • Deserving of a winning commitment

    Overnight success is a rare occurrence. Instead, reaching a goal takes time and slow, gradual and determined progress. The Spencer County High School football program seems to be a model for that truth as it wrapped up its sixth regular season last week before beginning a playoff run this Friday night.

    The program began almost as a novelty. Hundreds of fans showed up for a pre-season scrimmage of the team’s first JV game six years ago. Since then, excitement has never waned and the product on the field has steadily improved.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 10, 2008.

    Traffic:

    John Bradley Farris. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08 first offense. Pled guilty. Sentencing 10/24/08.

     

    Misdemeanor:

    Arturo Adrian Zapien-Acedo. Guilty of assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury (8/19/05). Found in contempt of court. 30 days in jail. $145.50 court costs.