Today's News

  • COLUMN: Talking: Which style is best and when should you use it?

    Talking — it’s something everybody does, some too much and some too little. What is your pattern? Do you know if you actually have a pattern? If so, how did it become a pattern? If not, can you learn better ways to communicate that, in particular, helps you to better connect with your partner, family, friends? The following several patterns of communication may help you in this most essential part of your life.

  • COLUMN: New trend makes great outing, memorable artwork

    A year and a half ago, my friend of 30 years moved from two states away to live four miles from my home. We have known each other since second grade, but this was the closest we had ever lived to one another.
    We often spent time together when she first moved, but with the craziness of life with kids, work and community commitments, we now go weeks or sometimes much longer without seeing one another. Just before Christmas, we decided that it was time to have a girls’ night, and that the perfect activity for us would be to paint on canvas together.


    FitzGerald joins Sanctuary Homes
    Micah Blaine FitzGerald recently joined the home building/renovation team of Sanctuary Homes.
    As the process director, FitzGerald will serve as the liaison between clients and trades. FitzGerald brings four years of industry experience to the team.
    Sanctuary Homes is based in Eminence and serves Spencer County.

    Jolly appointed to Seven Counties Board

  • HOMEGROWN: Legends restaurant: Fulfilling the American dream

    In 2000, Jenny Sun came to the United States from Fu Zhou in the Fujian Province of China (south of Shanghai, along the coast of the East China Sea) with her husband, Deti “Tim” Hou, and his family in search of the American dream.

  • COLUMN: Monday’s fiscal court meeting was an example of what could – and should – be

    On Monday night, the Spencer County Fiscal Court behaved in a way some might perceive as odd — its members got along, didn’t yell and addressed each other respectfully when disagreements occurred.
    It’s worth pointing out that there were at least three Boy Scouts in attendance at the meeting to earn a badge and learn about local government.

  • Program grant helps SCES ‘fuel’ war on childhood obesity

    The war is on against childhood obesity at Spencer County Elementary School.
    The school has received a second grant from the national Fuel Up to Play 60 program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Bruner’s new trial date: Sept. 30

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, will go to trial in connection with that incident on Sept. 30.
    Bruner was to have stood trial for assault March 11, but his jury trial was postponed because some needed paperwork was not in place, said Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case.

  • Passage of redistricting bill unlikely in 2013 session

    A bill that would piece Spencer County back together into one representative district passed in the state House of Representatives earlier this month, but doesn’t appear to be moving any further during the current legislative session.

  • Fiscal Court votes in favor of obtaining architectural design; approves ambulance remount

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved recommendations of both the building committee and equipment committee at its meeting Monday night, giving the OK for an architectural plan of the EMS building remodel and to spend upward of $83,000 for an ambulance remount.
    The Fiscal Court’s building committee met March 11 to discuss bids submitted to remodel a portion of the former Extension Service building, which is on its way to becoming the new EMS headquarters.

  • Board of Adjustments grants permit to bring Taylorsville Machining downtown

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustments voted unanimously on Thursday to grant a conditional use permit that would bring an existing Spencer County business downtown.
    Taylorsville Machining, currently located next to Daugherty’s Body Shop on Taylorsville Road, is now expected to move to Main Cross.
    Taylorsville machining is owned and operated by Bruce Deigl.
    Steve Goodlett, who currently owns the Main Cross building, applied for the conditional use permit on Deigl’s behalf.