Today's News

  • COLUMN: High-profile topics from the 2013 session

    As the Senate and House allow the governor time to sign or veto 128 bills, let’s review a few high profile 2013 Regular Session topics. Both chambers will recovene Monday, March 25, to finish our work and consider any vetos we need to override. There is still time for you to voice your opinion with the governor, House Democratic leadership and me.

  • PHOTOS: Cat in the Hat visits preschool
  • University of Louisville names dean’s list, scholars

    The following Spencer County students earned academic honors for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Louisville:
    Kansas Constance Andrade, dean’s list
    Sierra Michelle Arbuckle, dean’s list
    Samantha Dawn Barmore, dean’s list
    Jessica Rose Carr, dean’s scholar
    Josh Kyle Dowden, dean’s list
    Chelsea Hope Livingston, dean’s list
    Kori Faye Lurie, dean’s list
    Michael E. Raleigh, dean’s list
    Dana Marie Sienkowski, dean’s list

  • PHOTO: February TES Greats

    Taylorsville Elementary School Greats for the month of February pose for a picture. They are Angel Rubio, Frannie Jackson, Mackenzie Sego, Gracie Sandusky, Dominic Critelli and Pandoar Booth.

  • AG rules on two Spencer open records complaints

    Two open records decisions have been issued from the Attorney General’s office thus far in 2013 regarding complaints filed in Spencer County — the most recent says Judge-Executive Bill Karrer violated the Open Records Act, and another released in January says the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District did not.

  • COLUMN: My 13-hour filibuster was just the beginning

    If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” — and I meant it.

  • Former teacher enters Alford plea

    The former Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach accused of breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will entered an Alford plea to the misdemeanor charge of unlawful imprisonment in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    A felony charge of first-degree burglary was dismissed against Todd Andrew Bonds, 36.
    An Alford plea means the accused does not admit guilt, but recognizes enough evidence exists that a jury might find him guilty.

  • Schools celebrate Read Across America Week

    Students at Spencer County and Taylorsville elementary schools celebrated Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week with multiple events.

  • Shelburne named to dean’s list at Bellarmine

    Garrett Shelburne was recently named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2012 semester at the Bellarmine University School of Education.
    To be placed on the dean’s list, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or above.

  • Guthrie announces 2013 Congressional Art Competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday that the 2013 Congressional Art Competition has begun.
    “This is a great opportunity to engage our country’s youth in a competitive challenge,” said Congressman Guthrie. “Each year we look forward to viewing the beautiful artwork that students submit.”
    All high school students (grades 9-12) are encouraged to submit artwork for the competition. The first place winner will receive two airplane tickets to fly to Washington, D.C. to view their artwork on display and attend a reception.