Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to divvy up your stuff

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What’s the best, conflict-free way to divvy up my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and five grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Seeking Peace

    Dear Seeking,

  • Kentucky State Police Post 12 Spencer County Activity Report – January

    91 traffic citations (not all inclusive*)
    •57 for speed
    •27 no seatbelt
    •1 reckless driver
    •3 DUIs

    6 drug cases

    1 runaway (juvenile)

    3 collisions/motor vehicle accidents

    4 burglaries

    2 assaults

    1 shoplifting complaint

    2 thefts

    *Traffic citation numbers do not include “minor” offenses, such as a someone who was pulled over because a brake light was out, per KSP.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Feb. 13 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from Feb. 4 through Feb. 10:

    Billy J. Hardin, 37, of the 1300 block of Grays Run Road, was cited Feb. 4 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

    Chad T. Kinser, 33, of the 4500 block of Bloomfield Road, was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs-first offense, reckless driving and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • COLUMN: Addicted to romance?

    This topic is a familiar one with too many people I have had in my office over the past 40-plus years. While most people are familiar with the usual run-of-the-mill addictions, namely alcohol or drugs, most have not known that those who would be classified as “romance addicts” are as addicted to their “fix” as all the other more common addictions.

  • COLUMN: Inexpensive ways to spend this Valentine's Day

    My husband and I decided long ago not to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the conventional way. We do not go out to dinner or dancing and my husband does not send me roses. Instead we have a nice dinner at home and spend time as a family. Then, if we still feel the need for candy or flowers after the day, we check out the clearance prices at the local stores.

  • Public Record: District Court Feb. 1

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Feb. 1, 2012:

    David K. Lester (1990), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Erica N. Offutt (1995), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Alisha N. Stamper (1984), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

  • COLUMN: It’s OK to be ‘straw’

    You probably never think about straw, and frankly I usually don’t either. But I have a bale of straw in my garage and spring is coming so I’m thinking once again about trying to get my lawn looking better. Spread a little grass seed and cover it with a little straw to help hold the moisture in and keep the wind from blowing the seeds away.

  • COLUMN: ‘The greatest of these is love’

    I Corinthians 13:4-13, says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. …And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”
    The apostle Paul sure had a beautiful way of describing love, didn’t he?

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 13

    Women’s Bible study
    First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry invites the women of the community to join in the Bible study, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. This seven-week study teaches women how to walk by faith, not by sight.
    The study just began and there are two sessions each Monday. The first session is 9:15-11:15 a.m. and the second one is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Both sessions are held at First Baptist Church.

  • Sports briefs - 2.13.13

    Softball tryouts start Friday
    The Spencer County High School softball team will host tryouts Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the back gym at the high school.
    Students who try out for the team must have a physical on file or must bring it to the tryouts before trying out.
    For more information, call head coach Jimmy Thompson at 502-773-0781.