Today's News

  • Elusive election

    Thirteen days — that’s how long candidates for city commission and other nonpartisan offices have to file their intent to run in the Spencer County Clerk’s office.
    As of Monday afternoon, no one had filed to run for any of the nonpartisan offices, including city commissioners, the Spencer County Board of Education and the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.
    The deadline to file for each of those offices is Tuesday, Aug. 14, by 4 p.m.

  • Five arrested for trafficking crack cocaine

    In mid-July, the Taylorsville Police Department arrested five Spencer Countians and charged each of them with trafficking crack cocaine.

  • Public Record: District Court July 13 & 16

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on July 13, 2012:

    Donald S. Guinn (1962), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs.

    Justin Mack A. Hayes (1995), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, $728 fine, alcohol and drug education program, 30 days suspended operator’s license.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Golf gadgets that can help older golfers

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes griping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there that can help?
    Helpful Son

    Dear Helpful,

  • COLUMN: So, who’s listening, anyway?

    Have you ever been in a conversation with someone, whether spouse, friend or family member, and you just knew that the person you were addressing was not listening, yet they were looking at you the whole time you were talking? Well, when this happens it can be a mild or major source of irritation, even anger.

  • PHOTO: Back in action

    Spencer County Cross Country is back in action for the 2012 season. Jacob Johnson, Blake Richardson and Zach Williams hit the trails on the first official day of practice. Anyone interested in running this season should contact Coach Talley at 502-593-5756.

  • COLUMN: London to Hoover to Cooperstown, timing is everything

    The XXX Olympiad begins in London this weekend. For America, perhaps the world, these games could not have come at a better time.
    For athletes, it’s the culmination of preparing for the zenith of careers.
    It’s time for a feel-good in America, too. A respite from drought, a dullard economy, excruciating media attention on senseless killings, and hateful political rhetoric.
    Timing can be everything.

  • COLUMN: Penn State ‘encounter with evil’ brings NCAA sanctions

    For years, I was an admirer of the Penn State University football program. They had tradition, they ran a very clean program, they graduated their players and I even liked their plain, no-frills uniform that drew attention away from individual players and focused it on team.

  • BIRTH: Ware family welcomes Leah Mae Lynn

    Aaron and Jamie Ware of Mount Eden announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Mae Lynn Ware, on June 23, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    She weighed 8 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.
    Her grandparents are Dean and Lisa Ware. Her great-grandparents are Maxie and Terry Ahearn.

  • COLUMN: Fair hosts 4-H, FFA hog show

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday.  Thank you to Mallory Penick of Independence for serving as the judge for this show.