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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Don’t wait to file for office

    One week from today, anyone who is interested in running in a partisan race in next year’s primary election will be able to file an application to officially make known that decision.
    Several in the community have voiced their intent to run — whether figuratively, like in the Octoberfest parade, or literally, by filing a notice of intent in order to start fundraising.

  • Active meth lab discovered off Little Union Road

    The Spencer County Sheriff's department discovered an active meth lab in a remote area off Little Union Road Wednesday morning.

    Two individuals have been taken into custody who were found at the scene in the 3100 block of Little Union Road. Their names have not been release yet. The scene was only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle, according to authorities.

    Sheriff Donald "Buddy" Stump said the lab was discovered in a trailer and was being disassembled by Kentucky State Police.

  • COLUMN: Have pride in our county; keep it clean

    When this paper hits the market, we will be preparing for Halloween, we will have disposed of our scrap tires and turned our outdated and/or unused drugs into the Police Department for disposal.
    We also will be looking forward to Thanksgiving and planning on how to decorate for Christmas. It will be a fine time to look back on the past year to appreciate how much we have to be thankful for as we pause from worrying about the wars and threats of wars and the terrible acts of a minority of disturbed and disillusioned individuals with no sense of humanity.

  • PHOTO: Knights announce Pusey as raffle winner

    Paul Pusey, left, won this gun in a raffle hosted by the Knights of Columbus - All Saints Council. Marvin Bertrand, center, presented the gun to Pusey last Thursday morning at Salt River Supply. Jim Pusey, right, made the case for the gun. The raffle was held Sept. 16.

  • Hickory Ridge, West River roads on state project list

    More than $7 million in Rural Secondary Road asphalt resurfacing projects were awarded recently by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    The projects will result in improved roadways in 14 Kentucky counties, including Spencer.
    Two routes were selected — a 2.3-mile section of Hickory Ridge (KY 1416) from 2 miles northeast of KY 248 to KY 1795; and a 7-mile section of West River Road (KY 2885) from KY 652 to KY 55.
    Louisville Paving Company was awarded the contract for $387,656. Completion date is scheduled as June 30, 2014.

  • Robinson attends clerks fall college

    Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky Robinson participated in the 2013 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 24-26 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 30

    SCHS band taking Thanksgiving turkey, holiday ham orders
    The Spencer County High School band is currently hosting its Thanksgiving fundraiser, accepting orders for fully cooked 9- to 10-pound boneless sage dressing marinated turkey breasts. Boneless cooked turkey breats are $55. Raw 9-pound boneless turkey breasts are $37. Pumpkin spice bundt cakes can be ordered for $23. Orders are due today and can be picked up after school Nov. 21.

  • PHOTOS: Pick a perfect pumpkin
  • Bloomfield man enters not guilty plea in child rape case

    A Bloomfield man indicted on rape, incest and sexual abuse charges entered a not guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Robert Michael Stevens, 35, of the 3000 block of Franklin Road, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of incest and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to the indictment, the victim was less than 12 years old.
    Stevens, who is still in custody at the Shelby County Detention Center, appeared in court with his attorneys, Mark Dean of Shelbyville and Steven R. Romines of Louisville.

  • Woman resists arrests, threatens police

    A Spencer County woman previously accused of threatening an attorney and attempting to get a family court judge arrested has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and terroristic threatening.