Today's News

  • Counting prisoners, political motives at play in redistricting debate

    With the General Assembly set to take up the divisive issue of redistricting in a special legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers will have to consider myriad issues that go along with it.
    Every 10 years, using new census numbers, Kentucky lawmakers have to take up the issue. A redistricting plan passed during the 2012 regular session, but the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down the map as unconstitutional. According to Kentucky’s high court, the map failed to abide by the “one person, one vote” rule.

  • NASCAR drivers get ready for ‘Ken-bumpy’ Speedway

    Brad Keselowski is rarely at a loss for words. Yet the reigning Sprint Cup champion paused when asked what it feels like to wheel a stock car over the famously bumpy track at Kentucky Speedway.
    Finally, Keselowski smiled and said “it’s like running over a freeway that truck drivers have been on and (the road crews) have tried to patch in some spots where (the trucks) made some divots. It’s a rough trip.”

  • Questions remain in drowning of Shelby teen

    Significant questions remain in the days after a 15-year-old girl was found drowned in an industrial area along Clear Creek in Shelbyville.
    How did Jackleen Nicole Lane, 15, of Bagdad, whose body was spotted floating last Monday morning by a Norfolk Southern Railroad conductor, end up in such a lonely, secluded place after a family member said she was headed to the Shelby County Fair?
    What led to her drowning – apparently a few days earlier, based on autopsy results –  without any sign of an injury that might have incapacitated her?

  • Back in Time
  • Six earn academic honors at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students from Spencer County were named to the dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2013 semester:
    Steven K. Barlow of Mount Eden
    Kayla M. Perkins of Taylorsville
    Allison J. Beeson of Taylorsville
    Chase A. Thomas of Taylorsville
    Adrian C. Gregory of Taylorsville
    Tara B. Sorrells of Taylorsville

  • Two named to dean's list at Georgetown College

    These local students made the dean’s list for spring 2013 at Georgetown College:
    Joseph Matthew Snider of Taylorsville
    Allyson Patricia Wilbourn of Fisherville
    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s Provost and Academic Dean.

  • Middle and high schoolers present ‘Scooby-Doo and the Theater Ghost’
  • Geocaching: A global scavenger hunt comes to Spencer County


  • Tea Party movement alive and well

    Contrary to the liberal media’s opinion that the Tea Party has passed it’s prime, the event in Washington D.C. last Wednesday proved otherwise. Both the east lawn and west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building were covered with thousands of patriotic Americans exercising their First Amendment Freedom of Speech.
    The topic of east lawn speakers was the “Gang of 8” immigration bill (a secure border was promised with the 1986 Amnesty bill, but never delivered — now we have untold millions here illegally).

  • A reminder to ‘public servants’

    The use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others — that’s the definition of bullying and it has been all too familiar in Spencer County these days.
    While we know this is a pressing issue in our schools, the bullying we’d rather address today comes straight from our elected officials.
    Over the last 10 days, members of our staff have been told the following from those “trusted” with serving this community: