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Religion

  • Road improvements will aid access to Ark Park

    Does a new taxpayer-funded highway exit and highway improvements by a Noah’s Ark-themed park violate the separation of church and state?

    One national watchdog group thinks it might. But no one is contemplating any action to stop the new road improvements planned near the soon-to-open Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    An improved interchange near the for-profit Ark Encounter at Interstate 75 and Ky. 36 made it into the state budget and road plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly last week. The state is allocating $10 million to the project.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 20, 2016

    Victory Road CD release concert

    The Victory Road Quartet will be performing a special concert to debut their first CD on Saturday, April 23 at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a dessert social following the concert.

    Revival at Grace Chapel

  • There is no guarantee about tomorrow
  • Victory Road to release first CD

     

    For years, the Victory Road quartet has been a staple at church services, revival meetings, picnics and other events in Spencer County. Their live music has stirred hearts and provided entertainment in virtually every corner of the county and beyond, winning them legions of fans in the area.

    Soon, those fans will be able to take the music home with them as Victory Road will release their first CD later this month.

  • Taxes remind us of our duties

    The deadline isn’t far off; have you finished filing your taxes? Some file early expecting a big return, some file later to avoid paying. Some of us just hate doing it at all so we just drag it out .

    A few people can’t wait to get their returns, but I never met anyone who says, “I can’t wait to do my taxes.” Collecting the paperwork, checking all the right boxes, getting everything just right can be such a pain.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 13, 2016

    Revival at Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Up a creek without a paddle? Trust God

    When I was a teenager, I went on a canoeing trip with a church youth group. For some reason the youth leader trusted my friend James and me to be the first ones down the river. He must have thought we were pretty responsible because he placed his young son in the canoe with us.

    I don’t know if we were responsible or not, but we sure weren’t experienced.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 6, 2016

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

    Celebrate Recovery, at Spencer Christian Church, meets every Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the church in Elk Creek and at King’s Baptist Church, on Mondays at 6 p.m. with Solid Rock Cafe at 5:45 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based, eight-step recovery program. Anyone struggling with an addiction, unwanted habit or hurt is encouraged to attend.

    NA meetings

  • Holy Cow! Realizing the power behind our words

    As an amateur wordsmith, I am fascinated with words and phrases. I love my cell phone because I have a dictionary and thesaurus all ready for my personal touch and I can research any word or phrase I hear.

    You can tell a lot about a person by the words and phrases they use. Of course, most use words and phrases they have no idea what they mean. Perhaps they heard somebody else say these words or phrases and so they incorporated them into their vocabulary, which, says more about them than anything else.

  • Good Friday Services

     

    The community gathered last Friday for the annual Good Friday Services, hosted this year by the Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The event is coordinated by the Spencer County Ministerial Association and is an opportunity for Christians in the community to gather in one place to worship and remember the death of Christ. The Ministerial Association also held a Community Sunrise Service on Sunday morning at Elk  Creek Baptist Church.