Today's Features

  • The following students had perfect attendance during the first nine-week grading period at Spencer County Elementary School:


    Bristol Bottoms, Mason Broderick, Landon Drumright, Jackson Finch, Kameron Fowler, Paige Fugate, Jazlyn Huizar, Lochlan Husband, Brian Jeffries, Savannah Kersey, Kyndal Neville, Leelynn Olges, Cali Opell, Landon Peers, Alexis Purvis, Mallory Rattliff, Ayden Rose, Robert Ruthstrom Caiden Sloan, Jade Slucher, Angel Watts

    First Grade:


    Winners of the recycling bin decorating contest were announced Friday.

  • Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket, then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • Are you ready for tomorrow? I hope you are looking forward to it, but be honest…is there a little concern there too? We all want that perfect family day, but then none of us have perfect families. So expecting a perfect family day may be setting our sights a little too high.

  • An attitude of gratitude is a powerful thing. It is a powerful thing because it has the ability to change, strengthen and safeguard the hearts of people. During a week when we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, we should also recognize the power of thanksgiving.

  • Sign-ups for Christmas Toy sale

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Toy Sale signups will be Monday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Love My Neighbor Thrift Store in Taylorsville.
    Those wishing to sign up need to bring either a note from the Spencer County Schools showing that their child is on the free and reduced lunch program, or proof of insurance through the KCHIP program.

    Tree of Life

  • Second Baptist Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Brunch

    Second Baptist Church will be holding a holiday art and crafts show and brunch on Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 401 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville.

    There will be baskets, vases, hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, motivational hand-painted canvases and more. Proceeds will benefit the children’s church. Please contact Mary at 477-2066 to let her know the number that might be attending. You can also email her at mowens10@yahoo.com.

  • It’s junk mail season again. Junk mail exists all year, but the true avalanche comes during the holidays. Catalogs and sale flyers, post cards and letters, offers for new credit cards, and leaflets announcing, “THE GREATEST SALE EVER!”

    Every day the mailbox is filled with the often annoying, but sometimes intriguing, junk mail. So, while my forty-third offer of an oil change for 10 percent off isn’t that impressive, a new bazillion dollar Publishers Clearinghouse letter may catch my eye.

  • Someone once said, “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” I completely agree with that statement. Ideas without action are simply amusements of the mind. I have engaged in long conversations, spirited debates and personal diatribes that resulted in nothing more than an exchange of words and for practical purposes, a waste of time.