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Today's Features

  • When Mike and Jill Reed bought the historic Hough residence and property at Green’s Lane and KY 55 at Wakefield, they got more than they bargained for. The Reeds became owners of the last resting places of 18 Civil War soldiers.

    The identities of the 18 are not known, but Hough family tradition indicates they were Confederates who lost their lives in a shootout with federal forces. Here’s a very interesting letter sent to me Aug. 22, 1987 by Spencer County native Charles R. Hough, who at that time lived in Seattle, Washington.

  • A host family is being sought to provide a home to a foreign exchange student from Switzerland. The 18-year-old male student will be arriving in July 31 in time to attend school at Spencer County High School. The student enjoys playing piano, soccer and is interested in learning American football. He will remain in the United States until June 2011.

    If you are interested in providing a home and all the necessary transportation that a typical active teenager requires, then please call International Exchange Coordinator Sally Crespo at 477-1972.

  • It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

  • Spencer County Schools are proud to announce the winners of the annual district Young Authors contest. 

    The contest was available to both elementary schools and the middle school. 

    Many students participated and wrote a short story from rough draft to publication. Representative books were sent for the school judging from participating classrooms.  These books were then scored by students in the fourth and fifth grades based on the criteria of the contest. 

    The following winners were awarded certificates in May:

  • Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens.  Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants. 

  • In our world today, we hear a lot about safe sex. I believe the Bible has the greatest cure of all. In fact, if we do what it says, we won’t have to worry about getting any kind of unmentionable disease.

    In Matthew 19, we see Jesus telling the Pharisees about marriage.

  • The Patchworkers Quilt Guild started meeting over ten years ago because the members wanted a place to meet and sew together. It has evolved into a place where friendships form and newcomers can learn how to quilt.

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    SPENCER COUNTY BABY/TODDLER CONTEST

     The dead line for entering the Spencer County Baby/Toddler contest has been extended to July 22nd all entries must be postmarked by July 22.  For entry forms and rules or other fair information see the fair catalog at our web site www.spencercountyfair.org.  For baby/toddler contest questions call Casinda Cottrell at 502-321-6879

    New hours at

    circuit clerk’s office

  • Revival July 25

    Join in a revival with Brother Ray Ammons and Pastor Marvin Redmon at Wakefield Christian Church, located on KY 55/Bloomfield Rd., July 25 at 1:30 p.m. Ammons was a speaker at the recent Brush Arbor meeting in Taylorsville.

     

    Sidewalk sale fundraiser

    Taylorsville residents Michael Waits and his wife, Zehra, will be holding a sidewalk sale to raise funds Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Washington streets to help support their international adoption. Donations are welcome.

  • While most teens were sleeping in, hanging out with friends, or going to the movies, 26 members of the Spencer County FFA were doing something a little different.   After loading a bus last Monday morning,  they headed to Hardinsburg to the Ky FFA Leadership Training Center. 

    Spencer County’s chapter joined with 337 other members  from twenty-two different chapters. They  participated in various leadership, team building classes and recreational activities.