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  • COLUMN: A tragedy of war

    The reality of war is that everyone gets wounded. Some wounds heal rapidly, some last for a lifetime. Some are seen, some invisible; but, all are still just as serious.
    The wounds presented here are commonly referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

  • First Lady Beshear visits Taylorsville

    Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear was in Taylorsville on Wednesday. Beshear made a lunchtime appearance at the Tea Cup to talk with community members and answer questions.

  • Kicking off ‘Toys for Tots’

    Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center coordinator, Bruce Kapfhammer, Fire Chief Nathan Nation, Capt. Jason Karrer and Vonda Martin, Youth Service Center coordinator, pose for a picture with a ‘Toys for Tots’ box in front of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the kick-off of this year’s program.

  • MPCAA seeking community input on problems facing low-income families

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be conducting community meetings to provide concerned citizens the opportunity to speak out about what they feel are problems facing low-income citizens and what services are needed to address those problems. MPCAA will use the input to design programs to meet the community’s needs.
    Two meetings will be held:
    • Oct. 6 — MPCAA Senior Center, 44 Creekside Drive, Taylorsville, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • COLUMN: How important is significance?

    Significance? Well, everybody wants to count for something. Everybody wants to feel significant. But, sometimes the search becomes an obsession and causes much undue stress and still the search is often not successful.
    Feeling significant comes as we believe we have worth, value, dignity, etc. Belief that we have significance is a belief that, in effect, our existence has made a difference in the life of someone, whether family member, friend, or even at our place of employment.

  • PHOTO: Making a clean sweep at Taylorsville Lake

    Approximately 155 volunteers converged on Taylorsville Lake this past weekend for the 12th annual Taylorsville Clean Sweep.

    Gerry van der Meer, commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, was at the event and helped the volunteers pick up 45 cubic yards of trash, 29 tires and four miles of roadway. Organizers extend a special thanks to Mike Driscoll, the local Fish and Wildlife officers and County Attorney Ruth Hollan, for organizing 21 community service workers to assist.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups planned for Oct. 19, 26

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

  • PHOTO: Sweazy is August’s Healthy Hero

    Ruth Ann Sweazy is a Healthy Hero because she has taken strides to lose weight and get healthy. She has lost 124 pounds in seven months. Sweazy accomplished her goal of losing 100 pounds by walking daily and following a meal plan. She is committed to staying healthy and setting a good example for students and others in the community. If you would like to nominate someone for the Spencer County Healthy Hero Award, please contact Allison Lewis at the Spencer County Extension Office at 477-2217 or print off a nomination form at www.spencerextension.com.
     

  • October events at the Spencer County Public Library

    Spencer County Library is the place to be in October.
    • Fishermen take notice on Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Fishing and Wildlife is teaching fly tying.  Fishing and Wildlife provides all the supplies.  Tie Woolly Buggies from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Just stop by.
    • Stop in Oct. 1 during the parade for our annual book sale.  You’ll find a little bit of everything.

  • Godman enjoys documenting life, and thinks you will, too!

    I have been interested in documenting my life since I was a young child. I believe it was my obsession with Laura Ingalls Wilder that made me want to preserve my memories for the future. I hoped that I could write about my childhood the way she wrote about hers.