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    Revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a revival Sunday through Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Eden with Steven Boyd from Simpsonville Baptist Church. Youth night is Wednesday with a special service at 6 p.m.

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  • New direction planned for Christmas on Main

    The town’s annual Christmas celebration is taking a new direction this year that event coordinators are hoping will incorporate more family fun.

    Christmas on Main 2010 is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, a change from years past when the festivities were held on a Friday evening.

    Event co-coordinator Gordon Deapen said that decision was made after hearing comments in years past that it was difficult for many working individuals to participate on Friday evening.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Sanctuary to host music night

    The Sanctuary Arts Center is hosting a music night Saturday including local musicians. Any musician can bring their instrument and join the performance.

    There will also be a chili cook-off held in conjunction with the event. Community members are encouraged to bring a pot of their best chili for tasting.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact John Shircliffe at 502-773-5419.

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  • Look out for flying discs

    Scott Ringham confessed Monday that he was uncertain disc golf would ever be a reality at Taylorsville Lake State Park. As an avid player, the park manager had the drive to see a championship course built, but with costs shooting up to $22,000 plus labor – well, it was beginning to look like an improbability.

    That was before he learned that one park’s misfortune would be his stroke of good luck.

  • Health department busy in the community

    As summer ends and fall begins, North Central District Health Department has been working diligently to bring about awareness of health-related issues within the community.

    Here are some examples of what we have been working on and ideas on how you can participate within your community.

  • ELECTION 2010 ANALYSIS: What went wrong?

    The Republican Party’s sweeping victory in the general election last week successfully altered Spencer County’s long-held political identity – and has left many of the Democrat faithful feeling strangely out of place.

  • Religious order moves in

    Several months ago, if you went to Captain’s Cove Resort on Taylorsville Lake, you might have found a party or a wedding reception underway.

  • PHOTO: Head-on collision

    Motorists were re-routed for more than an hour on KY 55 at Yoder Tipton Rd. last Wednesday while crews worked to rescue two victims in a head-on collision. Both motorists involved were transported to UofL Hospital: Phyllis Green, of Taylorsville, by helicopter; Joseph Scott, of Bloomfield, by ambulance. Police reports indicate that Green allegedly crossed the center line, striking Scott’s SUV.

  • Parents question coat rule

    As the weather gets cooler outside, the debate about Spencer County High School’s outerwear policy is heating up.


    The fact has long been established among politicians that the majority of Spencer County votes for Democrats. Not any more – at least, not for judge executive or sheriff.

    Republican challenger Bill Karrer soundly defeated Democrat incumbent David Jenkins, 4,480 to 2,451 in the 2010 general election Tuesday.

    Donald “Buddy” Stump, Jr., also a Republican challenger, narrowly defeated long-serving Democrat Sheriff Steve Coulter, 3,643 to 3,365.