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  • Honoring those who serve

    “Will you forget?”

    The words of Commander Ray Swanson, US Navy, pierced the hearts of those who gathered for the Veterans Day Honor Ceremony.

    “Will you forget them after today’s ceremony? Will you visit them at the veteran hospitals?” he said.

    Swanson reminded those attending the service at First Baptist Church Saturday morning that Veterans Day is not only about remembering the 2.6 million soldiers who have died, but commemorating the 23.4 million that are living among us – many of whom still serve.

  • What's Happening

    VFW fish fry

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be having a fish fry Friday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at 106 Washington Street. You may eat in or carry out. We will deliver in town (only) for carry out orders. You may call 502-296-4603 to place your order.

    Help Decorate Main Street for

    the Holidays

  • Elk Creek man working on Ky. Spacecraft

    Local resident, Mike Schulte, is one of the student engineers working on the Kentucky Spacecraft, KySat-1 satellite program NASA has recently chosen to fly on a mission in mid 2009.

    Schulte and his wife, Laura, both 1978 graduates of Jeffersontown High School, have lived in Elk Creek for several years.

    With his own amateur satellite tracking system in his back yard, Schulte is able to track the satellites of his choice, adding that anyone can visit the NASA Web site and get information on satellites and when they will be passing over.

  • Spencer County election results

    Spencer County voters turned out in force Election Day to select candidates from U.S. President to county coroner. In all, 8,253 people went to the polls which translates to a 72 percent voter participation.

    Below are the results for Spencer County:

    U.S. President

    John McCain (R)– 5,378

    Barack Obama (D)– 2,519

    Ralph Nader (IND)– 73

    Chuck Baldwin (CON)– 41

    Bob Barr (LIB)– 31

    U.S. Senator

    Mitch McConnell (R) – 4,811

    Bruce Lunsford (D) – 3,159

  • EMS blamed for Troka death

    Three Spencer County EMS workers have been named among those allegedly responsible for the death of Tiffany Troka, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents in civil court.

    Tiffany died September 13, 2007, several days after she was admitted to the hospital for breathing difficulties. She had been at her home recovering from an ATV accident that occurred on Normandy Road August 3 of that year.

  • Senator McConnell re-elected as Senate Republican leader

     The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held Leadership elections for the 111th Congress on Tuesday and Senator McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said.  “As Republican Leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

     The results are as follows:

  • Extension council to discuss future building plans

    Although the Spencer County Extension Council has been a large, important and powerful part of the county for many years, the turnout at Monday’s meeting was more than any other meeting in recent history according to Council President Jerry Eye.

  • Local author to sign books at fair

    Taylorsville author Thomas Shelby Watson will be signing his book, Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy, at the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the downtown Frankfort Convention Center.

    The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book Fair is free and will feature more than 200 authors, artists and illustrators.

    Watson, a historian, was a writer for the Associated Press for 35 years.

  • What's Happening

    Multi-Purpose

    Community Action

    Dr. J. Michael Benfield with MD2U will be at the Senior Center on November 17, at 11 a.m. to discuss, “Doctors Who Make House Calls.” No more trips to the doctor’s office! Please join us to learn of this new service.

    Snacks will be provided. RSVP Linda at 477-8296.

    Spencer County Extension District Board

  • Spencer County FFA takes top honors at Nationals

    Move over boys. When it comes to dairy judging, these Spencer County girls know their stuff and they’re not afraid to prove it.

    SCHS seniors Kelli Smitha, Whitney Owen, Michella White and Casandra Petersen now hold the title of being first in the nation for winning the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention held October 22-25 in Indianapolis.