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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: The Bible on tithing

    Today I will write an article on tithing.

    One weekend we were in Nashville Tennessee and I was leading a small group in this church. We have some questions we ask the people. I ask the question what would you like to happen in your life this weekend?

    One elderly woman spoke up really quick and said I would like to win the lottery. When I looked at her and said, Really, she responded of course I would give God his part. It made me wonder what God’s part was.

    Now let’s take a look at what the Bible says.

  • School budget shows preliminary cuts

    As Spencer County students head back to the classroom to begin a new year this fall, don’t expect to see them bringing home any new books.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said he expects the state to forego next year’s textbook purchase cycle, which could have meant new math books for grades K through 8. In a similar move, the school board voted to cut $30,000 toward the purchase of high school textbooks when they approved the district’s 2009-10 draft budget last week.

  • LETTER: Life begins at conception

    With all the things going on in the world right now, there is one extremely important issue that I believe has been forgotten about by most people.

    This week marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court deceision,”Roe vs Wade”. I realize that the subject of abortion brings about very emotional responses from people on both sides of the issue, but this issue should never be put out of our minds.

    I believe that life begins at conception. In Jeremiah 1:5, scripture records, “ Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you”.

  • Power lines on the mend, shelter still open for those in need

    While the number continues to fall with each passing day, over 1,000 Spencer Countians remained without electricity Saturday.

    Crews from Salt River Electric and Kentucky Utilities worked in Friday's frigid temperatures making repairs to areas of the county that would affect the greatest number of residents.

    "Hospitals and areas with the highest impact are first," said Randy Burba, spokesman for Salt River Electric, "then the more rural areas that are harder to get to."

  • Dead animal removal service could become extinct

    A new federal ruling aimed at curbing the potential spread of Mad Cow disease could spike a huge increase in the cost of disposing of dead livestock for local farmers.

    The new FDA regulation, scheduled to take effect in April, will prohibit the rendering of dead cattle over the age of 30 months unless the brain and spinal cords have been removed, an added expense that could threaten the profits and survival of the company that currently handles dead animal removal for Spencer and 21 other Kentucky counties.

  • What's Happening

    Masonic Lodge Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat  breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    Spencer County Youth baseball/softball signups

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball/Softball Association will hold sign-ups Saturday at the Farm Bureau building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Cole at 422-1163.

    Project Graduation corn-hole

    tournament

  • Emergency shelter moved to On the Way Cafe

    Local agencies have decided to relocate the emergency shelter on the anticipation of students heading back to school Tuesday. Spencer County Schools are scheduled to open on a 2-hour delay tomorrow after being closed for the past week.

    Any resident in need of a warm place to stay can now seek shelter at On the Way Cafe, located on KY44-East next to Eagle's Motel. Hot meals and access to a shower will also be available. Currently about a half dozen empty cots have been prepared.

  • County Chronicles

    One year ago

    • Taylorsville Lake Marina owner Javon Montgomery introduced a multi-phased improvement plan that could include additional parking, increased launching ramp space, additional courtesy docks, a wider access road, a closer overflow parking lot and a public beach. The plan was supported by Spencer County Fiscal Court with a resolution and forwarded to state officials.

    • Superintendent Chuck Adams announced he was forming a committee to look into the expansion of tuition-based preschool.

  • Lady Bears rout Atherton Rebels, 78-31

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have relied on the inside play of Kenisha Marshall for the bulk of their offense over the past couple of seasons, and while her scoring has helped spark their turnaround, some balanced scoring may be what’s needed to take the next step.

    If Friday’s game against Atherton was any indication, the ladies are more than ready.

  • Weather leaves players rusty

    The one opponent no high school team is strong enough to defeat is Old Man Winter, and he’s proven to be pretty dominating the last few weeks, canceling and postponing games from one end of the state to the other. With many sections of Kentucky still out of power, and with some counties (especially in Western Kentucky) receiving grim news that it may be weeks before they’re restored, the final month of the regular season looks like a hectic schedule of make up games.