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Today's News

  • Judge declares April 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins signed a proclamation Friday, calling on all citizens to increase their efforts to support families by helping to prevent child abuse.

  • School board says teachers will keep their jobs

    Despite a stagnant economy and concerns for the immediate future, the Spencer County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve staffing allocations that reflect little change from the current year.

  • LETTER: Paper irreplacable

    As we pass through the time of our community we sometimes forget we are leaving an indelible trail of our concerns, conclusions, rational and irrational judgments. We sometimes do not remember that the local newspaper serves more than just expressing current news.  It also forever reflects how things were accomplished (or not accomplished), whose influence prevailed, and why a community developed the way it did. It illustrates in detail the feelings, judgments, reasons and influence of the community’s leaders, would-be leaders and its citizens.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: Ask yourself, am I going to heaven?

    This might be a question you’ve recently asked yourself concerning your spiritual nature. Do I know what will happen to me when I die? Will I go to heaven? These are just a few of the questions people ask themselves at some point in their life regardless of their religious beliefs and background. Maybe you’ve settled this issue already in your heart, but maybe you haven’t and you’re wondering if you’re right with God. This is the most important decision you’ll ever make. Are you sure you’re going to heaven?

  • LETTER: Thanks to trail volunteers

    Last Saturday it drizzled cold rain all day long - the weather was awful!  In spite of that over 40 volunteers from all around the region showed up to help clear the multi use trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park that suffered ice storm damage.  It only took half a day with all these volunteers and donated equipment to clear almost all of the 22 miles of trails.  Park management will let us know when the trails will be officially opened - which should be soon.  Once again volunteers have stepped up to get the job done!  We are taking more and more pride and owners

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Truck tuggers meeting

    There will be a truck tugger’s meeting Friday at 7 p.m. at the spencer County Fairgrounds concerning the 2009 season.

    Spencer Idol

    talent show

    Are you talented enough to be the next Spencer Idol? Students in Spencer County can audition for the Spencer Idol talent show to be held April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School auditorium, with all proceeds going toward Project Graduation for the class of 2009.

  • Coaching is more complex than most understand

    Think high school coaching is little more than drawing up plays on a whiteboard, filling out rosters and running players through drills? Think again.

    Coaches of student-athletes at Spencer County High School were reminded of the enormous responsibilities they have Monday night during the monthly school board meeting, when Myron Thompson, director of risk management for the Kentucky School Boards Association, shared just how liable schools and coaches can be when it comes to dealing with accidents, injuries and deaths.

  • Darnell is awarded by Kentucky Historical Society

    Betty Darnell, of Taylorsville, was recognized during the 2009 Kentucky History Awards at a March 7 ceremony held at the Tomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

    Darnell received one of two awards for Publications - Newsletter or Journal, for “Wilderness Road” the quarterly journal of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society. Darnell has served as editor of the journal since 1993 and packs every issue with county history, abstracts of records of the county, and stories of county families.

  • School happenings

    KFB Scholarships

    Attention all Spencer County Farm Bureau members.  It is time for your high school seniors to apply for Spencer County Farm Bureau Scholarship.  You can obtain a copy of the application by visiting us on the web at www.kyfb.com/counties/spencer/108_scholarship.asp or stop by the Spencer County Farm Bureau office.  All applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2009.  If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Truax at 477-2275, Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00.

    Project Graduation cookbooks

  • KDE releases Explore and Plan

    Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in the fall of 2008, and overall school scores moved up slightly in most subject areas tested.