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Today's News

  • Church happenings — Week of Jan. 21

    FBC presents
    women’s Bible study class
    First Baptist Church Women’s Bible Study: “Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them,” by Liz Curtis Higgs begins Feb. 2. There are two separate sessions for this 11 week study: Mondays at 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    Both sessions will be in the media center at the church. The cost of the book is $15. All women of the community are invited to attend. If you have questions, please contact the church office at 477-8197 or Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459.

  • Eagerly awaiting the better things in life

    What do you eagerly wait for? For example, you may be a movie buff, so you wait eagerly for the newest blockbuster movie. Maybe you are one of those people who eagerly await Friday afternoon so you can chuck your job for the weekend. You could be a sports person, eagerly awaiting the next big game.

  • Predictions for the new year

    By Ned Way

  • The meaning behind baptism

    A Reading from Mark 1:9-11- At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

  • Winter backyard birding basics

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Hard not to look ahead to Lady Bears’ future

    It’s not always wise to look too far down the road, as twists and turns and obstacles can often dictate a change of course, but the temptation to imagine what’s ahead is hard to resist.
    I struggle with that at times as I’m watching the Spencer County Lady Bears this season on the basketball court. There are some struggles as their 7-11 record would indicate. But when you consider that of the 14 girls on the roster, only two are seniors, only one is a junior, and there are eight who are freshmen or younger, it’s hard not to be optimistic.

  • Lady Bears pick up impressive win over Louisville Moore

     

  • The History of the Newspaper In Spencer County

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have had their own newspaper for a long time. Just how long, in fact, isn’t really known.
    When Claude A. Brock wrote a “History of Spencer County Newspapers” in 1974 for the “Spencer County Salutes The Sesquicentennial,” he said that Spencer County had enjoyed a newspaper all its own for 118 years.
    After Claude wrote that article, which was a darn good one, my own research turned up an Oct. 25, 1895 letter to the editor of the Spencer Courier that I ran in this space.

  • USDA selects Kentucky project for innovative program

    Lexington, KY – Karen Woodrich, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that conservation partners from across Kentucky are coming together to invest over $4 million in a project that will address the State’s water quality concerns. This news comes after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that over 100 high-impact projects across all 50 states will receive more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

  • Some perennials perform best in winter

    The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds, or provide shelter for a slug. Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter. Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.