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Today's News

  • Tipton: Your voice is being heard on pension crisis
  • FROM OUR READERS - Clearing up some pension misconceptions

    With the news about the Commonwealth’s pension systems this week, I’m reminded of the old adage that a lie makes 50 tweets at the departure gate before the truth has a chance to turn off Airplane mode. Put simply, there’s a lot of fear and trepidation about the state’s various pension systems, and understandably so—these pensions in many cases represent the livelihood of individuals and their families. However, there are also a lot of misrepresentations so hopefully this letter will help assuage some of the fears by providing some essential facts.

  • Stop ranking professions

    The pension crisis that’s been ignored and avoided for years is finally being addressed by leaders in Frankfort. The realities are harsh, the numbers don’t add up, and the solutions being suggested so far might require sacrifice, pain and more than a little compromise.

    Problem-solving is a task best performed when we attack the issue, and not each other. But given that this issue directly impacts our bank accounts, people are drawing battle lines, digging in and it’s about to get ugly.

  • Spencer County proud

    Cody Milburn wasn’t looking for fame or pats on the back when he initiated a drive to collect water, food, and other items to help the people of southeast Texas recover from historic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey last week.

    His intentions weren’t self-serving, but were about serving those in need.

    But perhaps they will also serve as reminders that when tragedy strikes, our best possible response should be empathy, compassion and yes - action.

  • Church Happenings - Week of Se[tember 6, 2017

    Plum Creek Baptist to host Hometown Heroes

    Plum Creek Baptist Church invites the community to “Hometown Heroes,” a community celebration to honor the heroes of 9/11 and honor local heroes and first responders. Everyone is invited to the event on Sunday, September 10 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning around 8 p.m. The day will also include free food, games, a car cruise, live music and prizes.

    Fall Revival at Second Baptist Church

  • Don’t join club of complainers

    Have you ever read this verse in the Bible? “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.” (Job 14:1 ESV)  Now Job is a man who had plenty of troubles, so I can understand how he comes to this conclusion.  But then it occurred to me, I hear a lot of people with the same complaint.

  • Bears fall hard to B.E. 56-8

     

    Vaunted rushing attack has all but vanished

    The past couple of seasons, it’s not been uncommon to see lopsided scores in the fourth quarter of Spencer County High School football games. However, until this season, the bowed and dejected heads are usually on the other sideline.
    On Thursday night, it was the Bears who seemed demoralized during a 56-8 loss at home to rival Bullitt East. That’s just one week after a 38-13 loss to Bullitt Central.

  • Lady Bears Soccer

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team dropped to 1-5 on the season with a 5-1 loss at home to Thomas Nelson last Wednesday evening.

    The Lady Bears will travel to Franklin County Wednesday and will be at Louisville Collegiate on Thursday.

  • KORT Physical Therapy’s Open House

     

    KORT Physical Therapy’s Open House to celebrate their expansion was held Friday, August 18th in Taylorsville.

  • One Stop Smile Shop grand opening

     

    Dr. Lynn Shelburne, DMD, recently re-opened her dental practice, One Stop Smile Shop, and she celebrated the grand opening with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. One Stop Smile Shop is located at 1477 Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville. New patients are welcome and appointments may be made by calling (502) 902-6120.