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Today's News

  • First day jitters fade fast

    With the first day of school comes a lot of nervous jitters that soon fade away after the morning bell – at least it does for the kids.

    “I’ll probably be okay until I get in the car,” said Melanie King.

    She, and dozens of other mothers straggled behind – long after the morning announcements – finding it difficult to leave her five-year-old son, Dylan, in his kindergarten class.

  • Spencer County Fair Beef Show

    The Spencer County Fair Beef Show was held on Thursday, July 30th.  Thank you to Darryl Matherly for serving as the judge.

    In Senior Showmanship 1st Place went to Megan Crowe of Cox’s Creek, 2nd Place went to Janna Houk of Cox’s Creek, 3rd Place went to Matthew Jeffiers of Taylorsville (Spencer County Winner).

    In Junior Showmanship 1st Place went to Courtney Jeffiers of Taylorsville (Spencer County Winner) and 2nd Place went to Andrew Glass of Waddy.

  • LETTER: Try a different party

    What a charming ad by Spencer County Democrats – with the two cute little girls on horseback – purporting that they are the caretakers of “community and family values”.  I wish it was true.

  • SCHS ACT scores drop

    The school year has only begun and administrators are already facing questions as to what they plan to do about falling ACT scores. Statistics released by the Kentucky Department of Education Monday revealed that Spencer County juniors not only saw their composite score drop almost a full point in 2009, but on average scored lower than each of the surrounding districts.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: A moment in time

    All of us face the passing of time every day.  Sometimes it seems to fly by, and at other times it seems to drag.  Sometimes we can’t wait for some big event, and other times we wait in fearful anticipation.  But either way, there is one truth we must all face, our time is limited.  We have 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, 52 weeks in a year, but we don’t know if we have tomorrow. 

  • Why is football a fall sport if it begins in the summer?

    Americans seem to have trouble with their seasons anymore. The calendar is pretty clear as to when the four seasons begin, but we always seem to be in a rush.

    Take summer for instance, the calendar suggests that it always begins in the third week of June. But we Americans start summer on Memorial Day.

    Technically, summer ends in the third week of September, but we Americans close down the pools on or before Labor Day, sometimes three full weeks before the season is really over.

  • 4-H county fair winners

    The following is a list of winners in the 4-H division of the Spencer County Fair 2009.

    4-H RECORD BOOKS

    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue and Champion      

     

    4-H LEADERSHIP and COMMUNICATIONS

    10 years old: Paige Forberger, Blue

    4-H Club Scrapbook: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

    4-H NEEDLEWORK

    Needlepoint – beginner: Leah Shelburne, Blue and Champion; Lilli Hanik, Blue

    Quilting – Intermediate: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

  • Soldier's remains taken home

    The family of executed Confederate soldier John May Hamilton has directed and participated in the removal of his remains from Maple Grove Cemetery just south of Louisville to an Appalachian burying ground near his birthplace.

    Hamilton, 30, of Keaton in Johnson County, KY was one of two Rebel prisoners executed by a Union firing squad Aug. 3, 1864, in the Nelson County community of Bloomfield, some 30 miles southeast of Louisville.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Don't cash that check

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent, unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States.  County attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity.  In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins with the receipt of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • PHOTO: 2009 Little Miss and Mr.

    Little Mr & Miss winners : (Left)Taylor Mae-Ree Ward  and Hunter Campanell – 1st Runner Up (Center)Aaliyah Ebertshauser and Joshua Hall – 2009 Winners (Right)Andrea and Andrew Ellison – 2nd Runner Up.