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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: Learning from David’s mistakes

    When I was growing up, I heard about David the shepherd boy slaying the giant with a sling. I never could understand how this could happen because I tried throwing one of these things and could not hit anything that I threw at.

    When I grew older and accepted God as my Savior, now I can see how this happened. All David had to do is throw the stone and God did the rest.

    The Bible says David was a man after God’s own heart. Even though David was extremely close to God, one night he underestimated the power of Satan.

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

    Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 2 - 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

    To be fully enrolled, the following must be on file:

    Proof of residency

    A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

    A copy of the student’s Social Security card

    Current immunization certificate

    Physical examination form

  • HB144: Not a perfect solution, but may prevent layoffs and furloughs

    by Rep. KENT STEVENS

    D-House Dist. 55

    The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate took the first significant step in addressing the state’s budget crisis by passing House Bill 144 this week.  The House passed the bill by a vote of 66-34.

     For the past several weeks House and Senate leaders have met to work out details of the budget, conferring with Gov. Beshear and administration officials on a consistent basis.  Our revenue plan meets the governor’s revenue request by raising more than $300 million over the next biennium.

  • 4-H shooting sports

    The Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports program is having a membership drive meeting Tuesday, February 24 at the extension office at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in shooting sports; shotgun,-archery,-22/air rifle, should come out and sign up.  No experience is necessary to join.

    All coaches are background checked and certified. Coaches will be on hand to help you along with the different areas of interest. There is no cost to become a member of shooting sports.

  • Cycling event racing this way

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been asked to play host to hundreds of cycling enthusiasts this summer during the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championship.

    Local leaders – who are eager to promote tourism in the area – see this event not only as a chance to showcase what the county has to offer, but their willingness to work with athletic event organizers.

    “We need to get more involved in sports tourism,” said City Manager Steve Biven. “We need to let people know we are capable of handling (events).”

  • LETTER: Focus on education needs first

    My heart goes out to the school board as they make some tough decisions. I also had to make tough decisions when it came to budgets while I was chief of police of Taylorsville. What I do cut, and where do I cut it.

  • Gun pointing case heads to Grand Jury

    Ronnie Inghram, of Ashes Creek, appeared in district court Friday for a preliminary hearing with Judge Linda Armstrong.

    After hearing testimony from Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter, Armstrong ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case to the Grand Jury.

  • Church happenings

    Chili supper and dessert auction

    The First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host a chili supper and dessert auction Sunday following the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will consist of chili, hot dogs, salad and a drink. Desserts will be auctioned off following the meal.

     The community is invited to attend this event which will benefit the FBCT youth group’s trip to a Christian-based summer camp.

    Women’s Bible Study

  • 2009 NAP sales closing deadline

    Supplemental Revenue Assistant Payments (SURE) provides benefits for  farm revenue losses due to natural disaster. SURE payments are available to producers on farms that: are located in a county covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration (9USDA Secretarial Declarations only) or a contiguous county  OR

    the actual production is less than 50% of the normal production for the entire farm.

  • Snow days: School board still uncertain

    Making up for lost days isn’t proving as simple for Spencer County school officials as they struggle with amending their calendar while the state lawmakers discuss the possibility of waiving some of those snow days incurred during the recent ice and snow storm.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams tried to explain the less-than-simple scenario to board members Monday night, explaining that local students have missed a total of eight days, but that state officials may extend an offer to some districts that would allow them to write off some of those days missed.