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Today's News

  • Programs to help with winter energy needs

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    Specifically, E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25-cents to $1 -- four times the traditional match. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning November 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Thomas to represent SCHS at HOBY Leadership Seminar

    Curtsinger selected as alternate

    Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant. Danielle Curtsinger, daughter of Karen Curtsinger, has been selected as the alternate participant. These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • PHOTO: Santa baby

    Three-month-old Lauren Stowe, daughter of Mark and Jill Stowe, was the youngest visitor to sit on Santa’s lap during his annual visit to the Red Scooter. Patrons were also treated to Secret Scooter Christmas tea and cookies during the December open house event. Scooter gal Jo Woodward said, “It was a fun day having the children in the store for the first part of the day and visiting with new and old friends as they met to start their home tour.” The business served as the first stop for the annual Christmas Home Tour sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

  • Cuts for county attorney could mean headaches for residents

    Proposed budget cuts to the county attorney’s office may be felt throughout the community in the way victims are protected and criminals are prosecuted, said Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan.

  • Church happenings

     

    Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church, located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery store, invites the community to come worship with them tonight. The evening will start with a soup supper at 6 p.m. with a worship service to begin at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Pastor Steve Gettinger at 477-6557.

    Christmas celebration at

    Lighthouse Baptist Church

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 2008.

    Anna Lois Harley, Taylorsville to Jessie M. and Christa L. Harley, Taylorsville. Lot 11 Robinson Estate. $8000.

    Eric J. and Paula M. Heiselman, Taylorsville to Herman Robinson Jr. and Waltetta J. Rhodes, Taylorsville Lot 72 Meadowlake Estates. $215,000.

  • Farmer welcomes return of National FFA Convention

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer welcomed news that the National FFA Convention is returning to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for a three-year run starting in 2013.

    “We are thrilled to have the National FFA Convention back in Kentucky,” Commissioner Farmer said. “The decision to bring it back is a tribute to the Expo Center, greater Louisville, and Kentucky’s dynamic FFA organization. This convention will give a tremendous economic boost to Louisville and all of Kentucky.”

  • Pattern found in break-ins

    Neighbors along Elk Creek Road, who organized a watch program in response to a string of sudden burglaries there, are again anxious after the Saturday break-in of an unoccupied house at 85 Green Acres Rd.

    It mimics those of at least five other forced entries in the county since November, according to reports from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    Same suspect who was seen at both CUB and Peoples Bank in Spencer Co. before arrest

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • FROM THE WORD: The church will be judged

    I was talking to a preacher not long ago about how God is going to judge the church. We, as church members, don’t like to be included in this judgement. Some of us may think we have been so good, we are about to grow wings.

    I believe that if churches don’t come to true repentance, we are in danger of becoming like the Pharisees. We are in danger of taking on a form of religion that does not exercise the power of Jesus Christ. I think this is one question we have to ask ourselves: Who is our God?

    In Matthew Chapter 19, we see a person with another God.