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Today's News

  • Escaping pollutants of the world

    Some Christians do not believe in backsliding but I am one who does.

    I looked up backslide in the dictionary. The meaning was to slide back into wrongdoing; gradually return to old habits, or practices; especially ones forbidden by a church or by authority; relapse. So far none of the reformed drinkers has backslid.

  • Holiday World trip delights underprivileged children

    There is something magical about taking a boy on his first roller coaster ride.  There is something even more special when that boy is getting ready to enter the eleventh grade.

    Recently, 37 children and 13 adult chaperons from Spencer County made the short trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.   Much like any other group that does so over the course of the summer, they were put into groups and given name tags.   Some chaperons were parents, some were teachers and some were both.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Anybody out there?

    For a small Kentucky community, Spencer County has had its fair share of news coverage from TV and big-city newspapers recently. We have a county judge under scrutiny for his credit card habits, a pending wet/dry vote and $11,700 still unaccounted for in the high school’s activities fund.

    And despite all this controversy, letters to the editor have been slim. I'm perplexed.

    Surely, these – and other issues concerning our nation at large – are being talked over at diners all over town. Some topics may even trigger heated debates.

  • Young Gunz win CKBC Wooden Bat Classic

    Local 14U baseball team Young Gunz won the CKBC Wooden Bat Classic in Winchester July 12. The team won all four of the games they played in, which included three wins by seven runs or more, and one hard – fought 3-2 victory over Scott County.  MVP’s were Jordan Hardin and Austin Heilman. 

  • Main Street hits a funding pothole

    Main Street’s second renovation phase has been delayed temporarily by the state as officials seek to use stimulus funding instead of Kentucky transportation money, Main Street Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Tuesday.

  • Judge rules on charter petition

    The charter government petition is valid, said Judge Charles Hickman in a ruling filed last Thursday.

    The Spencer County Circuit Court opinion comes nearly a year and a half after the City of Taylorsville first asked for legal scrutiny of the document. In February 2008, the city announced they would be filing for a declaration of rights and named Spencer County Fiscal Court as the defendant.

  • Trailblazers dominate

    May 30 and May 31 the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort. District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    The kids really started the weekend off with a bang, with Kelsey Bishop winning her first two classes on Saturday and taking home the Division I Pleasure High Point Award.

  • LETTER: Guilty before proof shown

    I thought our system is innocent until proven guilty. David Jenkins said he was not in or near the places the credit card charges were made that he is contesting. It tells me a lot about a person that wants to publicly condemn someone before all the facts are in. I have to question the reason that person is doing that, for what gain are they doing it. Do they have proof that no one knows about. I certainly hope people like that don’t serve on jury duty. The poor defendant would be charged guilty before the trial.

  • Spencer County Fair kicks off this Friday

    This year’s concert performance for the Spencer County Fair will bring home a Taylorsville native from the recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

    J.D. Shelburne will return to perform at the Spencer County Fair this Friday.

  • Faith for today: Attending church

    Is it possible to be a Christian and yet not go to church? That seems to be one of the most common questions I hear in Spencer Co. I hope you can handle frankness because space does not allow easing into the subject. I’ll answer that question in stages. First, the New Testament never considers the possibility that someone could be devoted to Jesus and yet have little or no devotion to Jesus’ other followers.