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Today's News

  • LETTER: Community’s giving spirit makes the difference

    In August, 2007, we wrote a Letter to the Editor thanking the community for their support of Habitat for Humanity in our County. A month later, we were officially accepted as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

    It had taken nearly two years to get to that point. But then things picked up speed.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping Shop with a Cop

    We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with Shop-With-A-Cop. Everyone who donated, volunteered as a chaperon, drove a vehicle, etc. Without everyone of you it would have been impossible. With your donations we were able to provide each child with a shopping trip for items they needed, some toys, a fruit basket, a ham, and a food basket. 100% of your donations go to our county’s children.

  • Fruit, vegetable conference Jan. 5-6

    Horticulture in Kentucky continues to be big business. After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Shelbyville teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

    McKinney, daughter of Angela Peters, is described as a white female with below-shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a thin build, at 5 foot 4 inches and 105 pounds. She is a student at Shelby County High School.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street

    Committee needs Christmas

    decorations

    The Main Street Committee is asking for your old, new, and used Christmas decorations to help with decorating downtown next year. If you have any decorations that you no longer use, or need, please drop them off at the Sanctuary Arts Center.

    Spencer County

    GOP meeting

  • Church is called to pray for others

    Everyone could use a little prayer once and a while – particularly this time of the year when expectations for creating a perfect holiday are high, and the likelihood of achieving that perfection is extremely low.

    In spite of the brightly-colored decorations and caroling music at every turn, Christmas can create stress, or even depression, if not careful.

    “People can be so caught up with themselves this time of year,” said Emily Manica, as holiday shoppers fight traffic and search through crowded malls for just the right gift.

  • House destroyed in fire

    A wood stove was determined to be the cause of a fire in a home on Houghlin Road Friday night according to Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation.

    The Charles Jewell family fortunately escaped without injury, unfortunately, their home had significant damage.

    Nation said it appeared the fire began in the construction above the wood stove and then quickly moved into the walls, the attic and throughout the house.

    The Red Cross came to the aid of the family, assisting them with clothing and housing.

  • November TES students of the month

     

    The Taylorsville Elementary School: November Students of the Month maintained great behavior for the entire month of November.  They each received a Tiger Pride T-shirt and attended a special lunch with the school counselor, Miss Heiss.

  • Higher Ed Report Card Shows KY making gains

    Kentucky has made progress in four of five categories of postsecondary education performance, according to Measuring Up 2008: The National Report Card on Higher Education.

  • LETTER: Show was a true blessing

    It’s too late for a chance to see this year’s performance of “Christmas at Frank & Al’s Diner,” but it’s never too late to express a sincere thank you to all those who brought such joy and laughter to the audience who were blessed to see the show this past weekend at Spencer Christian Church.