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Today's News

  • Watching our sports heroes age

    You don’t realize how old you’re getting until you realize how old your heroes have gotten.

  • It seemed like a good idea

    This morning as I was walking our dog, I noticed a lot of worms along the sidewalk and in the road. You’ve probably seen them from time to time too. Some of them are still wiggling a little, but many have sort of dried up. This morning I walked past one that was still moving a little and then I stopped. I went back and picked it up and tossed it in the grass thinking, “Well, at least that one will make it!”

  • National Day of Prayer is May 7

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 7 to honor the Annual National Day of Prayer. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

    Spencer County will honor the National Day of Prayer on the Courthouse steps in Taylorsville from noon to 1:00 PM Thursday, May 7. Many government leaders will participate in the program as well as several Spencer County pastors.

  • Promoted to glory

    Just last week I was at the funeral of a friend of ours. His name was Howard Jones. His son and his wife have been good friends of ours since we moved to Louisville twenty years ago. Howard made an impression on everyone he came in contact with. From his sense of humor, to his love for the Lord, you knew God’s grace was upon him.

  • Christ was our pinch hitter

    Read Acts 3:11-26

    In the game of baseball there is a special position called a pinch hitter.

    A pinch hitter is a person that comes into the game to bat in place of another player, who is usually not a very good batter. One way a coach can use this position to his advantage in a baseball game, is if he needs a really good hit, in a very critical time in the game - he can replace the poor hitter with the really good pinch hitter.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 29, 2015

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner
    The Knights of Columbus - All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites you to an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner the third Sunday of each month from 12 to 2 p.m. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work. The dinner menu includes roasted chicken, side items, dessert and drink. Prices range from $9 for adult, $8 for seniors, $4.50 for children 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Eight-piece boxes of chicken available to go for $10.

  • Spring training for youth football...

     

    Sunday’s bright weather made a perfect day for aspiring football players and cheerleaders to take advantage of camps put on by the Spencer County Youth Football Association.

  • Engagement - Hahn-Mattingly

     

    Mr. Jason Hahn and Mrs. Kimberly Coulter-Bennett are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandrea Paige Hahn to Jarrad Lewis Mattingly.

    Jarrad is the son of Mr. Jerry Mattingly and Ms. Gail Cheatham, and is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Alexandrea is a 2013 graduate of Vermilion High School, and is currently a sophomore at Boyce, the College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Alexandrea is employed by The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville.

  • Children should be priority

    Before returning to the Spencer Magnet last month, I spent seven years working for a nonprofit whose mission was to provide healing and hope to abused and neglected children.

    At Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children), there were constant reminders of young lives scarred by mistreatment. The stories were horrific.

    There were children who had been kept in cages and given dogfood to eat. Kids old enough for middle school who had been hidden in secret, never learning their colors and shapes, let alone numbers and letters.

  • From our readers: Crack down on speeders

    There is a legitimate way to increase Spencer County’s income and increase safety within the community at the same time.

    We can do this by taking advantage of the fair number of drivers who are “want-a-bee” NASCAR racers that experiment on HWY 44. Some indeed are probably pretty good because most of them seem to manage to get home each evening. But--on the other hand--you can pity us poor average guys who have to mix it up dodging them while “put-putting” along at our boring rate of 55 MPH.