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Today's News

  • The meaning behind baptism

    A Reading from Mark 1:9-11- At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

  • Winter backyard birding basics

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Hard not to look ahead to Lady Bears’ future

    It’s not always wise to look too far down the road, as twists and turns and obstacles can often dictate a change of course, but the temptation to imagine what’s ahead is hard to resist.
    I struggle with that at times as I’m watching the Spencer County Lady Bears this season on the basketball court. There are some struggles as their 7-11 record would indicate. But when you consider that of the 14 girls on the roster, only two are seniors, only one is a junior, and there are eight who are freshmen or younger, it’s hard not to be optimistic.

  • Lady Bears pick up impressive win over Louisville Moore

     

  • The History of the Newspaper In Spencer County

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have had their own newspaper for a long time. Just how long, in fact, isn’t really known.
    When Claude A. Brock wrote a “History of Spencer County Newspapers” in 1974 for the “Spencer County Salutes The Sesquicentennial,” he said that Spencer County had enjoyed a newspaper all its own for 118 years.
    After Claude wrote that article, which was a darn good one, my own research turned up an Oct. 25, 1895 letter to the editor of the Spencer Courier that I ran in this space.

  • USDA selects Kentucky project for innovative program

    Lexington, KY – Karen Woodrich, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that conservation partners from across Kentucky are coming together to invest over $4 million in a project that will address the State’s water quality concerns. This news comes after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that over 100 high-impact projects across all 50 states will receive more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

  • Some perennials perform best in winter

    The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds, or provide shelter for a slug. Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter. Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.

  • Legislative Update

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 16, 2015) – Greetings from Frankfort. After a busy and very productive first week of the session, we are in adjournment until February 3. Yet, we still have much work to do. The last date for new bills is Feb. 13 and that means that we are working to see what legislation needs priority and how to move forward efficiently. I have been traveling to Frankfort and meeting with the other leaders to prepare.

  • Opinion: From our readers 1 21 15

    Reader cannot support what Charlie Hebdo stands for
    I am NOT Charlie Hebdo!
    The world’s sympathy was poured out on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago after radical Islamic terrorists stormed their building and killed a number of employees, two police officers and then continued their killing spree a couple days later at a Kosher grocery store.

  • Let your voices be heard

    As the editor of a community newspaper, one of the things I enjoy most is being able to interact with the community, not only personally, but through the pages of this newspaper.
    Generally not a day goes by that I am not at some public function, or even at the grocery store, where someone doesn’t stop me to chat about an issue of interest to them in the community.