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Today's News

  • Up a creek without a paddle? Trust God

    When I was a teenager, I went on a canoeing trip with a church youth group. For some reason the youth leader trusted my friend James and me to be the first ones down the river. He must have thought we were pretty responsible because he placed his young son in the canoe with us.

    I don’t know if we were responsible or not, but we sure weren’t experienced.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 6, 2016

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

    Celebrate Recovery, at Spencer Christian Church, meets every Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the church in Elk Creek and at King’s Baptist Church, on Mondays at 6 p.m. with Solid Rock Cafe at 5:45 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based, eight-step recovery program. Anyone struggling with an addiction, unwanted habit or hurt is encouraged to attend.

    NA meetings

  • Holy Cow! Realizing the power behind our words

    As an amateur wordsmith, I am fascinated with words and phrases. I love my cell phone because I have a dictionary and thesaurus all ready for my personal touch and I can research any word or phrase I hear.

    You can tell a lot about a person by the words and phrases they use. Of course, most use words and phrases they have no idea what they mean. Perhaps they heard somebody else say these words or phrases and so they incorporated them into their vocabulary, which, says more about them than anything else.

  • Giant Gobblers

     

    The Spencer County youth turkey hunt took place this past week.

  • SCMS Soccer
  • Sheriff cuts back patrols

     

    Around the clock law enforcement provided by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office ceased Monday at midnight following the fiscal court’s vote earlier that day to cut nearly $100,000 from Sheriff Buddy Stumps proposed payroll budget.

    “This is a very sad day in my career to have to make an announcement like this,” Stump told television reporters who gathered in front of his office, just a few hours after he sent out a news release announcing the change.

  • Court votes 3-2 to cut Stump’s budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 3-2 Monday morning to reduce Sheriff Buddy Stump’s requested payroll budget by nearly $100,000. Stump had asked for $779,000 to spend on deputy payrolls, but the court’s approved amount was for $680,000.

  • Citizens map out high hopes for city

     

    Capitalizing on Taylorsville’s small town charm and natural surroundings seemed to be a common theme as citizens gathered last week to discuss their vision for the future as part of the city’s strategic planning initiative.

  • Inspectors tour levee; no new issues detected

     

    There are issues with the floodwall around Taylorsville, but inspectors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said there are few which local officials are not already aware of and few that should be difficult to overcome.

    The analysis came following a walk-around inspection Wednesday of the levee that is part of the process born out of a renewed emphasis on federal monitoring of the nation’s levee systems. The ramping up of reviews followed the disaster in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 6, 2016

    Smoking cessation classes

    The Spencer County Health Department will be offering free smoking cessation classes. The class is called “Freedom from Smoking,” which is a program of the American Lung Association. The classes will last seven weeks, beginning April 12 at 6 p.m., and will be held in the Health Department conference room, located at 88 Spears Drive.

    Please call 477-8146 for more information or to register. Walk-ins are also welcome.

    Beat Diabetes class at Multi-Purpose CAA