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Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of May 11, 2016

    Legislative Update at Farm Bureau May 14

    A legislative update with Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. James A. Tipton will be held at the Farm Bureau office to discuss issues affecting Spencer County on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served, and the community is invited to attend.

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show

  • A history of national prayer

    Americans gathered to pray last week, in small towns and big cities. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event born from the patriotic spirit of our Founding Fathers.

    Unlike our current President, our Founding Fathers did not tiptoe around which diety they prayed to and history is chock full of evidence of those prayers.

    In September of 1774, after news that British troops had confiscated gunpowder supplies in Boston, tensions were high as the Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.

  • Students tackle issues

     

    EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of their senior projects, several seniors research an issue and submit a letter to the newspaper explaining their stand and what they’ve learned. We publish these unedited, as submitted.

    Addicted Youth: PATRICK ROOD

  • SCHS Senior has a heart and head for business

     

    On the brink of graduating from Spencer County High School, Rachel Ferriell has big plans. She knows what degrees she wants to earn and where she wants to earn them. She has an exact career in mind.

    She has a business plan – a minutely detailed plan – for a specific store she intends to open.

  • Students to present Mary Poppins

     

    Spencer County high school and middle school students are bringing one of the most beloved movie characters to the stage this week.

    The drama programs at both schools have collaborated to produce Mary Poppins, with showings beginning Thursday and going through Sunday.

    Drama teacher Shelby Steege, who is over the theater departments for both schools, said there are over 75 young people involved in the musical.

  • Education - Three selected for MSU program

     

    The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region. Upon completion of the Academy, students will:

    • receive six hours of university credit

    • have the opportunity to take three hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent fall and spring semesters

  • Education - Tipton a Governor’s Scholar

     

    Sarah Tipton, of Spencer County, and a junior at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Shelbyville, was recently selected as a Governor’s Scholar.

  • Education - SCMS welcomes Coach Jeff Walz

     

  • Public Record - Week of May 11, 2016

    Property Transfers

    Deed Book 273, pages 201 to 500

    Taylorsville Development LLC, Taylorsville, KY to Larry M. Roark Jr., Taylorsville, KY, Lot 4 of Cochran Hills Subdivision. $25,000.

    One for the Road, LLC Crestwood, KY to Larry and Paula Wheatley, Taylorsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $85,000.

    Allen F. Stewart and Rita Stewart, and Joann Sageser and Danny Sageser, Mt. Eden, KY to Ronnie Joseph and Patricia Joseph, Mt. Eden, KY. Property in Spencer County. $213,750.

  • Dozens join National Day of Prayer

     

    The chill in the air was no match for the spirit of those who gathered in front of the Spencer County Courthouse Thursday at noon for the annual National Day of Prayer.

    More than 60 residents, representing numerous churches across the county, bowed their heads and lifted up prayer to God for the nation and the community.

    “We have a country worth praying for,” said Pastor Ken Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church, who was tasked with praying for government.