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  • Officials stress that Tide Pod challenge is not laughing matter

    Why is the “Tide Pod Challenge” a thing?... Because the internet is a cruel and wicked place, kids.

    The challenge, where kids film themselves taking a bite out of the detergent packs and post it to social media, has taken the internet and poison control centers across the nation by storm.

    Kentucky Poison Control of Norton’s Children’s Hospital is advising the public that no matter how tempting the new viral “Tide Pod Challenge” is, the colorful detergent packages are for washing your clothes and NOTHING else.

  • Burton honored after 43 years


    “My work was finished.”

    Near the end of his life, the apostle Paul wrote that he had fought the good fight, finished the race and had kept the faith.

    After 43 years behind the pulpit at Second Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Rev. Charles Burton can say the same thing.

  • Three more file for 2018 election

    As the deadline approaches for candidates to file for the 2018 countywide election, three more hopefuls tossed their hats into the ring this past week, including two for County-Judge Executive.

    Last Tuesday, Lynette Mason filed her paperwork to enter the race for County Judge-Executive in the May Republican primary. Later in the week, James Trigilio became the fourth candidate in that primary to officially file.

  • Fire at eatery


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded Thursday shortly before noon to Fiesta Brava restaurant near Tanglewood to extinguish a fire in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze with fire extinguishers but the establishment suffered smoke damage and was closed until Monday.

  • Work now required for Medicaid

    Some Kentuckians on Medicaid will have to work, perform community service or take job training to keep their health-care benefits, under a plan proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin and approved by federal officials. It would also require some to pay small, income-based premiums and co-payments.

    Bevin announced the approval Friday, saying the changes would be “transformational.” Kentucky is the first state to establish requirements for work-related activities, under a new policy of the Trump administration.

  • Night to Shine returns to SCC on Feb. 9

    For the second year in a row, Spencer Christian will host Night to Shine, a night that allows young people 14 and older with special needs, an opportunity to experience a prom-night experience where the focus is on them.

    From their entrance across a red carpet and welcome complete with family, friends and paparazzi, to hair and make-up station, catered dinner, dancing and party favors, guests experience a night like no other. The event will be held at Spencer Christian Church, one of hundreds of sites around the globe to hold the event on Friday, February 9.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 17, 2018

    Poll workers needed for upcoming election

    If you are interested in being a poll worker during the upcoming 2018 election, you are invited to contact the Spencer County Clerk’s Office at 477-3215. Poll workers play a vital role in helping elections run smoothly, and citizens who are enthusiastic about the election process are asked to inquire about serving as a poll worker.

    Valley Cemetery Board to meet

  • FROM OUR READERS - Tax reform needed to raise state revenue

    While the discussion in Frankfort lately is about pension reform, many believe the far more serious problem is the unfunded liability in each pension plan.

  • Medicaid policy is liberating

    Every summer, Americans celebrate Independence Day and amidst all the picnics, ballgames and fireworks, some of us still try to honor the spirit of rugged individualism that America was built on.

    Here in Kentucky, many of us trace our roots back to hearty pioneers who followed the path through the Cumberland Gap, or who floated down the Ohio River on flatboats to settle this wild and beautiful land.

  • SBDM Councils a failed product of KERA

    Former House Speaker Jody Richards recently joined the growing chorus of longtime Democratic legislators announcing they would not seek re-election this year.

    Richards, D-Bowling Green, who went to Frankfort the year Jimmy Carter was elected president, pounded the gavel in the House for 14 years, making him the longest-serving Speaker in Kentucky’s history.