Today's News

  • Wakefield named to KCU honor roll


    Devondra Wakefield was named to Kentucky Christian University’s honor roll for the 2014-2015 spring semester. The honor roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74. Wakefield is the daughter of Charles Wakefield of Shelbyville and Renita Wakefield of Taylorsville. She is a 2013 graduate of Spencer County High School and majors in nursing and ministry at KCU.

  • Bill enhances early child care and education rating system

    Kentucky families can now be assured of the quality of their early learning and child care choices. Gov. Steve Beshear joined early childhood professionals and community members Monday to ceremonially sign House Bill 234.

    The bill expands and enhances Kentucky’s quality rating system for early care and education programs.

  • America is in need of dads

    This Sunday is Father’s Day and many dads will be enjoying spending time with their kids, sharing dinner and opening gifts. Sadly, many won’t.

    The phone companies used to report that Mother’s Day was one of the busiest days of the season as children made sure to call home and talk to mom. Florists and card shops also do a brisk business on that Sunday in May that honors the women in our lives.

    However, Father’s Day for many is an afterthought. Unfortunately, for many men, fatherhood is an afterthought.

  • Spend road money on highway repairs

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.” Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.

  • SCMS track team competes at state event

    The Spencer County Middle School Track team had a successful season in 2015, with 10 members qualifying for middle school state competition.


    McKenzie Bell placed third in the state in the 400- meter dash with a time of 59.64, and third in the 800 meter with a time of 2:26:86.

    Lindsey Bush placed 10th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:55:84.

  • What’s in your attic?

    Remember a cloudy June day at Grandma’s house? Soft rain that caused puddles, not streams. Time on the front porch with enough quiet so we could hear a woodpecker at work? A moment to lift a person to reminisce, let imagination sparkle, and a thought climb to summit of a cluttered priority list.

    All serving to make room for: “what can I do right now?” kind of moments.

    Rainy days can blend nostalgia and imagination with energy to take to the stairway up top to the seldom opened small door, the attic. Treasure hunt time.

  • Don’t interfere with young wildlife


    Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Slow down and avoid temptation

    Last week I was on vacation and found myself at a four-way stop. I just sat there for a few minutes until my wife said, “You can go, it’s your turn.” I looked around for a minute and realized I had been waiting for the light to change! Since the lights don’t change at a stop sign I would probably still be waiting. I guess I really needed those days off.

  • Backsliding a slow road

    “Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet Him.” This saying has appeared on numerous church signs throughout the country.

    I admit, there are a lot of tacky sayings on church signs, some just want to make you gag. But this is one of those sayings I truly embrace. In fact, if I did have a sign on our church property, this is one saying I would definitely put on it. Unfortunately, being on Main Street, there are ordinances against such signs.

  • VBS Schedule

    Elk Creek Baptist Church

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid.” Classes are available from preschool through fifth grade. For more information, visit www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

    First Baptist Church