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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 27, 2016

    National Day of Prayer May 5

    The community is invited to gather at the Spencer County Courthouse steps at noon on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and the key verse is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” The verse is a reminder to those gathering that prayer is a force for good in the nation. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

  • Road improvements will aid access to Ark Park

    Does a new taxpayer-funded highway exit and highway improvements by a Noah’s Ark-themed park violate the separation of church and state?

    One national watchdog group thinks it might. But no one is contemplating any action to stop the new road improvements planned near the soon-to-open Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    An improved interchange near the for-profit Ark Encounter at Interstate 75 and Ky. 36 made it into the state budget and road plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly last week. The state is allocating $10 million to the project.

  • Education - SCHS students selected for GSP

     

    Five SCHS students were recently selected to be part of the Governor’s Scholars Program for outstanding juniors this summer. Michael Bently, Lilli Hanik, Zach Martin, Marissa Allen and Austin Cunningham are among the over 1,000 Kentucky students who will benefit from the challenging academic work for five weeks. Students are sent to one of five college campuses across the state where they will join students from across the Commonwealth.

    The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

  • Education - Good Citizen Essay Contest Winners

     

    The John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized winners of their Good Citizen Essay Contest.

  • Education - Hodge wins Fulbright Award; will study in U.K.

     

    A 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville has earned a prominent Fulbright Award to study journalism at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. The competitive placement is awarded to only 3 percent of U.S. Fulbright applicants.

  • Education - The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts

     

    The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts is a three-week summer program for rising juniors and seniors in the state. Each spring, over 1,700 students audition for 223 spots for the program at Centre College in Danville.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 20, 2016

    Victory Road CD release concert

    The Victory Road Quartet will be performing a special concert to debut their first CD on Saturday, April 23 at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a dessert social following the concert.

    Revival at Grace Chapel

  • There is no guarantee about tomorrow
  • Cracking pot myths

    Today, April 20, is a national holiday of sorts for many around the nation and likely in this community who regularly smoke marijuana and/or support it’s legalization. The number 420 is code for those who protest the criminalization of marijuana and who celebrate its use. Those people claim the drug is harmless, but is it?

  • Ethics queries raise questions of their own

    Over the past year and a half, the Spencer County Ethics Commission’s handling of ethics complaints has left room for questions about the three-person agency itself, a Spencer Magnet investigation has found.

    Former Spencer County Ethics Commission chairman Hoyt Higgins may have violated the county ethics code when he conducted his own inquiries without convening the commission. But in so doing, Higgins was following instructions from Judge Executive John Riley and county attorney Ken Jones, Higgins told The Magnet.