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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Are you living luke warm?

    “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13, King James Version).

  • COLUMN: Taking a break is biblical

    Sometimes it seems that life is like a runaway train.  It’s going too fast to jump off and it is just too big to stop.  You look down the track and before you know it birthdays and anniversaries blow by. 
    The work week flies and Friday night bumps into Monday morning so fast that you wonder if you really had a weekend.
    Do you ever just want to stomp on the brakes as hard as you can so you can stop for a few minutes?  Just take a break, catch your breath? 

  • COLUMN: Bench players play role, too

    Most of the state is abuzz with chatter of the University of Kentucky Wildcats ending a 13-year Final Four drought.
    Lots of national attention has been placed on Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb — the fabulous freshmen that Calipari teams are becoming known for.
    Now, sportscasters are starting to pay attention to our veteran players, DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller and, Jorts himself, Josh Harrelson.
    But, if you ask me, some very important role players aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

  • COLUMN: Moving along with Main Street Phase II

    Countless hours have been spent working diligently on Phase II, to insure compliance with Federal and State guidelines. One of my character flaws is the lack of patience; I am constantly reminded that possessing patience is a virtue.  Every setback encountered only unifies those involved, city and county officials, as well as, Main Street Committee members. The completion of the revitalization on Main Street is our collective goal.

  • COLUMN: No matter the diction, recycling is best

    When we use our normal English in conversation, we have a mental picture of the noun or pronoun we use for descriptive purposes.
    For example, “to,” “too” and “two” are all pronounced the same, but have totally different meanings.
    Therefore, consider the word “waste.” We can say the word identifies that which is left after we finish using an item (i.e., potato peelings, worn out brooms, tires, etc.).

  • Local volunteers needed at Spencer Senior Center

    Multi-Purpose CAA has many senior support services and activities. They are in need of volunteers to help at the Senior Center with crafts, games, and various other projects. The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides meals to senior citizens at our facility and home delivered meals to senior citizens through the Spencer County Senior Life Enrichment Center. Please contact Linda Keeling at 477-8296 for further information.

  • A reason to Relay

    Editor’s note: As the Spencer County Relay for Life approaches, the paper is featuring submissions from local relayers and their reasons for participating in The Relay for Life.

  • POLL: Should the fiscal court add another magistrate?

    Do you think Spencer County has grown enough to have six magistrates instead of five?

    Click here to vote!

  • Down, and give me 20!

    Deputies with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department observe and coach candidates who have applied for positions with the department during a pre-employment practice test earlier this month.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump said his office offered the practice test to give applicants an idea of what the real Peace Officer Professional Standards test will be like.

    Applicants completed several physical activities, including push-ups (as demonstrated here), running and weight lifting. Nine applicants went through the mock test, Stump said.

  • Growth to result in redistricting county

    Spencer County’s recent growth, as determined by the 2010 census, will most likely result in the redistricting of the county.
    “There will be redistricting,” said Judge-Executive Bill Karrer. “How dramatic that is, I don’t know.”
    Spencer County’s population is now 17,061 — which is a 45 percent increase from the 2000 census.
    Currently, the county is divided into five districts: Taylorsville, Waterford, Elk Creek, Campbranch and Little Mount/Mount Eden.