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Today's News

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Open Door Christian to start Sunday night study
    Open Door Christian Center, located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield, is beginning a new class on Sunday nights, entitled, “The God I Never Knew.”
    The class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting this Sunday through Sunday, Nov. 4.
    The class includes special teaching by Robert Morris and is facilitated by Pastor Mavis Bennett.
    The subject matter is “how real friendship with the holy spirit can change your life,” organizers said.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recently recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    Spencer Development LLC, Taylorsville, to Thomas P. McGaughey and Patricia L. McGaughey, Mt. Eden, Lot No. 3 Minor Plat, $41,500.

    Master Commissioner Deed, to First Federal Savings Bank, Elizabethtown, Lot 17 Cochran Farm Division, $90,000.

    First Federal Savings Bank, Elizabethtown, to Heritage Properties, Elizabethtown, Lot 17 Cochran Farm Division, $90,000.

  • COLUMN: When the sun stands still

    By Pastor Jon Rohr
    Plum Creek Baptist Church

  • COLUMN: Is church really a big deal?

    Are you the kind of person that needs to know how something works or why you’re supposed to do it that way?  I have asked the same questions myself. “Why do I have to go to church?”  “Why Sunday?”  “What’s the big deal about church anyway?”  I commend you for asking good questions.  We need to understand two things: God blesses those who obey Him – even without knowing all the answers; secondly, answers are for our benefit, not God’s.

  • COLUMN: A little fun with a little fact

    So what does The Old Farmer’s Almanac say about 2011?  Even if you don’t follow this sort of prognostication, there are some interesting observations based in a little fact and a little myth.  Here are a few of my favorites that may explain a bit more about nature as we enter into another year.  

  • COLUMN: A garden not the only place for edible plants

    A nice landscape of a few trees and shrubs, some flowers and well-tended turf has value. Our landscapes help define our outdoor living space, provide shade and help screen unwanted views.

    A well-maintained landscape may add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of our property.

    But landscapes can provide another resource that we don’t often consider – food. What if it were possible to introduce edible plants to your landscape?

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Inflamatory politics
  • To record or not to record . . . there is no question: Record

    With the type of blazing speed that would have made the legendary racehorse Secretariat proud, the Spencer County Fiscal Court yanked the curtains shut on one window of transparency for the new edition of our local government body.

    The court, with only new magistrate Jerry Davis dissenting, stealthily approved a motion on Jan. 3 to stop its own videotaping –­ and recording in general –­ of its meetings.

  • Tapp looks at next chapter of life

    Birthdays are a good time to sit back and reflect on the past: Remember your accomplishments, admit your defeats and prepare for the future by learning from your mistakes.

    So it was on his 57th birthday on the last Wednesday of 2010 that retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) sat down with Landmark Communications and talked about walking away from 12 years of work in Frankfort as first a member of the House and for the last eight as a senator.

  • Smoking ban, immigration hot topics in Legislature

    As the 2011 legislative session gets under way in Frankfort, many predicted a slow session without many results because of the upcoming governor’s race, which has Senate President David Williams seeking the Republican nomination.

    But the session started off fast, with several bills being pushed to the Senate floor in the first week and the discussion of a statewide smoking ban.

    “I know we’ve discussed it before, but I don’t ever recall voting on it [a statewide ban] before,” Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said.