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Today's News

  • Middle School names August students of the month

    Pictured are Spencer County Middle School’s August students of the month. In back, from left, are Will Dakin, Chase Lawson and Alex Cruz. Pictured front, left to right, are Emily Skibinski, Catherine Jarboe and Madisyn Caudill.

  • COLUMN: Too busy to give God your time?

    It seems that all the labor saving devices and fast food restaurants have only helped us exhaust ourselves. We get up earlier, go to bed later and run ourselves ragged in between.
    We get up and get the kids ready for school and then run off to work ourselves. Most jobs are doing more with less these days so if you are blessed to have a job, there is not much time for a coffee break.

  • COLUMN: Columnist: Put Christ first or our country will fail

    We are living in a time in America when our leaders do not look at the word of God.
    2 Timothy 4:3 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they reap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
    Doesn’t this sound like some national politicians today? Each one tells us that they have the answer to bring us out of the depression we are in.

  • COLUMN: Recycle aluminum and save energy

    As you read this, the Waste Tire Amnesty is history for four years, the Fall Rumpke Curbside Pickup is finished, and we have our non-profit groups lined up to collect the roadside litter for our Fall Litter Abatement Program.
    If you missed the Waste Tire Amnesty, please call me and tell me why, so I can make the necessary adjustments in our method of announcing events to the public at large. If, for some reason, you missed the curbside junk pickup notices, call me and tell me what could be done that would catch your attention.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    One day I was wearing my red ribbon lapel pin and a close friend of 15 years asked about its meaning. I said it was in support of Red Ribbon Week. When she asked me what Red Ribbon Week was, I was taken aback.

  • PHOTO: Judd receives honor from Association of the Century

    Association of the Century past president Chief Warrant Officer Four Hobert Judd (USA Ret) was inducted into the organization’s Corridor of the Century during the 30th annual meeting in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Trim Masters donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

    Steve Hesselbrock, center, presents a $5,000 check to Spencer County Habitat for Humanity at the group’s board meeting Monday evening. Accepting the check is Habitat President Scott Street. Also pictured are members of the Habitat board. The donation was awarded by the Trim Masters charitable foundation.

  • PHOTO: Stevens named a Kentucky Colonel

    Joe Williams, Taylorsville native and field representative for Gov. Steve Beshear, presents Emergency Medical Services Director Darrell Stevens with a certificate declaring Stevens a Kentucky Colonel. Williams was in town Wednesday to make the presentation to Stevens, who also serves as the county’s emergency management director.

  • One hundred million now organ donors

    A goal set by Donate Life America and the donation and transplant community in 2006 was achieved this month. One hundred million people in the United States are now reported as registered organ, eye and tissue donors through state donor registries.
    As we celebrate this achievement, the need for transplants continues to rise. More than 112,000 men, women and children nationwide, 756 in Kentucky, await lifesaving organ transplants today. Thousands more await needed tissue transplants to resume their normal lives.

  • Montell pre-files bill dealing with the hiring of illegal aliens

    Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), announced Tuesday he is prefiling legislation for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session that, if passed, would require all employers who either have contracts with public agencies, or those with 11 or more employees to use E-verify for the purpose of cutting down on the number of illegal aliens seeking work in Kentucky.