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Today's News

  • Kentucky forecast yields up from last year

    Crop prospects as of August 1 appear to be mostly good for Kentucky crops in 2011. Yields are projected to be above 2010 levels, according to the Kentucky Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety and Health Week

  • Ingram graduates from IWU

    Mitchell Ingram of Spencer County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.
    Ingram received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

  • Taylorsville Elementary says NO! to bullying

    Taylorsville Elementary School fifth graders participated in a special day to promote a positive, successful school year Aug. 19.

    The conference included teaching students about taking a stand against bullying, and how to have a bully-free school. The day was packed with activities designed to improve communication skills with peers, reduce incidences of relational aggression and help start the school year in a positive proactive way.

  • COLUMN: God is a conqueror

    My son-in-law and daughter bought a church building and wanted Roberta and I to start a new church there. We did not want any part of that, and had all kind of excuses not to do it.
    The excuse that sounded the best was that we were too old to get into anything like that. I was 79 and Roberta was 76.
    You know that was old to start a church, but we could not convince God we were too old.
    One day our lay witness team came and we dedicated the church building to God. God was there and said, “You start a church here.”

  • COLUMN: One of a kind

     When I was young, my parents insisted that I take art lessons, and I guess they stuck.  Not that I am a great artist, but I really enjoy art of all kinds.  One of my favorite things to do is to wander around an arts and crafts show and see all the amazing things people create.

  • POLL: What's your favorite season?

    Friday is the first day of fall — what's your favorite season?

    Click here to vote!

  • COLUMN: Church break-ins present sad situations

    Last week, First Assembly of God and Plum Creek Baptist Church were linked together in our paper because they were the host churches for two Sept. 11 remembrance ceremonies.
    This week, the two churches are linked again in our newspaper for far less hopeful circumstances – each church has been a victim of burglary over the past few weeks.
    Now, we’re not saying the parties responsible are the same or that the crimes are related, but we are saying it’s a shame two of our visible, community-focused churches are victims of such acts.

  • COLUMN: Solid Waste announces fall lineup

    We will continue to test the water with our roaming recycling trailer by having it placed at the Mount Eden Fire Department site this weekend. That will be the start of our fall activities.
    Also on Saturday, volunteers are needed to make “Operation Clean Sweep” successful in clearing the trash and rubbish from the shores ofTaylorsville Lake. The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association invites all willing helpers to meet at the Possom Ridge Picnic Shelter at 8 a.m.

  • PHOTO: Whitehouse is June’s Healthy Hero

    Jill Whitehouse is a healthy hero because she is a community advocate and volunteer. She works for the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, helping the residents of Spencer County get the resources they need. Jill quit smoking three years ago and started walking three miles a day. She is a certified instructor for Zumba and Zumba Gold. She taught free classes at Big Springs Assembly of God and is now teaching at Everybody’s Fitness. She also participated in the Spencer Co. Biggest Loser Program and taught Zumba classes during the program.