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Today's News

  • HOMETOWN HERO: 90-year-old WWII vet John Mason Rucker recounts his military service

    The dreams were always set on top of mountains, looking down into the eyes of German soldiers peeping over fences or rocks. Those dreams went on for 10 to 15 years after John Mason Rucker came home from his service with the Army during World War II.

  • Church Happenings - July 3 Edition

    Briar Ridge Christian to host revival
    Briar Ridge Christian Church is hosting a revival, with the final night tonight at 7.
    Eugene Neyhart will be the guest speaker.
    Special music will be presented.

    Revival at Grace Chapel
    Grace Chapel, located at 60 Ray Road, will host revival services today through Saturday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with Palma Hutchinson.
    The community is invited.
    For more information, call 477-8973.

    Mount Eden
    Christian to host July Fourth yard sale

  • Faith For Today: Freedom - It really is that important

    It’s Independence Day tomorrow and it reminds me how important freedom is.
    The generation that won our independence understood the importance of freedom.
    They also understood the importance of responsibility.  They tried to create a nation and a government that kept the two in balance.

  • Faith For Today: Crucified with Christ, living by faith

    A reading from Galatians 2:15-20: “Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

  • Counselor's Corner: Because this is America, that’s why!

    Voting is a privilege, as well as a right. But not every country has the same rights that we do. While they may boast that the percentage of citizens who voted in a recent election was higher than ours, it’s possible that those citizens are told who to vote for, while we vote for the candidate we choose. Because this is America, that’s why.

  • Harmful algae blooms found in lake

    An algae bloom that poses potential health risks to people and animals has been identified in Taylorsville Lake, the Kentucky Division of Water announced last week.
    The levels of the harmful algae are occurring at the threshold where health effects may be observed, according to the DOW.
    Citizens are being advised of the potential health risks that could come with swimming or ingesting the lake water or using it to water pets or livestock.

  • Savvy Senior: How to choose a home stair lift

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    My wife is having an increasingly difficult time going up and down the stairs in our house. We are interested in purchasing a stair lift, but aren’t sure what to get or where to look. Can you help us?
    Need a Lift

    Dear Need,

  • Sport Shorts - July 3 Edition

    SCMS football practice starts Monday
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls on July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.

  • Magistrates call for Karrer to follow administrative code

    A termination letter from February, which was later nullified by a vote of the Fiscal Court, serves as the yearly employee evaluation for Building Inspector Steve Clark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer told magistrates Monday morning.
    Magistrate Jerry Davis has brought up the issue of employee evaluations several times in recent Fiscal Court meetings, asking Karrer at a June meeting if an evaluation had been completed for Clark and a copy given to him as is spelled out in the county’s administrative code.

  • Early summer is a good time to get started on your archery checklist for deer season

    Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014.
    The signs are everywhere across rural Kentucky that deer season is not that far off: mast is beginning to grow on trees in the woods, fields are lush with clover and tall grass. Deer fawns are becoming more visible and bucks are growing back their antlers with renewed vigor. When deer season opens, deer will still be in their summer pattern and highly visible while feeding late in the day in fields.