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Today's News

  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Windsor named July’s Healthy Hero

    Samantha Windsor is all about living a healthy, fit lifestyle. In 1999, she decided to get in shape. She tried all sorts of exercises, but she found nothing that she could stick to until January 2000, when she was introduced to Jazzercise. For three years she was a student, losing 60 pounds. In November 2003, she became an instructor, followed the next year by owning her own classes in Shelbyville and eventually in Taylorsville. Classes in Taylorsville take place at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Road. For more information about Jazzercise, call 502-321-6402.

  • PHOTO: CASA focuses on need for volunteers

  • Changes to county’s ethics commission?

    The Spencer County Ethics Commission could be headed for an expansion.

    Lawrence Trageser, a Spencer County citizen, has approached the fiscal court on numerous occasions asking for changes in the Ethics Commission.

    Most recently, at Monday night’s meeting, Trageser suggested the commission should be expanded from three members to five members to add a wider range of voices to ethical issues.

    Trageser mentioned that he had conversations with Magistrate Jerry Davis about the issue and thanked Davis for “coming to the table.”

  • Citizen urges city to create email notifications

    Based on a suggestion by a citizen, the City of Taylorsville is looking into how it can better notify citizens of special meetings.

    Davis Lee Downs appeared before the city commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6 and asked the commission to develop an email alert list to allow citizens who opt in, to get an email in advance of special meetings.

    By law, the city is required to post notice of special meetings on its buildings and to provide the local media with 24-hours notice before special meetings.