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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Beating the Christmas blues

    You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch. 

    What about you? 

  • Advice from Trice: Mary Trice of Elk Creek loves decorating her house Christmas

    The majority of Mary Trice’s nativity scenes are in her living room and dining room common area. Her dining room has a tall Christmas tree that she calls her silver, white and gold tree. This tree includes her nativity ornaments and other ornaments that hold special meaning, such as the rose ornament she bought in memory of her father.

  • Cookie exchange: Just add oatmeal

    It is a long-standing Christmas tradition to have lots of home-baked cookies in the house. Whether due to a fear of unexpected company in need of dessert or a desire to give treats to the neighbors, many of us feel the need to bake several varieties of cookies during the holiday season. It can be time consuming to bake dozens of cookies from multiple recipes, regardless of how much fun it may be.

  • NEWS UPDATE: Spencer County schools closed Monday

    The Spencer County School Board has closed schools Monday, Dec. 13 due to inclement weather.

    As of shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, no decision had been made concerning Bear Care services.

    For more information, visit publicschools.spencercounty.ky.gov.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Grace Chapel to host revival

    Grace Chapel will host a revival Dec. 8, 9, 11, 12.

    The evening services will be held 7 p.m. and the Sunday service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

    The revival will be held by evangelist and former pastor David Nichols.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Mount Eden Christian to host breakfast

    Mount Eden Christian Church will host its annual Community Breakfast Dec. 11 from 8-11 a.m.

    The men of the congregation will prepare the food and Santa might make an appearance.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Ruritan club hosts Christmas party

    The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual community Christmas party is Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.

    It will be held at the old Finchville school on Ky. 55, four miles south of I-64.

    Everyone is welcome. A visit is expected from Santa and his elves. Snacks and drinks will be served.

    Bethlehem to offer placement test

    Bethlehem High School will administer its Placement Test on Saturday, Dec. 11. 

  • GUEST COLUMN: Believe in the straight gate

    A few Sunday’s ago I preached about the straight gate.

    Matthew 7:13-15: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

  • COLUMN: Take a second look at Spencer County

    Since it’s founding in 1824, Spencer County has been touted for its beautiful, rural scenery, friendliness and closeness to larger cities such as Louisville, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

    Throughout the years, the county has grown by leaps and bounds, both residentially and commercially.

  • Rescued from raging flood waters

    When it rained it poured in March 1909. The Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river to stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnigie Hero Fund.

    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck.

    The family lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • For the love of quilting

    Jan Milby hosted an open house of her new quilt studio, Quilting @ Fashion and Flowers, on Sunday, Nov. 14. She retired in September after thirty-five years of being a hairdresser. For the last thirteen years, Milby had her own shop on the side of her home, which is located at 888 Mudd Lane in Finchville. When she retired, she decided to move her quilting hobby out of her spare bedroom and into her shop.