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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Don’t get hung up on numbers, preach the word

    After I was ordained and started preaching I thought that God would bless our church so much that we would have a big congregation.
    But you know, God had another idea. He did not think we were ready for a big congregation.
    The best thing about God is if you will listen to him, he always knows what is best.
    When we dedicated our church to God, we told him with a humble heart that we wanted him to be the leader of our church and we would follow him.
    The amazing thing is that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our church.

  • POLL: What's your take on the zoning classification repeal?

    Are you in favor of Fiscal Court's repeal of zoning classifications?

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  • COLUMN: Is compromise dead?

    It’s no secret. The political division in Spencer County is probably at a height that residents have not seen in recent years. And, in some ways, it’s about the drastic change in political ideology that the last local election brought. Ultimately, the voters spoke. Now we are seeing the change unfold.

  • PHOTO: Academic spotlight

    Taylorsville Elementary School counselor Heidi Heiss speaks with Spencer County Board of Education members about the school’s Response to Intervention program. Heiss highlighted how TES is working to bring all students up to appropriate academic achievement levels.

  • Local officials share tips on recognizing, reporting child abuse

    In 2011, Spencer County had 163 child abuse and neglect cases reported, and the hope of local officials is that one day that number will be zero.
    Spencer County’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees are working together this month with organizations across the nation to shed light on the issue of child abuse and neglect, with the goal that more citizens will be educated and empowered to report possible incidents to law enforcement and the cabinet.

  • Collision with local bus leaves Taylorsville woman seriously injured

    One Taylorsville woman was ejected from her vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday morning after colliding with a Spencer County school bus in front of the middle school on Ky. 44. No children were seriously hurt in the accident.

    "The bus was not full of children," Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said. "I would assume looking at the time period, they had probably dropped and were getting ready to start a second route."

  • BIRTH: Cooks welcome baby Braxton

    Amy Nicolle and Charles Thomas Cook of Millersville, Mo., announce the birth of their son, Braxton Diesel Cook, on March 15, 2012.
    He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    His grandparents are Sharon Cook of Taylorsville, Chuck and Chrissy Cook of Shelbyville, and Roy and Robin White of Jackson, Mo.

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.

  • COLUMN: 4-H camp around the corner

    Even though you may not have put away your winter coat just yet, it’s time to start thinking about 4-H summer camps.
    Are you ready to experience one of the most fun weeks of your life? Do you like to catch bugs, butterflies, crawdads or fish? Maybe you love swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, crafts or music. Do you like to go hiking and spend time identifying trees and critters you find along the way? Do you like making new friends and having lots of fun? If any of these things appeal to you, you need to sign up for 4-H camp this summer.

  • State police updating county’s 911 mapping system

    As part of an effort to improve emergency response efforts, Spencer County residents might notice an increased amount of Kentucky State Police vehicles in the area in the coming weeks.
    The additional vehicles are part of a KSP 911 mapping project that started yesterday and is expected to continue for about three weeks, KSP public affairs officer Ron Turley said.
    “People (shouldn’t) be concerned if they see a vehicle around at different residences,” Turley said.