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Today's News

  • Faces that made Overstreet School

     The big apartment house that stood on Main Street just east of Jefferson for many years was Mrs. Overstreet’s School.

    The building was called Thurman Apartments in more recent times, but after it was no longer used for a dwelling place and as deterioration took its toll, it was used by the fire department as a haunted house before its demise.

  • Defense will be the key in Bears soccer

    First-year Spencer County High School boys soccer coach Paul Taylor is new to the job, but he’s not new to the boys who will take the field under his charge this week. Taylor’s been coaching youth soccer in the county for about a decade and has watched many of his current players come up through the ranks.

    As they’ve matured and developed as players, he’s done the same as a coach, and there’s hope that might be a winning combination as the Bears embark on a new season after compiling a 5-11-1 record last year.

  • Alumni soccer game

    Spencer County High School Soccer program held its second annual alumni soccer game in the sweltering August heat Friday.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating an environment for growth will create jobs

    I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

     Small business owners I have heard from in Kentucky are looking at all the uncertainty coming out of Washington and are very concerned about what the future is going to look like. They do not have the confidence they need to expand their operations.

  • Home cooking: Ray's traditional-style Lumpia

    Melcany Ray learned how to make lumpia when she was seventeen and working in a restaurant in the Philippines. She made it every two days and learned the recipe by heart. They did not measure the ingredients, instead making the lumpia by feel.

    Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish, similar to spring rolls. It is often served for birthday parties or weddings.

  • Church happenings

    Concert of Prayer

    for area schools

     A Concert of Prayer for local schools has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Please contact Greg Taylor at 477-8942 or Carol Herndon at 477-0150 if your church would like to participate.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

     Breaking Free

    of addictions

  • Lady Bears show promise in soccer season

    When it comes to success on the field this year, youth could be both a help and a hindrance for the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team.

    New coach Charlie Traughber said the team will have to rely on young players, but thankfully, those young players have shown considerable promise.

    “Our freshmen class is a huge strength this year. Several freshmen will start and see significant playing time,” he said, noting that many of the young players have played on club teams and have developed well to this point.

  • Teen earns a summer's wage growing produce

    Gardens are filled now with seasonal treats characteristic of the region like corn, tomatoes and zucchini. But if fresh produce lovers are looking for something sweet and a bit unusual this summer, local teenager Shane Greenwell can help.

    This summer, with the assistance of his father, Dwight Greenwell, Shane raised a unique hybrid variety of fruit known as canary melons on his family’s farm off Highway 44 East. When ripe, the melons are characterized by their bright yellow color, waxy skin and sweet but slightly tart flavor.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Florist

    Taylorsville Florist owners Jessica Nation and Diana (Shafer) Hilbert recently celebrated the renaming of their business with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Home Store Florist and Gifts, Taylorsville Florist offers the community a wide selection of fresh and artificial flower arrangements, as well as gifts for every occasion. Taylorsville Florist is located at 26 West Main St. in Taylorsville and can be reached at 477-8439.

     

  • FROM THE WORD: With faith like a child

    In our church, we have several little children that attend regularly. I tell you, these children have stolen my heart. They cause so many memories to wash over me of my own childhood.

    This one little girl, maybe 10 years old, had never been to church before. Another was four and he also had never stepped foot into a church.