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Today's News

  • Spencer Christian Church announces new Saturday night service

    Spencer Christian Church is announcing the addition of a new Saturday worship service beginning Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.  
    According to a news release, church leaders have been praying and discussing the need for an alternate time of worship for those who are unable to make a Sunday morning service.  
    Associate Minister, Ivan Spencer said, “We are so in love with Jesus that we want to offer solutions and remove barriers that hinder people from experiencing God and loving Jesus.”  

  • COLUMN: Doing the Lord’s work, at any age

    I was talking to one of my daughters the other day, after she read one of my articles in the paper. She said, “Dad, you probably made a lot of people mad with that article.” My reply — “Maybe so, but I preached it in my church and everyone came back the next Sunday.”
    I only preach and write what God lays on my heart, and one thing is for sure, I am going to stay true to God regardless of what he tells me to do.

  • Kentucky libraries seek additional construction funding from state

    Job applicants searching online for employment opportunities, workshop participants learning how to build a better resume, children learning to read or studying after school — these are just a few of the ways Kentuckians are taking increased advantage of their local libraries during tough economic times, according to the Kentucky Public Library Association. And they represent just part of the reason why local libraries have come together to ask the Kentucky legislature to take advantage of an established state construction grant program, according to a news release.

  • Sheriff gets clean audit on tax settlement account

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2010 Taxes for Spencer County Sheriff, Donald “Buddy” Stump, for the period Jan. 1, 2011 through April 15, 2011.
    State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Redistricting to lead off 2012 session

    Right up front I want to thank the Kentucky Standard, the Pioneer News, and the Spencer Magnet for faithfully printing these columns. I know they don’t do it as a favor to me, but rather to you, their readers. They know that these columns are my writing to you, rather than a stock piece from a staffer in the House. A friend from Spencer County told me once that he liked my writing; said it was at fourth-grade level, so he could understand it. I’m pretty sure he meant it as a compliment, even though he has a college degree or two.

  • PHOTO: Local woman‘s poem selected for book

    Taylorsville resident Kathy S. Shingleton Jamison recently had a poem entitled, “Shining Star” published in Eber and Wein’s 2011 “From a Window: Sights Unseen” contest series.

    Jamison said she has been writing all of her life and this was not the first time she’s been selected for publication. Her poem, “Shining Star,” highlights the story of the Christmas star, which shined above the stable where Jesus was kept in his first days. The poetry book can be purchased through Amazon.com.

  • PHOTO: Local officer recognized

    On Dec. 15, in Lexington, Taylorsville Police Officer Daniel Wills received an award for his efforts in combating intoxicated drivers on the streets in the community.
     

  • PHOTOS: Shop with a Trooper assists local families this Christmas

    Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper program helped 28 Spencer County children and youth have a merry Christmas this year.

  • Police chief offers tips for safe, responsible holiday parties

    Hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis shared the following tips to host your party responsibly:
    1. Control access to the alcohol you provide.
    • Avoid serving from common sources such as kegs or punch bowls.
    • Consider hiring a trained professional to serve drinks at your party.
    • Be sure that whoever does pour the drinks is not consuming alcohol and monitors other guests’ consumption.

  • Heating assistance program’s crisis component to begin Jan. 4