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Today's News

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Something new

    I think everybody likes to get something new.  We relish that new car smell.  Many women love new shoes, a lot of men love getting new tools.  Children are always thrilled at new toys.  On the grocery shelves, laundry detergent is always “New and Improved.”  Auto manufacturers are always promoting the newest model, the brand new features, new safety features, and new designs.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Making a bad bill even worse

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding the reconciliation process on the Democrats’ health spending bill:

    Last night marked a turning point in our politics and our nation.

    On a Sunday night in March, with the nation howling in opposition, a bare majority of Democrats in the people’s house ignored the people to claim a win for their party.

    And then they celebrated.  The American people watched all this in utter disbelief.

  • State senate candidates at forum on Tuesday in Shelbyville

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau will kick off the local political season Tuesday by welcoming the four candidates running for the 20th District Senate seat to a forum at the Stratton Center.

    The district, now represented by retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville), covers Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    The four candidates: Democrats David Eaton, Simpsonville city administrator, and John Spainhour, an attorney from Bullitt County; Republicans  David Glauber, a commercial real estate appraiser from Bullitt County,  and Paul

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Walls

    Look around you as you read this, you will probably see a wall close by.  That wall protects you; it keeps out the wind and the rain.  Walls hold up our roofs and hold in the heat.  Walls help define our homes and our workplaces, walls are all around us.

  • PHOTO: Grand champion steer

    Taylor Stevenson Tolle, a member of Spencer County 4-H, exhibited the Grand Champion Kentucky Steer and the Champion Kentucky Chi Heifer at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Junior Show March 7. She also was selected as the third place winner in the Overall Kentucky Heifer category.

     

  • Church happenings

    Revival services at Wakefield Baptist Church

    Wakefield Baptist Church’s revival services will be held tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Bro. Travis Smith will be the featured speaker along with special music each night.

    Concert at Mt. Eden Christian Church

  • El Nino to La Nina patterns could prompt drastic weather change

    In 1998, Kentucky experienced a very wet spring due to a strong El Nino weather pattern. Then El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific turned to La Nina – the cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean – that led the Bluegrass State into a summer drought. Some weather models are indicating that history may repeat itself in 2010.

  • Arnold earns Short Sales and Foreclosure certification

    Susan Arnold, Principal Broker, with Arnold Realty, LLC has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) offers the SFR certification to real estate agents who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. This designation is in addition to the Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer Representative designations which Arnold has previously earned.

  • LETTER: Open to anyone searching for a job

    Few of us can say that we don’t know a family that is experiencing hard times due to job loss. Fortunately, we have many resources here in Spencer County to help those in need. The Chamber of Commerce has reached out to organizations in an effort to assist the unemployed in their job search. We call this united effort “JOBS” – Joint Opportunity for Building Success. On Friday there will be a FREE Jobs Readiness Fair & Seminar Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road. This is open to anyone searching for a job!

  • Judge rules Taylorsville owes $162,000 to development

    The City of Taylorsville has received a court order to pay $162,840 plus interest to Highview Development, LLC for a breach of contract.

    Court documents state that the city failed to follow through on an agreement to expand the sewage treatment plant by the predetermined date of May 3, 2008. The verdict was handed down March 5 by

    Judge Steve Mershon, a special judge to Spencer County Circuit Court.