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Today's News

  • Learn a new skill at S.O.S.

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be offering many free and low-cost classes beginning next week as part of their 2010 Share Our Selves (S.O.S.) program.

    S.O.S. is a community education program where community members share their talents and knowledge with others. In many classes, volunteer instructors donate their time. If a class fee is charged, this covers supplies only. 

    Classes offered this year are:

    - fruit production and pruning

    - scrap bag sewing project

    - lawn maintenance

    - learn to saute’

  • Perfect storm hoops weekend

    Perfect Storm weekend in the Commonwealth last week? Close.

    - Murray State was Kentucky’s first team to qualify for the Big Dance. OVC coach of the year Billy Kennedy’s Racers are also the state’s winningest at 30-4.

    – Surging Western Kentucky clinched a sixth-in-a-row 20-win season, led Sun Belt in attendance again, and, at this writing, still a Big Dance candidate.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    SCHS class reunion 1980

    There will be a planning meeting for SCHS 1980 Class reunion Thursday at Hometown Pizza in Taylorsville. Classmates are encouraged to come and give your input. For more information call Annette Noel at 345-3983 or Mickey Shouse at 876-5379 or David Stevens at 836-0994.

    Community book fair March 19

    A community book fair has been planned for Friday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension office.

  • High expectations for next year's Bears

    Barmore said Bears must prepare now for next season

    It was hard for fans of the Spencer County Bears not to think ahead this season. Sure, there was plenty to celebrate during the just completed 15-9 run, which was a vast improvement over the six-win season from a year ago. But the end of the season loss to Anderson County in the district tournament now seems like it was just the unofficial tip-off to what could potentially be an historic season for Spencer County basketball next year.

  • Revival services at Wakefield Baptist Church

    Wakefield Baptist Church will be kicking off a weeklong revival Sunday, March 14 at the 11 a.m. service and following pot luck dinner. Remaining revival services will be held each night beginning at 7 p.m. through March 17.

    Bro. Travis Smith will be the featured speaker along with special music each night.

     

  • CUB examined by FDIC, state

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say that “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an investigation by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Hidden donation in farm tag renewals

    When legislators passed a bill to allow farmers to donate $10 to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund in 2009, apparently no one noticed the provision that stated the voluntary contribution “will be automatically added to the cost of registration or renewal.” No one noticed, that is, until farmers began paying for their farm vehicle tags this month.

  • Home fruit disease management

    Spencer County home gardeners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops.  So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management.  

  • State parks' 5K series begins in April

    Though wintry weather continues to shake Kentucky, it won’t be long before runners and walkers kick off the chill and head for an outside track.  Now’s the time to reserve your spot to test your mettle surrounded by the beautiful green landscapes of each location for the annual Kentucky State Parks’ race series held on four Saturdays, April through July. 

    The 2010 schedule includes 5K competitions at four different parks, each with individual scenic and terrain personalities.

  • LETTER: Thanks for keeping our kids safe

    I would like to take a moment to thank Judge Jenkins and his kind and caring office staff, as well as the road department for promptly placing speed limit signs in the Whitfield Meadows subdivision due to our overwhelming speeding issues.

    I would also like to thank the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department for taking the initiative to patrol our subdivision more often to keep our children safe.

    Thank you again. You are very much appreciated!

    Denny Massie

    Taylorsville