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Today's News

  • Education - SCHS students selected to All-State Chorus

     

    Spencer County High School Choir participants are making a change for the better. The first year Ms. Kelsie Shipley, SCHS Choir Director, sent kids to audition in 2013 for the KMEA All-State  Choir, no students from SCHS made it.  Competing against students all around the state for these spots is not an easy task.  

    Last school year, 2014-2015, Ms. Shipley had three students make it; Shelby Hughes, Halee Hood, and Patrick Sweazy.  This year, 2015-2016, Ms. Shipley had six students make the KMEA All-State Choir. 

  • Lessons from a soldier’s prayer

     

    The following prayer was found folded up in the pocket of a Confederate soldier at the end of the Civil War:

    “I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.

    “I asked for health, that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

    “I asked for riches, that I might be happy; I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

  • Church happenings - Week of January 20

    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

    A women’s Bible study will begin January 25 at First Baptist Church. The study will center on Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day,” covering 1 and 2 Thessalonians. There are two class times, one at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, and the other at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The classes will be held at the First Baptist Church, 4th floor media center. Study guides are $16. For more information, contact Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459.

    Winter clothes drive

  • New business locates in city

     

    A new business will be opening soon in the former Polymerica building in Taylorsville, and it’s expected to create at least 16 jobs.

    As early as Feb. 1, the facility next to Mic-Zee’s Ice Co. will become the distribution center for Home Goods and Hardware, LLC. Residents may remember that building as the Harloc doorknob factory.

  • Prepping for snow...

     

    The season’s first significant snowfall is expected this week, with another round possible this weekend.

    Forecasters predicted that Tuesday’s bitter cold would give way to warmer temperatures on Wednesday, but it would be accompanied by snow showers that could bring up to four inches of snow. The snow was expected to begin falling early Wednesday morning and continue into the afternoon.

    Another system will be arriving in the area on Friday, bringing with it another chance for measurable snowfall depending on the temperatures.

  • Prevailing wage legislation could expand school projects

    What happens in Frankfort over the next couple of months could determine whether the Spencer County School District is able to construct a much needed bus garage and athletic complex.

    At issue is legislation that could exempt public education projects from having to pay the regional prevailing wage to workers. Proponents of the exemption say it could save more than 20 percent on construction costs for local school projects.

  • Bullitt County drone case may help shape policies nationwide

    He calls himself the “Drone Slay­er.” And William Merideth, who shot down a drone over his Hillview home last summer, says he’d “do it again, with a smile.”

    Dismissing criminal charges against him for firing a gun within city limits, a judge said he was within his rights when he took out the $1,800 unmanned aircraft, which Merideth said he feared was peeping on his teenaged daughters on the back porch.

  • Elk Creek Grocery shuts doors, future remains uncertain

     

    A landmark Elk Creek convenience store has closed after nearly 17 years of operation. Scott’s Elk Creek Grocery LLC and the adjoining Evonne’s Sports Cafe, which sit atop a hill at 4881 Taylorsville Road, shut their doors abruptly earlier this month.

    The store’s Marathon gas pumps remain open to credit or debit card-paying customers. An adjoining liquor store, Scott’s Elk Creek Spirits, LLC, also remained open as of this week.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 20, 2016

    Spencer Co. Historical and Genealogical Society meeting

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25 at the Spencer County Public Library. The guest speaker for this month is Willy Palmer, Historian, who will share information on the Mt Eden community and more. Everyone is invited to attend and all members are encouraged to bring a friend for this entertaining evening.

    Chamber of Commerce accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

  • Bill stiffens penalties for repeat DUI offenders

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett is continuing the fight to allow for stronger penalties for habitual drunken drivers.

    Senate Bill 56, which he pre-filed this summer, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote. The bill would expand what is known as the “look-back period” for prior offenses from five to 10 years.

    “This measure will save lives,” he said.