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Today's News

  • Bear Care may close

    Spencer County Board of Education discussed the possibility of closing Bear Care at Monday night’s regular meeting citing the inability of the program to cover both direct and indirect costs.

  • LETTER: Severe weather tips

    Tornado season is here, and our community has the chance right now to take some simple steps that can save lives when severe weather hits.

    • Make a home tornado plan: Pick an uncluttered place where family members could seek shelter: a basement, a center hallway, bathroom, or closet.

    • Create an emergency preparedness kit: Pack a first aid kit and essential medications, canned food and can opener, bottled water, flashlights and a battery-powered radio with extra batteries.

  • LETTER: "Blood started to boil"

    As I approach the fifth anniversary of my retirement from the Taylorsville Police Department, my blood has started to boil somewhat over the article on March 17, 2010, concerning Hazardous Duty Retirement.

    The suggestion Mr. Drury made concerning a portion of the employees’ funds be “invested in Kentucky Deferred Compensation and purchase insurance polices that could perform as good or better than hazardous-duty retirement” is absolutely ludicrous.

  • 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.