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Today's News

  • Trick or treat alternatives for children with allergies

    Halloween is one of the anticipated holidays of the year for many people, but if a child suffers from food allergies, it can be downright frightful for them and their parents. You can support children with food allergies and other medical conditions by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • Planting garlic and harvesting sweet potatoes

    There are two categories of garlic to consider:  Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.   Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.  

  • Applications sought for hemp program

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 18, 2017

    Van Buren Church of Christ revival

    Van Buren Church of Christ will be holding a 175th Anniversary Homecoming and Revival October 22-25, featuring historic lessons from minister Matthew W. Ashby. The theme is “Faith of our Fathers.” Sunday’s meeting times are 10 a.m. for Bible class, followed by 11 a.m. worship and 12 p.m. lunch. A singing at 1:30 p.m. will follow. Nightly services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1425 Van Buren Road in Mt. Eden.

  • Be children of light

    The other day, I watched a little boy, maybe 10 or 11 years old, walking out to his mom’s car.  Walking is really not what he was doing, he was literally skipping.  I was talking to his mother, so I know he wasn’t going anywhere particularly exciting, but he had a real spring in his step.  That little man was enjoying life, even the simple act of walking to the car was an exercise in joy.

  • Fields of Faith

     

    Several hundreds students, parents and others from the community showed up at the high school football field Wednesday night for the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Field of Faith event. It was a night of worship, testimony and speaking that’s a national event, as schools across the country took part. This was the fourth year Spencer County has participated.
     

     

  • Refreshing sportsmanship at end of district title game

     

  • Tough season continues as Bears fall to Shelby

     

    His team is 2-7 on the the year and eliminated from playoff contention, but Spencer County Bears football coach Mike Marksbury prefers to focus on the positive coming off a 35-14 loss to Shelby County Friday night.

    “Our team really played their hearts out,” said Marksbury, following their fourth district loss. “We kind of hit rock bottom with our performance at North Oldham, and since then, our kids have rallied and shown a tremendous amount of character in the way they play.”

  • Bears advance to Region

     

  • Taylorsville Quick Stop ribbon cutting

     

    Members of the Chamber of Commerce helped Amy Haynes, front left, celebrate the opening of the new Taylorsville Quick Stop, which she operates along with Moe Haneyah on the corner of Jefferson Street and Garrard Street. The new business opened last month and offers gas, food and convenience store items.