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Today's News

  • LETTER: Thanks to trail volunteers

    Last Saturday it drizzled cold rain all day long - the weather was awful!  In spite of that over 40 volunteers from all around the region showed up to help clear the multi use trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park that suffered ice storm damage.  It only took half a day with all these volunteers and donated equipment to clear almost all of the 22 miles of trails.  Park management will let us know when the trails will be officially opened - which should be soon.  Once again volunteers have stepped up to get the job done!  We are taking more and more pride and owners

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

    Truck tuggers meeting

    There will be a truck tugger’s meeting Friday at 7 p.m. at the spencer County Fairgrounds concerning the 2009 season.

    Spencer Idol

    talent show

    Are you talented enough to be the next Spencer Idol? Students in Spencer County can audition for the Spencer Idol talent show to be held April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School auditorium, with all proceeds going toward Project Graduation for the class of 2009.

  • Coaching is more complex than most understand

    Think high school coaching is little more than drawing up plays on a whiteboard, filling out rosters and running players through drills? Think again.

    Coaches of student-athletes at Spencer County High School were reminded of the enormous responsibilities they have Monday night during the monthly school board meeting, when Myron Thompson, director of risk management for the Kentucky School Boards Association, shared just how liable schools and coaches can be when it comes to dealing with accidents, injuries and deaths.

  • Darnell is awarded by Kentucky Historical Society

    Betty Darnell, of Taylorsville, was recognized during the 2009 Kentucky History Awards at a March 7 ceremony held at the Tomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

    Darnell received one of two awards for Publications - Newsletter or Journal, for “Wilderness Road” the quarterly journal of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society. Darnell has served as editor of the journal since 1993 and packs every issue with county history, abstracts of records of the county, and stories of county families.

  • School happenings

    KFB Scholarships

    Attention all Spencer County Farm Bureau members.  It is time for your high school seniors to apply for Spencer County Farm Bureau Scholarship.  You can obtain a copy of the application by visiting us on the web at www.kyfb.com/counties/spencer/108_scholarship.asp or stop by the Spencer County Farm Bureau office.  All applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2009.  If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Truax at 477-2275, Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00.

    Project Graduation cookbooks

  • KDE releases Explore and Plan

    Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in the fall of 2008, and overall school scores moved up slightly in most subject areas tested.

  • Calipari: Next UK coach

    April in Kentucky. Might as well be 48 hours before the Derby.  Every fan has a pick for Run for the Roses. In this case, next basketball coach at Kentucky.

    In lieu of a John Calipari hiring, which would confirm to some of us that Mitch Barnhart doesn’t get it either, I have a list too.

    Ironically the best man for the job at this point in UK hoops history, won’t get it or likely won’t take it. Billy Donovan will stay at Florida, Tom Izzo is a coaching rarity, a loyalist to Michigan State, and Bob Knight is 69 years old.

  • Time to play ball

    The Spencer County Lady Bears dropped an 8-2 decision to South Oldham Monday in the season opener.

    South Oldham broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when they loaded the bases with none out. Kenisha Marshall, playing first base for the Lady Bears, caught a fly ball for the first out, but then a Lady Dragon liner to centerfield brought home the runner from third. Spencer County was able to escape the inning without any more harm, but trailed 1-0.

  • FROM THE WORD: Becoming a new creature

    John 3:1-7 – There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

  • LETTER: Gracie, one of God’s creatures

    She laid downcast and huddled in a small kennel at an animal supply store. One mat, one bowl, no attention from the customers. Her eyes no longer held the shine of a beloved pet, her body language gave no sign of hope. She was alone…forgotten. Her frail, abused, and severely malnourished body did not attract any potential new owner. Her abuser did a good job of breaking her spirit.