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Today's News

  • LETTER: Recycle Christmas trees

    This year, when at last the party’s over, remnants of the christmas tree can be taken to the park for chipping. This will give us the opportunity to create mulch from the discarded trees. Waste not, want not, the adage goes.

    Happy New Year!

    Curtis Ochs

    Solid Waste

    Coordinator

     

  • Young, Travis win VFW essay contest

    Nelson County junior Ashley Young and Collin Travis, an eighth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, were recently announced as winners in a local VFW essay contest. Their winning entries will now go on to compete at the district level. Winners at the district level will continue on to compete at the state level and have the opportunity to win as much as a $30,000 scholarship. Spencer County’s chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary sponsored the local contest for area middle and high school students. Below are the winning essays:

  • Best Buy gives $1,000 to Habitat

    Mike Ratchford, General Manager of the Best Buy in St. Matthews, presented a $1,000 check to Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board members Friday.

    Best Buy employees had also donated 40 hours of volunteer labor on the Habitat house.

    Ratchford said there was another check coming soon, for a second 40 hours the employees volunteered.

    Pictured are: (from left) Bill Drury, SCHFH President; Sue Schaefer, Vice President; Mike Ratchford, GM Best Buy St. Matthews; James Allen Tipton, Chair, Church Relations; and Darren Esterle, Chair, Construction.

  • Berries add winter interest

    We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes. What window do you gaze out the most and where, in that view, would a colorful tree or shrub make the most difference? Now, consider planting something with the best winter interest there is: berries. Berries come in all sorts of colors; and they will bring in wildlife to enjoy, as well.

  • Gray recognized for community service

    Logan Gray, senior of Spencer County High School, was recently nominated for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the Toyota Community Scholars Program. Both programs recognize students for their outstanding commitment to community service and present awards based on the student’s academic performance and the overall impact of the student’s contribution(s) in the area of community service.

  • Programs to help with winter energy needs

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    Specifically, E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25-cents to $1 -- four times the traditional match. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning November 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Thomas to represent SCHS at HOBY Leadership Seminar

    Curtsinger selected as alternate

    Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant. Danielle Curtsinger, daughter of Karen Curtsinger, has been selected as the alternate participant. These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • PHOTO: Santa baby

    Three-month-old Lauren Stowe, daughter of Mark and Jill Stowe, was the youngest visitor to sit on Santa’s lap during his annual visit to the Red Scooter. Patrons were also treated to Secret Scooter Christmas tea and cookies during the December open house event. Scooter gal Jo Woodward said, “It was a fun day having the children in the store for the first part of the day and visiting with new and old friends as they met to start their home tour.” The business served as the first stop for the annual Christmas Home Tour sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

  • Cuts for county attorney could mean headaches for residents

    Proposed budget cuts to the county attorney’s office may be felt throughout the community in the way victims are protected and criminals are prosecuted, said Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan.

  • Church happenings

     

    Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church, located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery store, invites the community to come worship with them tonight. The evening will start with a soup supper at 6 p.m. with a worship service to begin at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Pastor Steve Gettinger at 477-6557.

    Christmas celebration at

    Lighthouse Baptist Church