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Today's News

  • Finding power to stay warm

    The numbers of Spencer Countians without electricity has dropped from thousands to hundreds since last Tuesday night’s winter ice storm. Good news for most, but for the 400 families still with out power – each day can be a struggle just to stay warm.

    For some residents, seeking shelter in the high school’s cafeteria was a much better alternative than huddled together under layers of blankets.

  • Loss of power nets numerous freezer casualties

    With power outages ranging from mere hours to days, and even weeks, local insurance agents say that losing food stored in refrigerators and deep freezers has been the number one complaint.

    “It seems like everybody has food spoilage,” said Terry Skaggs of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • LETTER: Flag pole not “chopped down”

    In response to a previous letter titled “Cemetery should respect flag.”

    The Valley Cemetery Board would like to clarify that Mr. Robinson’s flag pole had not been “chopped down,” as Ms. Waldridge implied. However, in November we had a strong wind storm that blew Mr. Robinson’s flag pole down along with others.

  • Aquaculture and alfalfa are topics of upcoming events

    Two aquaculture workshops will be offered by Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension for those who are involved with or might be considering small-scale aquaculture.

  • LETTER: No whine in Early Wyne
  • School cancelled for Monday; more residents restored with power

    School officials decided Sunday afternoon to cancel classes for Spencer County students Monday and announced that the district will open school on a two-hour delay Tuesday.

     

    "We have no intent of calling off school for another full week," said Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    Adams said the decision to close school Monday was based on a variety of factors including buses competing for space on the county's narrow roads with emergency crews.

  • FROM THE WORD: The Bible on tithing

    Today I will write an article on tithing.

    One weekend we were in Nashville Tennessee and I was leading a small group in this church. We have some questions we ask the people. I ask the question what would you like to happen in your life this weekend?

    One elderly woman spoke up really quick and said I would like to win the lottery. When I looked at her and said, Really, she responded of course I would give God his part. It made me wonder what God’s part was.

    Now let’s take a look at what the Bible says.

  • School budget shows preliminary cuts

    As Spencer County students head back to the classroom to begin a new year this fall, don’t expect to see them bringing home any new books.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said he expects the state to forego next year’s textbook purchase cycle, which could have meant new math books for grades K through 8. In a similar move, the school board voted to cut $30,000 toward the purchase of high school textbooks when they approved the district’s 2009-10 draft budget last week.

  • LETTER: Life begins at conception

    With all the things going on in the world right now, there is one extremely important issue that I believe has been forgotten about by most people.

    This week marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court deceision,”Roe vs Wade”. I realize that the subject of abortion brings about very emotional responses from people on both sides of the issue, but this issue should never be put out of our minds.

    I believe that life begins at conception. In Jeremiah 1:5, scripture records, “ Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you”.

  • Power lines on the mend, shelter still open for those in need

    While the number continues to fall with each passing day, over 1,000 Spencer Countians remained without electricity Saturday.

    Crews from Salt River Electric and Kentucky Utilities worked in Friday's frigid temperatures making repairs to areas of the county that would affect the greatest number of residents.

    "Hospitals and areas with the highest impact are first," said Randy Burba, spokesman for Salt River Electric, "then the more rural areas that are harder to get to."