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Today's News

  • Witnessing history: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Before he headed off to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, Dr. Charles Burton said he was uncertain how much of the Presidential Inauguration he would be able to witness. Some estimates have placed the number of people wanting to be a part of the historical event of upwards to two million. Burton said his hopes were to at least catch a glimpse of the parade as Barack Obama marched his way into being America’s first black president.

  • FROM THE WORD: Coming of the Lord

    As we look as the coming of the Lord.

    Revelation 22:11-21 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

  • Kentucky finds its (over-hyped) ‘third scorer’ – Porter-Harris-Stevenson

    One advantage of standing at this corner for more years than I will admit, is witnessing the annual parade of remedies on “how to fix the Wildcats.”

    Big Blue Nation assistant coaches know their hoops and some have reasonable ideas, but still take cues from the media.

    A few weeks ago Jay Bilas spoke five words that shook UK’s Nation to its socks. ESPN’s hoops analyst had apparently discovered basketball’s Dead Sea Scrolls. “Kentucky needs a third scorer,” Bilas said.

    Behold, a Cecil B. DeMille moment.

  • LETTER: All invited to first Habitat dedication

    The dedication of the first Spencer County Habitat for Humanity house will be Sunday, January 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The dedication will take place at the house, located at 23 Rose Lane in Highview Estates.

    Directions from Taylorsville Road: take KY 44 East for one mile, then turn left onto Highview Drive. Take next right into Highview Estates and another right onto Rose Lane.

  • LETTER: Thanks for donations and volunteer help at Christmas on Main Street.

    Christmas on Main Street 2008 was a great success this year. We had 167 children visit Santa.

    Thank you to the following people who donated to this event: G/D Computers, Gary Kehne, Dr. Crain, Doug Williams, Barbara Morris, McDonalds, Judy Puckett, Dairy Queen, Crespo’s, Wal-Mart, Glasscock Sawmill, Peoples Bank, CUB Bank, Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, Jerry Hahn, David and Joyce Perry, Steve Coulter, Patricia Smith, Ruth Hollan and S&K Wrecker Service.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: What are they afraid of?

    The Kentucky Department of Education and a whole host of other taxpayer-funded education organizations are trying to influence a local court into allowing the Spencer County Board of Education to continue evaluating the superintendent’s performance in secret.

    Our superintendent who:

    • administers a yearly school budget of $20.7 million (comprised of local, state and federal tax monies);

    • is responsible for the education of 2,676 Spencer County children; and

  • All-American youth

    Spencer County’s Youth All-American selections Dalton Goodlett and Will Eldridge helped their 8th Grade Limited East Squad to an exciting 16-14 win last Saturday in San Antonio’s Alamodome.

    Both players were picked after completing Spencer County Middle’s championship season. They were drafted as running backs and defensive ends by Football University, but once there saw the team was short on linemen and both unselfishly agreed to move to those positions.

  • Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Department: Awards banquet

    The Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Department held their annual awards banquet at Second Baptist in Taylorsville December 13. Over 120 firefighters, family, and local officials attended.

    The following awards were presented:

    Highest Volunteer Alarm Response: Cameron Canan

    Explorer of the Year: Ben Steele

    Recruit of the Year: Paul Samson and Tyler Milburn

    Firefighter of the Year: Walt Elder and Kyle Bradshaw

    Sgt. of the Year; Cameron Canan

    Company Officer of the Year: Damon Jewell

    Chief Firefighter Award: Nick Devito

  • Never-give-up attitude gives boys a win, bringing record to 5-15

    Coach Jacob Barmore knew the wins would be few and far between this season, so picking up a road victory at Louisville Brown was enjoyable Saturday, but not unexpected.

    Barmore said there are a few teams on this year’s schedule that are comparable to Spencer County given the Bears’ inexperience and youth, and said those are the games his boys need to claim. On Saturday afternoon on a cold day and in a cold gym, the Bears did just that, even though they had to rally to do so.

  • What's Happening

    Fiscal court

    meeting change

    Spencer County Fiscal Court’s next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, January 20, at 9 a.m. in the fiscal court building. This meeting was changed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    Senior center

    activities

    Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center, located at 44 Creekside Dr., is having a Stroke Prevention Seminar today starting at noon. Please plan to attend this educational event. For more details call Linda at 477-8296.