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Today's News

  • Church happenings

    Women’s Bible study

    The women’s ministry at First Baptist Church will be conducting the Bible study titled “Esther, It’s Tough Being a Woman,” by Beth Moore.  Moore pulls back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to women today. This 11-week study begins Monday, February 23.  Two sessions will be held:

    9:15 -11:15 a.m. First Baptist Church

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  at the home of Charlotte Nedros

  • Emergency food funds available

    Spencer County has been chosen to receive $16,614 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A Spencer County Board made up of local representatives will determine how the funds awarded to the county are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

    Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

    1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government

    2) have an accounting system

  • FROM THE MAYOR: A community that pulled together

    The following is a partial letter I wrote to a good friend of mine who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the weather has been 82 degrees with sunshine and warm island breezes.  While tropical winds were blowing south of us, we were in the midst of one of the worst winter ice storms on record.

     

    “Dear Jim,

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping during ice storm

    I just wanted to commend those that manned the Emergency Shelter during the ice storm week before last.  Specifically, JD Fleming and his family.  JD is an EMT and he worked almost 24 hours a day to monitor the shelter which served several people with medical conditions.  No matter how tired he was, he always had a smile on his face and was ready to tackle whatever needed to be done.

  • Bears win big over Bullitt Central

    The Spencer County Bears recovered from a long layoff and a lopsided loss to Anderson County last week to put together their best performance of the season in a 86-81 win at Bullitt Central on Saturday.

    The Bears got balanced scoring and unselfish passing in besting the Cougars in a game that had been postponed due to bad weather a week before.

  • Overturned truck causes 10 hours of backroad touring for motorists

    A late night propane truck accident on KY 44 resulted in a hectic Wednesday morning for motorists last week as authorities were forced to re-route traffic along Spencer County’s secondary roads for more than 10 hours.

  • Grand jury to hear evidence in shooting death

    The murder case against Raymond Revard will be heard by a Spencer County Grand Jury, said District Judge Linda Armstrong at a preliminary hearing Friday, after she determined there was sufficient evidence to proceed.

  • LETTER: Taxes, charters and random thoughts

    Since some of us had to cut back on what we spend at local businesses (producing local jobs)because of the new tax on our homeowners insurance, what does the county government plan for an encore?  A tax on taxes?

     Why are high schools changing their school colors to black?  Are black uniforms cheaper than blue ones?  Are they just copying off UofL?  If UofL people jump off the bridge, will high school people jump too?

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

    Chamber of Commerce luncheon

    This month’s meeting will be Thursday at noon. The State Chamber will be the  guest speaker. The Teacup will be catering. Please R.S.V.P.

    Parent support group

    Do you have a child or youth with an emotional, social or behavioral diagnoses?   Do you want support, friendship and the comfort of knowing that you’re not alone? 

  • Two churches now offer Dare To Care

    The recent ice storm was a good indication that the harsh months of winter have undoubtedly arrived, but the freezing temperatures and loss of electricity is not all that is to blame for a difficult start to the New Year. The tight economy has put a lot of people struggling just to keep food on the table.

    This problem is one of many that have encouraged members of the community to find a solution that can help meet some of the most basic needs in Spencer County with the help of Dare To Care.