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  • Because I choose to subscribe and support the organization known as Parents Television Council, I receive information relative to what PTC has discovered is going on in the television industry that could be harmful to you and your children.
    In Volume 11, Number 5, of the PTC Insider, there is a quote from Peter Chernin, president of News Corp., the parent company of the FOX TV network: “[We will] fight to the end for our ability to put controversial, offensive, and even tasteless content on the air” (Broadcasing and Cable, Oct. 21, 2008).

  • In my many years of family practice in the field of mental health, I have heard routine testimonies of some conditions in the homes in which my clients were raised. It didn’t matter if the family background was in wealthy or very poor families, just because one family has all or most of life’s goods, and the other seems to have lived from paycheck to paycheck, what I heard was that their particular family history was one of unhealthiness.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you give me some tips on how to choose a good financial planner or adviser? My wife and I are five or six years away from retiring and could use some professional help to get us on track.
    Seeking Advice

    Dear Seeking,
    With all the different financial advisers and services available today, choosing a trusted professional that can meet your needs can be a bit confusing. Here are some suggestions that can help.

    Where to look

  • Pictured are members of the Spencer County Multi Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Life Enrichment Center who recently participated in a short study about birds commonly found in Kentucky. Participants are pictured here building and painting their own birdhouses. The craft activity followed the study.

  • Jesse and Frank James did a considerable amount of their hiding in northeast Nelson County around Chaplin and in the Samuels-Deatsville section not far from Bardstown. The area was friendly territory for the soldiers of fortune where families named Dawson, Samuels, Sayers, Pence and Hall provided food and lodging.
    The Tom and Nancy Dawson log house still stands where Confederate Guerrilla Captain William Quantrill wrote love poems to Nancy Dawson, their granddaughter.

  • 60 years ago
    January 28, 1954
    Little Mt. Baptists Continue Fund Drive
    On Sunday, January 17, the Little Mount Baptist Church raised $1,928.34 for its building program, but because of bad weather previous to the Cash Raising Day, the church voted to extend the drive until Sunday, January 31.

  • The 2014 Spencer County Relay for Life will be held on June 13 at Spencer County High School. This year’s featured entertainment will be Spencer County’s own, Judge Angus.
    Team registrations are currently free of charge and you can register your team today at www.relayforlife.org. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to attend the scheduled monthly meetings.
    All meetings are hosted at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church. For questions, please contact Mary Beth Thomas at (502) 477-8171
    Future meeting dates:

  • It was three years after the Civil War and Spencer Countians were ready to enjoy the peace and security they had missed so much.
    They should no longer have to live in fear, reluctant to answer the door and never knowing how to reply when a voice in the night demanded to know their politics.
    While the violence associated with the war had ended, bands of outlaws and scavengers made their presence known.

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  • Lilli Hanik participated in the State 4-H Issues Conference at the Kentucky Leadership Center in November.  Lilli took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered and represented Spencer County and the State 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.

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    Michael and Krystal Campbell of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Miles Dean Campbell, on Nov. 22, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds. 13.2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    He was welcomed by grandparents Ruth Moore-May, Ken Moore and Patricia and Dennis Spencer.
    His great-grandparents are Oneita Moore and Sam and Betty Campbell.

  • Women’s Bible study at First Baptist
    First Baptist Church will host a Beth Moore women’s Bible study titled, “David: Seeking a heart like his,” beginning Monday. There will be two sessions, 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    The study facilitator is Charlotte Nedros.
    For more information, call the church at 477-8197 or Nedros at 477-8459.

    Valentine’s Banquet at Ridgeview Baptist Church

  • Another season of American Idol has kicked off and once again hopefuls are auditioning across the country. And though I don’t really watch, I have seen a few episodes and it is the auditions that amaze me.
    You can watch for a few minutes and see the anxious and hopeful faces, hoping to experience a dream come true. And many of those men and women are amazingly talented, but then there are the others. If you have seen the show then you know the ones I mean.

  • Another season of American Idol has kicked off and once again hopefuls are auditioning across the country. And though I don’t really watch, I have seen a few episodes and it is the auditions that amaze me.
    You can watch for a few minutes and see the anxious and hopeful faces, hoping to experience a dream come true. And many of those men and women are amazingly talented, but then there are the others. If you have seen the show then you know the ones I mean.

  • A reading from Luke 2:40-52:

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you offer some good stretching tips and resources for seniors? I’ve gotten so inflexible in recent years I can hardly bend over to tie my shoes anymore.
    Stiff Senior

    Dear Stiff,
    Of all possible exercises, stretching tends to be the most overlooked and neglected among seniors, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. Here’s what you should know along with some tip and resources to help you regain some flexibility.

  • 60 years ago
    Ministers Distribute 41 Boxes To Needy
    The thoughtfulness and generous giving on the part of the churches of Spencer County made it possible for the Spencer County Ministerial Association to deliver 41 well filled boxes to needy families of the county for Christmas, according to J. W. Parish, secretary of the association.
    The association received over two hundred bags of fruit, nuts, and candy left over from the merchants’ and business men’s retreat to the children. These treats were used in the boxes for the needy.