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  • Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at Spencer County High School’s 2010 National History Day Competition held on March 16.

     Historical Papers:

    1st place – Lee Borders,

    2nd place – Danielle Curtsinger

    3rd place – Nick Zinner

    4th place – Ryan Conard

     Website:

    1st place – Leah Brown, Spencer Williams, and Chelsea Smith

     Individual Documentary:

    1st place – Shane Greenwell

     Group Documentary:

  • Calling all crafty folks

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market is opening its sales venue one week every month for crafters to sell their wares.  Crafts  would set up in front of the Sanctuary on the third Saturday of each month throughout the market season.  The cost is $10 per table per Saturday and payable to the Taylorsville Farmers Market Inc.  Contact Linda Street 477-2206 if you need more information.

    Candidate forum

  • This morning, I woke up thinking about people doubting their salvation. We all know this doubt is brought on by the devil.

    One day I went to see my mother and she said, you know I have done everything I know to do to make it right with God and if there was anything else I knew to do I would do that too, what do you think?

    I said mom, if you have did that, I believe that is all God would require you to do.

  • Most of us have heard the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  You can apply this adage to your landscape just as easily as you can apply it to your attic.  It may surprise you to learn some flowers and landscape plants you find attractive are actually weeds that can have a negative economic impact on the environment. 

  • Fish fry Friday

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry on Friday, March 26, at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Concert at Mt. Eden Christian Church

    Beyond the Ashes, a gospel music group, will be performing at Mt. Eden Christian Church Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.The members of Beyond the Ashes are dedicated to reaching out with a fresh new zeal and passion for those who desire a closer relationship with the Lord. Their musical style and diversity is rooted in Gospel music with a rich blend of harmonies.

  • Palm Sunday Easter pageant

    First Baptist Church of Fisherville presents “The Living Lord’s Supper” pageant Sunday at 10:50 a.m. and Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. This drama presentation will be an interpretation of Leonardo DaVinci’s painting “The Lord and His Twelve Disciples.” Church members will be in full costume with complete staging, lights, and beautiful music.  During the hour and fifteen minute presentation, each disciple will share his experience and relationship to Jesus. The portrayal of the Last Supper will follow.

  • The Spencer County Chapter of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America competed in the Region 6 STAR Events in February.  The chapter is very proud to announce that each competitor won first place in their category. 

    Winners included:  

    Chapter Showcase - Jr.

    Emily Booth

    Mackenzie Keown

    Ally Sharp

    Chapter Serv. Project Display - Jr.

    Erica McKinney

    Samantha Swinney

    McKenna Pfeiffer

    Chapter Serv. Project Display - Sr.

    Lauren Polston

    Lauren Kempf

  • Spencer County FFA and the SCHS Dance Team will be sponsoring Dancing with the Stars Friday at 6 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 the night of the show. Children 5 and under are free. Pictured above are just some of the local talent competing in Dancing with the Stars. From left are: Jim Oliver, Brett Beaverson, JB Walls, Tim Prather, Wayne Howell, and Terry Palmer. Dwight Martin regrets that he will be unable to participate due to a previous commitment.

     

  • I think everybody likes to get something new.  We relish that new car smell.  Many women love new shoes, a lot of men love getting new tools.  Children are always thrilled at new toys.  On the grocery shelves, laundry detergent is always “New and Improved.”  Auto manufacturers are always promoting the newest model, the brand new features, new safety features, and new designs.

  • Look around you as you read this, you will probably see a wall close by.  That wall protects you; it keeps out the wind and the rain.  Walls hold up our roofs and hold in the heat.  Walls help define our homes and our workplaces, walls are all around us.

  • Taylor Stevenson Tolle, a member of Spencer County 4-H, exhibited the Grand Champion Kentucky Steer and the Champion Kentucky Chi Heifer at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Junior Show March 7. She also was selected as the third place winner in the Overall Kentucky Heifer category.

     

  • In 1998, Kentucky experienced a very wet spring due to a strong El Nino weather pattern. Then El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific turned to La Nina – the cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean – that led the Bluegrass State into a summer drought. Some weather models are indicating that history may repeat itself in 2010.

  • Susan Arnold, Principal Broker, with Arnold Realty, LLC has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) offers the SFR certification to real estate agents who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. This designation is in addition to the Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer Representative designations which Arnold has previously earned.

  • High School juniors in Spencer County are invited to enter a Genealogy Essay Contest, sponsored by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society. Deadline is May 17; winners of a $500 scholarship will be announced in September.

     Entries must be a minimum of 600 words, in one of three categories: Ownership, tracing the ownership of the land where you presently live back to the formation of the county (1824); Oral History that has passed down in your family; or Early Spencer County Family, a family in Spencer County when it was formed.

  • Danielle Curtsinger, a junior at SCHS, represented Spencer County at the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2010 All-State Chorus at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts on February 5, following 3 days of rehearsal at the KMEA conference in Louisville. Over 1400 students representing 105 schools across Kentucky auditioned in October to be considered for the honor of the All-State Chorus.

  • Prom dress fashion show and auction

    A prom dress fashion show and auction of new and gently used items will be held Thursday at the high school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Some dresses will start off bidding as low as $5.

    Miss Teen Kentucky Wesley Ware will be the special guest. Door prizes and free refreshments will be given. Admission is $5.

    For more information, contact Youth Service Center at 477-3222.

    Chili supper and auction

  • Carmin Gaines is one of 25 women selected to participate in the Emerge Kentucky program, which is a seven month political leadership training program for women.  Eleven women in the program, including Carmin, are candidates for the 2010 elections. 

    Emerge Kentucky is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to train women to run for public office.  Kentucky ranks 45thamong the states for women in elected office, and among the 120 County Judge-Executives in Kentucky, only six are women, and two of those were appointed by the governor. 

  • Eighteen chapters competed  in regional competition on March 11 at Gallatin County High School   in  leadership events such as speaking, talent, and parliamentary procedure.  Members who placed 1st or 2nd  will move on to the state competition in June.

    The Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams both took top honors  and will advance to the state competition.

  • Within the past two weeks, you might have received a small packet on your front door. I’m not talking about a delivery from the post office or a brochure to inform registered voters, but more importantly an invitation from your local church to make a decision that will forever change your life. Thousands of Southern Baptist churches have cooperatively organized a way to distribute what they believe is the most important message ever told to every household in North America. This ministry is called Find it Here.