• On Nov. 23, two local Boy Scout groups worked together to collect food for the community. Together Pack 176, 465, and Troop 465, collected more than 1,200 items to help replenish the shelves before the holiday season. The Scouting for Food event is a national Scouting event, which helps to teach Scouts the value of doing a good turn daily regardless of their own needs and to be helpful in their communities, Scout leaders said.

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  • This week, Spencer County High School will participate in College Application Week, which is a national initiative to encourage and give every high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and make realistic plans for their future.

  • Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be Dec. 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Extended evening registration will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 until 7 p.m.
    Children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2014, and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.
    To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:
    •Proof of residency
    •A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)
    •A copy of the student’s Social Security card
    •Current immunization certificate



    Taylorsville Elementary School students and PTA presented Amber Wells with flowers on Veterans Day. Waller is a veteran currently employed at the school.

  • Wyatt Keys, a Spencer County High School student enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center, received the Student of the Month honor for October. Students of the month are exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom. Keys studies industrial maintenance.

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch:  in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.


    On Nov. 2, seven members of the Spencer County FFA received their American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville.  The award is given to less than 3 percent of all members nationwide and is based on the member’s ability to operate a productive Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.  Spencer County members receiving the award were pictured back row, from left, Austin Jaggers, Joseph Snider, Matthew Jeffiers, and Cody Milburn; pictured front row, from left, Emily Hume, Tyler Simpson, and Lauren Brown.

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    Nov. 19, 1953
    Kitty Slucher, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slucher, Route 4, will compete December 7 in a national teenage baking contest in Indianapolis, Indiana, sponsored by the Profax Company.

  • The words from 2 Timothy chapters 3 and 4 were written by the Apostle Paul to a young pastor named Timothy. In these chapters the Apostle Paul told Pastor Timothy what was going on right then in their day and some things that would happen in the future. I think we may be living in the generation that the Apostle Paul prophesied about almost 2,000 years ago to Pastor Timothy.  Let us take a look at what the Apostle Paul told Pastor Timothy.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have been enrolled in the same Medicare prescription drug plan for three years now, but my pharmacist told me I should look for a new plan during the open enrollment period that would fit my needs a little better. What’s the easiest way to do this?
    Need Help

    Dear Need,

  • How about love, a sweet love, a give and take love? I like that kind of love, the kind that I can receive, you know a “take” kind of love. But, hold on, you must not have read closely enough to read the first word in that kind of love...give.
    Did you expect it to come your way without giving? I sure hope not, and if you did you may not be able to receive…take.

  • New Hope Tabernacle to host gospel sing
    New Hope Tabernacle, located at 722 Townhill Road, will host a gospel sing featuring the group Blood Bought on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church will also host a dinner after the singing.
    The community is invited.
    For more information, contact Pastor Joe Vires at 477-5198.

    Knights to host chicken dinner

  • Have you ever heard the expression, “Practice makes Perfect?”  Well apparently it doesn’t work for me!  I’ve been walking for over 50 years and the other day I just tripped.  I wish I could say I tripped over something, but I looked, nothing there.  I just stumbled over my own two feet after 50 years of practice.  Now some of you might say it’s because I’m getting a little older, but I have to admit, I’ve been stumbling and tripping occasionally all along!

  • Healthy and Halloween are usually two words that contradict each other, but as a parent, you want the best for your child.  With Halloween just around the corner, your children will soon be gathering treats that may not be part of a healthy diet.  Giving and receiving healthy treats is easier than it sounds. Here are some do’s and don’ts to having a healthier Halloween.

  • A recent U.S. president stated on at least one occasion that character doesn’t count. Well, maybe that’s his personal opinion. But it matters to me, and also for most of those with whom I have asked if it really matters to them.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What tips or resources can you recommend to help me find them?
    Searching Senior

    Dear Searching,
    It you have access to the Internet, tracking down long-lost friends from many years ago is relatively easy to do, and in most cases it won’t cost you a cent. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started.

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