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  • The Spencer County Livestock Club attended the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest at the Franklin County Extension Office in Frankfort May 2. 

    The following members received awards: 

    Clover Individual Identification – 11th Lilli Hanik.  Clover Individual Evaluation – 1st Chris Miles, 18th Courtney Jeffiers.  Clover Individual Overall – 24th Chris Miles.  8th Place Clover Team Overall – Chris Miles, Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, Ashley Montgomery. 

  • Joseph Snider, of Taylorsville, was named the Area 4 winner in the 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing contest. This contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future.”

  • Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc.

    Nominations may be submitted electronically by visiting the 2010 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Web site at kentuckytoy.com. The deadline for nominations is May 15.

  • Women across Kentucky will meet at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville for the 2009 Women of Worth Lifestyle Evangelism Conference on Tuesday, May 19.  This annual event is sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

  • As we look at God’s word on alcohol, turn to Isaiah 5:11-14. “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished and their multitude dried up with thirst.

  • Call Spencer Co. Preschool at 477-3210 for a brief prescreening interview if you have concerns that your child’s development may be delayed in the areas of hearing, vision, cognitive thinking skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development. This screening is offered to Spencer County children 3 or 4 years of age. The screening will be held May 26-27 by appointment at Spencer County Preschool.

  • Early Childhood Screening

    Call Spencer Co. Preschool at 477-3210 for a brief prescreening interview if you have concerns that your child’s development may be delayed in the areas of hearing, vision, cognitive thinking skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development. This screening is offered to Spencer County children 3 or 4 years of age. The screening will be held May 26-27 by appointment at Spencer County Preschool.

    Senior Prom

  • VFW Chili Cook-off

    It’s time for another cili cook-off sponsored by the VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary. The cook-off will be held Friday at 106 Washington Street from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The cook-off is open to the public so bring your chili to the Post by 5:30 p.m. for judging and then enjoy a bowl of chili for $3. There will also be a cake and pie auction. For more information please call 502-477-8103.

    MPCAA Senior Center Fundraiser Yard Sale

  • There’s plenty of talk these days about financial troubles.  Controversial solutions are being pushed, cutbacks are being made, and businesses are closing down.  Our nation, our state, and our local government are all seeking to expand care for those in need while at the same time cutting costs.  Even the Governor’s annual free Derby Day Breakfast included a price tag this year.

  • National Day of Prayer tomorrow

  • Dorothy Schultz, a junior at Spencer County High School, placed first in the historical paper category at the state National History Day Competition held at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Saturday, April 18.

    Dorothy’s paper was entitled “Clausewitz’s Military Legacy”.  Dorothy will compete at the National Competition held at the University of Maryland in June.   

    -Submitted by Melita Drake, National History Day sponsor

     

  • The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky has announced that three Spencer County High School students have been selected to participate in their prestigious summer program this year.  The selected students are Taylor Carden, daughter of Jeff and Mary Ann Carden, Kevin Herndon, son of  Carol and Doug Herndon and Alex Poole, daughter of Lisa and Ronald Poole.  These students were, first of all, nominated by SCHS after a very competitive process at that level.  Their applications were then sent on and used to compete with other top students from across the state.&n

  •  High school seniors from Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes in a local courtroom. District Court Judge Donna Dutton will select local students to spend a day with her serving as Junior Court Clerks.

  • It was between 461 million and 444 million years ago, during the late Ordovician (Or-do-vish-in) period of Earth’s history, that a cataclysmic event apparently occurred in what is now southeastern Shelby County, Ky.

    Of course there was no Shelby County then, no Spencer County, no Kentucky, no United States and no people - just some primitive fish and other ocean organisms beginning to appear.

  • Some of the Spencer County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) officers attended the 2009 PRIDE Youth Conference at the Kentucky Convention Center on April 9 and 10.  This leadership event allowed students and sponsors to gain knowledge, skills, and ideas regarding tobacco, alcohol, drug, suicide and bullying prevention from other groups of young people and advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Pictured are (from left) SADD Officers Casey Kerns, Erica Petersen, Kori Lurie and Michella White.

  • The 2009 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held Saturday, April 4 at Spencer County Elementary School. It was a very successful day filled with enjoyable demonstrations and speeches. The following 4-H members participated and if they were awarded first place they will be going on the Area Communications Day held on to May 23 in Bullitt County.

    Junior Food Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Marissa Allen demonstrated Cupcakes Too Cool To Eat.

    Junior Craft Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon– Liz Walker demonstrated Working with Leather.

  • Recent widespread reports of cutworm damage in float beds are a good reminder for tobacco growers to keep a close watch on tobacco float beds and greenhouses to catch and treat small problems before they become big ones.

  • If it was the year AD 67 and we were living in Rome, Christian persecution would be a common evil in our society.  The Emperor, Nero, was torturing and killing Christians for pleasure!  Even from earlier on, we can see other accounts of persecution including Stephen’s death only a few years following the crucifixion of Christ.  Jesus prophesied to his disciples that his followers would be arrested, handed over, and hated because of his name (Matthew 10:19-22).

  • “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana.

    With thoughts like this in mind, the Jewish people of our country observe remembrance days.    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 was the most recent Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah).