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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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? 

  • 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.

  • Public comment welcome

    The proposed Comprehensive District Improvement Plan and the proposed Mission/Vision/and Belief Statements can be found on district website for public comment at www.spencer.ky12.ky.us.

    Free college credit

    The Shelby County Area Technology Center and Jefferson Community and Technical College – Shelby Campus are offering an informational meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. to find out how many free college credit hours your son or daughter has already earned in high school for college.

  • I have heard a lot of people say, I have been too mean - God won’t forgive a person like me, or you don’t know about all of the bad things I have done, or if I accept Jesus as my Saviour I don’t know if I could stop doing the things I do today, I know I couldn’t give up drinking or smoking or the other bad things in my life. If things like this are running through your mind, the only place they are coming from is the devil. He is the author of lying and confusion.

  • A fish-out-of-water romantic comedy, “New In Town” stars Renee Zellwegger as Lucy Hill, a Miami businesswoman sent to the upper Midwest to overhaul and slash the work force at an underperforming junk-food factory.

    Career-minded Lucy isn’t prepared for the biting cold, the quaint small-town customs or the colorful characters she encounters—especially fireman Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.), who also happens to be the factory’s labor-union rep.

  • Two aquaculture workshops will be offered by Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension for those who are involved with or might be considering small-scale aquaculture.

  • Today I will write an article on tithing.

    One weekend we were in Nashville Tennessee and I was leading a small group in this church. We have some questions we ask the people. I ask the question what would you like to happen in your life this weekend?

    One elderly woman spoke up really quick and said I would like to win the lottery. When I looked at her and said, Really, she responded of course I would give God his part. It made me wonder what God’s part was.

    Now let’s take a look at what the Bible says.

  • One year ago

    • Taylorsville Lake Marina owner Javon Montgomery introduced a multi-phased improvement plan that could include additional parking, increased launching ramp space, additional courtesy docks, a wider access road, a closer overflow parking lot and a public beach. The plan was supported by Spencer County Fiscal Court with a resolution and forwarded to state officials.

    • Superintendent Chuck Adams announced he was forming a committee to look into the expansion of tuition-based preschool.

  •  Some of the best native American artifacts found in Spencer County have been collected in the Waterford area.

     It is possible that a mysterious find there could be the most incredible yet.

     There are several piles of rocks off Kentucky 44 that have Waterford residents wondering if they could mark the locations of Indian graves or be the result of farmers clearing rocks from fields.

  • The Kentucky 4-H Centennial is a momentous occasion for the organization that has made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s youths over the years. To kick off a year of celebration, 4-H is planning a birthday bash. It will be Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington.

  • A word that has been common in headlines all over the nation this past year is hope. We live in a time when the future seems uncertain and people are searching for something for which to hope. Taking a look at the progression of modern science, the rise in advanced technology and the tremendous medical breakthroughs, it would appear that things are getting better and better all the time. But it only takes turning on the television or opening up the newspaper to recognize that the world is actually getting worse.

  • Kentucky horse owners experiencing a recent job loss may be eligible for assistance feeding their horses through the Kentucky Horse Council’s (KHC) Equine Safety Net program.

  • I know this is not going to be the most popular article I have written. During the holiday season as I looked at my table and saw so much I thought of all the people who did not have what I had. Even though I am not a rich man in terms of worldly things, I am rich in heavenly things – and that is much better.

    Now let’s take a look at what the bible says about the poor and the rich.

  • Old Gospel Barn

    special singing

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be by Dennis Bowling, the Cumbos, and more. Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Bloomfield

    Methodist

    fundraiser

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church is holding a fundraiser for mission programs Friday, February 6 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Source: Stephanie Blevins, 4-H youth development specialist

    Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state’s youth into productive, contributing members of society. Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people.  As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on the organization’s past accomplishments and plan for the future.

  • Agriculture Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Douglas L. Faulkner announced recently that USDA is accepting applications for $45.8 million in loans and grants to support rural communities and spur economic development through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program.

  • With input costs remaining high, farmers are looking for ways to make their money go further. Testing soil from fields now can prevent over fertilizing in the spring and potentially save money on input costs, said soil specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.