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    When I was a little kid I would hear people say “It is better to give than to receive.” I wondered what they meant, because I sure looked forward to Christmas and my birthday each year. As a kid it seemed to me that it was better to receive than to give. Well, I suppose that may be somewhat of a typical attitude for a child along with a number of other attitudes that parents try to change over time.

  • As we look as the coming of the Lord.

    Revelation 22:11-21 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

  • Fiscal court

    meeting change

    Spencer County Fiscal Court’s next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, January 20, at 9 a.m. in the fiscal court building. This meeting was changed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    Senior center

    activities

    Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center, located at 44 Creekside Dr., is having a Stroke Prevention Seminar today starting at noon. Please plan to attend this educational event. For more details call Linda at 477-8296.

  • Family ministry program

    Please join us at Plum Creek Baptist Church for our Family ministry program tonight at 5:45 p.m. A family meal is served at 5:45 p.m. followed by FaithWeavers, a children’s ministry curriculum, youth programming, adult Bible study and prayer meeting. Everyone is welcome!

    Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at the corner of Hwy. 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Chartering service

  • If you’re seriously considering adoption or just curious about the process behind opening up your home to a child who needs a family, the 2009 Adoption Fair is the place to visit to ask questions and gather the information you are looking for.

  • Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday a campaign to encourage more Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families.

    “The EITC is one of our best anti-poverty tools, and I want to make sure every eligible Kentuckian takes advantage of it and gets the money they deserve,” Gov. Beshear said in announcing the campaign.

  • Kentucky business entities now have access to their annual reports, including business entities that are required to file annual reports for the first time. Business entities registered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can obtain their 2009 annual reports immediately by visiting the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website.

  • A preacher and I were talking the other day about how Jesus Christ was coming back to judge his church. A lot of church members think Jesus is coming back to judge the world. The way I read my bible, the church is supposed to set an example to the world. But it seems we have failed in many ways.

  • I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of fresh sheets on the bed. It just feels clean and fresh. After just one or two nights, those sheets loose that fresh scent and crisp feel. That is sort of the way it is with us. We may walk with the Lord this morning, but by tonight the linen is not quite so fresh. The dust and dirt of the day have soiled our lives and we need a refreshing.

  • New Year’s Eve

    Sing and Pray-in

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a special New Year’s Eve sing and pray-in 7:30 p.m. Performances will by Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, Heart and Soul Trio, the Cumbos, and more. Please bring a covered dish for a time of fellowship and don’t forget you’re to bring your family and friends. Admission is free.

    Grief recovery program registration extended

  • Colossians 3:1-11 – If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

    For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

  • Taylorsville Methodist Christmas Eve service

    Taylorsville United Methodist Church will host a community Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. This candlelight service will feature Christmas music, special music and Bible readings that tell the Christmas story. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on Main Street in Taylorsville.

    Candlelight Christmas Eve service at Risen Lord Lutheran

  • Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant. Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation.

    Ginger got its name from the Sanskrit word sringavera which means “root shaped like a horn.” It has been used by the Romans, the Chinese, Europeans and others for thousands of years and has been endowed with an herbal and medicinal reputation. The ginger that we use as a spice comes from zingiber officinale one of many different species of this flowering tropical plant.

  • One of my favorite Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In it we have a miser named Scrooge who not only doesn’t know the meaning of Christmas but goes out of his way to make everyone as miserable as he is. He is visited by a ghost and three spirits of Christmas, the past, present, and future. After this experience he is a changed man, Charles Dickens wrote in his epilogue that if there was anyone who could keep Christmas the whole year through it was Scrooge.

  • Deborah Kaye Montgomery celebrated her business move to a new storefront on Main Street with a ribbon cutting earlier this month. Joining her in this momentous occasion were (from left) Annette King, executive director of Taylorsville/Spencer County Economic Development; Jerry Davis, president of Spencer County/Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce; Melvin Gore, chamber vice-president; Deborah Kaye Montgomery, owner; her husband, David Montgomery; and son, Jeremiah Montgomery.

  • Billie W. Wade, CEO of Citizens Union Bank, recently returned from a meeting of America’s Community Bankers Council, a division of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Composed of approximately 100 bankers representing all 50 states, the Council meets twice each year to advise the Association on issues affecting the nation’s community banks and their customers.

  • This is the way most celebrate Christmas – we start shopping on the day after Thanksgiving and continue to do so for many days after. Then after three or four weeks, we start wondering who we have left off our shopping list. Or we start worrying if someone will like the present we got for them. When Christmas Eve or Christmas Day rolls around, we begin the massive exchange of gifts and partake in bountiful meals. Most of us eat way too much and gain at least 10 pounds, feeling miserable. During these big meals, we briefly forget about the presents under the tree.

  • We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes. What window do you gaze out the most and where, in that view, would a colorful tree or shrub make the most difference? Now, consider planting something with the best winter interest there is: berries. Berries come in all sorts of colors; and they will bring in wildlife to enjoy, as well.

  • Logan Gray, senior of Spencer County High School, was recently nominated for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the Toyota Community Scholars Program. Both programs recognize students for their outstanding commitment to community service and present awards based on the student’s academic performance and the overall impact of the student’s contribution(s) in the area of community service.