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    Spencer County High School students Danielle Curtsinger and Christi Shindlebower were selected to the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2009 All State Choir. The two joined other Kentucky music students selected for participation following auditions, and spent three days rehearsing in Louisville, culminating with a performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts last month.

  • Mary Karr’s uncle had endured long enough!  The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to separate his own house into two halves.  He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months.  He had enough.  He divided his house and moved her portion a few hundred feet away.  The two of them finished their years on earth living on the same farm, in the same house… living two very separate lives.

  • Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held through March 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 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

  • Knights Kafé

    Lenten fish fry

    Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Menu items available will be fish, shrimp, frog legs, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, home-made desserts and assorted beverages. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross St.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • Knights Kafé Lenten fish fry

    Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Menu items available will be fish, shrimp, frog legs, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, home-made desserts and assorted beverages. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross St.

    Pancake breakfast

  • There is a brotherhood of believers in Spencer County and they are trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

    They are called the Knights of Columbus – and while the organization has only been in existence locally for the past three years, it has a long history of being “the strong right arm” of the Catholic church.

  • The women of Little Union Baptist Church in Spencer County honored their widows at the Annual Valentine Breakfast recently at Ryans in Louisville. There were 32  in attendance.

  • Members of the Spencer county FFA chapter will join the 150 other chapters in the Kentucky Association  celebrating National FFA Week.  

    As part of National FFA Week, the local members have planned a week long celebration.    

  • 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 Masterpiece from Willisburg, the Cumbos, and more.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Risen Lord movie night

  • 1 John 4:7-21 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herin is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

  • When I was growing up, I heard about David the shepherd boy slaying the giant with a sling. I never could understand how this could happen because I tried throwing one of these things and could not hit anything that I threw at.

    When I grew older and accepted God as my Savior, now I can see how this happened. All David had to do is throw the stone and God did the rest.

    The Bible says David was a man after God’s own heart. Even though David was extremely close to God, one night he underestimated the power of Satan.

  • Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 2 - 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 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

    Physical examination form

  • Chili supper and dessert auction

    The First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host a chili supper and dessert auction Sunday following the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will consist of chili, hot dogs, salad and a drink. Desserts will be auctioned off following the meal.

     The community is invited to attend this event which will benefit the FBCT youth group’s trip to a Christian-based summer camp.

    Women’s Bible Study

  • Two weeks ago I asked “what more Mother Nature?”  Well, another gusty wind storm was served up adding to the collection of debris left by the ice storm.  Some serious questions are coming in about what to take out and what to try and save.  I am not a certified arborist but I can pass on the guidelines that certified arborists are taught when it comes to tree assessment and risk management.  These criteria may help you decide what to do now and in the future.

  • This past Sunday I was leaving church after the morning services I was truly blessed.  Several folks were gathered around discussing their faith.  They were talking about their Sunday school lesson and drew me into their conversation.

  • 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.