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    Senior Center thanks businesses for sponsoring Christmas party

    The Spencer County Senior Center would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the following local businesses who helped sponsor our Christmas party at the center December 20, 2018.  Because of their support, our party was a great success and we would like to recognize them for their effort in supporting our Senior Center:

  • No shame in masculinity

    “Be a man.”
    It’s an admonition young boys have heard and heeded throughout the centuries, and civilization is better for it. Men who embraced courage, strength, fortitude, perseverance and other masculine virtues have blazed trails, sailed the seas, discovered, explored and settled new lands. They have combatted injustice, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice, and they have acted and spoken with integrity on behalf of the oppressed and downtrodden. Men are vital to the survival of civilization.

  • Supports bill that would end animal sexual assault

    I would like to sincerely thank Senator Julie Raque Adams for sponsoring a bill to end animal sexual assault in Kentucky.  
    Kentucky is one of only five states that hasn’t made it illegal to sexually assault an animal. Since these acts cannot be prosecuted here, it hinders the work of law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.

  • Deuling or feuding?

    Elected officials in Kentucky must swear or affirm that they have never participated in a duel with deadly weapons as part of their oath of office. It seems out of place in 2019, but political passions run high in the commonwealth.
    Early in my career, I saw and heard some pretty heated exchanges among public officials. At a Jackson County School Board meeting, one board member asked another to step outside as they found themselves embroiled in a heated exchange.

  • Two Lives Well Lived

    Millions of Americans watched the  funeral services of former President George H.W. Bush last week, and though it was a somber occasion to be sure, there was a sense of pride and patriotism felt among most Americans as we listened to the speeches and witnessed the pomp and ceremony that surrounded the events.

  • Avoid a P.C. Christmas

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is no longer deemed appropriate television for children because it normalizes bullying, bad parenting and catagorizing people as outcasts. That’s the latest charge from the political correctness authorities.
    Meanwhile, at least one radio station has decided it will no longer play the winter song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” because some knuckleheads think it’s a celebration of date rape. Really? Have they been paying attention to the sordid lyrics of what passes as popular music these days?

  • Student seeks information on Kentucky

    Student seeks information on KY

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools (Puyallup, WA.) and I am writing a report on the state of Kentucky. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, products, etc from your state, it would be greatly appreciated!
    5th Grader
    Cascade Christian School
    601 9th Ave S.E.
    Puyallup, WA. 98372

  • Suggestion for using old Magnets

    We love hearing from our readers, many of whom present us with some unique ideas of what we can do with our paper. Some of them are even printable, like this suggestion:

    Suggestion for using old Magnets

    Every year for many years now, I wrap my presents with the old Spencer Magnets.
    I love it. I even draw pictures of a bow on them.
    It all began one day when I was short of wrapping paper. I remembered Grandma used to use old paper grocery bags to wrap presents. So I saw a Magnet and said why not.