Spencer Christian Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 24. The church is expanding and will nearly double its size and build a permanent sanctuary. Pictured at the groundbreaking are three charter members of the church, Irene Rucker, Mason Rucker and Ricky Stevens.

  •  A reading from Malachi 4:1-6:

  •  Grace Chapel to host Christmas production
    Looking for a family friendly night out during this holiday season? Grace Chapel invites the community to the Christmas production, “Three Lives Changed,” today and Dec. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. A reception of Christmas cookies and drinks is planned after each performance.
    The production consists of the narrative story (with live actors) of three people whose lives were dramatically changed by God’s love. 

  • What, you ask, is this column going to address, with a title like this? Well, it’s designed to get you out of your own personal “box” and try to experience what is going on around you in the lives of others.
    I am not always an observer of human nature and maybe what could have helped drive me to pursue a career in mental health. But it seems that I have almost always, at least as long as I can remember, wondered what makes people tick. Why do they do the things that they do? And, along with that, where are they all going, and why?”

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    The Spencer County High School FFA Chapter hosted a canned food drive in the month of November. Students brought in a number of cans to later donate to the local Backpack Buddies Program. As part of a regional contest, the chapter built a sculpture out of the cans which can be seen in the picture.

  •  The Spencer County High School Student of the Month is Scotty Nation. He was nominated by Mrs. Bruce, who praised Scotty on his initiative in the classroom and throughout the school. He is always looking for a way to help those around him and goes above and beyond as a student and peer tutor, Bruce said.
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     Children’s book author Animal Gambill and her Boston terrier, Boss Paws, visited Spencer County Elementary School on Nov. 14 to share her newest book, ‘Boss Paws and the Mystery of Bat Cat.’ She read the book to the students and conducted writers workshops with the older students. The students enjoyed the information and have been inspired to write stories about their own pets, SCES Library Media Specialist Bridget Murphy said.

  • On Nov. 23, two local Boy Scout groups worked together to collect food for the community. Together Pack 176, 465, and Troop 465, collected more than 1,200 items to help replenish the shelves before the holiday season. The Scouting for Food event is a national Scouting event, which helps to teach Scouts the value of doing a good turn daily regardless of their own needs and to be helpful in their communities, Scout leaders said.

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  • This week, Spencer County High School will participate in College Application Week, which is a national initiative to encourage and give every high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and make realistic plans for their future.

  • Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be Dec. 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Extended evening registration will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 until 7 p.m.
    Children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2014, 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



    Taylorsville Elementary School students and PTA presented Amber Wells with flowers on Veterans Day. Waller is a veteran currently employed at the school.

  • Wyatt Keys, a Spencer County High School student enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center, received the Student of the Month honor for October. Students of the month are exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom. Keys studies industrial maintenance.

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch:  in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.


    On Nov. 2, seven members of the Spencer County FFA received their American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville.  The award is given to less than 3 percent of all members nationwide and is based on the member’s ability to operate a productive Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.  Spencer County members receiving the award were pictured back row, from left, Austin Jaggers, Joseph Snider, Matthew Jeffiers, and Cody Milburn; pictured front row, from left, Emily Hume, Tyler Simpson, and Lauren Brown.