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Local News

  • KSP, BBB warn against scams

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.
    Through 2012 and into this week, Trooper Kendra Wilson, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 12, said 23 fraud complaints have been reported in Spencer County alone. Wilson said she could not break down the numbers at this time to determine the types of fraud reported.

  • Group invites community to join ‘Losin’ it on Main’

    With the Easter Bunny on vacation for another year, candy must move from supermarket displays to make room for spring-induced diet pills, exercise videos, and low-calorie bars. For some, just as winter weather is struggling to hold on, so are those last few holiday pounds.

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?

  • State Park offers myriad of activities

    Whether you are an angler or wrangler; a hiker or mountain biker; or  want to camp out under the stars, Spencer County has just the place for you. The Taylorsville Lake State Park is just minutes from Main Street and offers over 2,500 acres of beautiful country and numerous activities.

  • Acupuncture for animals

    Anyone who loves animals knows the helpless feeling that comes when a pet is in pain or not well.

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?

  • Farmers Market opens April 20

    Spring has arrived, and local residents are itching to put on their gardening gloves. Before long, the Taylorsville Farmers Market will once again plant its vendors on Main Street, ready for sunshine and sales.
    This is the 13th year Spencer residents have been able to enjoy buying fresh, locally grown produce and fruit downtown. For many, it’s a routine part of spring.

  • PHOTOS: Fun with gourds

    Several Spencer County children and adults took a chance to get creative with gourds during a “Share Our Selves” class on Thursday at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office.

  • COLUMN: Get crafting – and organized – this spring

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know I had a crafting, creative side until I took a jewelry-making class in town last summer. Since then, I’ve made countless pairs of earrings and even ventured outside the world of jewelry thanks to the help of Pinterest.

  • Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning

    Retirement.
    For a lot of people, retirement represents freedom from schedules and the end of those long days spent toiling in jobs that provide income for the necessities of life. It’s a time to slow down, sit back and watch the world go by.
    But that’s the worst thing a retiree can do, particularly anyone who is used to being busy and active, mentally and physically, according to Dr. John Lapp, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Taylorsville.