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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 11, 2016

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8th. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a T-shirt. If you register by June 1st, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble

  • Fishing state’s streams in May can be rewarding

    An extended stretch of stable weather and seasonably warm temperatures in late April created optimal spring fishing conditions for anglers across Kentucky.

    The calm broke at the end of the month when rounds of storms over a period of days preceded a cold front. In their wake, rivers and streams that had been running low and clear and warmer than normal rose and cooled off a bit.

  • Learning the joy of work

    I know a lot of people that love to mow the grass. I must admit I am not one of them. I don’t know why, but for me it is always a chore and not one I particularly enjoy.

    On the other hand, I do enjoy the look and the smell of fresh mown grass. The other day, after mowing, I took a break for a few minutes and then stepped out onto our porch. The smell of the freshly mown grass was in the air, and I simply enjoyed the moment.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 11, 2016

    VBS at First Baptist of Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will have their Vacation Bible School June 6 through June 10 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Batten down the hatches and join the church for a VBS week of Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface. Children from 2 years old through seventh grade are invited to come explore the deep sea and discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface. For children needing transportation, please call the church office at 477-8197.

  • Gearing up for Gourd Art Show

     

    Minnie Black, an East Bernstadt, Kentucky woman who created musical instruments from gourds, will be fitly remembered this weekend at the Kentucky Gourd Art Show.

    The show, which has a different theme each year, will commemorate Black this year under the theme “Miss Minnie’s Mi-gnons.”

  • Dr. Ben Strong, longtime dentist dies at age 82

     

    Dr. Ben L. Strong, who practiced dentistry in Taylorsville for 56 years, died Sunday in Louisville. He was 82.

    At his office on Main Street, Strong worked alongside his son, Dr. James R. Strong, until his retirement in 2014. He then continued to practice part-time until this year.

    He lived in Shelbyville with his wife, Betty Strong, who survives him.

    Throughout his career, Strong provided dental care to countless citizens of Spencer County, where he and Betty Strong have lifelong friends.

  • Shelby starts wet/dry petition

    At last week’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to approve doing direct mailing to send out a survey to collect signatures for a petition needed for a wet/dry vote for the county.

    Magistrates had approved spending $15,000 to finance the effort in mid-April after a recommendation from the county’s Economic Development Committee, but had not yet decided on the method for collecting the signatures.

    The effort is the second time in Shelby County to get a wet/dry election on the ballot

  • City police active in county

    Taylorsville City Police Chief Phil Crumpton said his department has noticed an increase in calls for assistance and responses in the county since Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump announced that his deputies would no longer be offering 24/7 patrols early last month.

    Crumpton told members of the Taylorsville City Commission last week that his officers have probably doubled their runs out in the county. Upon researching the actual statistics, Crumpton said Monday the increase is even greater than that.

  • Stiffer penalties for DUI in KY

    A recent change in Kentucky’s drunken driving laws will bring harsher penalties for some re-offenders.

    Senate Bill 56 extends the look-back period for DUI offenses from five years to 10 years.

    In the Kentucky court system, driving while under the influence is an enhanceable offense, meaning penalties and fines become stiffer for each charge accrued within a certain time period. At the fourth DUI within that time period, the charge is upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony.

  • Agriculture - Proper plant propagation

    The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing, which is best done in early spring before new growth, or in the fall before plants go dormant. Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants, but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case, we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant.