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Today's News

  • Home and many contents destroyed in fire

    A Little Union home was destroyed Thursday morning in an apparent electrical fire that started in the kitchen.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said that over 40 percent of the mobile home received heavy fire damage. Flames quickly spread from the point of origin in the kitchen, to the living room and covered porch. The rest of the structure suffered from the effects of smoke and heat.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Get over yourself

    An ancient Indonesian parable tells about a turtle that flew through the air by biting hard on a stick that was carried by two geese. The turtle was thrilled to take flight but was bothered by comments from onlookers. Those who viewed the spectacle praised the geese for being so clever. The turtle felt he was the one who deserved attention and praise and so he opened his mouth and shouted, “This was my idea.” I’m sure he learned his lesson.

  • In the garden: Small corn ears may mean poor pollination

    Corn needs what most other summer crops need:  good soil and drainage, adequate nutrients and temperatures above 60 degrees for germination and growth.  Corn is actually a heavy feeder so healthy soil with some side dressing is a good idea to maximize the quality of harvest.  Water needs are not excessive but irrigation (if it doesn’t come naturally) when the stalks begin to flower will promote larger ear development.  The rest relies on cross pollination.  Corn flowers and begins to shed its pollen several days before the silks actually emerge.

  • Escaping pollutants of the world

    Some Christians do not believe in backsliding but I am one who does.

    I looked up backslide in the dictionary. The meaning was to slide back into wrongdoing; gradually return to old habits, or practices; especially ones forbidden by a church or by authority; relapse. So far none of the reformed drinkers has backslid.

  • Holiday World trip delights underprivileged children

    There is something magical about taking a boy on his first roller coaster ride.  There is something even more special when that boy is getting ready to enter the eleventh grade.

    Recently, 37 children and 13 adult chaperons from Spencer County made the short trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.   Much like any other group that does so over the course of the summer, they were put into groups and given name tags.   Some chaperons were parents, some were teachers and some were both.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Anybody out there?

    For a small Kentucky community, Spencer County has had its fair share of news coverage from TV and big-city newspapers recently. We have a county judge under scrutiny for his credit card habits, a pending wet/dry vote and $11,700 still unaccounted for in the high school’s activities fund.

    And despite all this controversy, letters to the editor have been slim. I'm perplexed.

    Surely, these – and other issues concerning our nation at large – are being talked over at diners all over town. Some topics may even trigger heated debates.

  • Young Gunz win CKBC Wooden Bat Classic

    Local 14U baseball team Young Gunz won the CKBC Wooden Bat Classic in Winchester July 12. The team won all four of the games they played in, which included three wins by seven runs or more, and one hard – fought 3-2 victory over Scott County.  MVP’s were Jordan Hardin and Austin Heilman. 

  • Main Street hits a funding pothole

    Main Street’s second renovation phase has been delayed temporarily by the state as officials seek to use stimulus funding instead of Kentucky transportation money, Main Street Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Tuesday.

  • Judge rules on charter petition

    The charter government petition is valid, said Judge Charles Hickman in a ruling filed last Thursday.

    The Spencer County Circuit Court opinion comes nearly a year and a half after the City of Taylorsville first asked for legal scrutiny of the document. In February 2008, the city announced they would be filing for a declaration of rights and named Spencer County Fiscal Court as the defendant.

  • Trailblazers dominate

    May 30 and May 31 the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort. District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    The kids really started the weekend off with a bang, with Kelsey Bishop winning her first two classes on Saturday and taking home the Division I Pleasure High Point Award.