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Today's News

  • Ark is floating along smoothly

    My wife and I didn’t take a cruise for our wedding anniversary last week, but we did board a huge ship that was docked on dry land in rural Grant County.

    We visited the Ark Encounter, the lifesize replica of Noah’s Ark that has  generated no shortage of controversy since its announced construction several years ago. It also continues to attract massive crowds, and on Saturday, we were just two of nearly 7,000 people who visited the attraction.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 25, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

    Holiday Dinner to support Animal Shelter

  • Poems from all Kentucky counties sought for project

    George Ella Lyon’s term as Kentucky Poet Laureate has only a few months remaining, but the Harlan County native’s story collection project, “‘Where I’m From’: A Poetry of Place,” will live beyond her tenure as the state’s literary ambassador.

    Lyon’s goal with the project is to collect, from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, individual stories fashioned on “Where I’m From,” her iconic 1993 poem that has been used as a model for poetry writing in communities around the world.

  • Decision 2016 - School Board 4th Dist.

     

    Two board seats are up for election this year, but Janet Bonham is running unopposed in the 3rd District. We asked the two candidates for the 4th district seat, incumbant Lynn Shelburne, and challenger Woodie Cheek to talk about education issues. Their responses are as follows:

    What has prompted you to seek a seat on the school board?

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Bears to host playoff game

     

    The Spencer County Bears will host a first-round playoff game next Friday night, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
    The Bears finished 2-2 in the district, but  won a tie-breaker to earn the second seed and a home game to start the postseason. Coach Mike Marksbury said it’s not official yet, but he believes the opponent will be Louisville Valley, who are 5-4 going into the last week of the season.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports on target in recent event

     

  • When the light shines

    The other morning I was walking my dog out of the neighborhood.  It was a cool morning and the sun was hidden behind a hill.  We suddenly walked out from behind the hill and the chilly morning was no longer chilly.  I could feel the heat of the sun on my face and was struck by how much difference a ball of fire 93 million miles away can make.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 26, 2016

    First Baptist Family Fun Night

    First Baptist Church invites you to their Family Fun Night on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, popcorn, hot dogs and fun. Everyone is invited to attend.