Today's News

  • Calipari defends decision not to play IU


    Kentucky coach John Calipari spent a lot of time explaining last week why his team no longer plays Indiana annually, both before and after the Hoosiers beat his team. He readily admitted he did not want to play in Bloomington and talked about deciding what worked best for his program.

  • When the dawn breaks

    Have you ever been out walking or driving in the early morning and really seen the dawn break? I mean, that moment when the sun really first peeks over the horizon in a blaze of glory. The sky has been growing lighter for a while, shot with pinks and golds, but suddenly the morning twilight is banished. The true light has risen into the sky.

    If you are ever driving East at that moment, you know the light just overwhelms everything. I end up clawing for my sunglasses and hope I don’t run into anything in the next five seconds.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 23, 2016

    S.C. Ministerial Association Community Easter Services

    Good Friday Service - 12 noon at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Mills, pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message. Everyone is invited.
    Easter Sunrise Service - 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Elk Creek Baptist Church. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will bring the message that morning. Everyone is invited.

    Maundy Thursday services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

  • Middle school soccer teams win


    The middle school soccer season is off to a good start with both the boys and girls team picking up victories last week.

    The boys got their first win of the season, topping Mt. Washington Middle School 4-1 at home. Taylor Porter paced the Grizzlies with two goals, while Donny Wilson and Jason Nichols also scored one goal each.

    In girls action, the Lady Grizzlies earned a 1-1 tie with Marion County last Monday, and then later in the week took a 7-1 victory over Taylor County.

  • Road access to Salt River now open to the public

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • People - A forecast for success


    Weather may not be the easiest thing to predict, but for two Spencer County High School graduates, forecasting their futures has gotten a bit simpler now that they’ve both landed on the air as television meteorologists.

  • People - Adult Education Center is a fast track to success


    The small wood-framed building on Main Cross in Taylorsville has been a center of learning since it was constructed in 1909. For most of its existence, it housed the public library. Today, it’s home to the Spencer County Adult Education Center, and its purpose is to help boost educational opportunities for adults who dream of bigger and better things for their lives.

    The center helped Angelina Rocca-Leezer achieve her dream of becoming a licensed cosmetologist.

  • People - Epilepsy can’t dim girl’s dream


    Day by day, Madisyn Caudill gets out of bed, goes to school and does her best to earn good grades, which sounds unremarkable until you imagine yourself in her place.

    If savoring one more year with school friends and nailing down college plans are hallmarks of a typical Spencer County High School senior, Madisyn is typical. But Madisyn isn’t typical.

  • Mumps vaccination urged for college students

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health warns parents of college students to make sure their child is up-to-date on vaccination for protection against mumps, an infectious disease that has been reported recently at Kentucky universities – as well as other college campuses around the country.

  • People - Legacy to serve diners in Elk Creek


    A new restaurant aspiring to get you hooked again on your Southern favorites is slated to open by the end of April in a prominent space in Elk Creek.

    Legacy Casual Dining will replace Scott’s Sports Cafe, which closed in January along with the adjoining Elk Creek Grocery at 4881 Taylorsville Road. The new restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with both counter and table service available.

    A grand opening is set for April 30.