Today's News

  • Lake algae issues diminished

    Some lakes in Indiana and Kentucky still carry warnings for toxic blue-green algae, but recent cooler, drier weather may have helped suppress the potentially dangerous cyanobacteria in many waters, officials said Friday.

    All of those lakes are open as the summer recreation season arrives.

  • Poultry restrictions a result of avian flu


    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak.

    “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Stout said in a statement appearing on his agency’s website. “Poultry is Kentucky’s leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure.”

  • Kentucky is not a basketball state

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in 134 games dating to 1939. Last time Kentucky won a game in this series, the U.S. government was freezing Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts.

  • Hoosiers top Kentucky in basketball

    Editor’s Note: Just 15 minutes after writing this column, I received Bob Watkins’ column via email. To my shock, his topic was the same as mine. At first thought, I considered just deleting mine and filling this space with something else. However, on second thought, I figured that any sports fan in Kentucky who values what once made us special, may need a double dose of reality that basketball in Kentucky is not in good health.

  • Lady Bears Basketball camp...


    More than 40 girls attended the Lady Bears Basketball Camp last week at the high school. The camp was a mix of fun and fundamentals as the girls participated in drills to hone their skills, as well as scrimmages and fun games designed to foster teamwork. Lady Bears’ Coach Brandy Scott said she was pleased with the turnout, which was about a dozen more campers than last year. Members of the Lady Bears high school team worked with the campers each day.

  • VBS Schedule


    Covenant Churches

    The Covenant Churches - All Saints Catholic Chuch, First Christian Church of Taylorsville/Disciples of Christ, and Taylorsville United Methodist Church, will host “Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” - from Sunday, June 14 through Thursday, June 18, at All Saints Church, 410 Main Cross Street, in Taylorsville. There will be a light meal at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Call Diane Black at All Saints, 477-6676, for more information.

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

  • Dangerous beauty

    I am not a storm chaser, but I can understand why some people do it.  I know a lot of them say it is for the science, and I am sure we can learn a lot, but I don’t think that is the whole story.  If it were just about learning more about thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes there would not be any “Storm Chaser” vacation packages.  And yes, that is a real thing.

  • About guardian angels

    As a child I was always told I had a guardian angel. I probably thought of him more as a guardian tattletale. Seemed like I was always the one who got caught. Even if I wasn’t at fault, I got caught. When it was my fault, I still got caught. I never could seem to get away with anything. It could be that my guardian angel was actually looking out for my well-being.

  • Annual Kids Fishing Derby


    The annual Kids Fishing Derby at Taylorsville Lake was held Saturday morning, and while the fish were slow to bite, the fun started early. Fish and Wildlife Officer Scott Herndon said the event is nearly 20 years old and is put on with local support, including prizes donated by the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association and food donated by the Bullitt Co. Rod and Gun Club.

  • Road work will result in closures of KY 48

    Maintenance work is progressing on KY 48 (Highgrove Road) in Spencer County.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance staff have completed cross-drain replacement between KY 623 (Lilly Pike) and the Nelson/Spencer County line (mile points 2.5 to 4.4).  Crews will now perform the same type of work on the rest of KY 48 between the Nelson/Spencer County line and Gordon Drive (mile points 0.0 to 2.4).