Today's News

  • Agriculture - Prune most hydrangea after blooms fade

    This year the hydrangea display is proving to be spectacular.  It’s the big-leafed, or French hydrangea that elicit the most attention because of the volume and size of the blooms.  

    Hydrangea macrophylla got its common moniker because they were predominately cultivated in France, starting in the early 20th century. Hydrangea macrophylla prefer cool, moist and shady conditions, and the temperate climate in France proved favorable to the native Japanese species that was brought to the West.    

  • Youth sports to help local parks


  • Walk-on proving his worth for UK football team


    During a talk to the Louisville Quarterback Club, then offensive coordinator Neal Brown told the group that one of the most talented players in Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class was Charles Walker of Louisville’s St. Xavier.

    What made that statement so unusual was that Walker was a preferred walk-on, not a highly-touted, four-star scholarship player.

  • Let the rain fall

    So I’m getting ready to take my Grandson to the zoo, and it is pouring rain right now. Now raining cats and dogs and going to the zoo don’t mean the same thing to me, nor will they mean the same thing to my Grandson.

    We’ve all had those times when we made our plans and then, through no fault of our own, things change.  The weather doesn’t cooperate, the park you wanted to visit is closed for renovations, or your flight gets canceled, so your carefully laid plans go out the window.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 13, 2016

    Knights of Columbus chicken dinner

  • Ark Encounter opens to rave reviews


    Thousands of people descended on Grant County for the official Ark Encounter ribbon-cutting and media day held on July 5 and the grand opening to the public, which took place as planned on July 7.

  • Jones crowned 2016 Miss Kentucky


    Laura Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, was crowned Miss Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington.

    Jones, also a graduate of Kentucky Christian University, is the daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Spencer County.

    Jones will travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey in September to compete for the title of Miss America. We hope to have a more in-depth future on Jones in an upcoming edition.

  • Court approves budget hours before shutdown

    The battle over the county’s budget ended with a 4-2 vote of approval in an emergency meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court Thursday, but the conflict on the court appears to be nowhere near subsiding.

    Just hours before the budget deadline, Magistrate Hobert Judd reluctantly agreed to approve the second reading of the county’s budget, breaking a 3-3 deadlock that had mired the court for more than two weeks.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 6, 2016

    City hosting strategic plan meeting

    The third strategic planning meeting for the city of Taylorsville will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at the extension office. At this meeting, consultants from the Kentucky League of Cities who have been working with residents to establish a plan for Taylorsville’s future, will present more details.

  • It rained on their parade


    Sudden torrential rains soaked participants and spectators Monday at the Mt. Eden Fourth of July Parade, but it didn’t put a complete damper on the day. As the parade made it’s  way along the main road in town, the floats and riders stayed dry. However, as the parade neared it’s end at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club building, the skies opened up  and drenched everyone. Despite the rain, there were still plenty of smiles and memories made.