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Today's News

  • Fair open entry results

    CLOTHING, NEEDLEWORK, CRAFTS, & CERAMICS

    Clothing Article, Other
    Paula Zolta, Blue 1st

    Crocheted Afghan
    Shirley Thomas, Blue 1st & Katherine Thomas Award
    Tracy O’Grady, Red     2nd

    Crocheted Baby Article
    Shirley Thomas , Blue 1st
    Tracy O’Grady, Red     2nd

    Knitted Article
    Tracy O’Grady, Blue     1st

    Counted Cross Stitch Picture

  • COLUMN: Sawflies: a species-specific pest

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago, and after a decade or so, we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.
    I was charged with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • COLUMN: The Bible shows the way to salvation

    Two weeks ago I was talking to a person about eternal security and he said he believed people wanted eternal security but they did not want to live it. One thing is for sure, if you do not want to live it, you never got it to start with. I am a Baptist minister and I believe like the old time Baptists.
    They believed and so do I, that if you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and nothing changed in your life and you lived the same old sinful life you always lived, you did not get anything to start with.

  • COLUMN: Looking for refreshment? Turn to the Lord

    Hard work on a hot day and someone hands you a glass of ice cold sweet tea.  You feel the cold glass in your hand and taste the sweetness on your tongue.  Just a short break in a hard and busy day, but it refreshes and renews your strength.
    I think we have all had those moments.  
    It may be a glass of tea or lemonade, or perhaps stopping for a breather under a shade tree, but we all remember those moments of refreshing.  Sometimes it is something as simple as a fresh breeze cooling us off, or a cool shower at the end of a long hard day.  

  • Stidham makes dean’s list

    Wendy Stidham, a daughter of Chuck and Gina Stidham, earned a place as a University of Louisville dean’s scholar for the 2011 spring semester.
    Students must obtain a GPA of a 4.0 for the semester. Stidham is a marketing major and entrepreneurship minor in the College of Business.
    She is also an active member in the U of L Marching Band, Honors Program, Honors Scholars Program, The National Society of Collegiates, and The Golden Key International Honor Society at U of L.

  • District faced with new testing system

    Spencer County students are just a week into the new school year, but the Spencer County Board of Education and local teachers are already thinking  toward the end of the year and how to prepare students for a new state accountability testing system.

  • Main Street reorganizes

    Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee is moving forward with a reorganized structure and new leadership.
    The reorganization and leadership, recommended by the committee itself, were approved during the Aug. 2 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    The committee – which was previously made up of leaders from different areas, i.e., tourism, schools, etc. – will have the same number of voting members (12), but those voting members have new titles and responsibilities.

  • City sticks with one monthly meeting

    The Taylorsville City Commission will continue its practice of having only one regular monthly meeting after a motion to up that number to two failed.
    Commissioner Nathan Nation made a motion at the city’s Aug. 2 meeting to have two regular meetings each month.
    Saying he was willing to give it a try, Mayor Don Pay seconded the motion.
    However, the motioned failed by a 2-3 vote, with commissioners Larry Waldridge, Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram voting no.

  • COLUMN: Get involved for the good of Taylorsville

    At the time this paper printed, Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee had four key vacancies.
    Most are probably aware of the Main Street manager position left open when Annette King fulfilled her contract at the end of the fiscal year.
    It’s a minimum of 10 hours per week and pays $7,000 a year – at least that’s what the city commission currently has budgeted in that slot.
    The other three positions are strictly on a volunteer basis and are new to the Main Street structure this year.

  • COLUMN: Investing in Return on Relationships

    Editor’s Note: Lance Allison is the president/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. He spoke to the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday on the importance of relationships and shared this column, first published in the Murray Ledger and Times, with The Spencer Magnet.