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Today's News

  • Surveys help biologists monitor and manage wildlife populations

    Wildlife surveys have a simple goal – to gather information.
    “They help biologists monitor non-game species, and effectively manage populations of the animals we hunt,” said David McChesney, federal aid program coordinator for the wildlife division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “This ensures the overall well-being and responsible stewardship of Kentucky’s wildlife.”

  • PHOTO: Tournament champs

    The Spencer County 10 and under fast pitch softball team won the Munfordville Invitational Tournament this past weekend.

    Pictured, from back left, are coaches Chris Allen, Bill Vannatta, Darren Cole, and head coach John Howie. Second row, from left, are Destiny Waldridge, Macy Bruner, Sarah Durbin, Audrey Michels, Deborah Lewis and Alyssa Howie. Front row, from left, are Emilee Hardin, Allison Dunbar, Emily Cole, Katie Wilburn, Elizabeth Vannatta and Emma Allen. The team is scheduled to play in a state tournament in Fern Creek on July 7-10.

  • Bottoms at top of this week’s race

    Surprising. That’s how Taylorsville resident Derek Bottoms characterizes his first feature event win at Bluegrass Speedway.

  • Fishing derby draws almost 100 participants

    Ninety-six children participated in the annual kid’s fishing derby at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters on June 11.

    Pictured are Officer Jason Ice; Victoria Worley, 9, winner of the smallest fish award (a 3 1/16-inch sunfish); Max Dipple, 12, winner of the largest fish award (a 20 3/4-inch catfish); Dalton Helton, 11, who caught the most fish (46); and Officer Darvin Chesser.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked 500 rainbow trout for the kids to catch.

  • PHOTO: Now, that’s a fish!

    Jacob Armstrong, 9, of Taylorsville, caught this 45-pound catfish on June 24 while fishing with his father. The fish was 41.5 inches long. Jacob is a son of Eddie and Linda Armstrong.

  • Lady Bear Volleyball tryouts July 15-16

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears Volleyball Team will be hosting tryouts July 15-16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    Anyone interested in trying out for the team should attend conditioning on the following dates:
    July 11 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 12 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 13 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 14 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 15 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    July 16 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    For more information, contact Tim or Wendy Elder at:
    502-354-0141— after 7 p.m.
    502-428-1186 — after 4 p.m.

  • COLUMN: NBA draft storylines

    The impact of the NBA Draft in Kentucky? Mixed and fun.
    Top end, the Free Enes T-shirt frenzy got a bounce and may have a new market when Kentucky’s big man, who never played a minute, was chosen third by Utah.
    Enes Kanter gushed gratitude. Not to God and country, family and friends, or his old team in Turkey, not even John Calipari.
    Instead, the man thanked “fantastic Kentucky fans” for their devotion and loyalty despite his 0.0 points-rebounds stat line. In a classy gesture, Kanter dedicated his rookie season to them.

  • Head-on collision leaves man, woman dead

    A head-on collision on Taylorsville Road Sunday night left a Fisherville man and Florida woman dead.
    Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said 19-year-old Benjamin Koier, of Fisherville, and 38-year-old Melissa Graham, of Bonita Springs, Fla., both died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred at the 14,000 block of Taylorsville Road.

  • City approves 2011-12 budget

    In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Taylorsville City Commission approved next year’s budget, an amendment for the current budget and an ordinance setting water and sewer rates that will go into effect on Friday.
    The three ordinances were approved on first reading earlier this month.
    The 2011-12 budget calls for $2,146,000 in estimated revenues in the general fund, $7,678,000 in estimated revenues in the water and sewer enterprise fund and $20,200 in estimated revenues for the Municipal Road Aid fund.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County 4-H Trailblazers participate in District Horse Show

    On Saturday, June 4, the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.  District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.