Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to avoid identity theft when you travel

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips can you recommend to help retirees guard against identity theft when traveling? My sister and her husband had their identity stolen while on vacation last year, and I want to make sure I’m protecting myself on my trip to Europe next month.
    Paranoid Pam

    Dear Pam,
    Most people don’t realize that when you travel, your risk of identity theft increases. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself while you’re away.

  • Wiche opens farm to friends, promotes buying local ag products

    On Saturday, April 6, Jeneen Wiche and her husband Andy Smart welcomed customers and friends to their home at Swallow Rail Farm in Shelby County. Seventeen family groups, some multigenerational, attended the weekend event.

  • COLUMN: A past – we’ve all got one

    My past, your past — everybody has one. You grew up in a family that you may consider to be normal or healthy, but many have grown up in a family that would be known as subnormal, abnormal or, at best, dysfunctional.
    Well, now that you are an adult, do those childhood experiences continue to have a negative effect on you? Maybe this column, and the one following on May 8, will help you or someone you know develop a way, or several ways, of not letting it continue.

  • COLUMN: Jesus calls and sends us

    Today’s text is John 20:19-31. We’ll begin with verses 19-23:

  • COLUMN: Be firmly rooted like a tree

    Trees are really amazing creations. As they are coming out of their winter rags and putting on their spring finery, I am amazed anew at their beauty and strength. Bright greens and dark greens, some flowering, some leaving pollen all over my car, but all stretching up as if reaching for the heavens.
    Have you noticed that some trees are stronger than others? Years ago we had some flowering pears, beautiful when blooming, beautiful in shape, but they grew so fast they were easily broken by the wind. Others, like magnolias, have shallow roots that the wind can easily uproot.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 1

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville revival services
    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host revival services Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. with student/family on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
    The Rev. Patrick Whyte of Cynthiana is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and will be the guest speaker. The community is invited to attend.

  • Bears bounce back after losing two

    After two tough losses last week, the Spencer County Bears got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory over Gallatin County on Saturday afternoon in Taylorsville.

  • Cornerstone Christian to sponsor basketball camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a basketball camp beginning Tuesday, May 28, and ending on Friday, May 31, for both boys and girls. The camp will be led by Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw and other current high school and college coaches. Each day there will be a special guest speaker. The morning session is 9 to noon for children entering first through fifth grade.  The afternoon session is 1 to 4 for children entering sixth grade through entering 12th grade. For more information, contact John Raizor at 321-1599 or email jraizor@bellsouth.net.

  • COLUMN: American Club Ball ‘sure ain’t cricket, is it, mate?’

    The kid standing at the front door was nervous. Big blue eyes shining out from under a shock of ginger hair, he stepped forward. He was 12 years old, maybe.
    “Excuse me, suh,” he said gripping his hat in both hands, “Can ye come out ‘n play, maybe?”
    His name was Richard. His words were dipped in good East Anglian treacle, and the way he said them with such fresh innocence was endearing to a fellow twice his age.
    Could I what? Come out and play?

  • 4 SCHS, 1 CCA students named Governor’s Scholars

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky recently announced that five Spencer County students were selected to participate in this year’s prestigious summer program.