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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Templin, Hood to wed Friday

    Charlie and Elaine Buis of Russell Springs and Terry and Deshea Templin of Pikeville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Riann Elizabeth Templin, to Jason Paul Hood, son of the Rev. Johnny and Joyce Hood of Taylorsville.

    The couple will be joined in marriage at 3 Trees Church in Russell Springs on Friday at 7 p.m. A reception will follow in the Hillside Students Center located at the church. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • National Honor Society collects 120 coats in drive

    From Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 the Spencer County High School National Honor Society collected more than 120 coats during its annual coat drive.

  • PHOTOS: Celebrating 50 years at Wakefield Baptist
  • COLUMN: Columnist: God will judge

    I know I write a lot about how sinful our country is. Believe me, I write what Jesus lays on my heart to write.
    The reason I changed my registration from Democrat to Republican was because I thought the Republican party – even though it was wrong in a lot of decisions it makes – was right more than the Democrats.

  • COLUMN: God’s heart aches for us

    Have you ever been struck by something and found such a profound truth in it that you didn’t quite know how to express it?  That’s how I feel today.  I’m not sure if I can explain in a few simple words the thunderbolt that hit my heart watching the video for the song “Hello World” by Lady Antebellum.  You can find it on YouTube.

  • COLUMN: Oh, deer! Tips to drive safely this fall

    It might sound crazy, but I’m blaming my car’s Monday morning flat tire on a deer.
    No, it’s antlers didn’t puncture a hole in my tire, and it didn’t get mad and stomp in the tire with its hooves, but I have to blame the flat tire on something and the deer just fits the bill.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, deer are on the move throughout Kentucky in November because autumn has finally arrived and deer hunting season is still pending.

  • Unsafe structures identified, vacated

    Several unsafe structures have been identified in Taylorsville by the local fire department as well as state officials.

    Nathan Nation, who is a city commissioner, stepped back from that role to present a report to the Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday as the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire chief.

    Nation filed an official complaint with the city on Oct. 17 regarding 10 properties he has found to be in violation of the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, No. 86.

  • City in favor of Blue Bridge repairs

    The City of Taylorsville and Spencer County are in agreement — the Blue Bridge, which carries Ky. 55 across the Salt River, should be repaired instead of replaced.

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 last Tuesday night to pass a resolution stating the city prefers the landmark bridge be repaired instead of being replaced by a new bridge right next to it.
    Commissioner Larry Waldridge cast the dissenting vote.

  • Spencer County Relay for Life to host kick-off event Tuesday

    It’s kick-off time. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event kick-off will be Tuesday at 6:30 at the Methodist Church.  This is a pot luck soup and dessert, each team is invited.  Bring a dish or dessert.
    Relay For Life is the signature fund raising event of the world’s largest non-profit health organization. Money raised will benefit the local and surrounding communities by providing education, advocacy, services and research related to cancer, Relay for Life event is a 24-hour event that will be held June 8, 2012.

  • COLUMN: Set a goal to reduce, reuse, recycle in 2012

    As a big ol’ united world, we set a record Oct. 31. Not only did we celebrate Halloween, we passed a landmark by going over 7 billion people inhabiting our planet. Should we also throw a party for this epic event? I think we need to look at the existing facts of life.
    Of all the existing water sources in the world, only one percent is fit for human use in its present state. Our current fueling systems are polluting the air, and depleting our natural resources. And, in the U.S., we have a serious infrastructure problem.