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Today's News

  • Heads and Tails - Chapter 4

     Life as a potato digger was tough. For starters, I had to get up with the chickens. After a hearty breakfast, Mom handed me a lunch pail that usually contained a left over biscuit and a piece of bacon from breakfast, and then I walked what seemed an endless two-mile trek to the potato garden. I remembered reading a book about Abraham Lincoln that said he once walked 20 miles to borrow a book. I decided I shouldn’t complain, but be thankful that I didn’t have 18 miles to go.

  • Church happenings

     

    Briar Ridge Christian Church 

    Wednesday Night Studies

  • LETTER: Becoming a tourist destination

    Thanks to all the volunteers who made Spencer County and Taylorsville the best it could be over the past three weekends.

    Starting with the First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival; hundreds of people from all around the region, including international Ryder Cup guests, enjoyed a wonderful mix of fine Kentucky art, antiques, folk music and home town hospitality.  Nice work Main Street Committee!

  • LETTER: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month

    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States. The U.S. congress officially recognized October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in 2006. I just wanted to invite everyone to light a candle at 7 p.m. on October 15 and keep it burning for at least one hour in your local area in memory of all of our babies that were taken too soon.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Investigation continues in wholesale gas prices

    Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on September 14.  Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life. As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.

  • Networking works for business

    When it comes to promoting your business, word of mouth can sometimes be the best form of advertisement.

    At least that’s what Brian Helm has discovered while working as a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments for the past eight years.

    His office can be found along a congested road in Southern Louisville known as Dixie Highway. Nestled amid the many restaurant chains, gas stations and retail stores – it can be difficult for small businesses to stand out in a crowd.

  • Faith For Today: Put God in Control

     James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

  • Native American gathering this weekend

    History comes alive this weekend as Native Americans from across the country gather at Waterford Park for the 10th annual Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community festival.

    “We put on these gatherings for the public,” said Jerry “Two Feather” Thornton. “It provides a true picture of our Native American ways and culture.”

  • Water shutoff closes offices

    County offices will be closed next Wednesday due to a scheduled disruption in water service for residents and businesses located within Taylorsville’s floodwall.

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins said the decision was made Tuesday afternoon to close all county offices primarily because employees would not have access to functioning restroom facilities.

    “I know this may cause some inconvenience but please bear with us as the City of Taylorsville makes necessary repairs to the water system in Taylorsville,” said Jenkins.

  • Playing close is no longer good enough

    New age. Kentucky football old-timers have to love it when Rich Brooks gruffs up, turns pit bull after a loss, any loss. The Wildcats boss did his Schwartzkopf best growl & bark after seeing the Alabama game film.

    Three Crimson Tide turnovers produced nothing. Grrrrr.

    Offensive line failed to open a crack for tiny Tony Dixon, and quarterback Michael Hartline had barely a nanosecond to deliver passes to pass droppers dressed up as pass receivers. Grrrrrr.