Today's News

  • Refreshing sportsmanship at end of district title game


  • Tough season continues as Bears fall to Shelby


    His team is 2-7 on the the year and eliminated from playoff contention, but Spencer County Bears football coach Mike Marksbury prefers to focus on the positive coming off a 35-14 loss to Shelby County Friday night.

    “Our team really played their hearts out,” said Marksbury, following their fourth district loss. “We kind of hit rock bottom with our performance at North Oldham, and since then, our kids have rallied and shown a tremendous amount of character in the way they play.”

  • Bears advance to Region


  • Taylorsville Quick Stop ribbon cutting


    Members of the Chamber of Commerce helped Amy Haynes, front left, celebrate the opening of the new Taylorsville Quick Stop, which she operates along with Moe Haneyah on the corner of Jefferson Street and Garrard Street. The new business opened last month and offers gas, food and convenience store items.

  • Taylorsville Hardware ribbon cutting.


    The owners of Taylorsville Hardware celebrated their grand opening with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Owners Jim and Dee Oliver and Jason and Gwynn Oliver, along with Chamber of Commerce representatives, local friends and business colleagues, all joined together to celebrate the new business.

    Taylorsville Hardware is located at 45 E. Main Street in downtown Taylorsville. Their hours of operation are M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Their phone number is (502) 477-2211.

  • Fall colors are always there

    Fall color has been slowly bleeding into the tapestry of our landscape due to our little stretch of dry weather. It is a natural reaction for a plant to show signs of fall color early when it is under stress. In fact, we have some crabapples that are blooming because they have completely defoliated.  No leaves mean the sun’s warmth coaxes bud break and bloom at the wrong time of the year.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Celebrate Retired Teachers Week

    What does it mean to be a retired teacher? If people were polled individually, the answer would be as varied as people’s interest. No matter what it means to you personally, collectively, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KTRA) celebrates Retired Educators Week, October 15-21.

    Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities.

  • Obey burn laws

    The wildfires in California continued to rage this week. They are destroying homes, property and have claimed over 40 lives and scores more are still missing.

    It should be a good reminder for us that fire is dangerous, unpredictable and can easily spread out of control. While we tend to think of wildfires being confined to the west, it’s important to remember that flames do not read maps. Fires can just as easily get out of control in your backyard and pose a threat to you and your neighbors.

  • Girls in the Boy Scouts?

    Last week’s announcement that the Boys Scouts of America would begin opening up their dens and troops to girls, came as no real surprise, although as an Eagle Scout and someone whose fondest childhood memories involve Scouting, it was disappointing.

    There was no shock because BSA officials have been cowering to the pressures of progressives for a couple of decades now. Despite a code that vows to teach young men to be strong, courageous and loyal, the corporate heads of BSA have shown a propensity to be scared, weak and quick to compromise on its core values.

  • Insanity and Kentucky’s pension crisis