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Today's News

  • There is dangerous beauty in the world around us

    The beauty outside the window on a snowy winter’s day is hard to deny. The white blanket that covers everything seems so soft, while the frigid cold makes things appear crystal clear. To walk outside and hear the winter silence broken only by the crunch of snow underfoot and the soft hiss as the wind blows the snow along can be intoxicating.

  • Share the joy of your salvation

    by Ned Way

  • Money is at the root of many problems in college athletics

    Anyone who is honest realizes there are big problems with college athletics. Money dwarfs academics on the list of things that matter in college sports today and that flow of green has funded the giant hush that’s dominated the Ivory Towers of college administration buildings for decades.

  • Snow, plants and the effect of deicing agents
  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Gunplay in Taylorsville

    While doing some microfilm research at the Louisville Free Public Library last week, this scribe ran across an interesting item in the Sept. 16, 1964 edition of the Louisville Journal.
    The items gave details of a shooting in Taylorsville during the Civil War.
    Here’s what it said:
    “Deporster Killed By A Brother Guerrilla.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Do you need to file a tax return in 2015?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014, and I’m wondering if I need to file this year.
    Part-Time Retiree

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 25 15

    Judge Executive explains position on the Blue Bridge
    Approximately eight years ago the Kentucky Department of Transportation made a decision to replace the Hwy 55 South bridge over Salt River in Taylorsville. Commonly known as the “Blue Bridge” it is an historic Pratt Steel Truss Bridge that was constructed in 1932. The Pratt Truss design was patented in 1844 by Thomas and Caleb Pratt, Boston railroad engineers.

  • Graced by winter weather

    Last week winter weather graced Spencer County and the rest of Kentucky to the tune of several inches of snowfall, with additional rain and ice on Saturday.
    Last week, the streets of Taylorsville were completely dead, as city and county offices, as well as, several businesses were closed early in the week. Spencer County Public Schools were also closed last week due to the weather.
    In situations like this the newspaper remains open, along with emergency services personnel and the city and county road crews.

  • Student-loan debt not as bad as advertised

    The respected research group Brookings Institute has released reports that cast a disturbing eye on student-loan debt -- at least on the surface. The bare stats might look more grim than the reality.
    Between 1989 and today, graduate students have left school with debt that has risen from $10,000 to $40,000. At the bachelor-degree level, the debt has risen from $6,000 to $16,000. However, because of having degrees, the lifetime income of those students also has increased enough.

  • Sleep medication linked to falls

    DEAR DR. ROACH: You’ve discussed sleep aids and your belief that it is best to get off all of this type of medication. I am healthy, 75 (take no meds), exercise with weights, do swimming and running regularly, and since 2007 have been taking an over-the-counter sleep aid called doxylamine nightly with no apparent side effects. Do you see a problem with continuing? -- A.B.