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Today's News

  • Millions are now practicing yoga

    According to a 2012 survey by Yoga Journal, more than 20 million Americans practice yoga (18 percent of them are men). A 2006 study found that performing vigorous ashtanga-style yoga increases your heart rate by about 30 beats per minute comparable to walking, but nowhere near running, swimming, or spinning.

  • Celebrating 70th Anniversary

    Paul and Evelyn (Casey) Tindle of Taylorsville were married on January 25, 1947 and will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary. Paul Tindle will also celebrate his 94th birthday on January 27. They have five children:  Judy (David) Clay, Scotty (Tressa) Tindle, Darrell (Jean) Tindle, Larry (Sue) Tindle and Paula Jo (Mark) Hughes, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Paul and Evelyn will be celebrating both occasions with their family.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 25, 2017

    Habitat Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction

  • Agriculture - Hemp meetings scheduled

    New and experienced industrial hemp producers and interested individuals can get a broad overview of hemp production and the Kentucky hemp industry at one of three regional meetings.

  • Agriculture - More Kentucky farmers applying for hemp

    With the number of acres allotted to grow industrial hemp nearly tripling in 2017, this could be the year the crop challenges Kentucky’s reputation as the Bluegrass State.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly three times the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2017.

  • Head-on collision kills one

     

  • Moore named to court

    Roger Moore has been a familiar face at Spencer County Fiscal Court meetings for several months as an interested citizen. Now his role will become more official after he was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin last Friday to fill a seat left vacant in November following the passing of former 1st District Magistrate Jim Williams.

    The announcement came Friday afternoon from the Governor’s office, which had reviewed a number of different candidates who had submitted applications to fill the seat vacated more than six weeks ago.

  • TES redistricting to be discussed at forum

    When the new Taylorsville Elementary School opens next August, students who are accustomed to attending classes in a building that their grandparents or even great-grandparents attended, will be walking into the newest of facilities. There will also be some room for some students from Spencer County Elementary School, but which ones are yet to be determined, although the district may shed some light on those plans at a public forum slated for Monday night.

  • Senior program asks city for financial help

    A group that provides services to the elderly, which includes meals, heating assistance and a variety of social programs, appealed to the City of Taylorsville for additional funding during the Taylorsville City Commission meeting last Tuesday evening.

    Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose Community Action, explained that funding has not kept up with expenses over the past several years, which could put continuation of some of their services in jeopardy.

  • Flu widespread in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.