Today's News

  • French green beans, a gourmet delicacy

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the 5th grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick!  If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of ‘Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.

  • David Leon Bennett, 79


  • Property Transfers January 31

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of January 3, 2018 through January 23, 2018.
    Scott D. Drury and Tina Drury, Taylorsville, KY to Kimberley Rybij, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 21 of Clark Estate Revised. $160,000.
    Red 1 Properties, LLC, Taylorsville, KY to L&S Homebuilders, LLC, Shelbyville, KY. Lot 68 of Top Flight Landing. $32,500.
    Walter Scott Martin, Bloomfield, KY to Tami Michelle Sloan, Shepherdsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $67,500.

  • State considering $1 cigarette tax

    The chances for improving Kentucky’s health by reducing the state smoking rate through a $1 or more per pack cigarette tax increase are better than they’ve been in years, according to the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. Comprising nearly 150 health, business and advocacy organizations, the Coalition is advocating for the increase to prevent youth tobacco use and significantly reduce smoking in the Commonwealth, particularly among kids, teens, and pregnant women.

  • SBDM Councils are deserving of support


  • Bills begin moving

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • Tips to lower heating bill

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Salt River Electric and other utilities across the region.

    Salt River Electric is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

    Weather, especially cold weather, affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes.

  • High School officials play crucial role in schools and communities

    They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores unless at the very bottom, and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most essential individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

  • More than 136,000 deer harvested in hunt

    Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary.

    The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the state, making it the sixth consecutive season with a harvest total greater than 130,000 and the fifth highest total on record in Kentucky.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 24, 2018

    Installation ceremony for Rev. Lewis

    On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at Second Baptist Church in Taylorsville at 4 p.m.

    AA meetings at three locations

    The following AA meetings are offered locally:
    • Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 410 Main Cross.
    • Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 100 Oak Way.