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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Magnolias big and small

    The magnolia family is diverse and April is the month that some of them begin to show their blooms in a most dramatic way. Among the native evergreen species are the southern magnolia (M. grandiflora) and the sweet bay magnolia (M. virginiana). The sweet bay magnolia has undoubtedly been over-used; I have seen them planted smack-dab against people’s homes on countless occasions. The southern magnolia, on the other hand, has a reputation for being marginally hardy here, so it may suffer from under planting. Selecting the right variety can solve the problem.

  • Lady Bears go 2-2 in busy week

     

    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has his young softball team believing they can play with the best, and so far the results match his confidence.

    The Lady Bears are 5-3, and those three losses were to teams with a combined record of 14-1.

    The girls split four games last week, topping North Bullitt and Washington County, two wins sandwiched between a 14-5 loss to powerful Louisville Ballard, and a 7-5 loss to Franklin County on Saturday.

  • Bears stay perfect with three more victories

     

    Good pitching and timely hitting continue to be the winning recipe for the Spencer County Bears, as they’ve run their record to a perfect 5-0 to start the season, after three impressive wins last week.

    On Saturday, the boys traveled to Louisville Waggener and took a 21-5 victory. The Bears got an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. They continued to light up the scoreboard and led 8-5 in the bottom of the fifth, but then the Bears erupted in the final two innings.

  • UK’s 6-10 recruit once preferred football

     

    There was a time that Kentucky signee Sacha Killeya-Jones had more passion for football than basketball and never dreamed of playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game like he did this week in Chicago.

    His mother, Ley, a former college basketball player, put a basketball in his hand when he was only a one-year-old.

    “We bought him a little kiddy hoop for inside like most parents,” she said. “It was the first sport we let him play.”

  • Middle School soccer

     

    Both the girl's and boy's teams had games last week.

  • Catching up with Jimmy Houston

     

    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

    Viewers would tune in each week to ESPN, TBS and The Nashville Network to watch the likes of Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker, Jerry McKinnis and others catch big fish, and lots of them. As entertaining as it was, there was educational value. The shows introduced generations of anglers to new equipment and new lures, but also taught them new ways to fish.

  • Good Friday Services

     

    The community gathered last Friday for the annual Good Friday Services, hosted this year by the Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The event is coordinated by the Spencer County Ministerial Association and is an opportunity for Christians in the community to gather in one place to worship and remember the death of Christ. The Ministerial Association also held a Community Sunrise Service on Sunday morning at Elk  Creek Baptist Church.

  • The rushing wind

    We live in a windy spot. It seems like the wind is always blowing here. And our house likes to moan in the wind. I’m sure some people don’t like the sound, but I do. The wind blows and whistles by and here I am all snug and safe in the house.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 30, 2016

    Revival at First Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Nix

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting its annual spring revival April 3-6, featuring guest pastor and former Taylorsville resident, Bro. Patrick Nix. Nix is a graduate of Crown College and began his ministry as an assistant pastor at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville. While there, the church planted Lighthouse Baptist Church in Spencer County where Nix pastored for 14 years. He now serves as the Ministries Director and co-pastor at The Church at Grace Park in Whitehouse, Tennessee.

  • Medical office reopens under new ownership

     

    After the retirement of longtime Taylorsville doctor Thomas Crain, a new primary care practice has opened in the Main Street building where he practiced.

    KentuckyOne Health, which operates Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and other medical centers throughout the area, purchased the clinic from Crain. Melody Presley, a nurse practitioner who has worked in Frankfort, is seeing patients a few days a week at the Taylorsville clinic now.