Today's News

  • Agriculture - Save your leaves for composting and mulching

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop!  We rake and pile and they jump.  I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy:  adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.  At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Hope and faith drives cancer patient


    Nearly a decade ago, Donna Tarrant got the bad news from her doctor that the cancer in her bones would likely prove fatal within three years. Many would have accepted such a diagnosis as a directive to prepare to die. Tarrant received it as a license to live.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 9, 2016

    Tickets now on sale for annual Community Tree of Life

    Tickes are on sale for the annual “Community Tree of Life” Christmas musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of  the birth and life of Christ.

  • God holds the future

    Some of us stayed up late last night to moan or to celebrate.  Some went to bed early, hoping to get good news in the morning.  If the earlier polls were right about half of us are disappointed today and half of us are happy our candidate won.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 2, 2016

    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-4599.

    Al-Anon at Taylorsville Methodist

    Al-Anon meetings are each Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 175 W. Main St., Taylorsville.

    AA meetings at three locations

    The following AA meetings are offered locally:

  • A stinging election

    Remember when you were a kid going to the doctor and he said, “This might sting a little.”  You know no matter what, that needle was going to hurt.  Right shoulder, left shoulder, or some other spot, that big, shiny needle was going to sting a Lot!  Nowadays, I can get a shot without flinching,. Most people can, but I don’t know anyone that enjoys it.  It is just one of those things we have to endure for our health.

  • Grace Chapel honors pastor


    The congregation at Grace Chapel Church of God of Prophecy recently held a Pastor’s Appreciation event in honor of Rev. Dave and Diana Hutch. The congregation cited the couple’s skill in music, counseling and compassion, and for encouraging children, youth and ministries of all ages at the church.

  • Love My Neighbor chili supper fundraiser


    A chili supper fundraiser was held Saturday for Love My Neighbor’s new facility on Garrard Street. The ministry has been closed for nearly a year as construction continues, and organizers said there’s a possibility it may be open for business by Christmas. They said they are most grateful for the volunteers and donations that have allowed the ministry to be debt-free with this new construction, which gives them significantly more room than their previous location. At least seven local churches have been actively involved in the ministry.

  • Stump vs. County

    A hearing into Sheriff Buddy Stump’s lawsuit against the Spencer County Fiscal Court may be held on Monday.

    Spencer County Attorney Ken Jones said Monday evening that the date for the hearing, which was originally set to be held today in Spencer Circuit Court, has been moved to Monday, but as of Tuesday morning, there was no time specified. The Spencer County Fiscal Court will meet Monday morning, which means parties in the suit may wrap up their regular meeting and then walk across the street to the hearing.

  • Clown siting near school recorded

    A lone clown holding a red balloon and standing at the edge of the woods was enough to raise a red flag of concern for some Spencer County parents last week after their daughter captured the image on video.