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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Berries bring color to winter

    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties.  For us this is perfect winter weather to work in.  Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.  The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof. The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 14, 2016

    Elk Creek Children’s Choir presents Christmas program

    Elk Creek Baptist Children’s Choir will perform a Living Christmas Tree presentation, “Tell the Good News, Jesus is Born!” The performance will be Sunday evening, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Elk Creek Baptist is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road.

  • Book shares history of The Band

    Testimony, a new book about The Band’s history, written by Robbie Robertson. He was The Band’s guitarist, main songwriter and networker.

    This is a well written piece of modern music history that captures the evolution of five musicians starting out in 1960 as The Hawks until their final concert, The Last Waltz in 1976 as The Band.

  • All Saints Knights of Columbus honored

    Knights of Columbus All Saints Council #14234 has earned the distinction of Double Star Council, one of the Knights of Columbus top awards, for the 2015-2016 fraternal year.  The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Ct., made the announcement.  

    The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of sponsorship of service-oriented activities, and membership recruitment and retention.  The award was presented to the membership by Knights of Columbus State Deputy, Gabriel Cabral at a special ceremony held on December 3rd.

  • Heiner pushes for A-F grades for schools

    The state’s education secretary wants to see Kentucky schools be given A to F grades under its rede­signed accountability system, say­ing that having the report card-style labels will be clear and easy for parents and the community to understand.

  • Hometown Holidays

    Famed American artist Norman Rockwell documented the charm of community with many of his famous paintings that captured simple times and made them memorable.

    Saturday night’s Christmas on Main Street event in downtown Taylorsville would have provided Rockwell an endless number of scenes that he could have turned into a year’s supply of magazine covers.

  • From our readers - Thanks for helping with Veterans’ Day Celebration

    The Spencer County Veteran Honor Service for 2016 was held on November 5 at the Veteran Memorial on Main Street in Taylorsville. Based on all comments received, the honor service was a great success.

  • Russia did not hack election

    Did Russia hack the election?

    That seemed to be the theme surrounding much of the news over the past few days as journalists, pundits and partisan voices suggest that Trump was aided by Russian allies during his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated in last month’s election.

    But if Russia intervened, how did they do it?

  • A trustworthy media

    In the time of the year when elections come to an end and average citizens suddenly grow tired of the bickering and vulgarization of discourse, a new idea comes along that undermines partisan provocateurs bent on belittling and maligning their opposition. The idea is that civilization flourishes when public discourse is accompanied by respect and charity—both sorely lacking in the aftermath of a divisive election.

  • Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department honors members