Today's News

  • Healthfair, Readifest is Saturday

    The annual Spencer County Healthfair and Readifest is this Saturday at Spencer County High School, 520 Taylorsville Road. The event is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., but participants are encouraged to arrive early. Students must be enrolled in Spencer County Public Schools and present to receive school supplies.

    The event includes free school supplies, fitness demonstrations, fire department demonstrations, prizes, drawings, free health screens and information for all ages.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 29, 2015

    Shelburne to host St. Jude charity softball game

    On Saturday, Aug. 8, country artist and Taylorsville native JD Shelburne will host his eighth- annual St. Jude charity softball game against the 97.5 WAMZ Country HAMZ at Ray Jewell Park.  The game will start at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Before the game at 11 a.m. there will be a home-run derby to help benefit St. Jude as well, featuring Shelburne and some of players and anyone else willing to participate. There is a $5 entry fee.

  • Featherbed Hollow Road to close for bridge inspection

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the upcoming closure of Featherbed Hollow Road in Spencer County. KYTC engineers will be inspecting the bridge over Little Plum Creek (mile point 0.1) near KY 1020 (Plum Creek Road). Featherbed Hollow Road is scheduled for closure on Monday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    Even though Featherbed Hollow Road is a county road, state transportation engineers are responsible for regular inspections of this structure.

  • Editorial - Rural mail study puts focus on problems

    Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country’s urban areas. The National Newspaper Association, long an advocate on rural postal service issues because many smaller newspapers are delivered through the mail, applauded the study.

  • Washington suffering from ‘bad news blues’

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues. Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Local WKU student researches climate change


    Western Kentucky University senior Tara Sorrels, an International Business major and Honors College student from Taylorsville, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla Eir Oddsdóttir.

    During her time in Iceland, Sorrels also conducted research for her WKU Honors thesis on scenario planning for climate change within Icelandic fisheries, which she is completing under the direction of Dr. Leslie North in the Department of Geography and Geology.

  • Education - Registration necessary for kindergarten as school year approaches

    Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

    • Proof of residence, such as a current lease or utility bill — required

    • Proof of age, such as a state issued birth certificate — required

  • Education - Local educators receive awards from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University honored 177 teachers from 66 school districts throughout Kentucky by awarding them the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award recently at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus. Three Spencer County teachers were recognized.

    The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients include the following with their superintendent listed first:

  • Education - McKinley named to Dean’s list


    Bellarmine University has named Taylorsville resident Cheyenne McKinley to the dean’s list for spring 2015. McKinley is a junior majoring in nursing, and previously attended Spencer County High School. Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Agriculture - Trouble shooting tomato problems

    Everyone is talking about what a terrible season it has been for vegetable farming. My garden is growing weeds while the onions rot and the tomatoes languish on the vine. The rain has made for soggy ground that starves annual plants of oxygen. So what are we to do? First, and foremost, this is a reminder of how important it is to build soil year after year to ensure good drainage for plants that would otherwise be starved of oxygen if they are trapped in soggy, clayey soils. The rest lies in our cultural practices.