Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 2

    Hometown Heroes Community Celebration

    Everyone is invited to the “Hometown Heroes” community celebration that will remember the heroes of 9-11 and to honor local heroes. The event is sponsored by Plum Creek Baptist Church and will be held on September 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Park. There will be free food, games, live music and door prizes.

    Elk Creek Baptist Revival

  • AT HOME - Tobacco Man’s Salad a great use of tomatoes


    It’s that time of the summer–tomato season! For those of us who love this fruit–yes, it is a fruit–it makes summer meals so easy, refreshing and tasty.

  • AT HOME - Get the most out of your dishwasher


    The dishwasher is an unsung hero of many a kitchen. When a dishwasher is working properly, it can make fast clean-up of scores of dishes, silverware and glasses.

    As handy as dishwashers can be, sometimes they seem to lose their cleaning power. While inadequate cleaning may indicate the time has come to replace the dishwasher, many times all the appliance needs is a little maintenance and TLC.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How seniors can stop robocalls


    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What can I do to stop the perpetual prerecorded robocalls I keep getting? I’m signed up with the National Do Not Call Registry, but it seems like I still get three or four robo telemarketing calls a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices and more.

    Fed Up Senior

    Dear Fed Up,

  • Making progress on the new Salt River Bridge


    Workers are making progress on the new Salt River Bridge in Taylorsville that will replace the old blue bridge.

  • Octoberfest promises week of fun

    The week-long homecoming festival known locally as Octoberfest is set to kick off later this month and preparations are well underway to bring “The Great Outdoors” to downtown Taylorsville. During the week, hundreds of local Spencer County citizens, their families, friends, and visitors from all around will gravitate to downtown Taylorsville to relish the merits of small-town living while enjoying fun and entertainment that is sure to please folks of all ages.

  • BOE ups tax rate

    Following a brief public hearing which had two citizens speak out against raising the school tax, the Spencer County Board of Education did just that last Thursday night by a 3-2 vote. The tax will be raised from 61.4 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real and personal property, to 63 cents. That change will result in a three percent increase in expected revenue.

    Prior to the meeting, Scott Travis, a former board member, encouraged the board not to pass a tax increase to residents.

  • Accident kills Bullitt man, 20

    A Mt. Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • Local gospel quartet sings at State Fair


    A local gospel quartet took the stage last week at the Kentucky State Fair during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Gospel Quartet Contest.

    Victory Road entertained the crowd Thursday morning as they joined nearly a dozen other groups in the annual fair tradition that dates back to 1966. The group didn’t place in the top three, but enjoyed the opportunity to perform “Glory Road” and “We Shall Inherit” in front of an enthusiastic fair audience.

  • Statewide broadband internet initiative launched

    High-speed Internet is coming to all Kentucky counties, and supporters say the broadband project will be the key catalyst for growth in job creation, health access and education.

    To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired, I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials and citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College to learn more about KentuckyWired and how Kentucky’s future will benefit from broadband, a state news release said.