Today's News

  • Will flag flap mute Rebel yell for high schools?

    A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed, a huge flag, star-and-bars.

    All the way to Kentucky, tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, touches our lives one way or another. That state’s governor Nikki Haley’s idea to move the rebel flag from capitol grounds in Columbia into a museum is reasonable and serves to elevate discussion of racial strife that continues to bedevil Americans.

  • Baseball Bash 2015...


    The youth baseball season ended Saturday much as it began, with volunteers working feverishly to prepare the fields for the annual Baseball Bash following heavy rains Friday night. Their work paid off and youth baseball teams enjoyed a full day of activities at Ray Jewell Memorial Park.

  • Black bear seen in Nelson Co.


    A young black bear, a male about 2 or 3 years old, has been seen by several people in Nelson County, said a wildlife biologist who twice saw the creature himself Wednesday night.

    Jason Nally, of Loretto, said it is the first confirmed black bear sighting in Nelson County in the five years he’s worked for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    The bear was seen at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Louisville Road.

    At 9:24 p.m., Nally said he had seen the bear 30 to 45 minutes earlier.

  • Faith of our Fathers

    With Independence Day right upon us, I’d like to share quotes from some of the founding fathers. People who had a vision for this country. Great men of faith, who weren’t afraid to express their belief in Jesus Christ.

  • Freedom involves boundaries

    A few years back I was driving down a windy, two lane road with only a double yellow line separating the opposing lines of traffic. I don’t usually dawdle as I drive so I was surprised when this car flew past me like I was standing still. I remember saying to my daughter, “She’d had better be careful, this is a dangerous road.”

  • VBS Schedule

    New Hope Tabernacle

    Pastor Joe Vieres and the congregation at New Hope Tabernacle invites children to its Vacation Bible School which will begin on July 6 and run through July 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, July 10th at 7 p.m. The VBS is open to children ages 4-14 and the theme this year is “Puzzle of Life.” New Hope Tabernacle is located at 722 Townhill Road in Taylorsville.

    Bethesda Church of God

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 1

    Revival at Briar Ridge Christian

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be holding a revival meeting from July 5 through July 8. The meeting will begin at the 11 a.m. service on July 5 at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, and 7 p.m. during the week.

    The theme of the meeting will be “Christians: The Lord’s Fishers and Hunters” and the speaker will be Ronnie McKinney. There will be special music each service. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road in Mt. Eden.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

  • Rucker named principal at TES


    One district school’s loss is another one’s gain as Spencer County High School Assistant Principal Steven Rucker has been named Taylorsville Elementary School principal.

  • Agreement on levee reached

    An interlocal agreement to pay back funds secured for the levee project was reached last week and signed. Officials are now prepared to pay for a study to determine how extensive any needed repairs may be in order to have the floodwall certified.

  • Court approves gay marriage

    While Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states was not unexpected, the speed in which the changes were being implemented surprised County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock. Within hours of the announced ruling, clerks across Kentucky were issued directives to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

    “We’re still kind of in shock that this happened so fast,” she said. “We knew the ruling was coming, but it’s surprising that the Governor’s immediate order would come so quickly.”