Today's News

  • Middle School soccer


    Both the girl's and boy's teams had games last week.

  • Catching up with Jimmy Houston


    The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of videos available online means anglers no longer have to wait until weekend mornings to get their fill of fishing shows.

    Viewers would tune in each week to ESPN, TBS and The Nashville Network to watch the likes of Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Hank Parker, Jerry McKinnis and others catch big fish, and lots of them. As entertaining as it was, there was educational value. The shows introduced generations of anglers to new equipment and new lures, but also taught them new ways to fish.

  • Good Friday Services


    The community gathered last Friday for the annual Good Friday Services, hosted this year by the Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. The event is coordinated by the Spencer County Ministerial Association and is an opportunity for Christians in the community to gather in one place to worship and remember the death of Christ. The Ministerial Association also held a Community Sunrise Service on Sunday morning at Elk  Creek Baptist Church.

  • The rushing wind

    We live in a windy spot. It seems like the wind is always blowing here. And our house likes to moan in the wind. I’m sure some people don’t like the sound, but I do. The wind blows and whistles by and here I am all snug and safe in the house.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 30, 2016

    Revival at First Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Nix

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting its annual spring revival April 3-6, featuring guest pastor and former Taylorsville resident, Bro. Patrick Nix. Nix is a graduate of Crown College and began his ministry as an assistant pastor at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville. While there, the church planted Lighthouse Baptist Church in Spencer County where Nix pastored for 14 years. He now serves as the Ministries Director and co-pastor at The Church at Grace Park in Whitehouse, Tennessee.

  • Medical office reopens under new ownership


    After the retirement of longtime Taylorsville doctor Thomas Crain, a new primary care practice has opened in the Main Street building where he practiced.

    KentuckyOne Health, which operates Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and other medical centers throughout the area, purchased the clinic from Crain. Melody Presley, a nurse practitioner who has worked in Frankfort, is seeing patients a few days a week at the Taylorsville clinic now.

  • War on drugs far from over


    A little more than 20 years ago, the average age of a person becoming addicted to drugs was 27. Today, that’s fallen to 17. Craig Phillips, a prevention specialist with Seven Counties Services and a former drug task force officer with the Russellville City Police, shared that sobering statistic to parents, educators and others who attended last Thursday’s town hall meeting on drugs and youth.

  • Motion questions legality of warrant in drug case

    A Spencer County man accused of running the county’s largest-ever marijuana growth operation has filed a motion to suppress evidence.

    Jackson Kelly Ragan, 44, of 1230 Wilsonville Road, was indicted last August on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New Salt River bridge progress


    Little work has been done on the new Salt River bridge over the past several weeks. Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the contractor, Louisville Paving Company, explained that they have been waiting for better weather conditions for clay placement along East River Road. She said crews are expected back on the bridge this week on the $3.7 million project. The completion date is still set for June 1.

  • Leader of the band retiring after 30 years


    Thirty years ago, a college graduate moved to Taylorsville to teach band and general music in the Spencer County schools. Now, Peggy Pickett is looking forward to her retirement – coming next fall – and looking back on an eventful career.

    Over the course of three decades, Pickett has taught a sizeable share of Spencer County’s population. From the beginning, she’s seized the opportunity to make her classroom a place they’ll remember for more than music.