Today's News

  • March Madness is here!

    Despite the snow flurries and the brief return to winter weather, this is a great week in Kentucky. It’s March Madness and this special time of the year offers a brief respite from all the political talk and hate and debate that seems to dominate the airwaves and social media these days.

  • Pace picks up in House

    We are in the final stretch of the Regular Session and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky, not only on bills from our own chamber, but reviewing Senate bills as well. With just a few legislative days remaining, the brisk pace can be expected right up until the clock runs out. We passed several measures this week, dealing with multiple issues facing the Commonwealth.   

  • Will Lady Bears rise continue?


    When Brian Glass inquired about the opening for the head softball coach at Spencer County High School, just about every question he asked had a positive answer.

    He wanted to know about the players he would be inheriting. He was told that most of the girls off last year’s 22-15 team would be returning, a year-older and ready to build off last year’s success.

  • Bears fielding new team after losing 10 seniors


    The Spencer County High School baseball team will surely not face any obstacle on the field tougher than the one they’ve endured recently with the loss of a teammate.

    Junior Joseph Sheeley was killed in a car accident earlier this month and as the team prepared the new season, they had to lay down their bats and gloves and mourn the loss of the popular teammate and classmate. Such a traumatic event can be tough, but it can also bring a team closer together.

  • Agriculture - Local 4-H youth excel at WKU Skill-a-thon


  • Agriculture - Planting potatoes and onions

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.  I typically manage a mid-March planting, but the condition of the soil is my primary concern.  I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Outdoors - Local area offers great fishing for White bass soon


    Winter days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.
    Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.

    The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 15, 2017

    Lenten services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will have a Lenten Service on Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran Church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd (across from Elk Creek gas station).

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Happily ever after

    “Once upon a time,” the fairy tale beginning.  It conjures up images of a better time.  Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and “They lived happily ever after.”

    I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome.  We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good.  We look back to some golden era in our childhood or in our nation’s history and want to regain that imagined glory.

  • Outdoors - Road open for Salt River fishing


    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.