Today's News

  • Agriculture - State plan aims to raise honeybee populations

    Honeybee populations have been declining in recent years, with a 40 percent loss of bees in some states last year, compared to a rate that hovered around 5 percent in the 1970s, state beekeeper Tammy Horn Potter said.

  • A day at the zoo

    Last week, I mentioned a trip to the zoo.  Well, the rain held off and we did get to go.  It was hot, late in the afternoon, but we made it.

    For me, seeing the leopards and the giraffes was a blast, and I assumed that would be the case for my grandson. Shows what I know.  He starts chasing the robins and sparrows we see every day.  And a squirrel?  Look out!

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 20, 2016

    Mt. Eden Christian Church Homecoming to celebrate 173 years

  • Patterson forging long career

    When Patrick Patterson joined the Toronto Raptors two years ago, his mother admits she did not know coach Dwane Casey was a former Kentucky player or assistant coach.

    “I just did not know that at all,” said Tywanna Patterson. “But I love Dwane Casey. He lets young men play their game. The NBA is a little different from college. In college, whatever the coach says goes. In the NBA, there is more leeway and if a player has an idea for setting up a play or something, the coaches listen.

  • Top water lures effective for summer bass

    An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

    The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

    Daytime bass fishing grows increasingly tough in the heat of July and August. Fishing a top-water lure during the edges of the day draws vicious strikes.

  • Spencer County’s rising star


    Spencer County native J.D. Shelburne will celebrate the release of his third CD this Saturday with a free concert in his hometown of Taylorsville. The concert will be held rain or shine, in downtown Taylorsville, in the Sheriff’s Office parking lot, with the music kicking off at 7 p.m. and Shelburne taking the stage at 8 p.m.

    For Shelburne, it’s a chance to kick off his latest venture while paying tribute to his hometown roots.

  • City police investigating break-ins and gun thefts

    Taylorsville Police are investigating two break-ins and two gun thefts reported within a five-day period in late June and early July. Police believe the crimes may be related, but so far, no arrests have been made, Maj. Kenny Stewart said.

    Police were called June 27 to Snappy Tomato Pizza in Taylorsville, where someone had broken the windows and entered the restaurant. Then that night, another break-in occurred at the concession stand at the youth football field, which is located just west of Washington Street and north of Odell Court.

  • Concern about road access to new school

    The Taylorsville City Commission has passed a resolution asking the state to address concerns about the planned entrance to the new Taylorsville Elementary School off Highway 44.

    Under the existing plan, cars and buses will access the school via Highview Drive, a relatively narrow, two-lane road that is already lined with homes and serves the Highview Estates subdivision.

  • Riley seeks to revisit fee-pooling

    Questions raised by Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock about available funds for her department’s salaries led Judge-Executive John Riley to toss out the idea of abandoning fee-pooling for both the Clerk and Sheriff’s office during Wednesday’s meeting of the fiscal court.

  • County Fair begins Friday

    If you like watching things get destroyed, you’ll be in luck this year at the Spencer County Fair. Set to kick off this Friday and Saturday and continue all next week, the fair will include a demolition derby for the first time in at least 20 years. The event is scheduled for Saturday evening.

    “Over the last couple years, we’ve had several people ask about doing a demolition derby,” said Dwight Martin, president of the Spencer County Fair Board.