Today's News

  • Thanksgiving

    As long as I can remember, I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  As a kid, I remember going to my grandparents and sitting at the kids table.  I remember that Pop-Pop’s prayers always seemed way too long.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 22, 2017

    Community Tree of Life tickets now on sale

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is again hosting the annual “Community Tree of Life” musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ.
    The choir and other musical guests are from Spencer and surrounding counties and represent numerous churches.

  • Experts anticipate good waterfowl hunting season


    The outlook for the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons looks as promising as any seasons in recent memory.

    “It is shaping up to be a phenomenal year,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We are still at all-time highs for duck numbers with as many breeding ducks as we’ve ever had. It’s been that way for a couple of years now.”

  • Clerks selling birdhouses for vets


  • Property Transfers - Week of November 22, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    Kenneth W. Cook and Jana H. Cook, Louisville, KY to Zachary T. Triplett and Thomas Triplett and Rachel M. Thompson, Taylorsville. Property on KY 55. $168,000.

    Louise Love, Lexington, KY to Michael D. Love and Harold Alan Love, Co-trustees of the Louise Schwers Love Revocable Living Trust. Property in Spencer County.

  • Bears are trending upward


  • Holiday greenery history

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.  Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Start plan against summer pests now

    Winter probably doesn’t seem like the right time to eliminate pests that will take advantage of your landscape plants next spring. But we need to remember that many problem pests will spend the winter on or near the plants they want to munch on when the weather turns warmer.

    One way to get an early handle on problem pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids and certain mites.

  • Special Olympians excel in bowling competition


  • Expanded gambling will hurt state’s work ethic

    Being a state that is closely tied to the horse racing industry, it’s not a surprise that expanded gambling is frequently discussed in Kentucky. Even more, it’s no surprise this issue comes up when the woes of Kentucky’s economy are mentioned. Keeping those things in mind, there are a few questions we should ask.

    Would expanded gambling improve the work ethic of Kentuckians?