Today's News

  • From our readers - Right to Work is not what it seems

    The headline reads Right to Work in KY. The print size is easily twice as large as any other article, is in bold type and absolutely dominates the page. Unfortunately, the substance of the text just doesn’t live up to the hype. The simple fact is that “right to work” has absolutely nothing to do with anyone’s right to work; in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States. And the man who wrote the article knows it!

  • Ark is floating along smoothly

    My wife and I didn’t take a cruise for our wedding anniversary last week, but we did board a huge ship that was docked on dry land in rural Grant County.

    We visited the Ark Encounter, the lifesize replica of Noah’s Ark that has  generated no shortage of controversy since its announced construction several years ago. It also continues to attract massive crowds, and on Saturday, we were just two of nearly 7,000 people who visited the attraction.

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission


    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Bears to host playoff game


    The Spencer County Bears will host a first-round playoff game next Friday night, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
    The Bears finished 2-2 in the district, but  won a tie-breaker to earn the second seed and a home game to start the postseason. Coach Mike Marksbury said it’s not official yet, but he believes the opponent will be Louisville Valley, who are 5-4 going into the last week of the season.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports on target in recent event


  • When the light shines

    The other morning I was walking my dog out of the neighborhood.  It was a cool morning and the sun was hidden behind a hill.  We suddenly walked out from behind the hill and the chilly morning was no longer chilly.  I could feel the heat of the sun on my face and was struck by how much difference a ball of fire 93 million miles away can make.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 26, 2016

    First Baptist Family Fun Night

    First Baptist Church invites you to their Family Fun Night on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, popcorn, hot dogs and fun. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Outdoors - Challenges abound at beginning of deer season


    Shirt-sleeve temperatures. Treetops buffeted by high winds. Acorns crunching underfoot.

    Without question, hunters faced challenging conditions for the early muzzleloader deer season this past weekend in Kentucky and it shows in the harvest figures. The two-day take of 2,987 deer was down sharply from last year when hunters benefitted from the timely arrival of a cold snap and a less bountiful acorn crop.

  • Sheriff should improvise

    Improvise, adapt and overcome.

    Fans of Clint Eastwood may recognize that phrase, uttered by the actor when he played a combat-toughened Marine sergeant in the movie, “Heartbreak Ridge.”

    It’s an unofficial slogan of the USMC designed to inspire problem solving under less-than-ideal conditions. Apparently, that’s what Sheriff Buddy Stump is facing these days as his current building is infested with mold that may or may not be directly linked to the recent illnesses of two county employees who required hospital treatment.

  • From our readers - Thank a teacher during Retired Teacher Appreciation Week

    What does it mean to be a retired educator? A person who volunteers countless hours to make our community a better place to live. A person, through his/her pension who contributes thousands of dollars in taxes and spends their money to support local businesses. A person who has made a difference in the lives of his/her former students. A person who never quits caring about the well-being of others.