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Today's News

  • Floating cabins approved for some Kentucky lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued new guidance on floating cabins at its lakes throughout the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance implements Section 1035 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 that allows floating cabins at marinas on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

    Under the new guidance, marina operators will be able to rent floating cabins to the public who recreate on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

  • Solar eclipse could be boon to west Kentucky

    An estimated 50,000 visitors will fill Hopkinsville the summer of 2017 for a prime view of the first visible total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years — but how the city will handle such a crowd is still up in the air.

    At a specially called meeting with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Thursday, members tried to come up with the best game plan to handle what is expected to be the largest tourism event in the city’s history.

  • National Park at Perryville?

     

    Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney says the idea of turning Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site into a national park is gaining momentum in Washington.

    While the designation is still “a long ways off,” becoming a national park would be a significant economic boon for the area.

    However, it would also mean organizers of the re-enactment would be required to find a different location for the annual event.

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 24

    Revival Meeting at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be holding a revival meeting from July 5 through July 8. The meeting will begin at the 11 a.m. service on July 5th, at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, and 7 p.m. during the week.

    The theme of the meeting will be “Christians: The Lord’s Fishers and Hunters” and the speaker will be Ronnie McKinney. There will be special music each service. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road, in Mt. Eden.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

  • VBS Schedule

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School, “Everest– Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” beginning Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sign-in begins each evening at 5:30 p.m. A commencement service will be held on Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at Highway 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Is it time to arm churches?

    A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. Throughout most of the Friday evening worship event and Saturday morning recognition service two armed police officers were located in the main event auditorium. They were wearing uniforms and badges and wearing their pistols. There were also three people (with permits) carrying concealed pistols.

  • Clear vision ahead

    Until a few years ago I had great eyesight, but now I need reading glasses. And I never realized until then how dirty your glasses could become before you notice. You just start squinting and the words on the page start getting fuzzy and you wonder why.

    It’s sort of like a dirty windshield with bad windshield wipers in the rain!You can see through the glass, but everything is smeared and distorted. And let’s face it, with reading and especially with driving, it is a good thing to be able to see clearly. Glasses and windshields often need cleaning.

  • Students request LGBT club

    A small group of students appealed the Spencer County Board of Education Monday night for approval to start a club at the high school for gay and lesbian students.

    John Brumley, a junior at the school, spoke for the group as he addressed the board and talked about the need for increased support for LGBTQ students.

  • Hometown Proud..

     

    Nashville recording artist JD Shelburne, a Taylorsville native, returned home Saturday to film the music video for his next single, ‘Hometown.’ Shelburne made several stops at local landmarks during the filming including the high school baseball fields, Main Street, the blue bridge and more.

  • Agreement reached on levee repairs

    An agreement has apparently finally been reached on the repayment of a loan that will pay for a study and repairs to the floodwall around Taylorsville.

    There was no shortage of frustration, anger and even raised voices last Wednesday during a special meeting held between city leaders, county leaders and a representative of the Levee Commission, but in the end, they were able to work out differences that has delayed progress on the effort for well over a year.