Today's News

  • Sometimes, it’s more than ‘just a game’


    It’s just a game,

    We use that little phrase to console ourselves, or others, when we come out on the losing end. Often, it’s quite appropriate. In the grand scheme of things, the score will soon be forgotten, a new game or a new season will take our minds off the disappointment, and life will go on.

  • Kentucky hunters also targeting rabbit and quail


    Rural mail carriers who volunteer to help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reported seeing fewer rabbits along their routes this year, but hunters can still expect to encounter plenty of rabbits this season.

    “If you look back at the data, we’ve had really high numbers of rabbits, some of the highest in several years,” said Ben Robinson, small game biologist with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “There should be good numbers of rabbits on the ground, which should translate into good rabbit hunting.”

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 18

    Second Baptist Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Brunch

    Second Baptist Church will be holding a holiday art and crafts show and brunch on Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 401 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville.

    There will be baskets, vases, hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, motivational hand-painted canvases and more. Proceeds will benefit the children’s church. Please contact Mary at 477-2066 to let her know the number that might be attending. You can also email her at mowens10@yahoo.com.

  • Sorting the junk mail

    It’s junk mail season again. Junk mail exists all year, but the true avalanche comes during the holidays. Catalogs and sale flyers, post cards and letters, offers for new credit cards, and leaflets announcing, “THE GREATEST SALE EVER!”

    Every day the mailbox is filled with the often annoying, but sometimes intriguing, junk mail. So, while my forty-third offer of an oil change for 10 percent off isn’t that impressive, a new bazillion dollar Publishers Clearinghouse letter may catch my eye.

  • We must turn faith into action

    Someone once said, “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” I completely agree with that statement. Ideas without action are simply amusements of the mind. I have engaged in long conversations, spirited debates and personal diatribes that resulted in nothing more than an exchange of words and for practical purposes, a waste of time.

  • From our readers: Bevin administration could turn back clock in Kentucky

    Governor-Elect Matt Bevin hasn’t even been sworn in and he’s already mentioning the groups he is going to stick it to such as the poorest of the poor–over 400,000 Kentucky people who didn’t have insurance and now have it thanks to President Obama and Governor Breshear. He has said he will overrule Governor Breshear by giving millions of tax dollars to the Noah’s Ark theme park who is limiting hiring to Christians.

  • When to close the gates

    Imagine your child bringing home a letter from school written as follows:

    Dear Parent,

    This is to inform you that as of next week, sixteen children from the Bellwood medical camp will be enrolling at your child’s school.

  • State officials already prepping for winter extremes

    State Emergency Management officials participated in a regional virtual four-hour winter storm training exercise sponsored by FEMA last week at the Kentucky Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center located at Frankfort’s Boone National Guard Center.

    Just last winter, Kentucky experienced winter weather extremes in February that caused residents in 20 counties to lose access to water because numerous water system lines froze and burst in subzero temperatures.

  • Agriculture - FFA American Degrees


  • Agriculture - Grand Champion


    Kennedy Shelburne was named the 7-8 Academy WT Pleasure National Grand Champion for Silver Lining Stable at the Academy Championship held in Murfreesboro, Tn., earlier this month. Kennedy was named National Champion on a unanimous judges card scoring all number one votes with her horse, “Vegas”. Kennedy has been showing for two years and this is her second try at the National Finals. Her instructor is Nicole Reason from Silver Lining Stable in Cox’s Creek. She is the daughter of Courtney and Tommy Shelburne of Taylorsville.