Today's News

  • Deer collisions on the rise


    Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers; the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us.

  • Agriculture - Flowering tropical plants can benefit outside now

    When attempting to grow tropical plants, we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes; we can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now. Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and Clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bloom by naturally managing day length and nighttime temperatures.

  • Agriculture - Fall a good time for soil sample

    Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money. When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • Agriculture - Youth place at State Fair Lamb Show


    Congratulations to Spencer County 4-H and FFA members, Sydney Warren, Zach Herndon, Hailey Pawley, Briar Honeycut, Connor Foster, Georgi Herndon, Madisyn Caudill, and Darilyn Browning for participating in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair Market Lamb Show. In Market Lamb Showmanship Zach Herndon won his class with Sydney Warren 2nd and Hailey Pawley 3rd, Darilyn Browning was 4th. Darilyn Browning had a class winner in the market show.

  • Bears topple Titans, 35-14


    The rain fell most of the night, but lighting didn’t strike for the Spencer County Bears until late in the fourth quarter, when they scored three touchdowns in less than two minutes to pull away from Collins, 35-14, for the sixth consecutive victory.

  • Volleyball team turning their season around


  • Let the kids enjoy this moment


    Last Wednesday afternoon, a row of television cameras and reporters lined the side of Spencer County High School’s football field as media from Louisville made the short trip out to Taylorsville to report on the surprising Bears football team.

    It wasn’t quite the media circus football players experience in the two weeks before the Super Bowl, but for Spencer County, it had to feel pretty close.

  • Knowing your enemy

    When I was 17 and 18, I had the privilege of traveling with the circus. It was a great experience, one I hope to never repeat. When I went back home, I looked at my cat. It was not a special cat, just a cat. But I remembered how they trained those big cats to jump through hoops of fire. I looked at my little cat, and said, “Maybe you will never jump through hoops, but I bet I can train to do a few tricks.” I’ve always believed cats were smarter than dogs. After all it’s been said, “dogs have masters, cats have staff.”

  • Be watchful of our words

    Words are funny things, at least the way we use them in America. For example, if I take a bow on stage I am doing one thing, if I take a bow off a package, it is something entirely different. Not only does it mean something different, we even pronounce it differently.

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 30

    Second Baptist Booth space rental

    Booth space during Saturday’s Octoberfest in downtown Taylorsville will be available for rent on Saturday at Second Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. Booths are $25 and can be used for yard sales or other activities. Contact Gwen at 303-4313 or Camille at 296-6473.

    First Baptist Yard Sale

    A gigantic yard sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville this Friday and Saturday, Oct 2 and 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to the youth for mission work with Kentucky Changers.