Today's News

  • There is dangerous beauty in the world around us

    The beauty outside the window on a snowy winter’s day is hard to deny. The white blanket that covers everything seems so soft, while the frigid cold makes things appear crystal clear. To walk outside and hear the winter silence broken only by the crunch of snow underfoot and the soft hiss as the wind blows the snow along can be intoxicating.

  • Share the joy of your salvation

    by Ned Way

  • Money is at the root of many problems in college athletics

    Anyone who is honest realizes there are big problems with college athletics. Money dwarfs academics on the list of things that matter in college sports today and that flow of green has funded the giant hush that’s dominated the Ivory Towers of college administration buildings for decades.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Court record February 25, 2015 edition

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on Nov. 7, 2014 in Spencer District Court:

    John Bradley Farris, (1986), public intoxication, controlled substance (excludes alcohol); drug paraphernalia - buy/possess; tampering with physical evidence amended to attempted tampering with physical evidence, guilty, two years, 365 days conditionally discharged, Kentucky Alternative Program, $253 court costs and fines.

  • Snow, plants and the effect of deicing agents
  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Gunplay in Taylorsville

    While doing some microfilm research at the Louisville Free Public Library last week, this scribe ran across an interesting item in the Sept. 16, 1964 edition of the Louisville Journal.
    The items gave details of a shooting in Taylorsville during the Civil War.
    Here’s what it said:
    “Deporster Killed By A Brother Guerrilla.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Do you need to file a tax return in 2015?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014, and I’m wondering if I need to file this year.
    Part-Time Retiree

  • What's Happening — Week of February 25

    Spencer County GOP to hold meeting in March
    The Spencer County GOP will be holding its monthly meeting on March 2 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with the business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 25 15

    Judge Executive explains position on the Blue Bridge
    Approximately eight years ago the Kentucky Department of Transportation made a decision to replace the Hwy 55 South bridge over Salt River in Taylorsville. Commonly known as the “Blue Bridge” it is an historic Pratt Steel Truss Bridge that was constructed in 1932. The Pratt Truss design was patented in 1844 by Thomas and Caleb Pratt, Boston railroad engineers.

  • Graced by winter weather

    Last week winter weather graced Spencer County and the rest of Kentucky to the tune of several inches of snowfall, with additional rain and ice on Saturday.
    Last week, the streets of Taylorsville were completely dead, as city and county offices, as well as, several businesses were closed early in the week. Spencer County Public Schools were also closed last week due to the weather.
    In situations like this the newspaper remains open, along with emergency services personnel and the city and county road crews.