Today's News

  • It’s good to be thankful

    An attitude of gratitude is a powerful thing. It is a powerful thing because it has the ability to change, strengthen and safeguard the hearts of people. During a week when we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, we should also recognize the power of thanksgiving.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 25

    Sign-ups for Christmas Toy sale

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Toy Sale signups will be Monday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Love My Neighbor Thrift Store in Taylorsville.
    Those wishing to sign up need to bring either a note from the Spencer County Schools showing that their child is on the free and reduced lunch program, or proof of insurance through the KCHIP program.

    Tree of Life

  • Education - Recycling bin decorating contest


    Winners of the recycling bin decorating contest were announced Friday.

  • Fiscal court sets time to talk priorities

    As the first year of a new county administration comes to a close, there appears to be renewed interest in outlining some specific areas of need and concern.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, who took office at the end of 2014, reminded magistrates Monday night during their regular meeting, that he would like to hear their input on “goals for your district and goals for the county.”

    Riley said his goals remain focused on economic development, and said he was interested in hearing from magistrates as well.

  • Child poverty proving hard to combat in Kentucky

    At the Plymouth Community Renewal Center, Markham French measures child poverty through the increasing number of young adults seeking aid from the center in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood.

    “I’m seeing more and more young parents using our food pantry program,” said French, who has served as executive director of the 98-year-old neighborhood center since 2005. “We are seeing more and more families and children in need of food.”

  • Agriculture - Be patient when planting spring bulbs

    Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket, then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • Local beagle wins national title


    Back-to-back Purina Brace Beagle Champion Awards won by a high-achieving male Beagle named “Braveheart” made his owners proud, one of whom is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Marty Parker, owns the dog along with Niki Happel of Pittsburgh and Alfie Williams of Finleyville, Pennsylvania.

    “Braveheart has matured into an even better dog than when he first won,” said Parker, the breeder and handler of the dog.

  • Education - Standouts at SCES

    The following students had perfect attendance during the first nine-week grading period at Spencer County Elementary School:


    Bristol Bottoms, Mason Broderick, Landon Drumright, Jackson Finch, Kameron Fowler, Paige Fugate, Jazlyn Huizar, Lochlan Husband, Brian Jeffries, Savannah Kersey, Kyndal Neville, Leelynn Olges, Cali Opell, Landon Peers, Alexis Purvis, Mallory Rattliff, Ayden Rose, Robert Ruthstrom Caiden Sloan, Jade Slucher, Angel Watts

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  • Education - Robotics team wins at WKU


    WKU’s Department of Engineering conducted the 16th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Saturday (Nov. 7).

    This WKU Engineering Department outreach competition provides secondary school students with a challenging engineering design problem to solve, and offers school faculty and mentors an interesting team project to use as an example of engineering principles.

  • Education - Great students at TES


    Taylorsville Elementary School Great Students of the Month for September and October.