Today's News

  • 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.

  • Knife used in hold-up attempt

    Taylorsville Police have a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery last week at the Dollar General in Settlers Center and are seeking further information from the public.

    Lt. Rick Jewell said the suspect is a 23-year-old Spencer County man who was acquainted with the Dollar General employee he allegedly attempted to rob last Tuesday evening. The man was later arrested in Jefferson County on an outstanding warrant and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center on drug charges.

  • Going green, saving green


    This morning at Spencer County Elementary School, the boys in the principal’s office are there for a good reason. At Principal Mark Thomas’ instruction, they introduce themselves one by one.

    Gavin Combs. Luis Garcia. James Ross. Alex Armstrong.

  • Bill could allow homeschoolers access to SCPS activities


    When Craig Eck stood before the Spencer County Board of Education last month, he wanted to talk about something involving one of his children. It might have seemed a unique concern. But the matter Eck brought forward is also the subject of a bill soon to come before the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Eck and his wife, who live near Wilsonville, have three daughters who have attended the county’s public schools. One is a recent Spencer County High School graduate, another a current junior. The youngest, an eighth-grader, is now homeschooled.

  • Christmas Home Tour


    Tickets are now on sale for an annual Taylorsville holiday tradition, as the Christmas Home Tour is just weeks away.

    The event is an opportunity for local residents and businesses to share some of their finest holiday spirit and decorations with the community. Visitors are invited to stop by each of the eight locations participating this year as part of a self-guided tour on Saturday, December 5, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    This year’s locations are as follows:

    • The Red Scooter, located at 32 E. Main Street in Taylorsville.

  • Father fights release of autopsy photos

    Brian Bayers can still see the haunting images in his mind of the tragic accident the claimed the life of his 18-month old son, Jackson. But there are other images he wants sealed in order to protect his wife, other family members, and the memory of his child.

    Such protection may come soon in the form of legislation that may be introduced during the Kentucky General Assembly in January. A bill filed by State Representative James A. Tipton, R-53rd, last week would limit the availability and release of autopsy photos to the public.

  • Born to Learn helps parents recognize daily teachable moments

    The first three or four years of a child’s life is a window for learning greater than any other they’ll ever experience. During this period, the world opens up before a child who is full of wonder and questions, and parents who seize this opportunity to instruct and inform do their children an invaluable service.

    That’s the message the Born to Learn Academy hopes to emphasize when they meet Thursday night at the Spencer County Preschool from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • 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.