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Today's News

  • The one-room schoolhouse teacher

    Spencer County’s Hilda Snider is one of the featured interviews in a book called “Tales From Kentucky’s One-Room School Teachers.”

  • BIRTH: Savannah Joy born Sept. 2

    Eric and Emily Moore of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Joy Moore, on Sept. 2, 2011.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Roger and Cindy Monroe of Taylorsville and Tim and Dottie Moore of Louisville. Great-grandparents are Henry and Evelyn Monroe of Taylorsville, Woody and Joyce Vermillion of New Albany, Ind., Lonnie and Betty Foster of Mt. Washington, Henry and Judy Livers of Louisville and Lloyd and Jan Moore of Scottsville.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sweazys celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Winford and Marilyn (Shelburne) Sweazy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.  at the First Baptist Church located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. They were married on Nov. 3, 1961, at the Shawnee Christian Church located in Louisville by Ivan Shelburne Jr.

  • COLUMN: Emotional highs and lows

    In your lifetime, have you ever experienced the emotional highs or lows that caused you to do things that hurt you or those around you? Emotions that feel like a ping-pong ball bouncing across a table? Then, you begin to wonder “what is wrong with me?”
    Well, we all have moods. We wake up cranky or find ourselves depressed after something goes wrong at home or work.

  • COLUMN: Dia de los Muertos: Today Mexico celebrates ‘Day of the Dead’

    Today is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Mexico. It is a celebration of the lives of departed loved ones and is considered a joyful holiday. Families decorate altars or the gravesites of their family members and prepare favorite foods. The food may be the loved one’s favorites or those traditionally served on Dia de los Muertos, such as Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead).

  • Middle school boys finish strong in state meet

    Spencer County Middle School competed over the weekend in the KTCCCA state meet in Lexington at Masterson Station Park.

  • Bottoms, Blackwell finish in top five in Bluegrass Speedway series

    Two Taylorsville residents finished in the top five of the 2011 Bluegrass Speedway Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman series for this season.

    Derek Bottoms placed third in points. Bottoms had one feature win, two heat race wins, five top five finishes and two top 10 finishes in his Sherrard Automotive and Detailing sponsored No. 93 Cutlass Supreme Sportsman.
    Bottom is pictured with his wife and crew chief, Tracy.
    Blackwell finished fourth in points, and also had one feature win this season.
     

  • COLUMN: Dodge ball?

    Remember that favorite recess game of our youth when the P.E. teacher, maybe out of a morbid fascination or maybe because he wasn’t prepared for anything else, simply rolled out the red rubber balls, divided the class in half and said those magic words: “dodge ball.”

  • COLUMN: Autumn is for storytellers, fiddlers and football-turn-to-hoops

    Menifee to Marshall counties, high tide in Kentucky is autumn. Our pristine place in time is a weave of yellows and reds and vistas painted in hues and silhouettes so golden they take our breath and send storytellers to their keys and fiddlers to their picks.
    A Thomas Kinkade-like canvas on which sport, in our case, football-morphing-to-basketball, is, for a fleeting moment or so, almost important.
    At grassroots, Louisville Trinity, Fort Thomas Highlands and the rest embark on their real season this week. High school playoffs.

  • Bears tame Wildcats on senior night

    The Spencer County Bears bid farewell to eight seniors and hello to the postseason during their 40-27 victory over Henry County Friday night.