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Today's News

  • Mills offered sustenance for pioneers

    Pioneers who settled along streams of water like the Salt River and Brashears Creek often decided to build a mill. The mill was a common enterprise and attracted settlers who could not build their own facility for making flour and grinding grain.

  • Norah June born July 21

    Norah June Tolle, daughter of Danielle Allgeier and Allen Tolle, of Taylorsville, was born July 21, 12:35 p.m., at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Steve and Barbara Tolle, of Taylorsville, and Tina Allgeier, of Bardstown. Her great-grandparents are “Junie” and Peggy Allgeier, of Bardstown; Jerry and Johnni Tolle, of Louisville; and Thelma Bowman, of Taylorsville.

  • Taylor, Lewis to wed

    Danielle Taylor and Bobby Lewis, both of Taylorsville, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Taylor is the daughter of Bill and Sarita Taylor, of Taylorsville. Lewis is the son of the late Jerry Lewis and Linda Lewis, of Harlan.  The couple plans to reside in Taylorsville. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • COLUMN: Fair entries equal special memories

    I have been a country girl my entire life, but last year was the first time I had ever entered anything into a county fair. My county fair growing up was over 30 miles from my home, and it simply was not practical to take things to the fair.
    So after spending the majority of my life baking, I finally took the opportunity to enter several of my favorite goodies in the fair last year, and I was thrilled to win 3rd place for one of them.

  • Fair categories span from quilts to container vegetable gardens

    People enter the Spencer County Fair for a variety of reasons.

  • Spencer County High School Football Schedule 2011

    Aug. 19    Bardstown    away    7:30 PM
    Aug. 26    East Jessamine    home    7:30 PM
    Sep. 2    LaRue County    home    7:30 PM
    Sep. 9    Bullitt East    away    7:30 PM
    Sep. 16    Woodford County    away    7:30 PM
    Sep. 23    Collins    home    7:30 PM

  • COLUMN: High school sports right around the corner

    There’s no escaping this heat – but athletes at Spencer County High School have at least been trying to avoid the worst of it as they prepare for the upcoming seasons.
    New football coach Mike Marskbury has been having his squad practice early in the morning, and on Sunday afternoon, his team marched out in the mid-day heat fully dressed for team photos.

  • COLUMN: August is time for two-a-days, Three Amigos

    The heat index hovering at triple numbers. Air heavy enough to cause the happiest of fan to turn grumpy; And, the most frequently heard acronym around Kentucky again this week is AC.
    With August on the calendar, it’s time again for two-a-days and water breaks and whimsical jargon exclusive to America’s game – dime package, depth charts, 4-3 defense, nickel back, in-the-box, double cover, hang time, field position, “knock you out,” no hot dogging in the end zone, hurry-up offense, “bring it” and of course, BCS.

  • Blue water trails – explore Tygarts Creek

    (Editor’s note: This article is one in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers).
     
    Moving water throughout the millennia left an indelible mark on Carter County, Kentucky. Water flowing through the ground melted the porous limestone bedrock prior to the creation of the Ohio River, creating a series of labyrinthine caves. The most scenic and unique of these are now contained within the boundaries of Carter Caves State Resort Park.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County youth participate in state 4-H livestock judging

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on June 21 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.