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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Don’t give a fig about figs? Think again!

    After I finish writing this column, I need to go pick figs. Every other day seems to be right on in order to harvest ripe fruit. It takes some finesse because it is the soft texture of the fruit that reveals ripeness, not necessarily the color. And picking only ripe fruit is the goal: figs do not improve if picked under ripe so if it feels firm leave it on the shrub.

  • Local offices join national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

    If you drink and drive in Spencer County, the Spencer County Attorney’s Office is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Sept. 3.
    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend (6 p.m. Sept. 3- 5:59 a.m. Sept. 7).

  • PHOTO: Hillmans named ‘BBQ champs’

    Pappy Q, a local BBQ team from Taylorsville, was Reserve Champion at the 11th annual Madison Ribberfest Indiana State Championship Barbeque Cookoff recently in Madison, Ind. The Pappy Q team consists of Tom and Bernie Hillman.

  • COLUMN: Examining how to deal with the evil in our lives

    As we look at evil ways in our life, the dictionary gives this meaning for evil: 1) something bad, sin, wickedness, evil quality or act. 2) a thing that does harm; crime and poverty are some of the evils of society.
    Many times I hear in our society about how evil we have gotten in our country, but most of us know it does not have to be this way.
    David wrote in Psalms 23:4, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

  • COLUMN: Finding joy begins with an eternal perspective

    According to 1 Corinth. 15:19, joy is connected with life and misery with death.  Am I alive?  Are you? Some Christians would pretend to disagree with Paul here.  So does Christ offer ‘good things’ in life? …make simply life ‘better’? Both! But if there were no hope beyond the casket — there’s no hope before!

  • COLUMN: Buckle up for you and your family

    After a visit home to the mountains of Bell County, it’s not unusual for me to come back to work and write a column about the need to value our family members and make an effort to see the ones we love more often.
    And trust me, my four-day trip home provided me with plenty of examples to do just that — however, I’ll take a little bit of a different approach this time around.

  • PHOTO: Class of ‘62 celebrates 50 years since graduation

    Members of the 1962 graduating class of Taylorsville High School recently gathered for a 50-year reunion.

  • Sheriff’s Department to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints through Sept. 30 at locations approved by the sheriff’s department policy and procedure manual.
    Special traffic enforcement and saturation patrols will be dispatched to high collision areas.
    The checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce traffic laws, with special attention paid to occupant protection, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. Occupant protection will include seat belt adherence.
     

  • School board to discuss proposed tax hike Sept. 6

    The Spencer County Board of Education is considering Superintendent Chuck Adams’ recommendation of raising taxes to produce more than $333,000 in additional revenues, citing district needs and continued cuts in state and federal funding as reasons for the proposed hike.  
    Property owners could be looking at paying slightly higher taxes if the board heeds Adams’ recommendation to raise real and personal property tax rates each to an even 60 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Memorial fund established for family affected in tragic accident

    A memorial fund has been established to assist the family of Mount Eden resident 36-year-old Jason Thompson who was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Ky. 55 on Aug. 14.