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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cranberry bogs bring in the harvest

    Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “craneberry?” When the colonists first learned of this berry from their American Indian hosts in the New World they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked like the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Constable positions should be reviewed

    Earlier this month, Spencer Countians elected a constable for each of the county’s magisterial districts. While we have no reason to question that voters gave due consideration to each candidate’s qualifications, we wonder how many residents actually understand the constable’s role.

    In Medieval times, constables helped manage a noble household, royal castle or a fortified town. In Kentucky, the position was established by the 1850 state constitution to carry out minor judicial duties and help small communities maintain civic order.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Highway 44 reopens after fatal accident

    A fatal accident on Mount Washington Road at Highway 1633 involving a gray car and an Irving Materials, Inc. concrete truck had the road shut down for several hours this afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with Taylorsville Police Department, are currently reconstructing the scene. The road was closed until 2:25 p.m. and is now open to traffic. However, motorists are encouraged to approach the scene with caution, as emergency personnel are still working.

  • PHOTO: Thompson completes leadership school

    SrA Erin Thompson (second from left) recently completed Airmen Leadership School (ALS) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. This is the first of four professional education programs that enlisted professionals have the opportunity to attend during their Air Force careers.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Caution: The deer rut has begun

    Just last week my own local paper, The Sentinel-News, had a cautionary article about deer and their movements this time of the year. It’s a dance that can cause injury to car, body, or store front in some cases. It seems there is a story at least once where a deer walks into a local business or busts into someone’s living room. I am here however to remind you that your young trees are vulnerable too, love and hormones can make for some crazy behavior and the deer rut has begun!

  • GUEST COLUMN: Thanks farmers, for all you do

    This season is known for the fall harvest, bountiful meals, and the many other blessings for which we all owe a debt of thanks. When you gather with family and friends around that crowded Thanksgiving table, keep in mind that the fruits (and vegetables, and meats, and bread) of that annual feast wouldn’t be possible without the labor of tens of thousands of farm families across the Commonwealth.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Ministerial Association hosts Thanksgiving service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association invites the community to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, 7 p.m., at Grace Chapel on 60 Ray Drive.

    Please plan to attend this service. This is one of the few times during the year that the community has an opportunity to be together for worship.

    Everyone is invited.

    For more information, call 502-477-2582.

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  • PHOTO: Gill named November's Healthy Hero

    Bob Gill is the owner of Dairy Queen in Taylorsville and was the first to enforce his business as “Non Smoking”. He is truly an advocate for children. He has collaborated with the Spencer County School System in promotions of “Child Abuse Awareness” week and “Red Ribbon” week.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Fighting each round

    Taking a look at the political fight American faces.

  • Mission trip leads local church to Canada

    Just a few weeks ago, eight members of Plum Creek Baptist Church took off on an adventure to Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. The goal was to help a ministry called Eagles Cove to reach out to the Native American population in the Ontario Province.

    Eagles Cove is associated with a Canadian ministry called the Shantyman’s Christian Association or SCA. They were founded about 100 years ago to reach the native population and the men working in the rough logging and fishing camps in the Canadian north.