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Today's News

  • COLUMN: How is your physical, spiritual, emotional health?

    In my many years as a mental health professional, I am amazed at how many people I have witnessed who spend an enormous amount of time, and often large sums of money, taking good care of their physical health with very little time spent with the balance of what also really counts — their spiritual and emotional self.

  • Tasty weeds: Garlic Mustard invasive but useful

    What is more enjoyable than spending a Saturday at the park with your family? Walking through the woods and enjoying the warm spring air seems like the perfect way to spend a weekend. Add in pulling invasive weeds and it describes a recent weekend I spent with my daughter.

  • Burns named boys’ basketball coach

    Jason Burns was scheduled to meet with players and parents Monday night during his informal introduction as the new boys’ basketball head coach at Spencer County High School, but he’s already been making the rounds.

  • SCHS track team has 16 qualify for state

    The Spencer County track team competed at regionals on Thursday at North Oldham High School and had a record of 16 athletes qualify to compete at state.
    State competition will be held Friday at the University of Louisville.
    Those qualifying for state and their event are:
    Gavin Boykin - 4x200 team
    Shawn Boykin - 100 meters, 4x200
    Cameron Curran - 4x800 team
    Robert Currie - 4x200 team
    William Currie - shot put
    Stephen DeWitt - 4x800 team
    Chase McIntosh - 4x200 team
    William Morrow - 4x200 team

  • COLUMN: Next big thing: UK commit Drew Barker

    Now that Andrew Wiggins has made his choice without fanfare, Rick Pitino has his tattoo, Orb has moved to Pimlico and John Calipari manages to keep his name in the news (inviting Bill Clinton to his fantasy camp), the next big thing in Kentucky has to be Drew Barker.
    Connor High School’s splendid 6-feet-3, 215-pound quarterback is GI Joe clean-cut, tall enough to see over crowds at the mall, has no tattoos that we know about, and is the latest prize grease-penciled onto Mark Stoops’ board in the war room in Lexington.

  • PHOTOS: Baseball, softball regular seasons wrap up this week
  • PHOTO: Montell speaks at chamber luncheon

    Rep. Brad Montell was the featured speaker at last Thursday’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Montell provided a legislative wrap-up.

  • LAST STOP: RETIREMENT

    Spencer County Schools Transportation Manager Jack Senior never thought he would find himself behind the wheel of a school bus, but 13 years ago that is exactly where he landed. His route through the district’s transportation department has taken him all the way to the top as transportation manager, and now it is time for his next stop in life: retirement.

  • Gourders return to Taylorsville Saturday

    Gourd artists and enthusiasts from across Kentucky and beyond will again gather in Spencer County this weekend to celebrate all that the gourd has to offer – from growing the unique plant to using it as a medium for artistic projects or even transforming it into a utilitarian object like a ladle or a spoon.
    Spencer County Elementary School will house the Kentucky Gourd Society’s 2013 Gourd Art Show Saturday and Sunday. The theme for this year’s event is “Doodlin’ Around with Gourds.”

  • Flea Market comes to Main Street Saturday

    This weekend will feature a Main Street committee-sponsored companion event to the Kentucky Gourd Festival, but the committee is changing it up this year.
    The inaugural Main Street Fleamarket will take the place of the arts and crafts show hosted by the committee over the last several years.
    “Arts and crafts shows, with the economy the way it is, they’re not doing well,” said Jan Deigl, Main Street committee member. “So we decided to try something new. Fleamarkets are a popular attraction.”