Today's News

  • Fifth-class, for now

    The City of Taylorsville will remain a fifth-class city — at least for the foreseeable future.

    In an effort to kickstart his plan for economic development, during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Mayor Don Pay brought before the city commission a resolution that, if passed, would request the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly to reclassify Taylorsville as a fourth-class city.

    Typically, fifth-class cities are those with populations of 1,000 to 2,999 and fourth-class cities are those with populations between 3,000 and 7,999.

  • End of the Blue Bridge?

    Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge will likely be demolished at the hands of the state unless a last-ditch community effort is successful or a private investor steps in.

    That was the message from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Mayor Don Pay on Monday when asked about the latest developments with the historical, yet run-down structure that carries Ky. 55 across the Salt River.

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  • Bloomfield the site of five Union soldier executions

    There were incidents during the American Civil War that helped independent thinkers take sides. Among such incidents were the Union executions of rebel prisoners in retaliation for the deaths of northern sympathizers.

  • Enjoy a holly jolly holiday party with these recipes

    When it comes to celebrations, there’s no season quite like the holiday season. Entertain with some of these great recipes that are sure to please Christmas guests.

    Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers
    Makes about 7 dozen crackers

  • Argument not the best answer when opinions clash

    I owned a T-shirt, purchased just for the fun of it, which read “you can either agree with me...or be wrong.” That message is often what really happens, and is one of the most difficult challenges married couples face — “knowing” you are correct when your spouse “knows” you are, in fact, incorrect.
    Talk about a tight spot. When faced with this dilemma, you can either insist on your point of view or humbly bow to your spouse. You are both certain you are right, yet each of you has a completely different opinion.

  • COLUMN: Right place, right time

    The Precious Present isn’t something someone gives you.  
    It’s a gift that you give yourself.
    – Spencer Johnson

    Anthony Davis gave himself and Kentucky a present last week. Right place, right instant, right instinct, right reaction. Embrace the moment, kid. Amid all the joys to come, there will never be another quite like it.

  • PHOTO: Spencer County Elite Dance wins ‘Grand Champion’ award at America’s Best Championships

    The Spencer County Elite Dance team competed in the America’s Best championships in Paducah on Nov. 19.

  • Lady Bears start with 1-2 record

    The Spencer County Lady Bears experienced extreme highs and lows in their opening week of the basketball season. They tipped the season off with a blowout victory on the road at Shawnee, but suffered a lopsided defeat later in the week and began the season with a 1-2 record.

  • Bears win shootout with Whitefield

    The Spencer County Bears got their first win of the season Thursday night with a come-from-behind victory at Whitefield Academy, 47-43.