Today's News

  • Bears shut out Bullitt East 27-0

    Friday night’s 27-0 shut-out over rival Bullitt East may have been the biggest win in the 10-year-history of the Spencer County High School football program. There have been other milestone moments and wins, but this victory seemed to fire up the crowd, the students, the players and the coaches more than any in the past.

  • COLUMN: WKU, UK gear up for Governor’s Cup Redux

    Governor’s Cup Redux is Saturday in Lexington.
    Coming in Week 3, this one has the entertainment value of any season opener and, says here a UK-WKU series is more geographically attractive than any college football game in Jefferson County.
    These days, Western Kentucky is a D-I climber willing to take a thump and donut hole in Tuscaloosa to upgrade its rep and respect; Kentucky is an SEC clinger trying to W wherever it can to get back to middle-of-the-pack.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: September 2012

    Local business Elva Fields gets national attention
    Elva Fields Jewelry, whose studio is located on Main Street in Taylorsville, has gained national attention recently, with features in both Country Living and O Magazine.

  • PHOTO: Small Town T-shirt Design and Trading Post opens in Settlers Center

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Small Town T-shirt Design and Trading Post on Sept. 5. The business is owned by Chastity Nevitt and is located at 79 Settlers Center Road. The store offers T-shirt design and used items ranging from clothes to car seats to car audio systems.
    Store hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 477-9099. Pictured is the owner with family and local business and government officials.

  • HOMEGROWN: Creekside Florist and Gifts meets local gifting needs

    As the only florist in Taylorsville, Tammy Owen sees families at high points — birthdays, anniversaries, weddings — and low points, like during illnesses and funerals. And it may come as a surprise as to from which side of the spectrum she gets the most fulfillment.

  • Boy Scouts pull 135 tires from Salt River over weekend

    Ten Louisville Boy Scouts, their troop leaders and two concerned Spencer County property owners combined their resources and skills to make the Salt River a cleaner place over the weekend.

  • UNLEASHED: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.

    “Well, Woody, it looks as if all your numbers are higher than last year,” the doctor said as he went over my test results.
    “That’s awesome!” I exclaimed, puffing out my chest.

  • PHOTO: FFA quiz contest winners

    Daniel Cooper was state winner of the FFA quiz contest presented by Billy Mitchell, state vice president and Austin Jaggers, state FFA treasurer.

  • COLUMN: These students are country ham experts

    Stetson Baird, Brayden Morrow, Darilyn Browning, Rebecca Mobley, Michael Koch, Leah Shelburne, Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, Christopher Miles, Apryl Wood, Scott Jeppson, Dalton Stallings, Bradley Thomas, Peter Koch, Hailey Pawley, Dillon Stallings, Sydney Warren, Thomas Koch, and Michelle Thomas participated in the country ham project this year and received the following awards at the Kentucky State Fair.  Thank you to Connie Jeffiers for doing an outstanding job as their club leader!

  • ‘Jack Frost’ named perennial plant of the year for 2012