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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Best buzz to follow Davis out of Chicago? Jabari Parker

    The next big buzz words for college basketball beyond the NCAA wink-and-nod sell-out to one and done-ism are Jabari Parker, a 6’8”, 220-pound, 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy.
    Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis.
    According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on the court, a solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible study, with a “Put the Lord first” poster on his bedroom wall.
    Perfect caliber player for Kentucky, right? Wrong.

  • Students teach peers to ‘pay it forward’

    One good deed can spur another and another and another.

  • COLUMN: Pruning chores after the big spring bloom

    June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

  • COLUMN: We’re near the end of April, but it’s not too late for some spring cleaning

    We are in the latter part of April, when all the big events are gearing up to put on a show. As of this issue, we have enjoyed the fireworks and flyovers of “Thunder Over Louisville,” and the shows will be ongoing until and including the Derby events.
    Later in the spring we will see many institutes of learning celebrate the graduation of our next group of leaders.

  • PHOTO: Billboard features local law enforcement

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Damon Jewell, Taylorsville Police Officer Daniel Wills and Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth appear on a new billboard urging residents to report impaired drivers. This billboard appears on Main Street and two identical boards are along Bloomfield Road. Jewell, Wills and Whitworth were chosen to be featured for their commitment to curbing instances of DUI.

  • PHOTO: New fire truck is in service

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department’s new fire truck was parked outside city hall last Thursday evening. At least one youngster stopped by to have his photo made with the new quint. The apparatus is called a quint because it provides five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders. The fire district board voted in June 2011 to purchase the truck for $580,000.

  • COLUMN: Constitution written by ‘God fearing’ people

    I saw on the news where the U.S. Supreme Court was going to rule on the Obama health care plan and they were going to study it and see if it was unconstitutional. The way I understand it is that if they rule it is constitutional, we will be made to buy it, regardless of whether we want it or not. I have heard some say “there is no way they can make us buy something we don’t want; you know that is not right.”

  • COLUMN: Are you worn and weary?

    Do you ever feel like the wind in your sails is just gone?  Like the pep in your step has disappeared?  Like you can just barely make it through the next minute without collapsing?

  • COLUMN: Our paper is full of good news

    My least favorite complaint we receive about our paper or media outlets in general is that readers are tired of seeing all of the bad news. Countless times I’ve heard, “All you see in that paper/on that TV station is crime, murder and abuse.”
    Well, please don’t be offended, but if that truly is all you see, you’re simply not looking close enough.

  • An unexpected guest blows in...

    This hot air balloon, at left, landed on Bailey Court in Allen Place North on Saturday evening — right in the yard of Terri Cooper.

    ‘[The kids and I] ran out on the back porch to watch it fly over and to our surprise the hot air balloon pilot yells out, “Hey, can we land in your yard?” Well, of course our answer was yes! The pilot had to negotiate a very hard landing between houses and trees, but was able to land expertly even with the heavier winds,’ Cooper said in an email to The Spencer Magnet.