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Today's News

  • Bears fall to Collins

    An incomplete pass on fourth down with the final seconds ticking off the clock spelled doom for the Spencer County Bears as they fell to the Collins Titans 38-35 in Shelbyville Friday night in an entertaining game.

  • COLUMN: Time to visit the numbers

    Autumn has come again. It’s the season when heaven on earth is dressed up as Kentucky.
    This week, a visit to numbers easily thrown aside, or not.
    • 56. Jersey number worn by Centre College right tackle Oakley Watkins (no relation). One of 22 finalists for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Watkins is a community activist in his hometown of Frankfort and in Danville, too. Coach Andy Frye: “. . . Oakley represents everything Centre College and Centre football stands for.”

  • COLUMN: Make the fall environment more friendly for plants

    There are many things that come together that allow plants to thrive.  When it comes to plants native to our area we are not required to go to great extremes to provide the ideal environment.  An ideal environment, however, means a great many different things depending on what kind of plant you are.

  • COLUMN: Local students participate in fair lamb show

    Congratulations to Spencer County 4-H and FFA members, Sydney Warren and Darilyn Browning, for participating in the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Market Lamb Show.

  • COLUMN: UK Animal and Food Sciences recognizes Hammond, Purnell

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences annually recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the department and to Kentucky animal agriculture. This year, the department awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Tom Hammond and inducted Al Purnell Sr. into its Hall of Fame.

  • Lights, camera, action: Progressive Dinner brings HOLLYWOOD to downtown Taylorsville

    This year’s Progressive Dinner brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed six courses from appetizers to desserts Saturday evening. Organized by Jan Kehne of the Main Street Committee, the event benefits the committee.

  • COLUMN: Are you feeling trapped?

    Not long ago I was stuck on an elevator. It reached the floor I wanted, but the door wouldn’t open. After a long day I just wanted to get to my hotel room and call it a day. Instead I spent the next 45 minutes trapped, just waiting for someone to get me out of that little box. Someone had to come with a key to get me safely out of the elevator.

  • EDITORIAL: High fives and well-deserved pats on the back

    Parts of Taylorsville are starting to shine lately, and pats on the back are due to be handed out in at least three different places.
    First, how about a high five and a  job well done to the Main Street Phase II contractors, as well as the engineers and Main Street Committee members involved.
    It’s rare for a project that is closely watched by both local and state agencies to finish ahead of deadline. Not to mention an “unofficial” deadline of this past Saturday’s Progressive Dinner.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Thompsons to celebrate 65 years

    Phyllis and Ken Thompson of Elk Creek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. The Thompsons were married in Lexington in 1947 and moved to Spencer County upon retirement in 1988.

  • Library board, conservation district levy tax rates

    Often the local government boards that bring in the most tax revenue are those that get the most attention around tax time, but there are several special taxing districts in Spencer County that may not be familiar to the taxpayers.
    Three of those districts include the Spencer County Public Library Board, the Spencer County Conservation District and the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District — which is assisted by the conservation district.