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Today's News

  • Cox’s Creek farmer reappointed to tobacco board

    Brian Scott Travis, of Cox’s Creek, has been reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear  to the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board. Travis, a self-employed farmer, will serve for a term expiring July 15, 2012.

    Other appointees to the board are Paige Shumate Short, of Paris, and Roger Thomas, of Smiths Grove. Short is president of Kentucky Textiles Technology. Thomas is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.

  • Discover benefits of canning

    Pickling foods is one of the simplest methods of preserving the harvest, and has been practiced for centuries.

    Lora Cheek and her mother Mary Snider have been making pickles off and on since Cheek was a child. Until last summer, though, they had not canned together in 20 years.

     Patty Davis watched her mother make pickles on the counter when she was growing up. She used to make pickles with her mother-in-law, but does not make them much anymore.

  • Event for pregnant teens

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Kings Church Rd,, will be hosting the Baby Boot Camp Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This event is for expectant teenage moms, 22 weeks along, and will be providing education about the baby as you prepare for childbirth. Continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. Special surprise at the end of the day.

    For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 538-6902 or 955-5480 or email office@kingsbaptist.net.

     

  • Business venture keeps couple in one spot

    Despite being surrounded by her new extended family in Mt. Eden, Linda Henson still gets lonely from time to time..

    For 20 years, she and husband Jim were a truck-driving team whose travels took them to nearly every state and throughout Canada.

    Their nomadic life on the road together came to a halt last October when they purchased what was originally the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club Fire Dept.

    It was the fulfillment of a long-time goal for the couple who reside on Murphy’s Lane in Spencer County.

  • Gulf oil spill recovery: Advice for those wanting to help

    By the Better Business Bureau

  • Spiders and snakes: when not to be scared

     “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford.  Although the song has little to do with wildlife, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger isn’t.  

  • Mission to Guatemala

    For one Spencer County family, a recent mission trip to Guatemala was life-changing. Eleven-year-old Jalei Cox and her sister Makenna, 10, saw first-hand the level of poverty that exists in the world.

    “I definitely think God wanted us to go,” said Makenna, “so we could see how great we have it here.”

  • Leads wanted in Friday fire

    It took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to suppress a house fire that blazed Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Twenty firefighters responded at 7:52 p.m. July 2 to a fire that was scorching the back of a small house at 919 Hochstrasser Rd. When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were shooting out of the rear room of the house.  

    No one lived at the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

  • Footie Chicklets win State Cup in U10

    The Footie Chicklets, a Spencer County Soccer Association U10 girl’s team, won the Kohl’s American State Cup tournament hosted in Bardstown and sponsored by US Youth Soccer. 

    The Chicklets were determined to prove that they were the best team in the state, said Coach Mike Heuglin, and did so very decisively by defeating teams from Nelson County, Lexington, and Bardstown to get to the finals game against the South Nelson Fast & Furious. 

  • Couple’s collection speaks volumes

    If more people knew what lies behind the four walls of their home, Larry and Maxine Talkington would be the talk of Taylorsville.

    Step through the front door of the blue house off Whitetail Drive, and you’re immediately surrounded by a collection that would rival any antique mall in America.

    From giant soft drink advertising signs to tiny tractors, there’s hardly an inch of space not taken up by a display.