Today's News

  • Service honors local veterans

    Veteran and retired Army Master General John Tindall had these words Saturday for a crowd that turned out to honor United States veterans: Remember them.

    Don’t just think of them with kind thoughts, but pick up the phone and call them to see if they are doing alright. Check on them after they have returned home from deployments. Thank them for their service as often as possible.

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  • Doghouse Divided: Week 8

    “Civil War Battle Reenactment. Calling for Volunteers.”
    “In commemoration of Kentucky’s sesquicentennial Civil War anniversary, the History Society will be holding a battle reenactment. In addition to those who will reenact the battle, we’re looking for volunteers in the following areas: refreshments, greeters, parking attendants, musical entertainment ... .”

  • Public record: District court Aug. 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Aug. 5, 2011:

    Torres Luis A. Agust (1989), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $203 in court costs and fines.

    Daniel S. Gregory (1985), failure to operate a boat at idle speed in the harbor/congested area, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    John Cornett (no birth year provided), noncompliance with local county ordinance, guilty, restitution of $162.64 to be paid.

  • The one-room schoolhouse teacher

    Spencer County’s Hilda Snider is one of the featured interviews in a book called “Tales From Kentucky’s One-Room School Teachers.”

  • BIRTH: Savannah Joy born Sept. 2

    Eric and Emily Moore of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Joy Moore, on Sept. 2, 2011.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Roger and Cindy Monroe of Taylorsville and Tim and Dottie Moore of Louisville. Great-grandparents are Henry and Evelyn Monroe of Taylorsville, Woody and Joyce Vermillion of New Albany, Ind., Lonnie and Betty Foster of Mt. Washington, Henry and Judy Livers of Louisville and Lloyd and Jan Moore of Scottsville.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sweazys celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Winford and Marilyn (Shelburne) Sweazy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.  at the First Baptist Church located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. They were married on Nov. 3, 1961, at the Shawnee Christian Church located in Louisville by Ivan Shelburne Jr.

  • COLUMN: Emotional highs and lows

    In your lifetime, have you ever experienced the emotional highs or lows that caused you to do things that hurt you or those around you? Emotions that feel like a ping-pong ball bouncing across a table? Then, you begin to wonder “what is wrong with me?”
    Well, we all have moods. We wake up cranky or find ourselves depressed after something goes wrong at home or work.

  • COLUMN: Dia de los Muertos: Today Mexico celebrates ‘Day of the Dead’

    Today is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Mexico. It is a celebration of the lives of departed loved ones and is considered a joyful holiday. Families decorate altars or the gravesites of their family members and prepare favorite foods. The food may be the loved one’s favorites or those traditionally served on Dia de los Muertos, such as Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead).

  • Middle school boys finish strong in state meet

    Spencer County Middle School competed over the weekend in the KTCCCA state meet in Lexington at Masterson Station Park.