Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tips for helping your lawn recover from summer heat

    Although we have had some rains here in Spencer County that other parts of the state haven’t had, our lawns are showing some of the effects of the hot, dry weather over the last couple of months.  If your lawn looks bad and needs some renovation, we are coming into the best time of the year to do some seeding.

  • PHOTOS: We Love Taylorsville

  • COLUMN: Jesus, a name above all names

    As we look at Paul when he wrote the Philippians, first let’s take a look at the condition he was in.
    Philippians 1:23-24 says, “For I am in a strait betwixt two having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.”
    As we look at Paul even though he was a prisoner, he still held up the name of Jesus and wanted to see the Philippians do the same. In his writing to them, he always upheld the name of Jesus.

  • COLUMN: Sticker shock: Take care of those finances in a godly manner

    Today I was at the store and I noticed that a half-gallon of milk cost about $2.20, while a gallon cost about $2.90. Does that strike anyone as a little strange? Only 70 cents for that second half-gallon?
    But then again a couple of days ago I was buying some canned dog food. Now it is certainly easier to buy a shrink wrapped package of 6 or twelve cans, but then I looked at the price. For the same dog food, the individual cans were considerably LESS expensive per can. Does something seem wrong with that?

  • COLUMN: Olympians come from families like ours

    As Sunday night came to a close, my heart grew a little sad. The 2012 Olympics were over, and now we have to wait another four years to witness the type of greatness we got to see daily for two weeks.
    These athletes, from all over the globe, are truly world-class, some might even say they’re heroic, but I contend that what makes them so great — well, most of them — is that they’re human.

  • COLUMN: Think before you throw away

    Every five years the State Division of Waste Management requires each county to prepare a projected five-year plan based on how the last five-year plan worked.
    I am sure we are all aware of the different problems people faced over the past half of a decade. Jobs lost, plants closed, cut-backs at most levels of our environment.

  • 4-H program brings Japanese exchange student to Taylorsville

    It’s safe to say that the Hanik family was just as excited to learn from Ayu Hosimi as Ayu was to learn about America and the culture in Kentucky.

  • Middle school student attends academic summer camp

    Tamara Humphrey, a student at Spencer County Middle School, attended the 30th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) June 10 to June 22, hosted by The Center for Gifted Students.
    Humphrey was one of nearly 200 in attendance.
    Located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  

  • PHOTO: Watson and Hardin attend reunion

    Tom Watson and Tom Hardin of Taylorsville attended a recent reunion of former WAKY and WKLO news and disc jockey personnel in Louisville. Watson was a news director and newscaster at WAKY for 12 years. Hardin was a personality at WAKY. Watson led a news teams that won several national awards and teamed with Mike Summers for award-winning documentaries. Watson was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009. Watson, right, is pictured with Mike Summers and Mason Lee Dixon.

  • Henderson completes basic training

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Charles H. Henderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.