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Today's News

  • Taylorsville Lake reaches record high

    Taylorsville Lake matched its 1997 record high of 586.5 feet above sea level Tuesday – and then surpassed it.

    The lake could even continue to rise until about noon today, said Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer shortly after a briefing at the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday.

    However, Karrer said the Corps and local officials are prepared.

    “I don’t think there’s any reason to be concerned,” he said, adding that the lake levels were being closely monitored.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Home damaged in fire on Little Union Road

    A home in the 5000 block of Little Union Road sustained heat and smoke damage on April 20 when a fire started in its kitchen, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    Food had apparently been left on the stove, he said.

    A woman in the home was downstairs doing laundry when she heard a smoke alarm, he said.

    'She came upstairs and the first floor was filled with smoke,' Nation said. 'One of the big things she did to prevent further damage was shut the front door to help contain the fire.'

  • Taylorsville Class of 1961

    The Taylorsville School Class of 1961 smiled for this photo 50 years ago yesterday (April 26).

  • Little Union Baptist celebrates 200 years of faith

     The congregation of Little Union Baptist Church celebrated 200 years of faith and history last Wednesday.

    The church is led by pastor Will Sykes, who said Little Union is a testament to God’s goodness.

    “This church has a great heritage,” Sykes said. “There are so many people that this church has touched.”  

  • Taylorsville Farmers Market is open for business

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market opened April 23. The market is open on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until no later than noon.The Saturday morning location is at Sanctuary Arts Center, near the intersection of Highways 44 and 55 in downtown Taylorsville.

  • Hawaiian pie: A luau in your mouth

     Donna Houghlin, vice president of the Homemakers Council, recently served her Hawaiian Pie at a Waterford Homemakers potluck lunch. The pie has been a family favorite since 1972.

  • Vaucluse: Spencer County's great treasure

     On a rise just north of Taylorsville, above the intersection of Yoder-Tipton Road and Kentucky 55-155 stands the Jacob Yoder home that was originally called “Beechland,” but was renamed “Vaucluse” by Yoder’s son-in-law, Frenchman David Roselle Poignand.

  • Rain, rain, go away

    The Lady Bears continue to impress with an 11-7 record on the season, including a couple of easy wins last week.

  • COLUMN: Entitlement leads to trouble

    So how does a young man with a hefty bank account and a promising future spend his days before reporting to the ballpark? According to police reports, he steals T-shirts from a downtown Macy’s department store.
    Mike Leake was charged with shoplifting six T-shirts with a value of less than $60 last week and then a few days later, was on the mound for the Reds and earned a win in a 7-4 Cincinnati victory over Arizona. He should have been benched for a month.

  • COLUMN: Bob Knight tops UK fans’ villains list

    Any villains list created by University of Kentucky basketball fans would include Billy Clyde Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, whoever coaches at  Tennessee and Louisville at the time, and a handful of others.
    The top name on that list, though, is Bob Knight, of course.
    The former Indiana coach has criticized, antagonized, polarized and always energized Big Blue Nation. Fun, isn’t it?
    Scorn for college basketball’s winningest coach has its own season and it came around again a fortnight ago.