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Today's News

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?

  • State Park offers myriad of activities

    Whether you are an angler or wrangler; a hiker or mountain biker; or  want to camp out under the stars, Spencer County has just the place for you. The Taylorsville Lake State Park is just minutes from Main Street and offers over 2,500 acres of beautiful country and numerous activities.

  • Acupuncture for animals

    Anyone who loves animals knows the helpless feeling that comes when a pet is in pain or not well.

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?

  • Farmers Market opens April 20

    Spring has arrived, and local residents are itching to put on their gardening gloves. Before long, the Taylorsville Farmers Market will once again plant its vendors on Main Street, ready for sunshine and sales.
    This is the 13th year Spencer residents have been able to enjoy buying fresh, locally grown produce and fruit downtown. For many, it’s a routine part of spring.

  • PHOTOS: Fun with gourds

    Several Spencer County children and adults took a chance to get creative with gourds during a “Share Our Selves” class on Thursday at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office.

  • COLUMN: Get crafting – and organized – this spring

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know I had a crafting, creative side until I took a jewelry-making class in town last summer. Since then, I’ve made countless pairs of earrings and even ventured outside the world of jewelry thanks to the help of Pinterest.

  • Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning

    Retirement.
    For a lot of people, retirement represents freedom from schedules and the end of those long days spent toiling in jobs that provide income for the necessities of life. It’s a time to slow down, sit back and watch the world go by.
    But that’s the worst thing a retiree can do, particularly anyone who is used to being busy and active, mentally and physically, according to Dr. John Lapp, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Taylorsville.

  • Spencer County Fish and Game Club to host open house, safety day Saturday

    Safety will be the word of the day Saturday as the Spencer County Fish and Game Club hosts an open house and safety day at the club located at 1520 Little Mount Road (Ky. 44 on the four lane just before the entrance to Tanglewood).

  • PHOTO: 10-pound largemouth bass

    Local fisherman Joe Paul Smith caught this largemouth bass on Feb. 24 in Polk City, Fla. The fish weighed 10 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 25 inches long.
    Smith was accompanied by Ron Call of Polk City and Clayton Call of North Port, Fla.
    After the fish was weighed and measured, it was released.