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Today's News

  • GERI TRAVIS: October's Healthy Hero

    Geri has spent her life contributing to the health of those around her.  She obtained an education in health management and put that knowledge to work at the YMCA.  She worked to bring youth sports programs to Spencer County when few were available.  Geri also assisted in the development of workout stations at Spencer County’s Ray Jewell Park and helps coordinate health fairs.  For many years now, Geri has taught aerobics, boot camps, and walking classes that bond Spencer Countians in good health and good friendship.  She leads by example as well.

  • Lady Bears net individual awards

    Success on the field for the Lady Bears soccer team this season has netted several postseason awards for a number of players.

    Named to the first team all 8th Region team is Hannah Jaggers who scored 25 goals and 10 assists during the season. Named to the second team all 8th Region team was Madison Ratchford who scored 24 goals on the season and had nine assists.

    Receiving honorable mention All-Region honors were Tori Palmer (30 goals and six assists) and Shelby Lurie (11 goals and 11 assists)

  • A tropical treat: Pineapple salad

    Rachel Price received her recipe for pineapple salad many years ago from the late Gail Hahn who was a beautician in Taylorsville. It’s become a favorite dish among her friends and family, and is a special request at the Bluegrass Basket Guild potluck supper meetings.

    “When I first took it, everyone went on and on about it,” said Price, who brings the dish to every basket guild meeting she attends. “When I missed a few meetings, they said ‘we missed you, but we missed your salad too!’”

  • LETTER: Light-weight jackets only

    I attended the special- called meeting at the high school last Thursday regarding the issue of “outerwear” being worn in the classrooms. At the time that I attended this meeting, I would like to note that my son has not even worn a heavy jacket to school yet, so I was there to try and learn the facts and advocate for all student’s rights if I felt like they were being violated.

  • Goodlett wins national FFA award

    Justin Goodlett of the Spencer County FFA chapter was named national winner of the Equine Science Entrepreneur Proficiency Award Program. Four finalists competed to be named the national winner during the annual national FFA convention in October in Indiana.

    Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience.

    Goodlett was awarded $1,000 during a special ceremony at the national convention.

    For Goodlett, raising and showing horses is a way of life.

  • New to the Taylorsville police office

    Daniel Wills and Kenny Bledsoe were recently sworn in as Taylorsville Police officers.

    They will be filling in as temporary, part-time with department.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Woulda, coulda, shoulda

    There is no wisdom like frankness – Benjamin Disraeli

    In Kentucky’s football autumn, instead of a frantic Monday search for latest BCS standings as is custom in towns across Alabama, fans here arrive at another Monday of woulda-coulda-shoulda.

    In Bowling Green, Western Kentucky coulda had a win streak, except an anemic effort against North Texas so aggravated Willie Taggart, the coach demanded a Sunday morning practice.

  • LETTER: Finally, blacktop

    After years of a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pot hole that lasts only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened. Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    June Hochstrasser

    Fisherville

  • LETTER: Looking for justice

    I have a big problem and I need help. My floodwall tax is listed for 134 West Main St. When I bought the house 30 years ago, it was to be 136 West Main St. My city taxes are for 128 West Main St.

    Now I get a garbage bill for four units and I only have one unit in use at this time because I am remodeling the house to try and meet the codes (which as you know change a lot).

    I have talked to the people in charge for years. So, I’m asking you and the good citizens of Taylorsville to help me get some justice.

    Eugene Goodlett

    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: Voters take control

    There was a time in this country when a person voted for the one perceived to be the best one for the job. This eventually meant voting for the lesser of the evils. Now, it seems to have evolved even farther. They are all on fairly equal footing.

    It doesn’t matter whether it is on a local or national level. It’s tell the people what they want to hear when you’re running for office, then, once you’re elected, cater to the lobbyists rather than those who put you in office to begin with.