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Today's News

  • Look out for flying discs

    Scott Ringham confessed Monday that he was uncertain disc golf would ever be a reality at Taylorsville Lake State Park. As an avid player, the park manager had the drive to see a championship course built, but with costs shooting up to $22,000 plus labor – well, it was beginning to look like an improbability.

    That was before he learned that one park’s misfortune would be his stroke of good luck.

  • COLUMN: Opposition just too strong for Bears this season

    After the first week of postseason play in Kentucky, the majority of high school football teams have put away their helmets and pads for the season. For some, the seasons ended way too fast as upsets ended bigger dreams. For others, the losses were a bit more expected.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Services offered by Economic Development

    In the last two years, Taylorsville and Spencer County have had 681 new businesses; of that number, 105 have closed their accounts according to the occupational tax administrator’s records. The sewer expansion project is well underway, this will encourage renovation of existing facilities and the building of new ones, creating job opportunities.

  • Health department busy in the community

    As summer ends and fall begins, North Central District Health Department has been working diligently to bring about awareness of health-related issues within the community.

    Here are some examples of what we have been working on and ideas on how you can participate within your community.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Lady Beetles cause problems in the fall

    It is that time of the year again: the attack of the lady beetles. Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now but the mild weather has kept them at bay. The chill is here so people are asking, “what do I do about all the lady bugs in my house.”

    Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

    The Asian lad beetle is looking for some warmth and protection from approaching winter weather.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks all around

    Tis’ the season for giving thanks, so allow me the chance to extend my gratitude to you – our readers.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Jesus will not be fooled

    I preached my first revival in September. It lasted five days and what a great infilling of the Holy Spirit it was.

    On Wednesday night, I told everyone to come back on Thursday night, because I was going to preach a hell -fire sermon. When I got back to where my wife, Roberta, and I were staying, I got to thinking.

    I perhaps should have not announced that I was going to preach about hell because maybe no one would come. To my surprise, more came that night than any other night.

  • ELECTION 2010 ANALYSIS: What went wrong?

    The Republican Party’s sweeping victory in the general election last week successfully altered Spencer County’s long-held political identity – and has left many of the Democrat faithful feeling strangely out of place.

  • Dressing up ordinary potato salad

    Madonna Cash got her recipe for scalloped potatoes from her daughter-in-law about two years ago. She usually takes it to potlucks rather than serve it at home because her husband does not care for olives. She recently served this dish at a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.

    Cash does not cook as much as she used to anymore now that her children are grown. Now she mostly makes cakes or cookies for her grandchildren whom she sees often. A particular favorite is her caramel cake.

  • GUEST COLUMN: UK's All-Americans growing up

    “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.” William James wrote. “A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

    John Calipari danced last week. Scolding his players for not boxing out for rebounds, letting opponents push them around, the UK coach waxed comic, “ You get pushed into the cheerleader and you’ve got sparkles on the face when you come over (to the bench),” Cal said. “We’re like, ‘what the hell’s on your face?’

    Hilarious.