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Today's News

  • New website offers a full menu of options

    Before you pick a restaurant, do you have to discuss menu options for picky eaters?

    Maybe one child will only eat macaroni and cheese, and the other must have a hamburger – no mustard or pickles, ketchup only.

    If you have a finicky bunch, then having several menus in front of you before you go could certainly alleviate problems down the road.

    In comes LotsaMenus.com.

    The brainchild of Jerry Colvin and Scott Clarke, this new Web site aims to provide its visitors with menus of all the state’s restaurants.

  • Miracles happen, just ask Faye

    Faye Monroe thought she knew what to expect when she went to the hospital for her second total knee replacement surgery.

    The 66-year-old Taylorsville resident had experienced the procedure before with her right knee and all had gone well. Keeping her mobility had been worth the pain and rehabilitation so she could play with her grandchildren, keep up with her two dogs and continue her beloved yard work.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by the Hon. Linda Armstrong March 12, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Christopher Nelson, no motorcycle operators license. Amended to no license in possession. $163 court costs and fines.

    Terrence E. Gilbert, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Brittany M. Jackson, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Becky L. Goins, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court costs; six month diversion.

  • Gardeners should be alert of late blight

    Late blight was found on tomato plants in late May in Northern Kentucky. Since then, the disease has shown up on potato and tomato plants in Central Kentucky. A University of Kentucky plant pathologist said it’s critical for vegetable producers to scout their plants and take preventative measures to combat this disease.

  • Youth 3-day football camp

    Spencer County High School’s football team will be holding a youth mini football camp for grades 1-8 June 21 through June 23 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. The cost of the camp is $50 and includes t-shirt.

    Pre-registration will be held June 20 at the high school’s main entrance from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Campers can also register the first day of the camp beginning at 8 a.m. at football field.

    All proceeds will go toward the purchase of equipment for the high school’s football program.

     

  • 120 attend fishing derby, shooting event

    About 70 kids attended the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Fishing Derby Saturday at Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters. During a coordinating event later that afternoon, another 40 children participated in a Kids Fun Day sponsored by the Spencer County Fish and Game Club and Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports Club.

    KFW Sgt. Scott Herndon said the annual event is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their kids to the great outdoors.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Jakes event June 26

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the NWTF will be having a Jakes Day Event  Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, located off  Dale Lane. 

    The event will include trap shooting, paintball guns, .22 rifle target shooting, archery and a nature trail.  There will also be prizes and lunch will be served. 

    Bring the kids and your lawn chairs for a day of fun. 

    For more information call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or (cell 210-1960).

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    June 13-19

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Church Rd., will be holding VBS for ages 3 through adult June 13-17 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch.”  Call 538-6902 for more information.

    Fisherville Baptist Church, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Rd., will be holding VBS June 14-18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Children from birth to middle school are invited to attend “Bible Heroes”. High-school aged youth are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, call 267-5605.

  • Living large in a small town

    Many words are used to describe small towns and Kim Huston is trying out a new one – sexy.

    In her book “Small Town Sexy: The Allure of Living in Small Town America,” Huston describes the seductive and alluring qualities of small-town America.

    “I think small towns tend to have a bad rap with visions of tumble weeds blowing through the streets,” she said. “There are so many growing and I wanted to draw attention to those and that you can live large in small towns.”

  • Jones is crowned Kentucky's Miss Outstanding Teen

    Laura Jones is no novice when it comes to competing in pageants – especially the Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    “I’ve been competing for this title for four years,” said the 17-year-old. “Knowing that this was the last year for me, I just gave it my all.”

    After a grueling three-day interview process coupled with a scholastic review, on-stage interview and talent demonstration, Jones was thrilled to hear her name called as the winner Saturday night.