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Today's News

  • Firefighters battle two house fires in two days

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to two serious house fires in two days last week, one of which resulted in the total loss of a home.

  • Bears bow to Bardstown

    While a 27-7 loss Friday night was not the way new Spencer County Head Football Coach Mike Marksbury wanted the season to start, he’s already convinced he’s got a team that never is going to quit.

    “I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but looking at the big picture, there are a lot of things that were very positive. First and foremost, the kids never quit,” said Marksbury.

    He said Bardstown was a better team than he imagined, but the Bears stayed competitive throughout.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.

  • Soccer teams face early tests

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team got underway last week with two home games against some quality opponents, giving the Bears an 0-2 start to the season.

    The Bears fell to Kentucky Country Day 7-0 on Wednesday evening and dropped a 6-0 decision to district power Oldham County the following night.

    Spencer County will try to get on the winning track on the road this week as the team was scheduled to travel to Boyle County on Tuesday and will be at Henry County on Thursday before a two-game tournament in Meade County this weekend.

  • Soccer teams face early tests

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team got underway last week with two home games against some quality opponents, giving the Bears an 0-2 start to the season.

    The Bears fell to Kentucky Country Day 7-0 on Wednesday evening and dropped a 6-0 decision to district power Oldham County the following night.

    Spencer County will try to get on the winning track on the road this week as the team was scheduled to travel to Boyle County on Tuesday and will be at Henry County on Thursday before a two-game tournament in Meade County this weekend.

  • Davis family is now at home on Little Mount Road

    At 7 p.m. Saturday, Melissa Davis held something in her hands that she had been waiting a long time to hold – the keys to her new home.

  • Gone Forever? Subjects in nameless photos are lost in history

    If you have family pictures, but have never taken the time to identify them for future generations, you are doing the people in the photos, as well as their kin, a terrible injustice. Pictures without identifications are many times lost forever, erasing solid evidence that a family ever existed.

    Here’s a suggestion that will pay dividends to your children, grandchildren and generations to come.

  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.

  • SPICE IT UP: Veggie chili with avocado salsa an unlikely but tasty dish for any season

    Chili does not really sound like a summer dish, unless it’s one of those nights when you just want to pretend it is winter and crank the air conditioning. This summer, though, I found a chili that I consider to be perfect for summer, in part because it can be made with fresh ingredients.

  • Man indicted for murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive has been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for the 2010 murder of Mount Eden native Obie Murphy.