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Today's News

  • Managing pastures, producing more

    Good pasture management practices are essential to increasing quality livestock forages by reducing undesirable weeds and plants. The goal is to encourage growth of a vigorous, dense stand of desirable forage grasses, yet limit weed germination and growth. Unwanted plants can germinate in thin pasture stands and are more likely to become established within these areas.

  • LETTER: Thanks for donating

    The Spencer County Lions Club would like to thank everyone who donated to the Lions Club. Special thanks to the ones that played the music, our church family and to everyone who supported our effort in anyway. It really turned out well.

    Lula Maddox

    Spencer County Lions Club

     

  • Church happenings

    Fisherville Baptist Church VBS

    Vacation Bible School will be June 13 - 18.  The ages are 3 year olds to 12th grade and the time is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Our theme this year is Hero Headquarters!  Come learn to be a hero for God!  Please call 267-5605 for information on registering.

    The Egypt File, a weekend VBS

  • Three file in city race

    With the primary tallies neatly logged and stored away, voters can now focus their attention on candidates for non-partisan races in the county.

    Three candidates have filed their intentions to run for positions on the Taylorsville City Commission – one for mayor and two for commissioner.

    Lynda Huckleberry, seated commissioner, said that if elected as mayor her goals would be to unite commissioners to work as a team and ensure more orderly meetings. She also wants to see a greater focus on issues facing the public works department.

  • Spencer County surrenders late runs

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets broke open a close game with three runs in the fifth inning to secure a first round win over Spencer County in the 30th District Softball Tournament held in Lawrenceburg Monday  night.

  • GUEST COLUMN: The growing cost of government

    A failed economic stimulus, a massive health care bill, never-ending government bailouts – the liberal Democrats who control Washington keep spending your money, and they’re out of control. Recent events across the Atlantic have given us a glimpse at one possible future if our country continues down its current course.

  • Taylorsville’s Run by the Lake

    The 2nd Annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake was held Saturday at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Spencer County elementary level cross-country team.

    “We had another great race this year,” said Coach Josh Seabolt. “Despite the hard rain from the night before, the turnout was still amazing.”

    Seabolt said that the course was very muddy and caused many runners to slide down the hills instead of run. 

  • Paying tribute to Red Bird High

    What is statewide special about Red Bird? Everything. The school at Beverly in Bell County will march into history next month as the latest in a long parade of community schools that are no more.

    Nestled at the toe of Daniel Boone National Forest, Red Bird High will graduate its final senior class, unless funding is found to sustain a school that opened during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, 1921.

  • Sewer expansion in question

    The expansion of Taylorsville’s estimated $2.6 million wastewater treatment plant recently received an $800,000 boost, but city officials said developers will still need to contribute to the project to ensure customers are not burdened with the cost.

    Taylorsville Clerk Steve Biven said that the $800,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Local Government will be added to a $400,000 Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant – bringing the city $1.2 million closer to being able to pay for the project.

  • Very old horse teeth from Ashes Creek

     The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly a wise one.

    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.

    Records of the Spencer County Board of Education list the boundaries of the Ashes Creek School District in 1930. Here’s what they say: (punctuation per original school board document)