Today's News

  • COLUMN: Stinging caterpillars are lurking in the garden

    I just got a call from a reader in Taylorsville who was seeking an ID on a pest that was stinging her in the blackberry patch. She described the offender in very human terms – it looked like it was wearing glasses, had a green jacket on, little ears, etc. I could see the saddleback stinging caterpillar in my mind’s eye as she continued.

  • Lady Bears fall to Collins

    Spencer County’s Danielle Eisenback launches a serve Monday during action against Collins High School in volleyball action. The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 on the season after losing the first two sets in the match by scores of 25-17 and 25-10. On a positive note, both the freshmen and JV squads won their matches. The girls will be busy this week as they host three more games, including North Bullitt on Tuesday, Bardstown on Wednesday and Anderson County on Thursday.

  • USDA announces changes to CRP to assist producers impacted by drought conditions

    John W. McCauley, FSA State Executive Director, reminds Kentucky farmers that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) policies to help those affected by sustained drought conditions. Throughout this year of extreme weather, USDA has supported and delivered assistance to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities across the country.

  • Elk Creek welcomes new pastor

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes its new pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Jackson, and his wife, Tammy.

    The Jacksons have been married for 22 years and have two daughters. Sarah is a junior at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and Macie is a sophomore at Fern Creek High School in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Store heavenly treasures

    The richest man in the world (at one time) owned oil wells, refineries, tankers and pipelines, also hotels, a life insurance company, a finance company and aircraft companies.
    He surrounded his 700-acre estate with bodyguards, vicious dogs, steel bars, searchlights, bells and sirens. In addition of being afraid of planes, ships and crackpots, he feared disease, old age, helplessness and death. He was lonely and gloomy and admitted that money could not buy happiness.

  • Little league adventure makes us remember when

    ‘You may say I’m a dreamer
    ‘But I’m not the only one ...’
    – Imagine, by John Lennon

    Paint a picture: you’re 12 years old. Little League try-outs in late spring ... make the team ... take home a starched white uniform to show mom. You never forget how good the uniform  looks on the wire hanger.

    Next, games through summertime’s best days, although you won’t know it until a decade has gone.

  • 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.