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Today's News

  • Saltsman, Fields to wed June 22

    Julie Hayden of Bardstown and Christopher Fields and Michelle Wright of Taylorsville wish to announce the engagement of their parents, Carolyn Saltsman and Larry Fields, both of Hodgenville.
    The couple will be married June 22, 2013 with an outdoor ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Kerfoot, Hodgenville.
    Carolyn is a semi-retired registered nurse with Intrepid Home Health and a tour director with Shockey Tours in Louisville.
    Larry is a tour bus driver with Shockey Tours, an ordained general Baptist minister and a retired home builder.

  • Wente, Hillard to wed Saturday

    Marissa Wente of Taylorsville and Samuel Hillard of Frankfort announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on June 15, 2013.
    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Deborah Powell Wente and Stephen Wente of Taylorsville.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Andi and David Hillard of Frankfort.
    The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillard residence, 870 Stillhouse Hollow Road, on Elkhorn Creek in Frankfort.

  • Williams, Burden to wed Saturday

    Kris Williams and Erica Burden announce their wedding, set for Saturday, June 15, at 5 p.m. at the Possum Ridge Boat Dock Shelter No. 1.
    Williams parents are Patsy and Glenn Williams.
    Burden’s parents are Jesse and Norma Burden.
    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

  • Thomas hired as SCES principal

    New Spencer County Elementary School principal Mark Thomas used to run cross-country at Morehead State University. Not the fastest runner in the world, Thomas simply tried to outlast everyone else with his determination and ability to go the distance.

  • City, county sign and exchange agreements to use radio frequencies

    Three months after deciding to “shelve” a memorandum of understanding from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS regarding the agencies’ radio frequencies, the City of Taylorsville and Police Chief Toby Lewis decided to take the MOU off the shelf and sign it.
    Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump asked to be put on the city’s agenda for its regular June meeting and addressed the commission last Tuesday evening.

  • BACK IN TIME: 30 years ago - Lake opens with dedication ceremony
  • Two local students to attend KFB's Institute for Future Ag Leaders

    Ninety-four high school juniors from 60 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 28th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders held in two locations this month.
    Spencer Countians Darilyn Browning and Tyler Goodlett will be two of the 48 students attending the institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • In The Garden: Barn swallow population soaring at the farm

    Swallow Rail was the name my dad gave the farm more than 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in Western Shelby County. His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly. The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.

  • Farming Facts: Fireflies porivde nighttime beauty and control garden pests

    Remember how much fun it was to chase fireflies when you were young? Once you caught a firefly, you would hold it in your hand to watch the flickering light for a few moments and then release it unharmed to fly away.

  • Church Happenings - June 12 Edition

    Wakefield Baptist plans Bible school
    Bible school at Wakefield Baptist Church runs through Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 each night.
    The church is located at 5517 Taylorsville Road.
    The theme for Bible school will be Bible Heroes.

    Kaufmans to sing at Christian Crossing
    The Kaufman Family will sing at Christian Crossing Lifeline Center during revival Friday through Sunday.
    Services on Friday and Saturday are at 7 p.m. The service on Sunday is at 11 a.m.