Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sports — Heroes and villains

    Lance Armstrong has never fully shaken off rumors that his record-setting performances on a bicycle were not tainted by the use of performance enhancing drugs. He’s denied them over and over again, successfully argued his case in the media and before sanctioning boards. He’s never been found guilty.

  • COLUMN: Will Joker’s Gameday Ready Tour be his last hurrah?

    Temperature gauge at your local bank reported mid-90s this week. Must be time for football.
    Beginning Sunday at Lincoln Park in Franklin, Kentucky coach Joker Phillips opens a four-stop road show. Fun, games and souvenirs for Big Blue Nation kids and families. And, unlike John Calipari $ummer $tops, Joker’s Gameday Ready Tour price is right — it’s free.
    Why a fee for the former and not the latter? UK basketball is about supply and demand economics, it sells. Football begs.

  • Signature residents celebrate fundraising efforts

    We are all seeking to have a purpose in our life; this includes our residents at Signature HealthCare of Spencer County.

  • Then and now: Class of ‘52 celebrates 60 years since graduation

    Eighteen members of the Taylorsville High School Class of 1952 celebrated their 60th anniversary since graduating high school by gathering on June 9 at the Spencer Coutny-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce building.

  • WEDDING: Bingham, Napper married June 9

    Cindy Lou Bingham of Taylorsville, and Wesley Anderson Napper of Waterford, were married June 9, 2012, in Shelbyville surrounded by family and friends.

    Bingham is the daughter of Dennis and the late Judy McWherter of Taylorsville. Napper is the son of Mike and Gail Dennison of Louisville and Rick and Trisha Napper of Hanover, Ind.
    Bingham is employed as a retail manager at Walgreens and Napper is a teacher with the Spencer County School System.

  • Hume, Greenwell earn Farm Bureau scholarships

    Emily Hume and Tyler Greenwell, both seniors in Spencer County, are the 2012 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau. Hume and Greenwell each received $1,000 Spencer County Farm Bureau Scholarships.
    These awards are two of the 234 college scholarships worth a total of $302,450 that the Spencer County Farm Bureau, Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Spencer County High announces three students chosen for Governor’s Scholars’ program

    Spencer County High School has announced the names of three students who have been selected to participate in Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2012.
    The selected students are Shelby Hall, daughter of Danan and Cheryl Hall;  Bryce Martin, son of Dwight and Carla  Martin; Joshua Spencer, son of  Ivan and Mary Spencer.
    Two students have been chosen as alternates and they are Emily Browning, daughter of William and Mary Browning, and Grace Coy, daughter of Michael and Bonnie Coy.

  • COLUMN: Edible flowers are tasty, pretty

    I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound. I just came home from working at Courtney Farms in Bagdad with a load of vegetables that will be presented to Community Supported Agriculture subscribers for a weekend gathering of shared experiences and shared food. We are combining our farming efforts to bring food to local families and that includes the pretty things that can be added and eaten in the mix.

  • COLUMN: Grazing management critical during drought

    Although parts of Spencer County received abundant rainfall this last weekend, much of the state has been behind on rainfall since spring began, but the drought has been exceptional in Western Kentucky with some cities 8 and 9 inches below normal rainfall totals. With some of the state’s historically driest months ahead, good pasture management is critical for livestock producers, said forage extension specialists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Fire department assists with field fire

    Friday the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to assist the Simpsonville Fire District with a working field fire on Finchville Road. Shelby County Fire Department, Shelbyville Fire Department, Eastwood Fire Department and Ballardsville Fire Department responded as well.