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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Jesus paid it all

    Are your taxes done, or are you one of those last-minute people? I am rarely in a hurry about taxes, even if I am owed a refund. I hate seeing what I actually pay.
    According to the Washington Post Wonkblog from Sept. 19, 2012, it looks like the average American pays between 20-25 percent in direct taxes. That doesn’t count all the indirect taxes, like the gasoline tax (60 cents a gallon in Kentucky), or all those taxes that show up on phone bills and cable bills. There are taxes on our electric bills and then, of course, there is always sales tax.

  • COLUMN: We preach Christ crucified

    1 Corinthians 1:21-25 says:
    For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

  • City’s search for Main Street manager is underway, again

    For the third time in 18 months, the Taylorsville Main Street Program is searching for a Main Street manager.
    Gordon Deapen, who has been serving in that role since December 2011, submitted his termination letter on March 28 citing professional reasons.
    Deapen’s resignation had to be approved by the Main Street committee and the City Commission.

  • KSP, BBB warn against scams

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.
    Through 2012 and into this week, Trooper Kendra Wilson, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 12, said 23 fraud complaints have been reported in Spencer County alone. Wilson said she could not break down the numbers at this time to determine the types of fraud reported.

  • COLUMN: April pulls ‘double-double’ for Louisville

    As NCAA officialdom was salivating over its 70,000 ticket sale sessions at the Georgia Dome rounding up another successful basketball tournament season last week, the University of Louisville was celebrating a more rare and delicious double-double-double of its own.
    • Final Four pay-days for men’s and women’s programs.
    • Extended PR sunshine, compliments of Kevin Ware’s leg cast and attitude; and Shony Shimmels’ Show and roots to the Rez.
    Add in ...
    • Naismith Hall of Fame election for Rick Pitino.

  • PHOTO: Inaugural season for youth wrestling

    Spencer County Youth Wrestling celebrates its inaugural season. Pictured from front left are Tyler McMillian, Taylor McMillian, Devin Heckert and J.T. Steele. From back left are Coach Scotty Thompson, Colton Price, Connor Trapp, Seth Thompson, Ethan Morrell and Coach Chris Price. Teammate J.T. Johnson is not pictured.

  • PHOTO: Tennis season kicks into gear

    After several cancellations due to cold weather, the Spencer County boys’ and girls’ tennis teams are now into full swing. The girls have secured two team wins as well as several singles and doubles wins. This years teams are coached by Shelly Hood and Michelle Hughes.

  • DETERMINATION DEFINED

    McKenna Pfeiffer is like a lot of high school seniors. She’s anticipating her prom in just a few weeks, savoring the final months of her high school career and looking forward to graduation. But the past year of McKenna’s life has been anything but routine.

  • Shelton signs with Berea

    Spencer County senior baseball player Lance Shelton recently signed to play college baseball with Berea College.

  • Spencer County Stallions to host youth football camp

    The Spencer County Stallions are having a youth football fun and skills camp every Sunday in April from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Stallions Field, 100 Water St.
    It is free to boys and girls ages 5 to 11.
    “Even if you’re not sure your child wants to play football, bring them on out for the fun and exercise,” organizers said.
    No equipment is required.
    The Stallions are also seeking volunteers interested in applying for the head coach positions. Resumes may be submitted to one of the board members present at the spring camps.