Today's News

  • Taylorsville has new web presence

    Finding information online about the City of Taylorsville just got a little bit easier.

  • ‘Tree’ gets new life at First Baptist

    While most trees lose their leaves and go into hiding for the winter, one ‘tree’ will see new life this December.
    This tree – a steel, tree-shaped structure large enough to hold at least 50 standing, singing people – spent the past 25 years at Bloomfield United Methodist Church in Nelson County.

  • Hearing set Sept. 7 for former sheriff

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter is set to appear in circuit court next Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Coulter, who is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct, is on the docket for a disposition hearing.
    Though still a Spencer County case, the hearing will take place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • SCHS Pep Rally - 8/19 (with video)

    Spencer County High School football players get ready to bust through a banner during a pep rally Friday afternoon.

    The school’s fall sports teams were introduced during the pep rally, and class of 2011 graduate Andrew Dockery passed along his school spirit torch to junior Gage Mertz.

  • Five students attend 2011 GSP

    Five Spencer County students recently attended the 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program.
    Cameron Mitchell Bishop, Austin Tyler Jaggers, Susan Porter Mann and Corey Matthew Thomas all represented Spencer County High School.
    Amanda Renea Smith represented the Whitefield Academy.
    A total of 1,074 high school juniors participated in this year’s program.

  • The Far Middle: Aug. 24
  • Fair dairy show results

    Division: Brown Swiss

    Heifer Classes:

    Junior Calf
    1. Evelyn Bauer, Simpsonville
    2. Michelle Lisby, Shelbyville
    3. Rachel White, Waddy
    4. Jacob Lisby, Shelbyville
    5. Rachel White, Waddy

    Intermediate Heifer Calf
    1. Jacob Lisby, Shelbyville
    2. Rachel White, Waddy
    3. Evelyn Bauer, Simpsonville

    Senior Heifer Calf
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorsville
    2. Michelle Lisby, Shelbyville

  • 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.