Today's News

  • Bottoms at top of this week’s race

    Surprising. That’s how Taylorsville resident Derek Bottoms characterizes his first feature event win at Bluegrass Speedway.

  • Fishing derby draws almost 100 participants

    Ninety-six children participated in the annual kid’s fishing derby at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters on June 11.

    Pictured are Officer Jason Ice; Victoria Worley, 9, winner of the smallest fish award (a 3 1/16-inch sunfish); Max Dipple, 12, winner of the largest fish award (a 20 3/4-inch catfish); Dalton Helton, 11, who caught the most fish (46); and Officer Darvin Chesser.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked 500 rainbow trout for the kids to catch.

  • PHOTO: Now, that’s a fish!

    Jacob Armstrong, 9, of Taylorsville, caught this 45-pound catfish on June 24 while fishing with his father. The fish was 41.5 inches long. Jacob is a son of Eddie and Linda Armstrong.

  • Lady Bear Volleyball tryouts July 15-16

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears Volleyball Team will be hosting tryouts July 15-16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    Anyone interested in trying out for the team should attend conditioning on the following dates:
    July 11 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 12 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 13 — 4-6:30 p.m.
    July 14 — 4-7 p.m.
    July 15 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    July 16 — Tryouts 4-7 p.m.
    For more information, contact Tim or Wendy Elder at:
    502-354-0141— after 7 p.m.
    502-428-1186 — after 4 p.m.

  • COLUMN: NBA draft storylines

    The impact of the NBA Draft in Kentucky? Mixed and fun.
    Top end, the Free Enes T-shirt frenzy got a bounce and may have a new market when Kentucky’s big man, who never played a minute, was chosen third by Utah.
    Enes Kanter gushed gratitude. Not to God and country, family and friends, or his old team in Turkey, not even John Calipari.
    Instead, the man thanked “fantastic Kentucky fans” for their devotion and loyalty despite his 0.0 points-rebounds stat line. In a classy gesture, Kanter dedicated his rookie season to them.

  • Head-on collision leaves man, woman dead

    A head-on collision on Taylorsville Road Sunday night left a Fisherville man and Florida woman dead.
    Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said 19-year-old Benjamin Koier, of Fisherville, and 38-year-old Melissa Graham, of Bonita Springs, Fla., both died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred at the 14,000 block of Taylorsville Road.

  • City approves 2011-12 budget

    In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Taylorsville City Commission approved next year’s budget, an amendment for the current budget and an ordinance setting water and sewer rates that will go into effect on Friday.
    The three ordinances were approved on first reading earlier this month.
    The 2011-12 budget calls for $2,146,000 in estimated revenues in the general fund, $7,678,000 in estimated revenues in the water and sewer enterprise fund and $20,200 in estimated revenues for the Municipal Road Aid fund.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County 4-H Trailblazers participate in District Horse Show

    On Saturday, June 4, the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.  District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

  • COLUMN: Harvesting berries for full flavor

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Blueberries, which are native to North America, are harvested from early June through early August. Blackberries are harvested from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer newly recognized health benefits, but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • COLUMN: The bagworm drag: Bagworms at work right now in evergreens

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.
    Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.