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Today's News

  • Bargains galore at Wakefield store

    It was the roaring 20s and prices were down right cheap compared to the present, as you’d expect.

    Take, for instance, the prices 89 years ago at Wakefield in Spencer County where J.M. Rogers, M.H. Briggs and F.J. Donovan were operating a general merchandise store.

      They advertised the “Highest Price Paid For Country Produce.”

    Warren G. Harding was inaugurated March fourth, 1921 as the 29th President of the U.S. and a fire bug burned down a barn on the James Heady Wakefield farm a year later.

  • Spencer Countians among healthiest in Ky.

    Spencer County was among the top ten most healthy counties in Kentucky according to a ranking report released last week by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Boone County residents claimed the honor of being healthiest.

    The County Health Rankings, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a report which ranks over 3,000 counties from all 50 states on two distinct facets of health: outcomes and factors.

  • Church happenings

    Free dinner and singing

    Brush Arbor Ministries will be hosting a free chili supper and gospel sing in the chamber building March 6 at 6 p.m. This event is open to the community. For more information, call Rex at (502) 747-5428.

    Free gospel sing

    A gospel sing will be held Saturday at the Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Rd. in Cox’s Creek beginning at 7:30 p.m. The featured act will be Hart and Soul Trio followed by The Cumboes and more. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

     

  • Get hands dirty with the Master Grazer program

    Spencer County livestock producers can get hands-on field experience in grazing concepts, practices and techniques through the University of Kentucky’s Applied Master Grazer program.

    The new program, developed by specialists in the UK College of Agriculture, differs from the traditional Master Grazer program, which was largely lecture based. Applied Master Grazer offers two field sessions in addition to one classroom session. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board provides funding for the program

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Blood drive Tuesday

    The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive Tuesday, March 2 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event will be held in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.

    Bullitt County Women’s Club style show

    Tickets are now available for the 39th annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show sponsored by the Bullitt County Women’s Club. The event will be held at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville March 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • National quilting day planned

    Area quilting guilds will celebrate National Quilting Day with a Quilters Day Out gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at InnPlace Hotel and Conference Center, located at 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville.

  • Dozen shots for Patterson (at Vandy) could spell Big Dance disaster

    The John Wall craze has become, well, insane. Distorted too.

    At Vanderbilt last week, John Calipari’s team had nine assists, one by his point guard in 38 minutes. Patrick Patterson? 12 attempts. A dozen shots from the team’s All-American is courting disaster.

    At game’s end, Wall’s lone spectacular play was enough to overshadow a mediocre, even selfish performance, and drive some media back to John Wall Ga-Ga Land.

  • Mongiardo's cure for health care

    Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo stopped in Taylorsville last week and presented his message for making Kentucky a leader in curing America’s broken health care system.

    Mongiardo, who was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Friday night as part of February’s American Heart Month, said the first step in fixing the national health care issue is to encourage every Kentuckian to make choices that are heart healthy.

  • Bears prep for district tourney

    With the 30th District Tournament beginning tonight in Shelby County, the Spencer County Bears needed a good outing to take away the bitterness of the last few weeks. They got just that Saturday night when they traveled to Louisville and put together a 77-60 win over Holy Cross. Not only was it a needed win, but it was best game the Bears had played in nearly a month and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: A little of this and that

    Judge Executive David Jenkins may have been joking when he suggested the fire protection district contribute to the cost of hiring 911 dispatchers, but it was City Commissioner Kathy Spears who took the issue very seriously.

    At a meeting Thursday afternoon, Spears wanted to know why the Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department was not contributing to the cost of dispatch services. Firefighters are, after all, benefiting from 911 just like city police, EMS and the Sheriff’s office. “Why does the fire department pay nothing,” Spears said.