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Today's News

  • Exercise is for everyone

    Look no further than 210 W. Main St. to find three examples of community members who know the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

    Tammy Butler, Dee Cox and Missy Verbeck work in the office of Verbeck and Kaleher and usually spend their lunch break taking in the sights of downtown Taylorsville by foot.

    The women have been taking their lunchtime walks on and off for a few years, and recognize the benefits of that almost daily physical activity.

  • Lady Bears record now 9-7

    The Spencer County High School softball team improved its record to 9-7 after splitting two games at Franklin County this weekend and dropping a game to Oldham County on Monday.

  • He's out!

    Spencer County third baseman Tyler Brewer applies a tag on a diving Eminence base runner for an out in the Bears win over Eminence Monday afternoon. Spencer County is now 5-9 on the season. Spencer County has had several games rained out recently, but was slated to be back on the diamond Tuesday against Anderson County, and home games are scheduled against Washington County on Thursday and Gallatin County on Saturday.

  • Exemption permit allows hunters extra year to get hunter education card

    Hunters required to complete a hunter education course to legally be in the field, but who haven’t had time to get their orange card, don’t have to miss Kentucky’s spring turkey season April 16 through May 8.
    Kentucky’s hunter apprentice opportunity – the Temporary Hunter Education Exemption Permit – allows a person otherwise required to carry a course completion card, to use the one-time, one-year exemption instead. Hunter education is mandatory when a hunter turns 12 years old, and includes those born on or after Jan. 1, 1975.

  • Joe Dan Gold’s one shining moment belongs to the ages

    The man who fame forgot. It’s hardly an original sentiment, but too often appropriate.
    Joe Dan Gold was buried Saturday near his hometown of Benton in Marshall County. An Internet obituary intended to highlight his 68 years was well intentioned, but too shallow by 94 feet at least. Not mentioned – Gold’s one shining moment 48 years ago. One that must have stirred our best angels to song.

  • Work is underway

    Work is now underway at the Taylorsville Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kevin Sisler, the construction manager for Sisler-Maggard, said the hope is to have the job done by September.

  • COLUMN: Local 4-H Communications Day successful

    The 2011 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held March 26 at Spencer County Elementary School. The day was filled with demonstrations, speeches, and specialty acts.  The participants that won first place will be going on the Area Communications Day held on April 16 in Oldham County.

  • COLUMN: Take the 40-gallon water challenge during water awareness month

    Come on, Kentucky. Georgia and Alabama are leaving us in the dust! Yes, it’s just a friendly competition, but we need all the help we can get to prove Kentucky cares about the environment.
    Help the Commonwealth win the water conservation challenge by participating. Here’s how you can save 40 gallons of water a day for your county and Kentucky.

  • COLUMN: Give back to mother nature during Earth, Arbor Days

    This Friday is Good Friday and Earth Day so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world. Next Friday, we can put it to good use and plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day.
    Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872 when it was estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska alone.
    It all started with a man named J. Sterling Morton, who set out for Nebraska Territory in 1854 with his wife to set up a new homestead.

  • The Far Middle: April 20