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Today's News

  • Gulf oil spill recovery: Advice for those wanting to help

    By the Better Business Bureau

  • Spiders and snakes: when not to be scared

     “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford.  Although the song has little to do with wildlife, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger isn’t.  

  • Mission to Guatemala

    For one Spencer County family, a recent mission trip to Guatemala was life-changing. Eleven-year-old Jalei Cox and her sister Makenna, 10, saw first-hand the level of poverty that exists in the world.

    “I definitely think God wanted us to go,” said Makenna, “so we could see how great we have it here.”

  • Leads wanted in Friday fire

    It took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to suppress a house fire that blazed Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Twenty firefighters responded at 7:52 p.m. July 2 to a fire that was scorching the back of a small house at 919 Hochstrasser Rd. When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were shooting out of the rear room of the house.  

    No one lived at the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

  • Footie Chicklets win State Cup in U10

    The Footie Chicklets, a Spencer County Soccer Association U10 girl’s team, won the Kohl’s American State Cup tournament hosted in Bardstown and sponsored by US Youth Soccer. 

    The Chicklets were determined to prove that they were the best team in the state, said Coach Mike Heuglin, and did so very decisively by defeating teams from Nelson County, Lexington, and Bardstown to get to the finals game against the South Nelson Fast & Furious. 

  • Couple’s collection speaks volumes

    If more people knew what lies behind the four walls of their home, Larry and Maxine Talkington would be the talk of Taylorsville.

    Step through the front door of the blue house off Whitetail Drive, and you’re immediately surrounded by a collection that would rival any antique mall in America.

    From giant soft drink advertising signs to tiny tractors, there’s hardly an inch of space not taken up by a display.

  • Thomas, Myers a winning duo

    Leigh Ellen Thomas (left) and Mackenzie Myers, along with their 14U travel team the Heartland Rage, brought home yet another championship trophy from Owensboro winning the 2010 Tri-State tournament.

    The Rage, based out of Elizabethtown, went into the championship game undefeated, only to lose that game 3 to 0 to the Stunners. The Stunners had defeated the Rage twice in order to be the champs but the Rage pulled it off in the second championship game winning 4 to 2. This was the team’s fourth championship trophy this summer with a winning record of 30 wins, only 4 losses.

  • State property tax rate set for 2010

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2010 state real property tax rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2009 to 2010.

  • Home cooking: Carrot Cake by Barnes

    Wanda Barnes received her carrot cake recipe from her sister many years ago. “I’ve had it for so long,” she said.

    She usually makes the carrot cake at Easter because her brother-in-law asks for it. She does not make it as much as she would like because her husband loves the cake but is diabetic.

    Barnes recently fulfilled requests to bring her cake to the Waterford Homemakers annual picnic.

    While she usually makes it as a sheet cake, sometimes she makes the cake in individual pound cake pans. When she does, it cooks for about 30-40 minutes.

  • Cleansing waters

    “River, wash over me,

    cleanse me and make me new.

    Bathe me, refresh me and fill me anew,

    river, wash over me.”

    -from the hymn

    “River, Wash Over Me”

    by Dougie Brown, 1980.