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Today's News

  • State park time cards doctored

    An internal audit of operations at Taylorsville Lake State Park has revealed a series of violations during a 14-month period that include doctored timecards, personal purchases on a state credit card and misappropriation of trail grant funds. Auditors have recommended that two former park employees be referred to law enforcement for further investigation.

  • Free sports physicals

    Spencer County Physical Therapy and Dr. Thomas Crain are conducting sports physicals for Spencer County athletes Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Spencer County Physical Therapy, located at 4813 Taylorsville Rd.

    To participate, students must bring a completed sports physical form signed by a parent or guardian. Forms should be picked up in advance at Spencer County Physical Therapy today through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Questions can be directed to Teresa Pfeiffer at 599-3382.

  • FROM THE WORD: Don't just call yourself a Christian

    The other day I had a conversation with a person from the town I grew up in. She told me what a horrible time they were having in their church.

    In the last year, they had had two different preachers and was about to get their third one. I have to believe one of two things happened: the leaders of the church either lost their salvation or never had it to begin with.

  • A look at Waterford Homemakers Club

    The Waterford Homemakers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Some members, like Rena Baird and Kitty Miller, have been coming for over fifty years, while a few have joined within the last year. Each meeting is hosted by a club member who brings the meat and the drinks and provides a center piece that becomes the door prize. The host also decides whether the potluck will be breakfast or lunch.

  • Controlling weeds in the garden

    If you have a garden like I do, most of our vegetables are growing pretty quickly right now, but so are the weeds.  Here’s some tips to help you combat the weed issue.

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. 

  • Home cooking: Donna Bulf's Monkey Bread

    Monkey Bread was a favorite breakfast treat when Donna Bulf was growing up.

    “I’ve made it for my kids and grandkids. I got it from my mother,” she said.

    Her mother used homemade biscuit dough, but Bulf uses canned biscuits.

    “I don’t do that homemade stuff,” she said.

    Bulf makes monkey bread when she has company or when her grandkids are out of school. Her grandchildren live next door, so on Saturday mornings, she serves monkey bread on her back porch.

    “Everybody just grabs a piece,” said Bulf.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A moment to reflect

    It was an honor to be a part of “Relay for Life” this past weekend at Spencer County High School.  To see the level of community support and commitment for this event was inspiring. 

    Cancer affects all of us; whether you are a cancer survivor, or it has touched a friend, loved one, or a family member.  It was also great fun judging the cooking contest and merchant window displays as Relay for Life painted our town purple last week. 

  • Church happenings

    Lighthouse Taylorsville.com attracts attention

    The website ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church is generating quite a stir online. Already this year, the site has experienced over 40,000 hits from 4,400 different visitors.  They keep coming back to read the articles (105+) and to listen to messages (85 with a new one added weekly).  Topics include: family, worldviews, the Bible, and government – just to name a few. 

  • Home cooking: Chocolate Gravy

    Kay Greer inherited her recipe for Chocolate Gravy, that she calls an old mountain recipe.

    “It was handed down from my mother, and handed down to her from her mother. It was a treat because they didn’t always have chocolate.”

    Greer serves her chocolate gravy on Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition that has lasted over fifty years. She also brings the gravy to the Waterford Homemakers when they have a breakfast meeting.

  • Stallion sign-ups Saturday

    Spencer County Stallions will be having final registration during the Baseball Bash  Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m  at Ray Jewell Park. All Spencer County boys and girls are welcome to come out and sign up for the Spencer County Stallions Football and Cheerleading teams.

    Please call Chris Hutt at 477-9198 or Allison Greer Hughes at 502-777-8687 with questions.