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Today's News

  • Mt. Eden man severely burned

    A Mt. Eden man was severely burned Saturday night when his oxygen tube ignited.

    The unidentified elderly man was reportedly smoking when the plastic tubing supplying oxygen to a nasal cannula was compromised. A flash fire ignited the man’s clothes and couch.

    “It exploded in his face,” said Tim Herndon, of the Mt. Eden Fire Department.

    The man’s wife, also unidentified, extinguished the flames before calling 911.

  • Managing tobacco transplant diseases

    The float-bed system is a convenient and efficient way to produce tobacco transplants.  One drawback to this method is the potential for significant disease development. Large numbers of plants packed into a small, water-filled area create conditions in which many diseases thrive. 

  • Fourth win for Lady Bears

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got their fourth win in a rough season Thursday night when they topped Eminence, 41-20 on the road.

    Spencer County jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and never looked back.

    Defense keyed the lopsided win, as Spencer County held the Lady Warriors to just seven first-half points as they led 32-7 at the break.

    Coach Daniel Cox inserted many subs in the second half and the Lady Bears were able to get some playing experience for other girls while collecting the win.

  • Pretty in pink

    Pink.

    It’s not the first color that comes to mind when someone mentions Greenwell Brothers Propane. Yet, when their largest bobtail went into a local body shop for a makeover – it came out painted a pretty shade of blush.

    Don’t worry, said Jennifer Baxter, they meant to do it.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Fellowship and suffering

    Have you ever noticed elevator etiquette?  When you get on you just punch your button and stand mutely staring at the door.  If there are two of you, you stand as far away from each other as possible.  When there are three or four people, we go to our own corner and stand there in silence.  Generally not a word is spoken except for “excuse me” or maybe a floor number.

  • GUEST COLUMN: How we know your child is academically successful

    With all of the publicity in the news media about “no more CATS”, you may be wondering what that means for your child?  There will still be assessment and accountability in Kentucky during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 school years.  The Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) will be given again this year for students in 3rd – 8th grades and 10th and 11th grades.  This test will be given across the state from April 19 - April 30.  Each school will have six days during that period of time in which to give the tests.  Make-up tests can be given on any day durin

  • Mayor upbeat in city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay presented a long list of accomplishments at his annual state of the city address that touted infrastructure improvements without increasing real and personal property taxes in 2009.

  • Bill would give a few fifth class cities ability to tax alcohol

    Taylorsville would be one of three in Kentucky

    Rep. Brad Montell has filed a bill that would give three Kentucky cities the ability to regulate the sale and fees on alcohol  without going through the process of becoming a fourth class city.

    House bill 361 states that any fifth class city that is the county seat of a wet county:

    • is required to create an office of alcoholic beverage control administrator;

    • allowed to hold a local option election for the sale of distilled spirits or wine by the drink;

  • FROM THE WORD: Do not add or take away

    This morning I finished reading through the Bible and near the end God warned us not to add to or take away from the Word of God. This means exactly what the Word of God says.

    In the last few weeks we have heard a lot about the gays in the Armed forces. It was not long ago I had a discussion with a woman and she believed it was alright to be gay, that it was governed by your orientation.

  • Two minor structure fires

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to two minor structure fires over the weekend.

    The first was located in the 4400 block of Plum Creek Road in Elk Creek. A call to 911 reported that a garage on the property was on fire. Firefighters arrived to discover a small electrical fire in the wall on one side of the building. The garage suffered minor cosmetic damage. No injuries were reported.