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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Store heavenly treasures

    The richest man in the world (at one time) owned oil wells, refineries, tankers and pipelines, also hotels, a life insurance company, a finance company and aircraft companies.
    He surrounded his 700-acre estate with bodyguards, vicious dogs, steel bars, searchlights, bells and sirens. In addition of being afraid of planes, ships and crackpots, he feared disease, old age, helplessness and death. He was lonely and gloomy and admitted that money could not buy happiness.

  • Little league adventure makes us remember when

    ‘You may say I’m a dreamer
    ‘But I’m not the only one ...’
    – Imagine, by John Lennon

    Paint a picture: you’re 12 years old. Little League try-outs in late spring ... make the team ... take home a starched white uniform to show mom. You never forget how good the uniform  looks on the wire hanger.

    Next, games through summertime’s best days, although you won’t know it until a decade has gone.

  • Firefighters battle two house fires in two days

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to two serious house fires in two days last week, one of which resulted in the total loss of a home.

  • Bears bow to Bardstown

    While a 27-7 loss Friday night was not the way new Spencer County Head Football Coach Mike Marksbury wanted the season to start, he’s already convinced he’s got a team that never is going to quit.

    “I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but looking at the big picture, there are a lot of things that were very positive. First and foremost, the kids never quit,” said Marksbury.

    He said Bardstown was a better team than he imagined, but the Bears stayed competitive throughout.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.

  • Soccer teams face early tests

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team got underway last week with two home games against some quality opponents, giving the Bears an 0-2 start to the season.

    The Bears fell to Kentucky Country Day 7-0 on Wednesday evening and dropped a 6-0 decision to district power Oldham County the following night.

    Spencer County will try to get on the winning track on the road this week as the team was scheduled to travel to Boyle County on Tuesday and will be at Henry County on Thursday before a two-game tournament in Meade County this weekend.

  • Soccer teams face early tests

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team got underway last week with two home games against some quality opponents, giving the Bears an 0-2 start to the season.

    The Bears fell to Kentucky Country Day 7-0 on Wednesday evening and dropped a 6-0 decision to district power Oldham County the following night.

    Spencer County will try to get on the winning track on the road this week as the team was scheduled to travel to Boyle County on Tuesday and will be at Henry County on Thursday before a two-game tournament in Meade County this weekend.

  • Davis family is now at home on Little Mount Road

    At 7 p.m. Saturday, Melissa Davis held something in her hands that she had been waiting a long time to hold – the keys to her new home.

  • Gone Forever? Subjects in nameless photos are lost in history

    If you have family pictures, but have never taken the time to identify them for future generations, you are doing the people in the photos, as well as their kin, a terrible injustice. Pictures without identifications are many times lost forever, erasing solid evidence that a family ever existed.

    Here’s a suggestion that will pay dividends to your children, grandchildren and generations to come.

  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.