Today's News

  • Main St. Committee cites 2015 progress


    With the arrival of the New Year, Taylorsville Main Street received a new Main Street Manager. Beverly Bentley Ingram, always a vital, behind the scenes, promotor of the Main Street Program, is one of our City Commissioners and also owns her own business, The Red Scooter Antique Store at 32 East Main. Having Taylorsville as a large piece of her heart, we were fortunate to have her named as Main Street Manager.

  • AG sides against city in open records dispute

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s office ruled in favor of a local resident who filed an open records complaint against the City of Taylorsville.

    In their ruling, the AG’s office summarized that the “City of Taylorsville did not establish by clear and convincing evidence that an otherwise proper request for records documenting its costs and expenditures related to past open records requests, was unreasonably burdensome or intended to disrupt essential city functions.”

  • Students: Earn college money in KESPT contest

    More Kentucky students will have a chance this year to win money toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

  • Senate advances pro-life legislation

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.

    On Thursday we were visited by hundreds of young and energetic faces celebrating Children’s Advocacy Day, sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The group hosted a rally in the Capitol Rotunda where several Senate majority members were recognized for their efforts in standing up for Kentucky’s children.

  • Forecasts can be misleading

    When it comes to accuracy in the media, I’m reminded of a quote I first heard attributed to a baseball manager who sarcastically claimed that “media is plural for mediocre.” Of course, to add to the confusion, and perhaps the truth of that statement, I’ve also learned that the above quote is attributed by Jimmy Breslin, a columnist for the New York Times several decades ago.

    So who came up with that brilliant one-liner? I don’t know. It’s apparent that not everything we read is absolute.

  • From our readers: Reader weighs in on Sheriff’s Budget

    I have been watching the county budget issue since Buddy Stump became Sheriff. I always used the fiscal court version of the sheriff’s budget. Lately I began to wonder if the info I have been getting is accurate. I decided to visit Sheriff Stump and talk about it. There are a lot of things that I don’t agree with the sheriff on and we have discussed that several times. However, I want to know his side of the budget issue. There are claims that he is increasing his budget this year and that appears to not be true.

  • AT HOME - Hearty bean soup wards off the cold

    What better way to deal with the winter weather than to enjoy a hearty bowl of soup?

    One of my favorite soup options is a simple Great Northern bean soup. It makes a delicious meal all by itself and is especially good when served with fresh hot corncakes.

  • Agriculture - Local man joins TV star in burger challenge


    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, “Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen,” and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.

  • Heartbreaking loss for Bears


    In front of a packed house at Lloyd G. Mullins Gymnasium, the Spencer Bears suffered a most agonizing defeat when they fell to Collins in the final seconds, 41-39 Friday night.

    The Bears held a 32-23 lead in the opening seconds of the final quarter, but Collins then connected on three straight three-pointers from the corner to tie the game at 32-32 with a little more than four minutes remaining.

    The lead then changed hands several times as the game came down to the stretch.

  • Lady Bears beat N. Oldham


    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from a disappointing loss Friday night by besting North Oldham 50-43 Saturday at home. The victory snapped a five game losing streak for the Lady Bears, who improved to 7-10 on the season.

    “The girls came out and battled all four quarters and played very well,” said Coach Brandy Scott. “They had fun and played great team ball.”

    She cited the play of Abby Myers and Audrey Michels in the win.