Today's News

  • Small horses are a big deal for Taylorsville family


  • Obamacare: The gift that keeps on giving

    Guest Editorial, The Bowling Green Daily News
    While the pretty wrapping paper and multicolored bow appears attractive on the outside, once the Obamacare package is opened, the soaring costs, broken promises and unintended consequences are exposed for all to see.
    In recent days, we have learned about the proposed merger of Kentucky-based Humana and Aetna. There are also reports that Anthem and Cigna Corp. have rekindled merger talks.

  • COLUMN: Entitlements run deeper than potholes

    Americans crave their independence, or at least we claim to. Earlier this month, we celebrated 239 years of independence with parades, concerts, fireworks and other celebrations. I sometimes wonder how much of it is just show.
    Few people, outside of those who espouse Socialism, will admit to wanting government to do all things for all people. However, increasingly we see a willingness to shirk our own responsibilities if we think the folks in Washington, Frankfort or down at City Hall will do for us, what we ought to be doing for ourselves.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau forum will feature Bevin and Conway

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Thursday, July 23, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters at 10 a.m. – provides the candidates an opportunity to share their views and solutions for current agricultural and rural issues in Kentucky.

  • Search for Bardstown woman goes viral

    Sunday marked one week since search parties formed in Nelson County after Crystal Rogers was reported missing to authorities July 5. She was last seen in Bardstown two days earlier.
    Not only has Rogers’ family received support from the community, but word of her disappearance has reached a national television audience.

  • Green June Beetles and Japanese Beetles on the move

    Green June beetle flight has begun across Kentucky. They are similar to, and at the same time different from, Japanese beetles.
    Both species are good fliers and congregate in large numbers when feeding. Also, each has one generation each year and their larval stages are white grubs that develop in soil.

  • Spencer County youth participate in state 4-H livestock judging contest

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Tuesday, June 16 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.  Connie Jeffiers, livestock leader and coach, did a great job at coaching and motivating all of the team members.  Thanks to the Connie Jeffiers and Emily Hume that helped transport and serve as chaperones for this trip.  Another big thank you to Emily and Matthew Jeffiers for working with the team.  

  • Foliar diseases spread in wet weather

    The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens!  Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball!  Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape.  

  • City to fix potholes, wants to meet with business owners

    Taylorsville city commissioners voted reluctantly last week to make temporary repairs to the potholes that plague the access roads to the businesses in Settlers Center. They also will invite those businesses to their next meeting to discuss taking responsibility for those streets.
    On Friday, crews were out filling the holes that have hampered motorists since the end of winter.
    Mayor Don Pay introduced the subject toward the end of last Tuesday’s meeting, saying he continues to field questions about the situation.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 15

    Historical society to meet
    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting has been changed due to the Library moving project. The meeting for July will be held on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic church conference room. All are invited to attend.

    Early childhood screenings Aug. 14 and Sept. 4
    Spencer County Preschool Early Childhood Screenings will take place on August 14 and September 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.