Today's News

  • Kentucky’s win over Carolina had sweet spots

    When is a hang-on win better than a blow-out? When it produces a North Carolina-Kentucky game film in December.

    Reward? Kentucky takes a No. 4 ranking and 8-0 record to Madison Square Garden against Connecticut.

    UK’s star-studded lineup reminds us of rookie season for Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey. A team that got off to a 9-1 start and No. 4 ranking.

    And, Win No. 2,000 in UK basketball history will happen where it should: in Rupp Arena against Drexel or Long Beach State.

    Items John Calipari will point out on game film.

  • High school seniors "Close the Deal"

    Danielle Jones wants to be a radiologist. Jenna Madonia wants to go to WKU. Her twin sister, Jordan, wants to major in English. Dorothy Schultz wants to be a linguist, and Michael McCarthy wants to be a marine biologist. Tiffany Hambrick wants to join the Air Force.

    Six seniors with goals and dreams. But one hasn’t applied to her desired school. One needs a full ride to make her dream possible. And several of them need to raise their ACT scores.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for jailer, constable; Judd to seek re-election as Waterford magistrate

    The constable election for Taylorsville District 1 is heating up as two more file for the position.

    Charles “Don” Smith, Sr. will be seeking re-election to the post he has held for nearly two terms. Smith, 72, was selected with the flip of a coin in a special election when he matches his competitor vote for vote.

    “I would like to continue serving the community,” said Smith, a democrat.

    Before retiring with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Smith gained 21 years experience in law enforcement.

  • LETTER: Voters, take off the blinders

    I’m so glad my letter to the editor received feed back from someone a few months ago.

    I would like to say that slander is a word used when the truth has not been told about an individual or company...etc.

    You are correct; the first amendment gives us our freedom of speech. So in turn that gives you the right to call me a minority, backward thinking, and yes I can’t forget a hypocrite too.

    But really, maybe you need to know someone before the name calling starts or you decide to cast that vote.

  • Schools will provide H1N1 vaccinations

    Spencer County School District, along with the North Central District Health Department, will be offering the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

    Consent forms for the vaccination have been sent home with students and were to be returned to school today.

    The school district has not set a date for the administering of the vaccinations to potentially 2,000 students. The school’s messenger phone system will inform parents of the date selected.

  • Local players help West conquer East

    Spencer County’s Tyler Eldridge (far left), Trenton Bryant, Cody Nevitt, and Michael Fowler stand victorious on the field of Kentucky State University after helping their fellow West All-Star teammates win the 1st Annual Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s East v/s West All-State Classic in Frankfort.

  • Watson holds book signing at the Sanctuary Saturday

    Taylorsville native Thomas Shelby Watson will be at the Sanctuary on Main at Jefferson  Streets Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.  He will be signing copies of his latest book “Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy” and have a supply on hand for sale.

    The book is also being sold at the Red Scooter in Taylorsville and at three locations in Bloomfield; Snider Drugs, Nettie Jarvis Antiques and Eagle Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast.

  • Helping poinsettias stay healthy

    It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for my annual tips for the poinsettia plant, certainly the most popular holiday plant.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • Census to hire 100 local workers

    The U.S. Census hopes to fill 100 temporary positions with local residents by the end of January. Applicants selected will be able to set their own schedules while earning $13.75/hour plus milage.

    “It’s really easy and fun,” said Kristi Keeling, recruiting assistant for Spencer and Nelson counties. “It’s a great job for school teachers during the summer and for retired folks looking for something to do.”

  • Application sales begin for 2010 Kentucky elk hunt lottery

    Applications for Kentucky’s 2010 elk hunt lottery went on sale today. Applications cost $10, and give the purchaser a chance to win a bull or cow elk tag. Applictions are available online only.

    Hunters may apply by logging onto the homepage of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at fw.ky.gov and clicking on the yellow “Buy Licenses Here” box on the right side of the page. If you wish to purchase a chance for someone on your Christmas shopping list, you will need that person’s social security number.