Today's News

  • IN THE WORD: Safe sex

    In our world today, we hear a lot about safe sex. I believe the Bible has the greatest cure of all. In fact, if we do what it says, we won’t have to worry about getting any kind of unmentionable disease.

    In Matthew 19, we see Jesus telling the Pharisees about marriage.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    A golf scramble to benefit the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund will be held August 14 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Breakfast and lunch will be served followed by shotgun starts in the morning and afternoon. The fee will be $50 per player or $200 for a team. Sign up by sending a check payable to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in care of John Shouse at 1273 Denney Dr. Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342. Phone sign-ups are accepted by calling Shouse at 502-301-0188; Donnie Dennis at 502-410-8910; or Keith Stinnett at 502-664-0469.


  • CUB's Hayes steps down

    Citizens Union Bank and its parent company, Citizens Union Bancorp, each has a new board chairman following the resignation of Dr. Edward B. Hayes of Shelbyville.

    Hayes, chairman of both boards since 1993, will be succeeded by Steven Barker, who will take over as chairman of the company’s board, and by Stephen Solomon, who will take over as chairman of the bank’s board. Both are longtime board members.

  • Circle of friends

    The Patchworkers Quilt Guild started meeting over ten years ago because the members wanted a place to meet and sew together. It has evolved into a place where friendships form and newcomers can learn how to quilt.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar



     The dead line for entering the Spencer County Baby/Toddler contest has been extended to July 22nd all entries must be postmarked by July 22.  For entry forms and rules or other fair information see the fair catalog at our web site www.spencercountyfair.org.  For baby/toddler contest questions call Casinda Cottrell at 502-321-6879

    New hours at

    circuit clerk’s office

  • Kentucky utility to change its vegetation management

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission today released the reports from its investigation into Kentucky Power Co. (American Electric Power) after the outages following the December 2009 snow storm in eastern Kentucky.

    The PSC, according to a press release, found the utility paid more attention to clearing vegetation from lines nearest substations. As a result, customers living farther from substations are more likely to have their electric power interrupted.

  • City receives safety grant

    Taylorsville was recently awarded a $2,600 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “It’s a blessing in tough economic times,” said Mayor Don Pay. “Safety is one of those issues you don’t want to skimp on.”

    City officials will use a small portion of the funds to purchase protective hearing equipment for  employees, while the rest will benefit the general public in the form of traffic cones, barricades, traffic warning signs and flashing lights.

  • LETTER: Not adhering to Constitution is the problem

    Whatever happened to the “separation of powers” mandated in our Constitution? Our Founding Fathers gave us this framework because they understood that power corrupts and that those who do not understand the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.

  • Church happenings

    Revival July 25

    Join in a revival with Brother Ray Ammons and Pastor Marvin Redmon at Wakefield Christian Church, located on KY 55/Bloomfield Rd., July 25 at 1:30 p.m. Ammons was a speaker at the recent Brush Arbor meeting in Taylorsville.


    Sidewalk sale fundraiser

    Taylorsville residents Michael Waits and his wife, Zehra, will be holding a sidewalk sale to raise funds Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Washington streets to help support their international adoption. Donations are welcome.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Sharing memories

    Big box stores are trying to get me excited about their back-to-school sales, but – like many people – I’m still trapped in a summer daze.