Today's News

  • Habitat for Humanity begins work on building project
  • Kentucky doctors see surge of babies treated for drug withdrawals


  • Governor signs bill supporting rural tourism

    Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday ceremonially signed legislation that expands incentives for tourism projects in rural counties.
    “Since the Kentucky Tourism Development Act was approved in 1996, more than $1 billion has been invested in Kentucky tourism attractions,” Beshear said in a statement. “This legislation will help encourage tourism development in rural parts of Kentucky.”
    House Bill 493, passed in the 2014 General Assembly, made two major changes to the tourism incentive law for projects in “enhanced incentive counties.”

  • Hub in Louisville to process locally grown food

    by Jere Downs and Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal

  • Opinions vary on quality of year’s tobacco crop

    by Judah Taylor

  • Fruiting bodies and non-flowering plants

    Mold, algae, moss, lichen, liverworts, ferns and mushrooms are among several dozen different plants that are considered non-flowering. Most plants that are included in our landscapes flower in some form or fashion. If you think they don’t it is simply because the bloom is so insignificant it goes unnoticed.

  • Woman arrested for exposing self, sex with minors

    A Taylorsville woman is in custody at the Shelby County Detention facility for allegedly exposing her genitals to several different male and female juveniles in her apartment located at Hillside Court. Amelia Vann, 24, also allegedly had sex with two different 16 year old males and also provided alcohol to one of the males.
    In a seperate incident, Vann is alleged to have induced a 13 year old juvenile to smoke marijuana late one evening sometime in July or August. According to the warrant issued in the case, Vann also provided a wine cooler to the juvenile.

  • Opinion: From our readers 9 24

    Reader wants to get out the facts on Sheriff Buddy Stump
    Yes, just the facts, that is what Sergeant Friday wanted when he interrogated suspect’s on the old TV program “Dragnet”. That is also what we as voting citizens should be interested in as we evaluate the people running for public office in November.
    Having heard some questionable negative comments (also many that were positive) regarding the operation of our Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Buddy Stump, motivated me to investigate the facts. So, investigate I did.

  • Moving forward on Maple

    The Taylorsville City Commission finally took a step to move forward on renovations to Maple Avenue last week, voting to approve a roughly $63,000 project which will repave and widen Maple Avenue while installing new sidewalks on the south side of the roadway.
    For several months, the commissioners have debated an issue which seemed to come down to city officials desire for a street which matched the plan for other streets in the city versus resident’s desire not to have sidewalks.

  • What's Happening — Week of September 24

    SCES to host annual Fall Festival
    Spencer County Elementary School will host its annual fall festival on Friday, September 26 beginning at 5 p.m. The event will include dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., several games and activities for the kids from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and a live auction beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting until the last item is sold. Everyone is invited to attend.