Today's News

  • Town stars in new country music video

    Spencer County’s J.D. Shelburne, a Nashville recording artist, recently released a new video for his song, “Hometown,” which features familiar places and faces around Taylorsville.

    The song and video serve as both a sentimental journey and a plea to revive the quaint little Kentucky town, that’s like so many other small towns across the country.

  • Photographer focused on town’s potential


    As a photographer, Paula Wheatley has an eye that sees beyond the obvious. That old brick wall with chipped paint may look like an eyesore, but for Wheatley, it’s the perfect backdrop for a family portrait.

    Wheatley eyes Taylorsville for not how it is, but how it could be. Her vision is one where Taylorsville becomes alive again with visitors and activities. Where the sidewalks are bustling and business fronts are open.

  • Deputy hired despite incident with teen girl


    A Spencer County deputy hired last April was the subject of criminal charges amid an embarrassing incident in Franklin County three years ago involving a teenage girl, but Sheriff Buddy Stump is defending his decision to hire him.

  • Vandals strike local church


    It may have been a childish prank, but police are taking seriously the recent vandalism of a vacant Taylorsville church that left satanic symbols on an exterior wall and door of the building.
    Major Kenny Stewart of the Taylorsville City Police Department, said his office was notified of the vandalism Friday morning. He investigated and determined it had been done sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

  • Agriculture - State may see record corn crop


    As September begins, farmers across the state are preparing to harvest what could be a record corn crop.

    “I think we’re in good shape to be near record for corn, although I’ve seen a lot of late disease come into this crop that makes me a little bit nervous,” said Chad Lee, extension agronomist with the University of Kentucky, referring to Southern Rust which spreads by windblown spores.

    “It could hurt the yield a little bit, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll have near-record yields,” Lee said.

  • Eagle, bobcat are new additions at Salato

    Two new residents — a bobcat kitten and a juvenile bald eagle — are now on display at Salato Wildlife Education Center.

    The female kitten is about five months old and came from a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Kentucky. She succeeds an adult female that was in poor health and died some months ago, said Geoff Roberts, conservation educator at Salato.

    The youngster is "still very much a kitten, growing fast, but she's pretty adorable," Roberts said. "She has a lot of energy now."

  • Agriculture - Wood chips can do wonders for soil quality

    I grew up being warned about using fresh wood products as mulch or soil amendments because, in theory, as the wood broke down it would tie up valuable nitrogen, stealing it away from the plants. Recent conclusions based on old and new field research- and practical experience- suggests otherwise. I have found that wood chips make an excellent soil conditioner and weed suppressant (almost more critical this year).



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  • Fighting Obama’s anti-coal agenda

    The Obama Administration recently unleashed its latest attack on Kentucky coal jobs, miners, and their families by unveiling the final version of its so-called Clean Power Plan, which seeks to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. This move demands and deserves a forceful response from those of us who seek to protect Kentucky coal.

  • Trump lacks the character to lead

    Political Correctness—the emphasis of sensitivity over truth, and the sometimes watering down of straight talk to preserve people’s feeling, is in the news again thanks to the pugnacious and attention-grabbing GOP frontrunner who told a crowd in Cleveland earlier this month “the big problem this country has is being politically correct.”