• Briar Ridge Christian Church is having a Revival, “Men with a Mission”, the week of July 11 – 14.     Services are as follows:  Sunday Morning at 11 a.m. - Tim Stapleton, Team Expansion, Sunday at 7 p.m. – Roy McClain Jr., Mexican Christian Mission, Monday at 7 p.m. – Doug Martin, Kentucky Church Planting Partnership, Tuesday at 7 p.m. – Mark Wells, Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship, and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  • Rhubarb is a nostalgic vegetable that many Spencer County residents remember from childhood.

    “My daddy always had rhubarb,” said Mary Snyder, who lived on a 400-acre farm near High Grove for many years.

    Snyder, who was “born and raised just over the Nelson County line near Bloomfield,” said that when her father cleaned out the hen house, he would put the manure around the rhubarb patch to fertilize it.

    “We always had nice fat big stalks, bigger than your thumb,” said Snyder.

  • Dr. Larry Jones,  associate dean for academic programs at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture (left), and Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (right), greeted Stetson Baird, of Taylorsville, and the 43 other high school students selected from around the state to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Pickling foods is one of the simplest methods of preserving the harvest, and has been practiced for centuries.

    Lora Cheek and her mother Mary Snider have been making pickles off and on since Cheek was a child. Until last summer, though, they had not canned together in 20 years.

     Patty Davis watched her mother make pickles on the counter when she was growing up. She used to make pickles with her mother-in-law, but does not make them much anymore.

  • Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Kings Church Rd,, will be hosting the Baby Boot Camp Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This event is for expectant teenage moms, 22 weeks along, and will be providing education about the baby as you prepare for childbirth. Continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. Special surprise at the end of the day.

    For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 538-6902 or 955-5480 or email office@kingsbaptist.net.


  • Despite being surrounded by her new extended family in Mt. Eden, Linda Henson still gets lonely from time to time..

    For 20 years, she and husband Jim were a truck-driving team whose travels took them to nearly every state and throughout Canada.

    Their nomadic life on the road together came to a halt last October when they purchased what was originally the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club Fire Dept.

    It was the fulfillment of a long-time goal for the couple who reside on Murphy’s Lane in Spencer County.

  •  “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford.  Although the song has little to do with wildlife, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger isn’t.  

  • For one Spencer County family, a recent mission trip to Guatemala was life-changing. Eleven-year-old Jalei Cox and her sister Makenna, 10, saw first-hand the level of poverty that exists in the world.

    “I definitely think God wanted us to go,” said Makenna, “so we could see how great we have it here.”

  • Wanda Barnes received her carrot cake recipe from her sister many years ago. “I’ve had it for so long,” she said.

    She usually makes the carrot cake at Easter because her brother-in-law asks for it. She does not make it as much as she would like because her husband loves the cake but is diabetic.

    Barnes recently fulfilled requests to bring her cake to the Waterford Homemakers annual picnic.

    While she usually makes it as a sheet cake, sometimes she makes the cake in individual pound cake pans. When she does, it cooks for about 30-40 minutes.

  • Just before the last presidential race, a fellow Christian and I were talking about our country. He said that he was afraid our country was at the point where we would choose evil over good. It seems we as a Christian nation elect evil leaders to lead us in the wrong direction. I think Jesus called them wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    Matthew 7:15-16 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

  • Brush Arbor meeting

  • The TES Chorus went to the Music in the Parks competition May 22 at Kings Island and came away with several awards.  They were awarded trophies for an “Excellent” rating,  for receiving 1st place overall in the elementary division, and also the “Esprit de Corps” award for being respectful and courteous to other performers as well as having the most school spirit. 

    Sara Bowman, an 8th grade student at SCMS,  also received an award for being such a wonderful student accompanist on one of our competition pieces.

  • Country ham breakfast

    A country ham breakfast will be hosted by the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 and First Christian Church Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. This all you can eat breakfast includes:  gravy, biscuits, country ham, eggs, hash brown patties, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $6 and proceeds will go toward Spencer County Relay for Life.


    Chamber luncheon

  • Lauren Cox, of Spencer County High School, has been accepted to participate in the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) takes place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 20 to July 10.  Cox will be studying dance.

  • University of Kentucky specialists will present their most current research and information related to turfgrass during the Turfgrass Research Field Day July 8 at Spindletop Research Farm.

    Registration for the free field day begins at 8 a.m. EDT.

  • Spencer County students Loren Cox, Cody Ingram and Caitlyn Wolz joined 40 Kentucky high school students from 18 counties recently and completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 600 students have participated in the college’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • Rodeo Cowboy Church VBS kick-off

  • Three members of the Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America attended the FCCLA Leadership Camp recently.  The two Region 6 officers included President Kelcey Eldridge and VP of Individual Programs Lauren Kempf.   Also in attendance was member Helisha Smith.  This was a time for Regional officers from across the state to come together and learn leadership skills and activities to take back to their regions and chapters.  Officers were also trained by the KY State FCCLA officers on the duties of their office.

  • Cheryl Bowling made up her recipe for Steamed Zucchini-Yellow Squash Casserole. It has been a traditional dish in her family for more than twenty years.

    “It’s a way to use the squash when it comes in. It’s a healthy way, too since it isn’t boiling away the nutrients.”

    She suggests making sure to add the tomatoes after the other vegetables are mostly cooked.

    “You don’t want the tomatoes to be total mush.”

  • TES home visits

    The teachers of Taylorsville Elementary School will once again be conducting home visits over the summer months. These visits provide an opportunity for students and teachers to start developing the positive relationship that is needed for students to reach their fullest potential. 

    Visits will be taking place with most students throughout the month of July.  Homeroom teachers will be contacting parents in advance to set up a time that is convenient for you and your child.

    TES library open for students