Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME: 1962 water customers face increase to ‘defray cost of the new water lines’

    50 years ago
    July 5, 1962

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Voluntourism — a growing alternative travel option among retirees

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you write a column on volunteer vacations? My husband and I are both in our ‘60s and are interested in taking a service-oriented “altruistic” vacation this summer but could use some help.
    Retired Travelers

    Dear Retired,
    If you’re looking to do more on your vacation than relax in the sun or go sightseeing, volunteer service vacations — also known as voluntourism — are a great alternative and a growing trend among retirees. Here’s what you should know.

  • Asian glazed drumsticks are sticky, tangy and delicious

    I stumbled upon my young daughter’s new favorite dish by accident last week. The story illustrates what makes cooking so much fun for me, and how adapting even a new recipe can have great results.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Basketball camp planned in Shelbyville

    Cornerstone Christian Academy of Shelbyville will host a girls and boys basketball camp beginning Tuesday, July 31, and ending on Friday, Aug. 3.
    The camp is open to ages first grade through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages sixth grade through 11th grade from 1 to 4 p.m.
    The camp will be led by former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong and current Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw. There will be guest speakers each day. This year’s featured speaker is again former UK Wildcat and Boston Celtics player Rick Robey.

  • PHOTO: Sorrels honored at Eighth Region Banquet

    2012 Spencer County High School graduate Tara Sorrels is pictured with Lady Bears softball coaches Gerald Spencer, left, and Jimmy Thompson at the Eighth Region Banquet. Sorrels was named to the Eighth Region Team for her accomplishments on and off the field.  She was the starting pitcher for the Lady Bears this year with 177 strikeouts. Earlier this year, she was named to the 30th District Tournament team and the Eighth Region Tournament team. Sorrels will attend Western Kentucky University this fall, where she plans to continue in sports by playing on the dodgeball team.

  • PHOTO: 12U team wins ‘Firecracker Frenzy’

  • COLUMN: From 55th to slam dunk for Jeremy Evans

    This week’s “America, I love this place” exclamation is devoted to Jeremy Evans.
    Three summers since Evans left Western Kentucky University as a 22-year-old with 190-something pounds stretched over 6-feet-9-inches. NBA Draft? Get serious.
    Media buzz for the 2010 Draft was ga-ga for John Wall at number one and Kentucky one-and-doners. Long after David Stern’s bed-time and just before they turned out television’s stage lights at Madison Square Garden, the Utah Jazz chose, with its 55th pick, Jeremy Evans.

  • Mobley earns GED

    Kelly LeeAnn Mobley of Taylorsville received her GED on June 29.
    Mobley, a member of the Spencer County High School Class of 2012, plans on attending college.
    She is a daughter of Prentice and Tonya Mobley.

  • Hardin hired as professor

    Larry Ray Hardin, who recently retired from the Department of Justice, has been hired as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, National University of Phoenix and National University to teach criminal justice.

    Hardin has also opened his own private investigation business in California.
    He is the son of Ray and Elizabeth J. Hardin of Bardstown and the grandson of the late Edward and Mattie Johnson of Nelson County and Ray Sr. and Sarah E. Hardin of Spencer County. Hardin has many friends and relatives in Spencer and Nelson counties.

  • Stout named to provost’s list

    Taylorsville student Megan Stout was named to the provost’s list at Lipscomb University for the 2012 spring semester.
    This honor means that Stout, an Academy of Our Lady of Mercy graduate and biology major, made perfect grades for the semester.