Today's News

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 15

    Knights of Columbus to host chicken dinner
    The Knights of Columbus will host its monthly chicken dinner Sunday at All Saints Catholic Church from noon to 2 p.m.

    VBS at Finchville Baptist
    Finchville Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 2-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”

    First Baptist announces VBS
    Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville will be June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The church is located at 115 W. Main St.


    Spencer Countian Noreen Day submitted these photos.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: May 15 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from April 22 to May 7:

    Garry W. Vest, 55, of the 100 block of Jewell Valley Road, was cited April 22 for no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense.

    Miranda M. McCubbins, 34, of the 2900 block of Love Lane, was cited April 22 for failure to wear seat belts and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court April 26

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court on April 26, 2013:

    Ruben R. Rodriguez Garcia (1974), speeding 13 miles over the limit, guilty; no operator’s/moped license, amended to no license in possession, guilty; $209 in fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Timothy K. Englert (1986), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Assistive technologies help elderly seniors remain at home

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of new home technologies can you recommend to help me keep tabs on my elderly mother? She lives alone, about an hour’s drive from me, and I worry about her safety.
    Concerned Daughter

    Dear Concerned,
    Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in his or her own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products. Here are some top rated options you should know about:

    Medical Alerts

  • COLUMN: How is your physical, spiritual, emotional health?

    In my many years as a mental health professional, I am amazed at how many people I have witnessed who spend an enormous amount of time, and often large sums of money, taking good care of their physical health with very little time spent with the balance of what also really counts — their spiritual and emotional self.

  • Tasty weeds: Garlic Mustard invasive but useful

    What is more enjoyable than spending a Saturday at the park with your family? Walking through the woods and enjoying the warm spring air seems like the perfect way to spend a weekend. Add in pulling invasive weeds and it describes a recent weekend I spent with my daughter.

  • Burns named boys’ basketball coach

    Jason Burns was scheduled to meet with players and parents Monday night during his informal introduction as the new boys’ basketball head coach at Spencer County High School, but he’s already been making the rounds.

  • SCHS track team has 16 qualify for state

    The Spencer County track team competed at regionals on Thursday at North Oldham High School and had a record of 16 athletes qualify to compete at state.
    State competition will be held Friday at the University of Louisville.
    Those qualifying for state and their event are:
    Gavin Boykin - 4x200 team
    Shawn Boykin - 100 meters, 4x200
    Cameron Curran - 4x800 team
    Robert Currie - 4x200 team
    William Currie - shot put
    Stephen DeWitt - 4x800 team
    Chase McIntosh - 4x200 team
    William Morrow - 4x200 team

  • COLUMN: Next big thing: UK commit Drew Barker

    Now that Andrew Wiggins has made his choice without fanfare, Rick Pitino has his tattoo, Orb has moved to Pimlico and John Calipari manages to keep his name in the news (inviting Bill Clinton to his fantasy camp), the next big thing in Kentucky has to be Drew Barker.
    Connor High School’s splendid 6-feet-3, 215-pound quarterback is GI Joe clean-cut, tall enough to see over crowds at the mall, has no tattoos that we know about, and is the latest prize grease-penciled onto Mark Stoops’ board in the war room in Lexington.