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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to locate discounts if you’re 50 or older

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I just turned 50 and would like to know what resources you recommend for locating senior discounts.
    Love To Save

    Dear Love,
    One of the great perks of growing older in the U.S. is the many discounts that are available to boomers and seniors. If you don’t mind admitting your age, here are some tips and tools to help you find them.

    Always Ask

  • Spencer County Public Library announces January events

    The following community events are being held at the Spencer County Public Library in January:
    • Make it, Take it for Teens Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Start the New Year off “write.”  Make your own journal.
    • Jan. 12 — Lego build activity. Come build with us at 10:30 a.m.  We have the Legos, you bring the ingenuity. 
    • Story time is on on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Planes, trains and automobiles run rampant.

  • COLUMN: Cynthia Nims’ new book features savory snacking recipes

    I am a huge fan of salty-sweet snacks. I dip French fries in “Frostys,” and the new trend of salted caramel treats is right up my alley. So the new book “Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips and Other Savory Bites” by Cynthia Nims caught my eye.

  • Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department teams with company to offer rapid entry systems

    Spencer County residents might not be aware that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has teamed up with a national company to offer a service that could save a business or residential property owner’s building from being unnecessarily damaged.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 9

    MPCAA board to meet
    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Monday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties.

    PVA news for homeowners age 65+ or on total disability

  • PHOTO: ‘Love My Neighbor’ hosts ribbon cutting

    "Love My Neighbor," the community ministry and store, hosted its ribbon cutting on Saturday, Dec. 22. Pictured, from left, are board members Chad Goodlett, Michael Waits, Jason Cox and son Michael,  Doug Martin, Vonda Martin and Grace Cox. Board member Sammy Crafton is not pictured.

  • PHOTO: Coots served as special supreme court justice

    Local attorney Robert Coots is shown being sworn in as a special Supreme Court justice by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton. Coots was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear on Nov. 3, 2011, and sat as a member of the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Feb. 16, 2012, to hear and vote on one case. The case was completed with an opinion rendered Aug. 23, 2012. Also pictured is Special Supreme Court Justice Roger L. Crittenden of Frankfort.

  • PHOTO: Five generations (Whitaker family)

    Pictured are Betty Whitaker of Taylorsville, Debbie Burton of Hillview, Leslie Berry of Fairdale, Elizabeth Whitaker of Fairdale and twins, MaKenzei Lynn and EmmaLea Nicole. The twins were born on Oct. 29, 2012.
     

  • PHOTO: Five generations (Armstrong/McManaway family)

    Pictured are Amanda McManaway, Mason McManaway, Mark Armstrong, Betty Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Brody McManaway, Layla Armstrong and Nokie Cheek.

  • Sneeze causes man to lose control of vehicle

    An “achoo” quickly turned into an “oh no” for one driver last Thursday.
    According to a collision report from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office, Curtis D. Franklin, 49, of the 300 block of Jefferson Street, was traveling north on Elk Creek Road around 12:40 p.m. last Thursday, when he sneezed.
    “Driver said when he sneezed he lost control of [his Mercury Nautica Villager] and hit the guardrail/bridge rail,” Deputy Todd Tinsley wrote in the collision report. “Subject regained control and stopped the vehicle.”