Today's News

  • Bears begin postseason

    Spencer County Head Coach Jacob Barmore said his boys’ basketball team had to shore up its defense if it hoped to find any success in the postseason.

  • COLUMN: Teddy Ballgame did it, Cal should, too

    When did a defending NCAA champion not qualify the year after?
    Answer? Don’t know, but in 1967 defending champion Texas Western lost in the NCAA’s first round, and runner-up (in ‘66) Kentucky did not make the field at all.
    If once fifth ranked Kentucky does not make the 68-team field next month, here’s an idea based on a precedent set by Teddy Ballgame, Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

  • Lady Bears’ season ends in slump

    The slumping Spencer County Lady Bears ended their season with a disappointing 40-point loss at North Bullitt on Friday night as they dropped their seventh consecutive game.

  • Foster represents Bears at region swim meet

    Spencer County Middle School seventh-grader Connor Foster competed in the Third Region Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 8 and 9.

  • COLUMN: Pillows: Find comfort, strength and support in Jesus

    What kind of pillow do you like on your bed?  Most people have some sort of foam pillow these days, but some people still love feather pillows.  I’ve even heard of buckwheat husk pillows, I understand they are very heavy.  Some people like hard pillows, some like them soft, some, like me, can’t make up their minds and have several pillows on the bed.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 20

    Gospel barn to host singing Saturday
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn in Coxs Creek will host a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Featured guests are Heavenly Reign, The Cumbos and more.
    The event is free and open to the public.

    Finchville Baptist announces youth activities, fundraiser
    Finchville Baptist Church is hosting a youth bowling night Saturday from 5 to 9.
    The cost is $13, plus money for fast food afterward.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: February 2013

    Signature recognizes Hall of Fame honorees
    Plum Creek Baptist Church was among the honorees during signature HealthCare of Spencer County’s most recent Hall of Fame Cafe celebration.
    The Hall of Fame Cafe is a program developed by Signature to honor the lives and contributions of nursing home residents and staff, as well as community leaders.

  • PHOTO: ‘The Joshua Tree’ bookstore is now open

    Local community and business leaders gathered last Wednesday to mark the opening of The Joshua Tree, a bookstore on Main Street in Taylorsville. The store is located at 88 E. Main St. and is owned by Janine Stonko, pictured at center. The store is currently open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hopes of opening on more days through the week during the spring. For more information, call Stonko at 502-718-7643. Pictured from left are Doug Williams, Lynette Mason, Joan Smith, Stonko, Phyllis Williams, Hobert Judd, Beverly Bentley Ingram and Cara Lewis.

  • HOMEGROWN: For the Youngs, Taylorsville is just their ‘cup of tea’

    “I love this little town,” says David Young to his wife, Lorie, while they pass through Taylorsville on their way to the lake in the late 1990s. David owns a bakery in Louisville, but can’t help envisioning his future in the small Spencer County town. There are no buildings for sale on Main Street, but Young doesn’t lose hope — Taylorsville is just his cup of tea.

  • BIRTH: Ella Paris born Jan. 29

    Jason and Sarah Jane Whinghter of Aiken, S.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Paris Whinghter, on Jan. 29 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Her maternal grandmother is Teresa Catlett of Mount Eden.
    Her paternal grandparents are Joe and Sally Whinghter of Beech Island, S.C.
    Her great-grandparents are Harry and Jane Miller.