Today's News

  • Familiar Main Street buildings come down

    Main Street in Taylorsville is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation in nearly 100 years.

  • BBB, Secretary of State warn of 'Corporate Records Service' scam

    Local businesses have reported receiving an official looking letter from Corporate Records Service instructing them to submit $125 along with a "2013 Annual Minutes Form," but this letter and form are a scam and should be disregarded, according to the Better Business Bureau and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

  • COLUMN: Everyone deserves a second chance

    I met some very nice, hard-working, well-mannered men this weekend while working on a story that I hope you read on the front page — and if I hadn’t been told these men were Class D felons currently serving time in the Shelby County Detention Center, I wouldn’t have been able to tell.
    But again, that was the purpose of the story, so I actually did know going in.

  • PHOTO: SCMS dance team is ‘top’ in top hat dance competition

    The Spencer County Middle School dance team poses with its trophy after winning first place in the Top Hat Dance Competition at the Presentation Academy on Jan. 12. Pictured, in no particular order, are Meredith Barnett, Allie Thomas, Cayla Perkins, Jena Ellis, Molly Marlow, Ilona Kovacs, Hallie Helton, Allison Dunbar, Ali Henderson, Rikki Urquhart, Lily Mitchell, Cate Jarboe, Mckenzie Potts, Morgan Forkey, Kassidy Pulliam, Kaylee Smith, Lindsey Bush, Lindsey Miller, Peyton Forberger, Lydia Rowe, Hannah Quiroa and Beth Hill.

  • COLUMN: Three-star prospect Flacco reminds Kentuckians glass is half full

    Glass half full.
    In the aftermath of an NFL season made tiresome by a media herd enthralled with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and the latest bulletin on Michael Vick’s knee, fans got a Super Bowl worth the price of a television commercial (almost).
    But more, the MVP headed to Disney World owns a name straight out of casting for Godfather IV. Joseph Vincent Flacco.
    From Audubon, N.J., Flacco broke quarterback records for the Fighting Blue Hens at the University of Delaware. Then he paid his earn-your-spurs dues in the NFL for a decade.

  • Frankfort takes down Lady Bears

    An ugly outing on Monday combined with uncooperative weather in the following days made for an unpleasant week for the Spencer County Lady Bears who were riding high after a three-game winning streak.

  • Bears fall to 10-12

    While heavy rains came late Tuesday night, the Spencer County Bears were mired in a shooting drought a few hours earlier as they experienced a night of cold-shooting on their way to a 65-56 loss at Kentucky Country Day.

  • COLUMN: Get to know the Meyer lemon

    Meyer lemons have been on my list of “must try” food for several years. I finally bought two pounds of them in January for testing purposes. They are believed to be a hybrid between regular lemons and mandarin oranges, and are sweeter than standard lemons. They were brought to the United States from Beijing in 1908.

  • COLUMN: Caring love is the only true love

    This subject is presented a full week before the day each year when most of us remember, with at least a card, or more, those to whom you want to express something special.
    Some go to great extremes to express this love with elaborate gifts. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day, one week from tomorrow.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Car shopping tips for older drivers

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources can you recommend to seniors who are shopping for a car? My wife and I are relatively healthy 70-year-olds and are looking for a new senior-friendly vehicle, but could use some help.
    Older Drivers
    Dear Older,