Today's News

  • This year's tomato crop: Heath, drought and blossom end rot

    Normally, a hot dry year would favor vegetable production as long as growers have adequate irrigation. However, when daytime temperatures inch up over 100 degrees Fahrenheit like we’ve seen several days this year, we begin to see problems with many vegetable crops.

  • To can or to freeze: Which is better?

     Soon, many vegetables and fruits will be ready for harvesting, and many gardeners will have more produce than they can readily eat. Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve.
    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor and texture.

  • Woman who attempted to have family court judge arrested is apprehended

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested has herself been arrested and charged with a felony — intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Business briefcase: Chamber monthly meeting

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
    The luncheon will feature guest speakers Betty Darnell of the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society and John Lilly. The catered lunch is $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers.
    To RSVP, contact Cara Lewis at clewis@tpbtaylorsville.com or call 502 477-2244.

  • County’s civil case against previous county clerk returns to court Thursday

    A lawsuit in which the county is working to recoup thousands of dollars from past county clerk Judy Puckett is scheduled for a hearing in Spencer Circuit Court Thursday morning.
    A 2010 audit conducted by previous state auditor Crit Luallen’s office identified $64,717 that Puckett needed to pay back in undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.

  • Two file for city commission as Aug. 14 deadline looms

    So far two Taylorsville men have thrown their hats in the race for city commission, but, as of Tuesday afternoon, no one has filed for any of the three available school board seats or four available positions with the Soil and Water Conservation District.
    Interested parties have until 4 p.m. next Tuesday to file their intent to run.
    Richard Johns of Main Street and Jack Proctor of Reasor Avenue are each seeking one of the four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission.

  • Competitive Edge Gymnastics and Cheerleading opens in Elk Creek


  • Fiesta Brava offers authentic mexican cuisine


    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Fiesta Brava, Spencer County’s newest restaurant, on Aug. 1. The restaurant, located at 100 Tanglewood Drive, offers authentic Mexican cuisine and is owned by Heather and Reinel Salgado. Business hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 502-354-9154. Pictured are the owners with family, staff, friends and local business  and government officials.

  • HOMEGROWN: Smith's Service Station and Tire


  • Memories of abuse are haunting, troubling

    Having had the privilege of being able to help many survivors (more than a hundred) of childhood abuse, I’ve heard the many memories that were presented by the adults who have been able to, eventually, recover from the devastating effects of this type of horror.