Today's News

  • Trail work moves ahead at State Park

    A volunteer group working to improve trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park seems eager to see just how far they can stretch a dollar as they embark on their efforts.
    Last year, the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park received an $80,000 Recreational Trails Program grant from the Kentucky Department of Local Government for improvements of trails at the park. To date, they’ve addressed some of the really bad spots and completed about two miles of trail work, without tapping into those funds.

  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • Vietnam veteran recalls best friend killed in war


  • Keep elections honest

    Believe it or not, votes are still being counted in Florida. Of course, the fear is, that votes are still being found, and perhaps still being cast.
    Nearly two decades ago, America was caught up in an election drama after the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore hung in the balance by hanging chads and other electoral day chaos in the Sunshine State.
    It took lawsuits, recounts, judicial intervention and a lot of patience on behalf of an anxious nation to eventually resolve the matter.
    These things should never happen.

  • Spencer County knows how to honor veterans

    When you put several hundred middle schoolers inside a crowded gym, you would expect the noise to be deafening. But as a lone trumpeter played taps Friday morning to honor fallen veterans, there was not a peep, shuffle or whisper to be heard at Spencer County Middle School. It’s called respect and it was on full display this weekend at various Veterans Day events across the county.

  • Schools salute vets


  • Wounded vets are no joke

    Saturday Night Live has not been regular viewing for me, ever. Sure, I’ve seen hundreds of their skits over the years. Some are clever, well-written and funny. Most are childish, boring and simply not funny.
    In recent years however, SNL has decided to join other late night comedy fare by becoming more political.

  • It's time to move forward

    There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
     a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,

  • What's Happening

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake State
    Park Membership Meeting

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park’s Annual Membership Meeting, chili dinner & silent auction. is Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce building, 19 E. Main St., Taylorsville. We’ll review 2018 accomplishments and announce goals for 2019. There will be some great auction items, so bring your checkbook and your friends! FTLSP Board  - FTLSP.ORG
     SCMS Veterans Day
    Pancakes for Patriots

  • Boo Humbug

    Trick-or-Treating wasn’t always a thing. There was a time when Halloween saw much more crime and chaos than chocolate and candy. That seemed to change after WWII and the tradition of visiting neighborhoods seemed to flourish for a few decades.