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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Is God waving at you?

    Just about every morning I get out and walk the dog and wave at the neighbors as they drive past. Some I know well, some I don’t, but I wave and almost everyone waves back. In a small town we just sort of learn to wave at everybody, but each wave means something a little different.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Oct. 2

    Second Baptist to host Octoberfest brunch
    Second Baptist Church at 401 Jefferson St. will host an Octoberfest brunch in conjunction with the annual event Friday and Saturday. The meal will be available on Friday from noon until 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
    Combination meals will be $5 and will include grilled sandwiches, chips, a soda and homemade desserts. There will also be a yard sale held in conjunction with this event.
    All proceeds will benefit Second Baptist Church.

    FBC Taylorsville yard sale this Friday and Saturday

  • Keep little teeth clean this Halloween

    Halloween is a fun time of year filled with costumes, parties and sweet treats. But, sometimes parents worry that all those sugary treats can lead to cavities and poor dental health. The good news: It’s not what children eat, but how often, and candy can be OK if children and parents are conscientious.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Many flu shot options available to older adults this season

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I understand that there are a number of different flu vaccines being offered to adults this flu season. What can you tell me about them?
    Seeking Protection

    Dear Seeking,
    Depending on your age, health and personal preference, there are six different ways to get immunized against influenza this year.
    Just as they do every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a seasonal flu shot to almost everyone over the age of 6 months because it’s still the best protection against the flu.

  • COLUMN: A history of two late bloomers

    School is in, but is Johnny or Mary with it?
    This question has been presented many times in my four decades as a professional. The parents address this issue when it appears that their child is not performing up to “standard,” which usually means that the child is not keeping up with classroom expectations.

  • PHOTOS: Studying geographical features, TES students make models of landforms, bodies of water

    The third-grade students at Taylorsville Elementary School recently studied different geographical features. Students were tasked with creating a model of any landform and body of water of their choosing.
     

  • PHOTO: Smith completes 104-mile bike ride

    Joe Paul Smith of Ashes Creek completed the Old Kentucky Home Tour on Sept. 7. The ride traveled 104 miles from EP Tom Sawyer Park to  Bardstown. In this photo, Smith is pictured climbing the first hill of many at Lilly Pike, 29.7 miles in. At 64 years old and with one complete knee replacement, this was Smith’s first ride of more than 100 miles.
     

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall in Anderson Co. Invitational

    The Spencer County Lady Bears continued to battle but struggle on the court with a tough weekend at the Anderson County Invitational, where they dropped matches to Henry County, Bardstown, Taylor County, Madison Central and East Jessamine. Last Thursday, they fell to Bullitt East in two sets, losing the first 25-13, and the second, 25-14. Senior Alexis Hayes is shown here returning the ball against Bullitt East. The girls were to be back in action Tuesday at Anderson County and will host Shelby County next Tuesday evening.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team moves to 13-3-1

    Spencer County’s Alyssagrace Wente moves the ball past a Whitefield Academy opponent during the Lady Bears’ 12-0 rout last week. Madison Ratchford scored three goals in the contest while Taylor Brian, Libby Cox and Shelby Lurie each scored twice. Hannah Jaggers, Hayley McManus and Allie Stevens also scored goals. The girls are an impressive 13-3-1 on the season and were to play at Collins on Monday night before hosting Southern on Tuesday for their last home game.

  • Bears rally, but fall 34-20 to Mustangs

    The Spencer County Bears dug themselves a deep hole early and weren’t able to climb out Friday night, losing at North Oldham 34-20 in a district matchup.