Today's News

  • COLUMN: Masters of camouflage: Look out for stinging caterpillars

    This time of the year I am on the lookout for a variety of masterfully camouflaged stinging caterpillars.  The first time I saw one it sort of turned into a game:  I took Andy down to the Parrotia tree and said “can you find the caterpillar?”  He never did because this caterpillar looked exactly like the scorched edge of a leaf that would be a result of a long hot summer.  

  • COLUMN: UKAg Weather Center and Kentucky Mesonet offer new features to assist farmers

    When farmers want to know how the weather will impact their planting, growing and harvesting decisions, they can get a multitude of information from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Weather Center website and the Kentucky Mesonet. Agriculture meteorologists Tom Priddy and Matt Dixon continually add new features to keep the state’s farmers and livestock producers in the know.
    Recently Priddy and Dixon updated the center’s PointAgCast to include additional information that farmers had requested.

  • PHOTOS: First Assembly youth group helps clean up at Valley Cemetery

    The First Assembly of God youth group cleaned up Valley Cemetery on Aug. 18. The Valley Cemetery Board of Directors supervised the cleanup. Board member Annelle Hoene said the assistance was very much appreciated. The youth especially enjoyed learning about the Civil War veteran buried there, she said.

  • COLUMN: Worry does not have to consume you

    Today’s scripture comes from Luke 12:22-34:

  • COLUMN: Life's simple things

    In my life I have been blessed to travel and to see some of the most amazing things, from the beauty of Yosemite to a snow covered village in the mountains of Japan, from the awesome power of a pacific storm crashing into the cliffs off of Washington’s Puget sound, to the splendor of a starlit sky while camping in the Appalachians. I don’t know how you could see those things and not be in awe of God’s handiwork.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Aug. 28

    Waddy concert series continues
    Appearing Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church in Shelby County will be Benson Creek. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available.
    This is a free community event sponsored by Waddy Baptist Church. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. This is the last concert of the summer series.
    For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.

    Wakefield Christian plans

  • Lady Bears soccer improves to 2-1

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 6-3 victory over Thomas Nelson in their home opener Thursday night.

  • Coach: Volleyball team ‘loaded with talent’

    Spencer County Volleyball Coach Tim Elder said he has some high hopes for the 2013 season, even though his Lady Bears are off to a 0-3 start.
    “We have plenty of senior leadership and the junior and sophomore classes are loaded with talent,” Elder said. “This is the most talent that Spencer County has ever had in volleyball since I’ve been involved with the program.”

  • Bears rout Generals in season opener

    There are good starts, and then there are fantastic starts. The beginning of the season for the Spencer County Bears football team would fall into the latter category as the Bears dominated from start to finish in a 56-7 thrashing of Thomas Nelson in Bardstown.

  • COLUMN: Great start is reminder of great effort

    Spencer County kicked off its 10th season of high school football Friday night at Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown and it was a reminder of just how hard the parents, coaches and players in Taylorsville have worked over the last decade.