Today's News

  • COLUMN: Ready for spring? Most of us are

    No one is indifferent to spring — at least that’s what our poll results from last week would indicate.
    While an overwhelming majority said they’re ready for sunshine and warmer weather, I’m actually surprised a whopping 12 percent of voters said they prefer the colder weather.
    Driving to work on Monday, I laughed aloud listening to radio advertisements, which had clearly been placed well ahead of time. “Spring has sprung,” they said. “It’s getting warmer,” another chimed.

  • PHOTO: TES academic team honored

    The Taylorsville Elementary School academic team was recognized for its achievements at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Team members, in no particular order, are Audrey Hickerson, Mary Young, Reece Russell, Riley Collins-Schultz, Hunter Chesser, Vanessa Velasquez, Allie Roberts,  Jacob Wurts, Caden Little and Carter Pierce.

  • PHOTO: Going the distance

    Whitney Reno, right, is presented the ‘Going the Distance’ award by Superintendent Chuck Adams. Reno is the Spanish teacher at Spencer County High School

  • COLUMN: Winter hangs around, but spring cleanup is coming

    The groundhog lied.
    This comment has been repeated several times the past few weeks due to the adverse weather we have had. We are much better off than our northern neighbors, but cold is still cold, especially with the wind we have had.
    That said, signups for the Spring Roadside Litter Abatement Program began Monday. Come to 220 Main Cross Street and we will assign roads and supply bags, gloves, vests and advice in equal amounts.

  • Trial date postponed for man facing sex abuse charges

    The trial of a Taylorsville man facing multiple child sex abuse charges has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
    Robert Anthony Divine, 34, was on the Spencer Circuit Court docket Thursday for his final pretrial conference.
    Divine faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest. With all of those charges, the victim was under 12 years old, according to court records.

  • BACK IN TIME: 40 years ago (March 20 edition)
  • Local law enforcement to participate in ‘Hero’ campaign

    Kentucky State Police and Louisville Metro Police have teamed up with local law enforcement and first responders for the “Be a Hero, Be a Designated Driver” campaign.

  • Share Our Selves program is off and running at Extension Service

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2013 Share Our Selves Program has begun.  
    SOS is a community education program sponsored by the Extension service. The program consists of people sharing their talents and knowledge with others.

  • COLUMN: Plants grow in soil; dirt gets under your nails

    With spring just around the corner, and with my brain a little mushy from a long cold winter, I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature. I have long been convinced of the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water. The more we learn about what plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening.

  • COLUMN: Spring mowing is most important of yearlong lawn duties

    It’s difficult to envision mowing your lawn this spring when frost or snow greets you nearly every morning. Yet that first spring mowing, usually in late March, begins your most important annual lawn duties.
    The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and very attractive.  Subsequent regular mowing hardens the grass for drought and heat stresses later on.
    So when the first clump of grass grows above the mowing height, mow, even if a lot of the yard doesn’t need to be mowed yet.