Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME: 1992 recanvass yields three-vote difference in school board race

    50 years ago
    Nov. 22, 1962
    City Receives Grant For Sewage Plant;
    $21,793 Approved
    The Public Health Service this week approved a $21,793 grant to be applied to construction of a sewage disposal plant for Taylorsville.
    Proposed by the Phelps Engineering Company is a package disposal plant, which would operate above or below ground, but would require supervision. The unit would accomodate 2,000 to 3,000 families.

    40 years ago
    Nov. 23, 1972
    Homemakers Meet

  • Public Record: District Court October-November

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Oct. 26, 2012, by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Kerstin J. Keys (no birth year provided), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs paid, state traffic school.

    Bruce Readus (1992), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $189 in total fines and fees for all charges, to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Is a longevity annuity right for you?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about longevity annuities? I come from a family with long life expectancies and I would like to protect myself from running out of money in my old age. Looking Ahead

    Dear Looking
    If you’re worried about outliving your retirement savings, longevity annuities are definitely an option worth looking into.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving or Turkey Day?

    It seems that the tradition of turkey on the day we refer to as Thanksgiving Day will be here forever. I noticed this week at Country Mart in Taylorsville (my favorite place to shop) the huge display of “gobblers” from small to large, just in time to have our mouths water at the soon-to-be experience of that aroma that beats all other aromas ... roasted turkey.
    But with all the opportunities to have our taste buds stimulated, let’s now turn our attention to the topic: “what are you thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day?”

  • COLUMN: Try this yummy, pumpkin twist on snickerdoodles

    Last week, I shared a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies, which I discovered through a search on Pinterest, an online visual search tool. When I was looking around Pinterest for pumpkin whoopie pie recipes, I found another recipe for cookies made with pumpkin that I decided I had to try: snickerdoodle and pumpkin cream cheese sandwiches. Since I did not use the entire can of pumpkin for the whoopie pies, I had just enough left to make half of a batch of pumpkin cream cheese.

  • Deer photos 2012
  • SCHS boys’ basketball team to host dodgeball tourney

    Spencer County High School Boys’ Basketball will host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the high school gym.
    The tournament is open to ages 13 and up, and teams should have 10 people. The cost is $5 per person to be on a team.
    The tournament is single elimination. Overall winning team will win prizes (to be announced).
    Admission to watch the tournament is $3 for adults and $1 for children.

  • COLUMN: Reasons to be thankful

    As the passing show slows for Thanksgiving, there are people who parade through our lives whom I am immensely thankful.
    1. Joe ‘Joker’ Phillips came this way. Three seasons into a five-year deal, he’s out. Some will forget that Kentucky fans abandoned him. Some of us won’t.

  • Basketball teams to open season at home with double-header Monday


  • PHOTO: Sheriff’s Shining Stars

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is currently collecting funds to support the second-annual Sheriff’s Shining Stars Christmas gift-giving program which benefits the children of local families.