Today's News

  • Taylorsville no more?

    Displeased citizens and water customers are rallying against the City of Taylorsville following the City Commission’s 3-1 decision to approve a budget that includes a 3.5 percent water rate increase for city and county customers.
    One disgruntled water customer has gone so far as to begin circulating a petition to start the process of dissolving the City of Taylorsville altogether.

  • COLUMN: The couples that play together, stay together

    What in the world does it mean for a couple to play together and stay together? Are you telling me that if we play together, we will more than likely stay together for the long haul? Yes.
    Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s explain what this really means as it relates to the full enjoyment of your marriage.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors: Here are some savvy ways to understand your medical bills

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I need some help understanding my medical bills from my knee replacement surgery earlier this year. My wife and I live on a pretty tight budget, so I like to keep track of our costs as closely as possible. But the bills I’ve received are vague and confusing, and we think we’re being overcharged. What can you tell us?
    Trying To Recover

    Dear Trying,

  • COLUMN: Will Louisville and IU put a ‘Pipp’ on UK and Cal?

    Let us pause and examine Major League Baseball’s draft last week and find it to be a pragmatic, sober mutually realistic with minimal hype. NBA drafters should be less greedy and so fortunate. Ditto, NCAA rules-makers counting cash as  Scrooge McDuck did, by the dump truck load. No time for innovation, let alone political courage to force change.
    A few ball coaches will have time.

  • Venom strikes, finishes 2nd at state

    The Kentucky Youth Soccer Association held its annual state tournament in Richmond. The tournament hosted 78 teams from different age groups from all across the state.


    Mercy Academy of Louisville won the 2012 KHSAA High School State Softball Championship on Saturday in Owensboro. Hayley Twyman, left, and Leigh Ellen Thomas of Spencer County are both pitchers for Mercy. Mercy’s record was 37-8 for the season, and the team went undefeated in the state tournament.


    Old Towne Business Association to meet tonight
    The Old Towne Business Association will meet tonight (Wednesday) from 5 to 7 at Dr. James Strong’s office, 153 E. Main St.
    Meetings are open to all businesses within the flood wall.
    Refreshments will be served.

    Chamber to host monthly luncheon Thursday
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon at noon Thursday.

  • HOMEGROWN: A Spencer County treasure chest, BeJeweled Boutique has it all

    A little over five years ago, Julie Sleep was an artist with a studio located in Elk Creek.

  • Beard, Bryan to attend Governor’s School for the Arts

    This summer, The Kentucky Center will host over 200 eager young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts  takes place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 17 to July 7.

  • Spencer County Schools summer program transportation schedule

    Below is the transportation schedule for the Spencer County Schools’ summer enrichment program, as provided by Transportation Director Jack Senior. The program runs from June 18 to July 19. Please allow 10 minutes before and after the scheduled time for pickup and dropoff, Senior said.

    Route    Stop    Pickup    Dropoff
    A-1    Crooked Creek/248 Turn around    8:15 a.m.    3:33 p.m.