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  • What’s Happening - Week of July 5, 2017

    Public Library events

    The Spencer County Public Library events for the week of June 28 through July 5 are as follows:

    On Thursday, July 6, the Sassy Stitchers, for needle-crafters of all types, will meet at 10:30 a.m. At 6 p.m., you can learn about pollinators and how to support them with Pollination Station with Lorilee George.

    On Saturday, July 8, sample produce from the local Farmer’s Market and from the grocery and see if you can tell the difference. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • New owners revive once popular campground


  • AG Beshear joins peers to fight opioid use

    Attorney General Andy Beshear announced last week he is working with attorneys general from across the country to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the opioid epidemic by illegally marketing and selling opioids.

    Beshear said in a news release that the bipartisan coalition is working to address the national opioid crisis and is using its investigative tools, including subpoenas for documents and testimony.

  • California bans state travel to Kentucky over religious-freedom law

    California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Kentucky and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

    Chris Hartman, the director of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, said that the bill the California AG is retaliating against, Senate Bill 17, could have indirect repercussions on the LGBT community in one of the nation’s more gay-friendly cities.

  • K of C donates to Vets


    Gary Kehne of All Saints Catholic Church Knights of Columbus presented a check to AMVETS Post 129 Commander Jerry Thornton this past weekend for $250.00. The Knights of Columbus have Four Principles and Reasons that they follow, Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

  • Ochs retires after 50 years of caring for Spencer Co. land


  • Wife indicted for Easter Day murder


    A Spencer County Grand Jury last week indicted a local woman on murder charges in connection with the Easter Day shooting death of her husband.

    Kandy Bennett, 40, is charged with murdering her 51-year-old husband, Mark Bennett, by shooting him following an apparent argument at their home in Cottonwood Estates on April 16.

  • Mayor ordered to pay restitution over dog bite

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay has been ordered to pay restitution to a dog bite victim following his appearance in Spencer County District Court Friday on charges of harboring a vicious dog.

    The dog, which had been accused of attacking and biting people before, left the Mayor’s property on Garrard Street and bit Jannie Lewis as she was walking along the street. Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the victim stated that the dog was not wearing a chain or collar and “aggressively approached and ultimately bit the passerby.”

  • Farmer vows to rebuild after fire


    Freddie Barrick’s passion for farming and family nearly got him killed last week when a fire broke out in a barn near his home as he rushed into the flames to try to save what he could.

    Instead, he was quickly overcome with smoke and fumes, found himself face down on the ground and asking God for help. Now he and his family are getting help from  others as they begin the process of rebuilding.

  • Residents lose mail service over bad road


    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night is supposed to prevent the U.S. Post Office from their appointed rounds. But apparently, poorly maintained roads can stop them in their tracks.

    For residents on Tanglewood Drive, mail delivery could cease this week after the Taylorsville Post Office sent notice that their rural carriers will no longer be driving on that road after June 30.