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Today's News

  • Obey burn laws

    The wildfires in California continued to rage this week. They are destroying homes, property and have claimed over 40 lives and scores more are still missing.

    It should be a good reminder for us that fire is dangerous, unpredictable and can easily spread out of control. While we tend to think of wildfires being confined to the west, it’s important to remember that flames do not read maps. Fires can just as easily get out of control in your backyard and pose a threat to you and your neighbors.

  • Girls in the Boy Scouts?

    Last week’s announcement that the Boys Scouts of America would begin opening up their dens and troops to girls, came as no real surprise, although as an Eagle Scout and someone whose fondest childhood memories involve Scouting, it was disappointing.

    There was no shock because BSA officials have been cowering to the pressures of progressives for a couple of decades now. Despite a code that vows to teach young men to be strong, courageous and loyal, the corporate heads of BSA have shown a propensity to be scared, weak and quick to compromise on its core values.

  • Insanity and Kentucky’s pension crisis
  • Economic impact of U of L scandal could be wide

    The brand of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team could be tarnished for years by allegations that recruits were paid to go to the school, Moody’s Investors Services says.

    The scandal also could jeopardize current bonds on the downtown KFC Yum Center, making it more costly and difficult for Louisville Arena Authority officials to refinance the $690 million in construction bonds on it.

  • TES students of the month

     

    The Taylorsville Elementary School students of the month for September are Clayton Jones, Elleigh Zabenco, J.J. Arnold. Tucker Bentley, Emeri Lewis and Ashley Jones.

  • SCES Perfect Attendance

    The following students had perfect attendance during the first nine weeks at Spencer County Elementary School:

  • 4-H Achievement Banquet

     

    The 2016-2017 Spencer County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held on Sunday, September 24th at the Spencer County Extension Office.  Congratulations to all 4-H members that were recognized for their accomplishments.  The 2017 Outstanding Teen was Courtney Jeffiers.  The Outstanding Volunteer for 2017 was Jennifer Mayer.  Chef Joshua Moore was the 2017 Friend of Spencer County 4-H. 

  • TSCFD receives $10,000 grant for firefighting equipment

    Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a $10,250 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.   

  • State urging caution as fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Audit reveals postal workers deliberately delayed mail