Today's News

  • Agriculture - New livestock medicated feed regulations in effect

    Amid concern over antibiotic resistance and in an effort to improve efficiency while protecting human and animal health, the Food and Drug Administration is making changes in its Veterinary Feed Directive program. They are amending regulations regarding drugs added to livestock feeds; the new rules are effective Jan. 1.

  • Agriculture - Level one drought status lifted for state

    The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are removing the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.

    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days.

  • Agriculture - A reading list for gardening


  • Lady Bears finish holidays strong


  • High hopes for local hoops


    The Spencer County Bears and Lady Bears both appear ready to make some noise in district play this year and both head into the second half of their season on high notes.

    The Bears have been a big surprise, racing out to an 8-4 record, their best win-loss mark to begin a new year since the 2010-11 season that saw them advance all the way to the 8th Region finals.

  • Focus continues on Asian carp


    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.
    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • Public Record - Week of January 1, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from September 28, 2016 through October 10, 2016.

    Minor Chapel AME Church/Kentucky Annual Conference, Nashville, TN to Second Baptist Church of Taylorsville, KY, Inc., Taylorsville, KY. Property on Jefferson Street. $10,000.

    Gary D. Ford and Gloria L. Ford, Taylorsville, KY to Monica L. Stine and Stephen Daniel Stine, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 33A in Cottonwood Estates. $334,000.

  • USDA eases land transfer process for farm owners

    Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination is among the least environmentally sensitive land enrolled in CRP.

  • Gov. Bevin declares 2017 as Year of the Bible

     The “Year of the Bible” will apparently last 24 months in Kentucky.

    Gov. Matt Bevin has declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky even though he proclaimed 2016 the “Year of the Bible” last December.

    Both proclamations pleased Pastor Mark Harrell of Victory Christian Fellowship church in Somerset, who said Wednesday that Bevin’s actions are in support of a statewide Bible reading marathon.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 28, 2016

    Financial Peace class at Spencer Christian Church