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Today's News

  • Fighting for Kentucky jobs

    For years, the Obama administration and its overzealous bureaucratic regulators at the EPA have waged a war against Kentucky coal jobs, miners, and their families. And I’ve vowed to do all I can to stop them. I’m pleased to report that recently the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, took an important step towards using Congress’s power of the purse to rein in the agency on several fronts, efforts that should help those not only in the coal industry but also farmers and Kentucky job creators.

  • From our readers: Show respect for veterans

    Growing up in a military family, I was taught to respect a veteran, because they risk their lives to protect us so we could be free.

    So how do we thank them? We put up flags and tombstones. Then we feel good about ourselves, pat each other on the backs. Then what happens? No one remembers to maintain it. And in time, it begins to show its age.

  • From our readers: City strives to improve

    This letter is being written to make the public aware of issues that the County and City face on a daily basis. Spencer County has been an agriculture county since the pioneer days. The impounding of Salt River and the creation of Taylorsville Lake in 1982 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers has brought in millions of dollars in needed revenues related to “boating and fishing” activities.

  • Agriculture - Local students attend FFA Leadership Camp

     

    Forty-one members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter attended the Kentucky FFA leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg the week of June 6-10. While there, members participated in a variety of leadership development classes, special interest classes, and recreational activities.

  • Agriculture - Mobley Named Kentucky FFA Star in Production

     

  • Agriculture - Summer tips for beef cattle

    Beef cattle production is a year-round job. There are certain things you can do to make things more organized, whether you have a spring-calving or a fall-calving herd.

  • Agriculture - Summer tips for beef cattle

    Beef cattle production is a year-round job. There are certain things you can do to make things more organized, whether you have a spring-calving or a fall-calving herd.

  • Browning going for the gold

    After nearly a year of preparation, Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning will finally travel to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next week.

    Browning will leave for Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, with her three Kentucky Special Olympics USA teammates and three Kentucky coaches who will serve at the Games. Their flight will leave from Louisville International Airport at 6 am.

    The Games will open on Saturday, July 25, with an opening ceremony that for the first time will be shown live on ESPN. The Ceremony will begin at 7 pm CDT.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 22

    Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    The 8th Annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Please call John Shouse at 517-2576, Keith Stinnett at 664-0469, or Don Dennis at 410-8910 for more information or to sign up. Fees are $50 per player or $200 per team. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund in honor of Allen Dennis given in Anderson, Spencer or Shelby counties.

    SCHS Football Camp for K-8th Grade

  • Cyclists to be at Possum Ridge boat dock Sunday morning

    The Louisville Land Sharks Triathlon club will be hosting a Olympic-distance triathlon at Taylorsville Lake State Park this Sunday. Cyclists are expected to be on the roads near Possum Ridge Boat Dock between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Boaters are encouraged to use caution during this time, as the boat dock will remain open during the event.