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Today's News

  • Business - A fresh coat of paint

     

    Workers from Waldridge Restoration have been applying a fresh coat of paint and making repairs to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in downtown Taylorsville. One of the oldest buildings in Spencer County, a historical marker indicates it was constructed in 1838 and is currently one of the centerpieces of downtown.

  • Business - Local businesses listed among KY’s best places to work

     

    Several businesses with Spencer County locations were included in the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, compiled by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.

    Signature HealthCare was listed fourth among medium-sized companies. They operate the nursing home in Taylorsville, with over 150 employees.

  • Business - Chamber welcomes Hosparus to Spencer County

     

    On Wednesday, May 6, the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hosparus with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Hosparus is a fully accredited nonprofit hospice care organization that provides medical care, family counseling, pain management and more to anyone with a life-limiting illness, and their family, regardless of their ability to pay. Hosparus cares for patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, inpatient units or in hospitals in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • Agriculture - USDA hosting SNAP sign-up event for farmers and farmers markets

    The USDA Food and Nutrition Service joined Kentucky state agencies for agriculture and Market-LinkTM to host Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) merchant sign-up events in Louisville, Manchester and Morehead.

    American consumers are enjoying ever more opportunities to buy food directly from their local farmers, and state and federal agriculture departments are working together to increase SNAP recipients’ access to farmers’ fresh products.

  • Agriculture - KFB Ag Facts booklet available online

     

    In an agriculturally-diverse state like Kentucky, knowing everything there is to know about the Commonwealth’s farm production can be difficult — without a copy of the “Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet. The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s pocket-sized guide to state agriculture facts is available online with updated statistics.

  • Agriculture - Sweet potatoes need five months to grow

     

    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall.

    I planted about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Education - Allen selected for UK program

     

    Marissa Allen has been chosen to represent Spencer County High School for Rising Scholars for sophomore students. She will be invited to an exclusive event at the University of Kentucky this summer, and will receive additional unique opportunities, mailings and information from UK over the next few years of high school. Allen was selected based on the following criteria: strength of record, potential for academic success, demonstration of leadership, community service and contribution to diversity.

  • Bears’ bats come alive in two wins

    The Spencer County Bears notched two big wins to begin play last week, routing Nelson County in Bardstown 12-5 on Tuesday, and then topping Bullitt Central 13-5 on Thursday in Shepherdsville.

    Blake Lambdin allowed four hits through four innings from the mound, and also delivered a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning to pace the Bears to the victory over Nelson County. Jaret Cannon delivered a strong three innings in relief.

  • SCHS Tennis teams wrap up seasons

     

    Editor’s note: SCHS Senior Daniel Cooper wrote the following story as part of a mentoring project.

    The Spencer County High School tennis teams played in their last games of the spring season last Monday at the regional competition. Though the final scores did not equal the students’ love for the game, their enjoyment of the sport was clearly expressed in their comments and attitudes.

  • Cheating should not be rewarded

    Nobody likes a cheater. Tom Brady is learning that now that he’s been directly linked to the deflated football scandal that marred the NFL postseason a few months ago.

    One of the top quarterbacks of any era, as well as one of the most successful, Brady now stands to have his reputation permanently marred because of his alleged involvement in doctoring footballs in order to make them easier to throw and catch in freezing weather.