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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Taking control of the weeds in the garden

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  

  • Agriculture - Lilly Hanik wins 4-H Emerald Award

     

    The competitive 4-H Achievement Program allows youth to receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments. Those who are in 10th grade or higher, and who have reached Level 5, can apply for the gold award of which only 30 are chosen statewide, and from among those 30, four outstanding 4-Hers are judged and awarded the Emerald Award.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Tractor driving contest winners named

     

  • Local woman charged with meth possession

     

    A Taylorsville woman was arraigned last week in Spencer County District Court following her arrest earlier this month after officers allegedly found her to be in possession of methamphetamine.

  • Adams’ contract extended

     

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams got impressive marks during his annual evaluation Monday night during a lengthy meeting of the school board, one that ended with a vote to extend his contract out to the year 2021.
    An executive session to conduct an annual evaluation for Adams took up the bulk of the four hour meeting.

  • Fine feathered friends

     

    A volunteer from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky displays a red-tailed hawk during a program at the Spencer County Library last week. Teens got to see some large birds of prey up close and learn about the efforts to help injured birds rehabilitate.

  • Riley intends to push for animal shelter

    Judge-Executive John Riley said it’s his intention to start on a new animal shelter this calendar year, but cautioned that such a project will take approval from the entire court. His comments came during Monday  night’s regular meeting when two citizens asked for an update on the animal shelter.

  • New park manager seeks more visitors

    There’s a 1,250 acre backyard in Spencer County perfect for fishing, hiking, biking and all sorts of other outdoor activities. However, lack of planning and promotion renders it virtually unused by most of the residents here.

    Troy Koon hopes to the change that. The new manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has been tasked with revitalizing the park, and he said that mostly will involve improved organization, promotion and creation of exciting events and activities for people of all ages.

  • From student to teacher, Perry leaves mark at SCHS

     

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 21, 2017

    THS Class of 1967 Reunion

    Taylorsville High School Class of 1967 will have a 50 year class reunion on Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at Driscoll’s Event Center. All graduates and any who started with the class are invited to attend. Please contact Sue Washburn, Connie Cherry, Jimmy Travis, or Ronald Snider by July 1.

    Stidger House Preservation Foundation to meet Tuesday