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Today's News

  • Agriculture - State researching hops as new crop

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is in discussions with Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky to study the viability of hops production in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

  • Agriculture - Growing sweet potatoes

    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips 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.

  • Agriculture - Extension intern plans career in ag education

     

    In a year or two, expect to find Marianne Gaddie teaching high school agriculture, or perhaps working as an extension agent.

    The 2013 Spencer County High School graduate is working this summer as an intern at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office. She started May 16, and she’ll be putting in 40- to 60-hour weeks all summer.

    This fall, Gaddie will be a senior at Morehead State University, where she’s an agriculture education major.

  • Kentucky Chamber lauds state budget

    Many in the business community didn’t know what to expect when the 2016 General Assembly convened in early January. Gov. Bevin had just been sworn in a few weeks before after a contentious gubernatorial campaign, House Democrats were barely hanging on to their majority after several key appointments and party flipping by members, and there was a special election for four seats in the House that had the potential to shift the balance of power. 



  • Guns don’t trigger violence

    Large cities have a problem with violence. Whether it’s Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Miami or any other metropolis from sea to shining sea, American cities are among the most dangerous places you can live.

    If you spend any time watching network or cable news, or perusing the mainstream media, you likely associate that violence with the presence of guns. The theme many push is that the more guns in a community, the more dangerous that place becomes.

  • Never forget

    Monday is Memorial Day and for millions of Americans, it’s a day to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

    Picnics, ballgames, and a three-day weekend will be cause for celebration in this community and all across the United States.

    But the day was never intended to be solely about pleasing ourselves. Rather, Memorial Day was set aside for Americans to remember those who have died protecting our freedoms.

  • Churches unite for meal ministry

    Five local churches will be collaborating this summer to make sure no one in Spencer County goes hungry. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., members of those churches will be serving a meal for free to anyone who comes.

    The first meal is scheduled for May 31.

    The ministry, called “Summer Supper Together,” will be held at Taylorsville Community Church, 404 Garrard St. It will run through Aug. 9.

    The meal will be followed by a short devotional and a time of prayer for any needs attendees may have.

  • Police bust high-end theft ring

     

    It wasn’t a typical small town purse snatching that led to three Taylorsville residents being arrested Monday. A theft ring involving high-priced handbags from the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville netted the recovery of thousands of dollars in merchandise following a three week investigation.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 18, 2016

    Outdoor movie and Reds mascot to visit Ray Jewell Park

    On May 20, S.C. Dreamers will be hosting an outdoor movie at Ray Jewell Park, showing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014), when it gets dark enough. Free to everyone, all are invited.

    On June 14, Cincinnati Reds mascot Gapper will be visiting our T-ball and coach pitch teams on June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and all are welcome to come say hi.

  • No change in restroom rules

    Spencer County’s public school students won’t immediately experience any changes to policy on who is permitted in which restroom, superintendent Chuck Adams said, despite a directive sent to public school districts Friday from the Obama administration.

    The directive threatens to withhold federal funding from public school districts unless they allow transgender students to use the restroom or locker room that corresponds to their gender identity.