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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Local 4-H members attend Skill-a-thon

    Eleven members of the Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the State Skill-a-thon that was held in Bowling Green on Feb. 16.  This was the largest contest ever with more contestants and teams.  We had several members attending this year for the very first time.

  • COLUMN: Fire blight season is approaching; Preventative copper is recommended

    As apple flowering-season approaches, growers should begin thinking about management of fire blight.  This bacterial disease can cause severe damage on apples, pears, and related ornamental plants during warm rainy spring weather. The following information has been provided by Dr. Nicole Ward, Assistant Professor of Extension, Department of Plant Pathology.

  • COLUMN: Early spring edibles include potatoes, onions

    I managed to get through the whole season eating only our store of potatoes from the garden only because of the generous offerings of sweet potatoes from two other gardeners. I love it when I can go from harvest to planting and still have a few potatoes left in storage.
    Homegrown potatoes, even the old ones in their slightly shriveled state, are far superior then the kind that come in a plastic bag. I am really ready to get my hands in the soil, and planting potatoes is just the thing to get the season rolling.

  • Renewing farm tags benefits Spencer County 4-H

    Spencer County 4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Spencer County and statewide 4-H programs through the farm license plate voluntary donation program.
    Beginning in February 2012, Commissioner of Agriculture James R. Comer announced all farm license plate voluntary donations would be split evenly among 4-H, FFA and the Kentucky Proud program.

  • BIRTH: Snyders welcome Lila Kathryn

    Joe and Kim Snyder of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Kathryn Snyder, on Jan. 21, 2013, at 5:08 p.m. at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

    She weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    Her grandmother is Kathryn York of Jeffersontown.

  • Circuit Court: Several updates from court Thursday

    A 37-year-old Taylorsville man facing charges of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Chad M. Rahrig of the 200 block of Courtney Lane was arraigned on five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and entered a not guilty plea.

  • Public Record: Property transfers from December 2012 and January 2013

    The following property transfers are recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    On Jan. 3, from Melvin Hume and Shirley Hume, 410 Washington Street, Taylorsville, to Duane P. Hume, 195 Walnut Lane, Taylorsville, a Lot 84 on the northeast corner of Main Cross and Garrard streets, as described in deed book 250, page 701, $1.

  • Public Record: Indictments Feb. 7

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury on Feb. 7, 2013:

    Count 1: On or about Jan. 29, 2012, in Spencer County, Gary L. McGaughey, 55, of the 1700 block of Hickory Ridge Road, committed the offense of first-degree failure to comply with sex offender registry as a sex offender when he knowingly and unlawfully failed to verify his change of address.
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  • Taylorsville Police Citations: March 13 edition

    Taylorsville Police issued the following citations from March 1 through March 9:

    Gary L. McGaughey, 55, of the 1700 block of Hickory Ridge in Mount Eden, was cited March 1 for speeding 16 mph over the limit, disregarding a stop sign, failure to or improper signal and failure to produce insurance card.

    Linda M. Ballinger, 19, of Dorsey Lane in Louisville, was arrested March 1 for second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

  • Public Record: District Court March 8

    The following cases were handed down by Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer District Court March 8, 2013:

    Misdemeanor:
    Joshua M. Alexander (1980), illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey, amended to KRS 150.025 vilation, guilty, $100 fine and court costs paid.

    Richard Smith (1970), two counts of theft by deception to include cold checks under $500, guilty, 30 days jail to be served concurrently with other charges.