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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Farmers feeding hay early

    Some Kentucky farmers have already started feeding hay due to the dry weather.

    Because drought conditions vary across the state, the feeding of hay also varies depending on location.

    Smart hay conservation will help you make it through the winter. Value the hay crop you have.

    To get the most out of your supply, don’t waste it by providing more than your livestock can eat or more than they need. The general rule is between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent of the animal’s body weight per day in total feed.

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Mother, son indicted for drugs

    TAYLORSVILLE — A Spencer County grand jury on Friday indicted a mother and son on charges they grew, harvested and intended to sell marijuana and large amounts of hallucinogenic mushrooms at their Elk Creek subdivision home.

    Barbara Smith and her 32-year-old son, Jason T. Smith, both of 175 Allen Pace Drive, are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 21 in Spencer Circuit Court on four counts of drug production and possession.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Revival at Minor Chapel AME Oct. 18

    The Minor Chapel AME at 425 Jefferson Street will host a two-night fall revival Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

    Rev. Robert Marshall will be the guest speaker.The community is invited to attend.

    Kids’ Crusade at New Hope

    The New Hope Tabernacle at 722 Townhill Road is hosting a Kids’ Crusade Oct. 18-20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

    The event will include Bible stores, puppet skits, music and more.

    All children are invited to attend.

  • Ag field day foils farm fables

    In this age, children are more separated from the farm than ever. Last Friday, Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary school students had the opportunity to learn that corn, in fact, does not come from a can and milk does not originate from a plastic jug.

    The annual Spencer County chapter of the Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored its annual Agricultural Field Day in conjunction with the community’s elementary schools.

  • LETTER: Reader encourages people to vote

    In less than three weeks, voters, both here in Spencer County and in other communities across the United States, will head to the polls. Many have called this mid-term election the most important election in our country’s history.

  • UK FOOTBALL: UK on a skid

    University of Kentucky football. Permit me to borrow from a George C. Scott speech in Patton, “... all this talk you hear about playing with a lot of heart and losing, is a buncha horse dung. I wouldn’t give a hoot-in-hell for a person who lost and laughed. Losing is hateful ... to Kentucky players and fans.”

    To wit: Having strung together four winning seasons, the bar has long since been raised about the heartline.

    Thus, UK’s 3-game skid in $EC play has sent fans at the tailgate retreating to debating If Onlys and silver linings.

  • LETTER: Not your grandfather's party

    The 2010 election has become perhaps the most important election in our lifetime, but only if informed voters who support job creation, fiscal responsibility show up at the polls on Nov. 2. This election isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about making America strong. The current job-killing Democratic Party has been overrun by groups wanting to turn our great country into a socialist-like nightmare. Congress and their allies at MoveOn.org, Organizing for America, ACORN and the unions are desperate and they are going all out to win.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle

    Cartoonist Rob Black takes a look at the wonders of technology

  • 'Lucky' pilot walks away

    Dwayne Hargrove’s face was bloody and his right eye was nearly swollen shut, but he walked away from a plane crash Saturday morning.

    Fifty-year-old Hargrove, of Louisville, was attempting to land at a private air strip in Taylorsville when his right wing clipped a static line and sent his 1946 Aeroca hurtling toward the ground.

  • PHOTO: District play begins next week

    Leah Brown serves for the Lady Bears Volleyball team during action earlier this season. The girls will be opening up District Tournament play next week against Bullitt Central at North Bullitt High School. The Lady Bears compiled a 12-21 record on the season but finished strong with three straight victories.