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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: Wicked tongue

    James 3:3-10 — Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

  • Crop alternatives for tobacco farmers

    PART TWO of a Spencer Magnet report

    It’s an uncertain time for farmers, especially those that rely upon tobacco as an important part of their income.

    With a decreased demand for tobacco products, the large companies that purchase Kentucky burley have either eliminated or drastically reduced many of their contracts with Spencer County’s growers.

    Spencer County Agricultural Extension Agent Bryce Roberts said in the last 10 years farms producing tobacco in the county have dropped by 75 percent.

  • GUEST COLUMN: No budget, big regret

    When the General Assembly arrived in Frankfort three months ago, it was expected that we would pass a number of important pieces of legislation, and we did just that.  However our primary goal for the session was to pass a biannual budget for the Commonwealth, and as both chambers adjourned “sine die” on the 60th and final session day, that goal (of passing a budget) was not accomplished.

  • Get your mind off of this world

    “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).

  • Church happenings

    200th anniversary events at Plum Creek Baptist

    Plum Creek Baptist Church is 200 years old! We hope you will join us Sunday for a frontier-style service beginning at 11 a.m. Then at the May 23 service, we welcome everyone to come dressed in the old-fashioned styles of 200 years ago. Our all-day homecoming service with dinner on the grounds will be held June 13. Former pastors and members will be there to celebrate this historic event.

    Gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn

  • Mt. Eden's new fire truck

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department has purchased this 1991 Gruman Fire Engine from the Union Fire Department in Northern Kentucky.

    The truck has a 1250 gallon per minute pump on it and it carries 750 gallons of water. It also will be used to carry the department’s Hurst rescue tools, thermal imaging camera, and other various equipment.

    It was purchased to replace a 1984 Mack fire engine that had to be removed from service. This new engine is now in service at Mt. Eden Fire Station #1.

  • Taylorsville’s 1935 typhoid epidemic

    Taylorsville has suffered through fires and floods over the years, but perhaps nothing has produced suffering to compare with the 1935 typhoid fever epidemic.

    There were 190 cases of typhoid that year in Taylorsville and 17 people died. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States, about 400 cases occur each year so Taylorsville had nearly half the national average in 1935.

  • LETTER: Take blinders off

    I am very concerned that some people in our county wear blinders – the ones that give you tunnel vision so you never notice what is going on other than what is right in front of you.

    Not being able to see the entire picture distorts your image and ability to make good decisions. We have people running for office that have no experience, no education and no qualifications to hold the office of county judge executive, etc.

    One candidate can not settle his own financial problems without filing bankruptcy.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cats, carnivals and baseball

    I remember many years ago a popular TV show called Rawhide starring a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates.  The show centered around the adventures of a bunch of cowboys out west on a cattle drive.  Every year, for the past four years, we have had our own version.  I call it “The Great Taylorsville CAT’L Roundup”.  Not cattle, but cats.

  • LETTER: Candidate responds to letter

    Birdie, you are correct, I do not judge myself.  I leave that up to my family, my friends and judgment day.  Nobody else matters.  No, I take that back.  All children matter.  And, that is why I have become so politically critical in the last few years.

     I spend a lot of time reading the paper, working on the internet and listening to the news.  I report what I hear, read, and see.  Along with my research, I only write about what I find and is reported.