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Today's News

  • CUB examined by FDIC, state

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say that “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an investigation by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Hidden donation in farm tag renewals

    When legislators passed a bill to allow farmers to donate $10 to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund in 2009, apparently no one noticed the provision that stated the voluntary contribution “will be automatically added to the cost of registration or renewal.” No one noticed, that is, until farmers began paying for their farm vehicle tags this month.

  • Home fruit disease management

    Spencer County home gardeners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops.  So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management.  

  • State parks' 5K series begins in April

    Though wintry weather continues to shake Kentucky, it won’t be long before runners and walkers kick off the chill and head for an outside track.  Now’s the time to reserve your spot to test your mettle surrounded by the beautiful green landscapes of each location for the annual Kentucky State Parks’ race series held on four Saturdays, April through July. 

    The 2010 schedule includes 5K competitions at four different parks, each with individual scenic and terrain personalities.

  • LETTER: Thanks for keeping our kids safe

    I would like to take a moment to thank Judge Jenkins and his kind and caring office staff, as well as the road department for promptly placing speed limit signs in the Whitfield Meadows subdivision due to our overwhelming speeding issues.

    I would also like to thank the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department for taking the initiative to patrol our subdivision more often to keep our children safe.

    Thank you again. You are very much appreciated!

    Denny Massie

    Taylorsville

     

  • Con man caught on second trip

    An alleged quick-change artist was apprehended by police when he made a repeat visit to Country Mart Sunday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said that Kendrick L. Wise, 57, of Louisville, scammed a gas station cashier out of less than $50 Saturday night and returned Sunday in an attempt to pull the same maneuver on a cashier inside the grocery. Fortunately, employees were aware of the situation and alerted police that Wise was in the store.

  • Buddhism and why God matters

    A reader has asked the question in response to my last article about Tiger Woods, “If Tiger Woods is a Buddhist, then why does he have to ask God to forgive him?” It’s a good question; a curious one too. After all there are large differences between the two religions. Buddhism sees God mostly as an illusion while Christianity teaches that God is the creator of the universe and present in our everyday lives.

  • Ethics committee rules in favor of King

    EDA Executive Director Annette King did not overstep the rules when she facilitated a commercial real estate transaction, ruled an ethics committee Thursday evening.

    The month-and-a-half long investigation also led to the committee’s recommendation that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority create a written job description for the position of executive director and establish policies to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • LETTER: Super job on snow removal

    Thanks goes to Bill Drury, Collis Rogers and the Spencer County Road Department for all the help with the snow removal this past season. You guys really did a superb job.

    Larry Wilder

    Gray’s Run

     

  • Get text alerts from police

    Imagine getting text alerts about accidents, flooded roadways or even descriptions of suspects wanted by local police – all to that little cell phone tucked in your back pocket.

    The Taylorsville Police Department intends to provide these community alerts and more for anyone who registers with Nixle, an online messaging service. Residents not wanting to be charged by the cell phone company for text messages can opt to have alerts sent free of charge to their email account.