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Today's News

  • 4-H shooting sports

    The Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports program is having a membership drive meeting Tuesday, February 24 at the extension office at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in shooting sports; shotgun,-archery,-22/air rifle, should come out and sign up.  No experience is necessary to join.

    All coaches are background checked and certified. Coaches will be on hand to help you along with the different areas of interest. There is no cost to become a member of shooting sports.

  • Cycling event racing this way

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been asked to play host to hundreds of cycling enthusiasts this summer during the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championship.

    Local leaders – who are eager to promote tourism in the area – see this event not only as a chance to showcase what the county has to offer, but their willingness to work with athletic event organizers.

    “We need to get more involved in sports tourism,” said City Manager Steve Biven. “We need to let people know we are capable of handling (events).”

  • LETTER: Focus on education needs first

    My heart goes out to the school board as they make some tough decisions. I also had to make tough decisions when it came to budgets while I was chief of police of Taylorsville. What I do cut, and where do I cut it.

  • Gun pointing case heads to Grand Jury

    Ronnie Inghram, of Ashes Creek, appeared in district court Friday for a preliminary hearing with Judge Linda Armstrong.

    After hearing testimony from Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter, Armstrong ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case to the Grand Jury.

  • Church happenings

    Chili supper and dessert auction

    The First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host a chili supper and dessert auction Sunday following the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will consist of chili, hot dogs, salad and a drink. Desserts will be auctioned off following the meal.

     The community is invited to attend this event which will benefit the FBCT youth group’s trip to a Christian-based summer camp.

    Women’s Bible Study

  • 2009 NAP sales closing deadline

    Supplemental Revenue Assistant Payments (SURE) provides benefits for  farm revenue losses due to natural disaster. SURE payments are available to producers on farms that: are located in a county covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration (9USDA Secretarial Declarations only) or a contiguous county  OR

    the actual production is less than 50% of the normal production for the entire farm.

  • Snow days: School board still uncertain

    Making up for lost days isn’t proving as simple for Spencer County school officials as they struggle with amending their calendar while the state lawmakers discuss the possibility of waiving some of those snow days incurred during the recent ice and snow storm.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams tried to explain the less-than-simple scenario to board members Monday night, explaining that local students have missed a total of eight days, but that state officials may extend an offer to some districts that would allow them to write off some of those days missed.

  • Football coaches wanted

     If you are interested in being a football coach for the Spencer County Stallions Youth Football League this year, please send your name, phone number and the team you are interested in coaching - Mitey Mites, PeeWees, Juniors or Seniors to: SCYFL PO Box 1024, Taylorsville, KY 40071.

  • Did Briar Jumpers’ One Shining Moment launch madness in Kentucky?

    A mammoth ice storm is history, sun angle has wandered left, daylight arrives early and stays longer, a crappie run is just beyond the Farmer’s Almanac horizon and basketball madness is here.

    Yes, mid-February.

    We thank a couple kids in Kentucky’s heartland, at Somerset in Pulaski County. Ninth - grader D.J. Townsend and tenth- grader David Weigel play for a team called Briar Jumpers in a home gym called the Briar Patch.

    For our state, how perfect.

  • Stimulus package equals wasteful spending

    by CONGRESSMAN BRETT GUTHRIE

    R- Kentucky’s Second District

    America is in the middle of a serious recession that is hurting working families and small businesses.  Now, more than ever before, we need to work across party lines to put our country back on a path toward economic growth.