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Today's News

  • City police arrest two

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity for last week:

    • Arrested Diana Peters, 46, of Taylorsville, on a Spencer County Failure to Appear warrant.

    • Arrested Andre Cardwell, 24, of Bardstown, for a contempt of court warrant out of Franklin County.

  • Money at the end of the month

     

    Spencer County Middle School’s 220 eighth-graders experienced a taste of what it’s like to balance a household budget last week during the school’s annual “reality store.” The students were assigned a monthly income based on their GPA, and drew for their number of family members.

  • From our readers - Spring Cleaning for Spencer County

    We have arrived at one of the most beautiful times of the year, with the flowers, trees, and bushes letting us know the bad weather is about gone.  What is left is all the residue from the bleakness of winter, namely cans and bottles, mainly plastic, and the usual assortment of fast food wrappers. 

  • From our readers - Fiscal Court’s vote was unethical
  • We’re surrounded by water

    Most people are drawn to water. Aside from water being one off the essentials to life, we typically enjoy water for other reasons and it’s hard to imagine summer vacation without some form of aquatic entertainment.

    Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population live in coastal regions. The sand, the sun, the waves and the water are a natural draw and a hub for commerce.

    But even those of us living inland like the water, and most of America’s major interior cities are also located on rivers. Those cities also understand the value of their water.

  • Budget battle rages

    As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the Governor’s desk.

  • Variety of bills passed during session last week

    Long days, heated discussions, and budget negotiations marked the 13th week of the 2016 General Assembly. The Senate was in session three of the five weekdays while the Senate and House leaders used the other two days to work on budget negotiations.

    The Senate is working diligently toward a budget compromise ensuring the people of the Commonwealth are not left without a state budget at the end of the session. We do not want to waste taxpayer dollars by calling a special session.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Teen Summit

     

    A group of Spencer County students participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 17 -19.

  • Agriculture - Local farm joins group

    Sycamore Hill Farm of Taylorsville is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

  • Agriculture - Send in your soil sample

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple and inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.