Today's News

  • Riley, some magistrates declare they may not officiate any weddings

    Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the nation, has put some elected officials in the legal and moral crosshairs over whether they will perform same-sex weddings.

    Locally, Judge-Executive John Riley said he has never performed a wedding of any kind as judge, or previously while he was a magistrate.

    “I choose not to perform any marriages and I made this choice long before this issue came up,” he said during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Register now for kindergarten at TES, SCES

    Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

    • Proof of residence, such as a current lease or utility bill — required

    • Proof of age, such as a state issued birth certificate — required

  • What’s happening - Week of July 8, 2015

    Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon/meeting July 9

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a monthly luncheon/ meeting on Thursday, July 9, from noon – 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building in Taylorsville. The speaker for the meeting is Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley. He plans to talk about important issues facing Spencer County and the important role the Chamber of Commerce and others have to move our county forward.

  • Let freedom ring!


    Mount Eden celebrated the 4th of July this weekend with a parade, fun, games, food and pageants.

  • Training Wheels Childcare Petting Zoo


    Children and staff at Training Wheels Childcare were treated to a petting zoo on Tuesday. The kids were excited to feed the animals and they learned how to identify the different species.

  • Agriculture - Pepper blight brings frustration to home gardens


    About 40 years ago a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and since it has spread as far as California and Florida. It’s in our midst, as well. The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers. Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot. Clearly the fungus impacts the entire plant. I had a problem with this blight in my pepper patch and it seems as though it is back!

  • Agriculture - Dairy farmers can now enroll in Margin Protection Program

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that dairy farmers can now enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Harden made the announcement while visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm and dairy school in Freeport, Maine.

  • Agriculture - Farm succession workshop to be held July 24

    Farm transitions have been identified as one of the major upcoming structural changes in agriculture that concerns policy makers.

  • Feeding the frenzy

    It’s shark week. The annual cable television phenomenon started by the Discovery Channel several years ago has become a summer-time tradition that has millions of eyes glued to the screen.

    There’s something fascinating about the man-eating sharks of the deep, especially in light of news reports of them feeding on swimmers in the shallows of the Carolinas.

  • From our readers: Flag debate dishonors history