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Today's News

  • Hiding behind the curtain

    One of my favorite movies is the Wizard of Oz. I remember watching on a black and white TV (Do they even make those anymore?). I never realized until years later that Oz was in color.And the horse of a different color really does change colors.

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 25, 2016

    VBS at First Baptist of Taylorsville

  • Seniors attend Baccalaureate

     

    More than 40 seniors from Spencer County High School gathered at Spencer Christian Church Sunday night for the 2016 Baccalaureate Service. They were challenged and encouraged through song and through speeches as they prepare to complete their high school graduation and move on to college or careers.

  • Public Record - Week of May 25, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from April 27 through May 16, 2016.

    Taylorsville Development, LLC, Taylorsville, KY., to Betty De Baun and Michael De Baun, Louisville, KY. Lots 11 and 12 of Cochran Hill Subdivision. $30,000.

    Douglas D. Hammons and Victoria A. Hammons, Monticello, KY., to Kathryn Doyle, Taylorsville, KY. Property at 61 Loretta Drive, Taylorsville. $168,500.

  • Agriculture - State researching hops as new crop

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is in discussions with Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky to study the viability of hops production in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

  • Agriculture - Growing sweet potatoes

    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips in Shepherdsville in late May, and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Agriculture - Extension intern plans career in ag education

     

    In a year or two, expect to find Marianne Gaddie teaching high school agriculture, or perhaps working as an extension agent.

    The 2013 Spencer County High School graduate is working this summer as an intern at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office. She started May 16, and she’ll be putting in 40- to 60-hour weeks all summer.

    This fall, Gaddie will be a senior at Morehead State University, where she’s an agriculture education major.

  • Kentucky Chamber lauds state budget

    Many in the business community didn’t know what to expect when the 2016 General Assembly convened in early January. Gov. Bevin had just been sworn in a few weeks before after a contentious gubernatorial campaign, House Democrats were barely hanging on to their majority after several key appointments and party flipping by members, and there was a special election for four seats in the House that had the potential to shift the balance of power. 



  • Guns don’t trigger violence

    Large cities have a problem with violence. Whether it’s Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Miami or any other metropolis from sea to shining sea, American cities are among the most dangerous places you can live.

    If you spend any time watching network or cable news, or perusing the mainstream media, you likely associate that violence with the presence of guns. The theme many push is that the more guns in a community, the more dangerous that place becomes.

  • Never forget

    Monday is Memorial Day and for millions of Americans, it’s a day to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

    Picnics, ballgames, and a three-day weekend will be cause for celebration in this community and all across the United States.

    But the day was never intended to be solely about pleasing ourselves. Rather, Memorial Day was set aside for Americans to remember those who have died protecting our freedoms.