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Today's News

  • State offers boost for growing specialty crops

    Specialty crops such as tree nuts, dried fruits and honey stand to get a boost from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced last week that his department is seeking concept proposals for the grant program through March 1. Kentucky receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and then conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.

  • The Christmas Blues

    You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch.  What about you?  

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 13, 2017

    Christmas programs at New Hope Tabernacle

    New Hope Tabernacle will hold two Christmas productions this Sunday, December 17. At 10:30 a.m., the children and youth will present their Christmas program. At 6 p.m., the adult program, entitled “The Best Gift” will be presented. The public is invited to attend. New Hope Tabernacle is located on Town Hill Road in Taylorsville.

    Advent services at Risen Lord  Lutheran Church

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson

     

    Coming into the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears knew that the road to success would go through Anderson County. The Lady Bearcats had won 17 straight district games and Spencer County hasn’t gotten a win against Anderson County since 2001. This could be the year that changes, but it didn’t change Saturday as the two teams squared up in a great high school matchup, with Anderson County holding on for a 53-47 victory.

  • Who are you talking to?

    The other day I was having trouble with my computer and I started talking to it! Just as if it could really understand me!  (And yes, I know about Siri and Echo and Alexa, but they just pretend to talk to you).

    Anyway, there I was talking to my computer, saying things like, “Oh Come ON!” Or ,“What is wrong with you now?” As if the computer would go faster or even answer my frustrated question.  But, looking back I realize, I talk to a lot of inanimate objects!  You probably do too.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 6, 2017

    Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    On Wednesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th, Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a Mid-Week Advent Service starting at 7 p.m. with a Soup Supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd., Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

    All Saints Catholic Church 3 Christmas Masses

    All Saints Catholic Church will have the following Christmas Masses:

  • Preserving your poinsettias

    Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays.  Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • Phony cop arrested

     

    A Lexington man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after he was observed driving over 100 miles per hour in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

  • Pit bull attacks woman; dog to be euthanized

    A Taylorsville woman required medical treatment after she was attacked by a pit bull last Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. when the woman came into contact with the dog at a residence on Mill Street. He said the woman was visiting a home where the dog had been staying, and it attacked her, biting her across the neck. Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and she was transported to a hospital where Gore said she required about 30 staples and 20 stitches.

  • Two more file for 2018 election

    Two more candidates filed to run for office in the 2018 Primary Election this week.

    Jim Travis, a local builder, threw his hat into the ring to run for Magistrate in Elk Creek. Travis ran in 2014 as a Democrat and lost in the general election to Republican Brian Bayers. However, Travis has switched parties and is running as a Republican. Bayers has yet to file papers to seek re-election, but Travis already has one primary opponent in Jerry Davis.