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Today's News

  • What's Happening

    Habitat for Humanity Valentine’s
    Dinner and Silent Auction

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will hold a Valentine’s Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, February 10 at the Spencer County Extension Office beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 and are available at The Tea Cup and The Red Scooter or by calling Steve Hesselbrock.
    Habitat for Humanity is now accepting items for the silent auction. To donate or for more information, contact Steve Hesselbrock at 507-3940.

  • French green beans, a gourmet delicacy

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the 5th grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick!  If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of ‘Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.

  • David Leon Bennett, 79

     

  • Property Transfers January 31

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of January 3, 2018 through January 23, 2018.
    Scott D. Drury and Tina Drury, Taylorsville, KY to Kimberley Rybij, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 21 of Clark Estate Revised. $160,000.
    Red 1 Properties, LLC, Taylorsville, KY to L&S Homebuilders, LLC, Shelbyville, KY. Lot 68 of Top Flight Landing. $32,500.
    Walter Scott Martin, Bloomfield, KY to Tami Michelle Sloan, Shepherdsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $67,500.

  • State considering $1 cigarette tax

    The chances for improving Kentucky’s health by reducing the state smoking rate through a $1 or more per pack cigarette tax increase are better than they’ve been in years, according to the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. Comprising nearly 150 health, business and advocacy organizations, the Coalition is advocating for the increase to prevent youth tobacco use and significantly reduce smoking in the Commonwealth, particularly among kids, teens, and pregnant women.

  • SBDM Councils are deserving of support

     

  • Bullying often a motive cited in some school shootings

    In the days since the tragic shooting at Marshall County High School, social media has been abuzz with rumors that the 15-year-old suspect may have been bullied.
    Friends and others who know Gabe Parker, a sophomore who played trombone in the school band, described him as a shy, red-headed “grandma’s boy.”
    One student who spoke with Courier Journal with her parents’ permission said she had heard the rumors that he had been bullied, but could not say whether or not it was true.
    Marshall County Schools could not be reached for comment.

  • Bills begin moving

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • Guthrie talks budget, DACA and FISA memo

     

  • District reviews crisis plans on regular basis