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Today's News

  • Honoring our fallen heroes

     

    A small crowd gathered to honor Spencer County’s war dead and all Americans who have sacrificed for the sake of freedom during a Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Taylorsville Monday morning.

  • What’s Happening - Week of May 31, 2017

    Crusade for Children this weekend

    The Taylorsville/Spencer County Fire Department will be collecting for Crusade for Children this weekend, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to help collect. If you can help, you are asked to contact Chief Nathan Nation at 655-5701 or you can email him at tscfd5701@mw.twcbc.com. All collections and donations made in Spencer County will benefit local children.

    Masonic Lodge Ham Breakfast

  • FROM OUR READERS - Decency starts at home

    A recent opinion letter from Scott Pulliam suggested that in order for our country to restore “common decency” in America that we should start at the top with President Trump and his “crass and crude” conduct or his “moral and intellectual pollution” he spouts on a daily basis.

  • FROM OUR READERS - We Are Their Voices

    Only surviving combat soldiers can tell their story with any accuracy.

    As I was hanging my American flag up today in remembrance of Memorial Day (May 25, 2017), I was revisiting my last minutes in Vietnam after being air lifted out of the field, full of morphine with my best buddy laying next to me in a UH-1 helicopter. I was going home. I was one of the lucky ones so to speak.

  • Is the U.S. in an era of apathy?

    The two entities most responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in America  are also the two we often tend to take for granted. I’m talking about God and our veterans.

    This Monday, a scant crowd of a few dozen showed up for a Memorial Day ceremony downtown. It was an opportunity to pay respects and honor those who have died for our freedom. The crowd was disappointing.

  • Gov. Bevin is not ignoring all the media

    I recently sat down with Gov. Bevin for an exclusive interview to hear about significant legislative progress, continuing challenges and current initiatives to address Kentucky’s most pressing needs. We talked about a host of issues including foster care and adoption reform, education policy, the state pension crisis, and a special session to modernize the tax code.

  • Fighting opioid crisis

    As many as two million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction across the nation.  Tragically, heroin and opioid overdoses claim an average of 91 lives every day.  This startling trend continues to get worse, especially here in Kentucky.

    But together, we can do more to fight back, and I will continue to assist those in Kentucky who are working to fight the epidemic.

  • Classmates of ‘39 look back

     

    Seniors from the Spencer County High School Class of 2017 loaded buses and traveled to Frankfort Friday in preparation for graduation ceremonies that evening. For many, it may be the last time they see many of their classmates, as students will scatter in the coming weeks and months to various colleges, careers, military or other paths.

  • Agriculture - Some trees can thrive when wet

    There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden, but now that I know where water is slow to drain, I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Agriculture - Farmers cautioned against hay scammers

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”