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Today's News

  • Budget clock about to strike

    When it comes to procrastination, I’m one of the worst offenders. Just ask my wife. The temptation to put off until tomorrow what should be done today is one I repeatedly struggle with.

    I’m not alone.

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court finally got serious about the budget Monday night. The only problem is, time is running out.

    By state law, counties must pass a balanced budget by the last day of June, to take effect the first day of July. However, the true deadlines fall a little earlier than that.

  • Legislative committees begin work for 2017

    June begins the Interim Period, a time during which legislators meet with their respective committees and monitor any issues within our scope. We also hear testimony and are informed on noteworthy topics that may require us to take action in future legislation. It is hard to believe that the 2017 session is only seven months away. Because it falls during an odd year, it will be a 30-day session that starts on Tuesday, January 3. It is already time, however, to prepare and discuss important issues facing the Commonwealth.

  • Agriculture - Champion cattle and hog

     

    Cattle owned by Anne Patton Schubert of Taylorsville won awards June 10 at the 2016 Kentucky Angus Association Preview Show in Louisville.

  • Agriculture - Safe handling of chicks

    The intestinal tracts of all mammals have various types of bacteria as part of their natural intestinal microflora. There are many opportunities for young children to be exposed to these bacteria, such as pets, friends, etc. Our state’s most recent salmonella outbreak is a harsh reminder of this, as many of the victims are children.

  • Agriculture - Nutrients key to a lush garden

    We have spent over 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year, because last year was such a disappointment.

  • Celebrating the season

     

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association held their annual Baseball Bash Saturday at Ray Jewell Park.

  • Cycling time trials returning to Taylorsville

    The USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships are coming to Taylorsville.

    Louisville will be hosting the national road cycling competition for several of the men’s and women’s division, with time trials being held here.

    The Louisville Sports Commission has asked the City of Taylorsville to assist in the competition which will also be held in 2017.

    The competition includes a time trial, road race and criterium that will be held over four days at three different locations beginning June 30.

  • Special Olympians earn Gold

     

  • UK freshman adjusting to college football

    Linebacker Kash Daniel knew playing football at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference would be a big adjustment. What the former Paintsville High School star did not know was just how big it would be.

    “It has been challenging mentally every day to prepare yourself to go work and do everything you have to do 100 miles per hour no matter what kind of drill it is. It can be a walk through, a lift session. You better bust your tail or you will be an outcast and people will see that very clearly. Just the pace of the game is so different,” said Daniel.

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 22, 2016

    VBS at Ridgeview Baptist

    Ridgeview Baptist Church will hold their Vacation Bible School July 11-15 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is located off Whitfield Lane.

    VBS at Plum Creek Baptist