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Today's News

  • AT HOME - Tobacco Man’s Salad a great use of tomatoes

     

    It’s that time of the summer–tomato season! For those of us who love this fruit–yes, it is a fruit–it makes summer meals so easy, refreshing and tasty.

  • AT HOME - Get the most out of your dishwasher

     

    The dishwasher is an unsung hero of many a kitchen. When a dishwasher is working properly, it can make fast clean-up of scores of dishes, silverware and glasses.

    As handy as dishwashers can be, sometimes they seem to lose their cleaning power. While inadequate cleaning may indicate the time has come to replace the dishwasher, many times all the appliance needs is a little maintenance and TLC.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How seniors can stop robocalls

     

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What can I do to stop the perpetual prerecorded robocalls I keep getting? I’m signed up with the National Do Not Call Registry, but it seems like I still get three or four robo telemarketing calls a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices and more.

    Fed Up Senior

    Dear Fed Up,

  • From our readers: Kudos to Road Department

    Wanted to give a shout and thank you to the road maintenance department. We live off Hochstrauser near Plum Ridge. They paved the road, bridge, and several areas. It’s nice and smooth now and a pleasure.  Thank you very much. 

    Randal Mattocks
    Taylorsville
     

  • Tolerating true diversity

    The Spencer County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council really had little choice last week when they approved a new club at the school. The club, Spectrum Advocacy for Equality, was initially proposed to give a voice to LGBT students. However, after some concern about focusing solely on sexual orientation, the club was renamed and repurposed as an organization that will oppose bullying of all types and promote tolerance for all students.

  • Spencer family hosts student from Japan

     

    Riko Osasa will have a lot of new stories to tell when she returns to her home in Chiba, Japan. As part of the Japanese Labo, in partnership with 4-H International, the sixteen year old Riko has been learning first hand about life in Spencer County in the home of Jeff and Michelle Brewer.

  • One dead after house fire

     

    The body of a Spencer County man found in the charred remains of a home destroyed by fire Wednesday morning has been identified as that of the homeowner, Gary Todd Lundberg, 57, of 168 Airport Road.

  • FFA claims four state titles

     

    The Spencer County High School Future Farmers of America continued their string of excellence last week, winning multiple contests at the Kentucky State Fair, including first place finishes in four categories.

    “We were the only school to win multiple contests this year,” said Darryl Matherly, agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor at the high school.

  • City and school both hint at tax rate increases

    The City of Taylorsville and the Spencer County School District are both considering tax hikes for the coming year, although neither have officially set their rates yet.

    The city commission voted last week to approve a raise in both real and personal property tax property rates for 2016. The current property tax rate is .1670 cents per hundred dollars, with the proposed raise taking it to .1750. The real property rate would rise from .2116 cents per $100, up from .2088. The estimated increased revenue would be $9,142.

  • Spider-plagued post office back in service

     

    After the unexpected closure of the Fisherville Post Office nearly four months ago, the office officially opened Monday, August 24.

    The Post Office, located at 15125 Old Taylorsville Road, was forced to close its doors on April 27 due to safety concerns after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building.

    Post Office Box customers who had been picking up their mail at the Eastwood KY Post Office will now be able to resume pick up at the Fisherville Post Office.