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Today's News

  • County exits Edgewater lease

     

  • What’s happening - Week of April 19, 2017

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake work day

    The Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park will have a work day this Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with various projects at the park to be worked on. For information, contact Troy Koon at 424-8868.

    City of Taylorsville spring clean-up

  • Civics Lesson

     

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-KY, spoke to fifth graders at Spencer County Elementary School last week about the function of government and how the Constitution set up the balance of powers that provides a more equal voice for everyone in Washington, D.C.  Guthrie’s civic lesson was well-received by the students, who seemed to be prepared and knowledgable as they answered his questions and asked some good ones of their own.

  • From our readers - SCES students impress during Rep. Guthrie visit

    My wife, Lynn, and I were looking forward to accompanying Congressman Guthrie on his visit with the 5th grade class at Spencer County Elementary School last Thursday. Congressman Guthrie would be speaking with the class about the origins of our government, the separation of powers and then a question and answer session. But first, two pupils conducted a tour of the school for the Congressman and they did a first class job.

  • Tide turning against Stump?

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump ran on promises of providing 24/7 coverage to Spencer Countians and lately, there’s little evidence of that commitment being fulfilled.

    A string of high-profile incidents ranging from a home invasion to a fatal accident have been outsourced to state police. Most recently, Sunday afternoon’s murder in the county saw response from both city and state police, but no one from the Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.

  • Checks and balances missing for SBDM

    Masterminds of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) intended by choosing to establish School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils as schools’ governing bodies to deal with nepotism primarily in rural areas.

    Such favoritism did result in abuse of power, often in smaller districts which some superintendents treated as their own personal freedoms by hiring family members and doling out jobs as a form of political patronage.

  • Earth Day 2017

    The importance of environmental literacy

  • Online voting could net Stidger House $100,000 for repairs

    Efforts to help refurbish the Stidger House and establish a museum for Spencer County history could get a boost from social media, thanks to the work of some volunteers who trying to bring attention to the historical site.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Camp season is fast approaching

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    KY 4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility while having a lot of fun and making new friends.

  • Agriculture - Fat versus thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  These spring articles were about asparagus, and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows), fat is good.  The fat spears have always been tender from the garden, so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.