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Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of August 26, 2015

    Friends of library group to meet

    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Friends of the Spencer County Library’s September meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, at the temporary library at 513 Taylorsville Road. The meeting is open to the public.

    Spencer Magnet Labor Day deadlines

    The Spencer Magnet will have early deadlines for the September 9 edition. The early Retail and Classified Advertising Deadline (incl. KYANA & KCN Readers) is Thurs., Sept. 3rd at 12 p.m.

  • From our readers: Taxpayers need honest account of budget process

    Two weeks ago, I wrote an opinion letter published in the Magnet about a proposed tax increase being discussed by the Fiscal Court. My letter was critical of the justification and process (drip spend, drip raise taxes, drip repeat).

    An email on this subject was received, essentially informing me that I was wrong (all inclusive). Also the email indicated that all could have been explained if I had availed myself to scheduling a meeting with the sender.

  • Have a little pride

    I believe there are two types of pride. There’s the pride that comes before the fall, as the Bible defines. But there’s also the pride that helps pick us back up when we have fallen. The latter is not arrogance, but a recognition that we weren’t made to be failures.

    It’s ok for communities to have pride as well, especially when the object of that pride are the people who share it with us. Of course, sometimes the actions or inactions results in shame. Here’s a few examples:

  • KSBA must be more open

    Attorney General Jack Conway is right: the state Board of Education violated Kentucky’s open-meetings law when an ad hoc committee it hastily created in April conducted business in unannounced, closed-session conditions while hiring a search firm to aid in finding a replacement for outgoing commissioner Terry Holliday.

  • Agriculture - Stray seeds, odd fruit

    My neighboring vendor at the Belknap Farmers’ Market, Janet Haggerty, shared some little cherry tomatoes with me last week that came from a stray seedling: the little tomatoes where a dull yellow and about the size of a gooseberry. They were fantastic.

  • Agriculture - USDA encourages producers to consider risk protection coverage before fall crop sales deadlines

    Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini today encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. Department of Agriculture crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the sales deadline for fall crops.

  • Agriculture - Conservation district accepting request for cost share funding

    The Spencer County Conservation District is accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program.

    Among the 18 practices eligible under the State Cost Share Program are Agricultural Waste Utilization, Ag Waste Control Facilities, Stream Crossings, Heavy Use Area Protection, Winter Feeding Areas, Pasture and Hayland Erosion Control and Rotational Grazing System Establishment.

  • Agriculture - USDA adds more commodities to Farm Storage Facility Loan program

    The Farm Service Agency recently announced that the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program, which provides low-interest financing to producers to build or upgrade storage facilities, will now include dairy, flowers and meats as eligible commodities.

    “For 15 years, this program has provided affordable financing, allowing American farmers and ranchers to construct or expand storage on the farm,” said Dolcini. “By adding eligible commodities, these low-interest loans will help even more family farmers and ranchers to expand on-site storage.”

  • Education - Humphrey selected as NSHSS member

     

    The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Tamara Leigh Humphrey of Taylorsville, has been selected to become a member. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. Humphrey is a student at Spencer County High School.

  • Education - Local Gatton student studied in London

    Forty-three Gatton Academy students, including Joshua Baunach, a senior from Taylorsville, have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

    Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Dr. Julia Roberts, Beth Hawke, Zack Ryle and Danetra Hodge of the Gatton Academy.