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Today's News

  • Privacy issues still bog nuisance rules

    Questions over privacy rights and government overreach again delayed any action on a county nuisance ordinance during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 8, 2017

    SCHS Band pancake breakfast

    The Spencer County High School Band will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the band.

  • Flake wins Miss Teen Kentucky

     

  • Preparing for the worst

    Mike Woodford has been a busy man for several months as he has labored to help the Levee Commission prepare emergency plans that are required as part of the levee recertification process.

    Last week, he held a meeting with local officials to help iron out the process of sandbagging and evacuations in the event of a severe flood event in Taylorsville, and before that, he spent untold hours researching maps, flood plans and past records needed to help put together a plan of action should the waters ever breach the floodwall.

  • Faith and friends get us through

    I didn’t know Joseph Sheeley, but I knew some of his family. I knew some of his friends and some of the adults who interacted with him daily at school. And like so many others in this community who never had the privilege of knowing him personally, I’ve still been grieving his loss.

    Through social media posts, interviews with those who knew him, stories I’ve heard and a video that was made to honor him after his tragic death Saturday night, I feel like I’ve gotten to know him over the last 48 hours. This kind of story just breaks my heart.

  • Try putting people first

    You will often notice that bills coming through the Kentucky General Assembly put people first. That person may be a child, a worker in need of a job, or a young adult living in a community plagued by criminal activity and drug abuse. All are important in the eyes of Kentucky lawmakers.

  • Senate passes over 40 bills

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted little time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    • Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • Agriculture - Maintain your tractor

    Don’t let the maintenance of your tractor go by the wayside when you get busy. There’s a tendency to put maintenance on the back burner as spring and summer field activities get into full swing. Often when we do think about maintenance, it is the implement we think about, and we ignore the tractor.

  • Agriculture - 4-H communications projects empower our youth

    It is the time of year when 4-H’ers across Kentucky prepare their speeches and demonstrations for upcoming local communications contests. These programs offer so much more to youth than just ribbons. They give young people the opportunity to develop important life skills and receive a sense of accomplishment in a job well done.

  • Agriculture - Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season.  Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.