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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Road to provide access to walking track, eventual soccer fields

    Work is well underway off of Taylorsville Road next to Spencer County High School for a road that will connect to what will become part of Ray Jewell Park. As part of the deal when the land was purchased, the seller agreed to provide $25,000 worth of bulldozer work to the county, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during the April 16 Fiscal Court meeting. A new roadway has now been excavated, and what is now being used as a walking track/cross country track will soon be easily accessible. The county may also get a new soccer field excavated within that $25,000 limit, Karrer said.

  • COLUMN: Peonies are a long-lived flower in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen. The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

  • COLUMN: House plants and hanging baskets benefit from the outdoors

    Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them; they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants.
    Wait to move plants outdoors until at least mid- to late-May, or when the weather is consistently warm. Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.

  • COLUMN: Catch onto the recycling spring fever

    Today, as I write, it is 80 degrees outside. Yesterday, it was 50.
    The tree pollen is heavy, vegetation is growing like crazy. My sinuses are killing me. Welcome to spring.
    We have been forced to dodge showers to pick up the litter along our roads, but a lot of progress has been made. I am proud of the effort being put into the project. Anything, including a roadway, looks better when it is clean. It is making a great improvement to the appearance of our county.

  • COLUMN: Proud to be a methamphetamine novice

    Much to my parents’ pleasure and my personal and professional well being, I am a novice when it comes to methamphetamine labs.
    The same goes for my coworkers, so I am sure we’ve been at least a little amusing for our local law enforcement officials to be around as we covered the most recent busts in the county.

  • Pretty in pink: Spencer County’s Grayson Lawson to be youngest participant in Oaks Day Survivors’ Parade

    Eight-year-old Grayson Lawson has to remind her mom not to cry when telling others about her daughter’s frightening cancer battle.

  • PHOTO: That’s a lot of pills!

    The Taylorsville Police Department collected 56 pounds of pills and 21 pounds of liquid medicine during Saturday’s drug drop off, held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Residents could bring any expired/unused/unwanted pills, liquids, needles or other medications for free and safe disposal, no questions asked.

  • COLUMN: Should mothers work outside the home?

    In the last four weeks, I have heard a lot of discussion about Mitt Romney’s wife, who some say “never worked a day in her life.” The amazing thing is that we never go to the Bible for one answer about anything.
    We have heard from both Democrats and Republicans, both sides, but I think the way it sounds to me is they don’t care if she worked outside of the home or not. They are trying to use it for a political football.

  • COLUMN: Make sure to grow your seed of faith

    With spring here people all around are tilling up little plots and planting gardens.  I have enough trouble growing grass, so a garden is clearly beyond me!  But it amazes me to watch people planting seeds for tomatoes and cucumbers, for peppers and corn and beans and peas and whatever else they would like to raise.

  • Plans move forward to improve Ky. 44 between Elk Creek Road and schools

    A project to improve an area of Spencer County roadway known for its dangerous curves and high traffic volume is moving forward.