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Today's News

  • King reaches semi-finals of international cornhole championship

    Derrick King might not have been able to snag the ACO King of Cornhole world championship this year, but the 13-year-old Taylorsvillian came very close. He was hoping to get the big win, but considering that he is one of the youngest professionals playing internationally, he has plenty of time for improvement.

    “Everybody was talking about this 13 year old,” said King’s mother, Tabitha King, who said she was very proud of her son.

  • Helton gets first rabbit

    Michael Seawright, 11, killed his first deer on opening day this past fall. It was a 9-point buck. He was hunting with his dad, Jonathan, on their family farm.

  • Regulations changing in sale of breeding cattle 18 months of age or older

    All breeding cattle 18 months of age and older that are offered for sale at Kentucky stockyards are required to be identified with the state veterinarian’s office effective Feb. 14, State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has announced.

  • Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • FSA reminds producers of reporting requirements

    Each year, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is required by regulation to issue public notice on a variety of programs, policies and opportunities available at the county office.

  • Aquaculture workshop covers gamut from water gardens to bass

    Proper pond management is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy environment for fish, whether it’s in a backyard water garden or a three-acre production pond. An upcoming Kentucky Cooperative Extension aquaculture workshop, “Pond Management: Home-use and Recreational Aquaculture,” will focus on information that will be useful for pond owners and landowners wishing to develop ponds.

  • Uncontrolled burn ends in field fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a field fire off John Henry Road in the Indian Ridge neighborhood shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    Firefighters arrived on the scene to find more than 25 acres burning with flames nearing homes.
    According to officials and neighbors at the scene, the fire was started due to uncontrolled agricultural field burning. According to a neighbor, the fire department had not been notified ahead of time by the land’s tenant, Nathan Smith, son of landowner Mike Smith.

  • 40th anniversary

    Bill and Brenda McAllister celebrated recently their fortieth wedding anniversary. The couple wed Jan. 8, 1971, at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Waterford and currently resides in Mount Washington. Both are Spencer County natives and retired from the Bullitt County School System.

    Bill is a broker/realtor/developer for Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Mount Washington.

    The couple has two children, Abby and Andrew, and two grandsons, Zane and Zachary McAllister, all of Louisville.

  • Valentine ideas for kids

    Valentine’s Day can celebrate all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind. It is just a few days away, but there is still time to make plans for making the day special. These are just a few of the ways that Spencer County moms remind their families of their love.

    “We always get a heart shaped pizza,” said Terri Cooper, mother of five. They get their specialty pizza from Bearno’s Pizza.

  • Homemade Candy Valentine's Day

    Aprons and Ideas Homemaker Club held a homemade candy exchange for their February meeting. A candy exchange, much like a cookie exchange, lets participants sample and share multiple recipes. The candy can then be given as gifts or kept to serve to guests or eaten by the family.