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Today's News

  • Feline followers form nationwide fiasco

    There are a lot of things that Taylorsville residents would probably like to be known for nationally. The annual Gourd Show, the historic Main Street corridor, the warm, inviting welcome you get when you come into town.

    Sorry, Taylorsville.

    Aside from the thousands of dollars this city has spent to brush up its tidy little streets, it looks like it is now nationally known for a cat overpopulation problem that has been blown far beyond the pages of your hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet.

  • Pet Mask Kit donation

    On Wednesday, February 2, several Elk Creek, Bloomfield and Finchville businesses gathered together to donate pet mask kits to area fire departments. The masks are helpful for fire departments when a pet needs to be rescued from a house fire. Human oxygen masks are not the right size for pets, and often, even if a pet is rescued, they succumb to smoke inhalation. These masks can also help keep the fire fighters from being bitten during a rescue. Each kit has 3 masks in multiple sizes for dogs, cats and smaller animals such as ferrets.

  • SUV veers off road in collision near Bloomfield

    A collision last Wednesday morning in Bloomfield near the Spencer County line has left one woman with local ties dead.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Pamela J. Chapman, 48, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Highview Church Road around 11 a.m. Chapman was a Spencer County native, according to her obituary.

  • Taylorsville library to get upgrade?

    A design for a new library was drafted and presented to the library board last week. The design was drawn and presented by John Shircliffe, chairman of Main Street. The rendering incorporates the current building, and allows for additional parking and green space around the library.

    “I got a call from the library board and they asked me to put together a preliminary plan,” said Shircliffe, who also co-owns the Sanctuary Arts Center with his wife Judy.

  • City commission focuses on Taylorsville flood wall

    The Taylorsville City Commision continues to work to recertify the flood wall that protects city residents from waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River, but progress continues to move slowly and the city is facing new challenges from the state.

  • Court rejects Clerk's budget

    After being discussed extensively during the last two meetings, the Spencer County Fiscal Court rejected Judy Puckett’s proposed budget for the County Clerk’s office, citing questions about the salaries and benefit compensation for her deputies.

  • Look for lovely winter perennials beneath the snow

    The Spencer County Farmers Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Feb.24 at 6 p.m.

    All those who have previously sold or are interested in selling, are encouraged to attend.
    Topics of discussion will include the previous selling season and planning for the 2011 season.
    As part of this meeting, there will be a potluck supper. The meat and drinks are being provided. The committee asks attendees to please bring a side dish.

    Call the Extension Office at 477-2217 if you are planning to attend.

  • Turn Valentine's Day into a celebration of familial love

    Valentine’s Day has an unusual history in our household. I do not expect flowers or candy, and I generally do not get them. In all the years that my husband and I have been together, I think I have received flowers for Valentine’s Day maybe once. It is not that I do not like getting flowers. I just prefer not to get them at holiday prices.

    I go get a box of candy occasionally, but even then my husband gets more brownie points for buying it on sale than he does for bringing it to me on the “correct” day.

  • Dip into delciousness

    Terri Cooper grew up with the apple dip recipe that she serves to her children. Her mother got the recipe from her aunt and she said it is possible that it originally came from her great-grandmother.

    “Mom used it for an after school snack for Sunday afternoons,” said Cooper. “Basically it was a way to get us to eat fruit and it works. It works for my kids too.”

  • Turn off experts and examine your favorite team's Valentine

    If ball sports make your heart throb, then February 2011 will be your valentine.

    Wednesday. While we watch, first day of the rest of their lives for next wave of sleeper stars (Randall Cobb), Heisman hopefuls, Outland dreamers and Tom Brady wannabes.
    Monday-through-Saturday this week?

    Western ... Louisville ... Kentucky.

    Encore. Peyton Siva and Louisville showed a collective valentine at UConn last week. Will February be a staging area for another Big East title run?