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Today's News

  • Planning an onion crop

    Although we’re in the midst of winter, it is never too soon to think about next growing season. This is particularly true if you want to grown onions.

    Onions are a good crop for Kentucky farmers. Typically, in late winter it takes eight to 10 weeks to produce a reasonably sized transplant. If you want to plant in late March or the beginning of April, you should have seeded your transplants in late January.

    If you have not already seeded, it’s not too late for an onion crop this year. You can purchase transplants.

  • Re-election notes in State of Commonwealth address

    By AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTTEN, The Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Up was down and down was up at the state Capitol last week.

    On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear took jabs at the Obama administration and made overtures to the tea party in a State of the Commonwealth Address that sounded a lot like a re-election speech.

    The Democratic governor praised coal, criticized “reckless spending in Washington,” and warned federal environmental regulators to “get off our backs.”

  • Governor undecided on meds-for-meth bill

    By AL CROSS, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

    Gov. Steve Beshear says he hasn’t made up his mind about the bill that would require prescriptions for decongestants used to make methamphetamine, but he sounds skeptical. And he doesn’t think Kentucky is ready for a statewide smoking ban, but he might endorse legislation to better protect residents of nursing homes.

    Beshear addressed the three health issues under questioning from Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on the latest “Kentucky Newsmakers.”

  • To God be the glory, alone.

    In a moment of victory, Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers told a national audience that the glory belongs to God alone after his team won back the Lombardi Trophy at the 45th annual Super Bowl.

    Jennings, catching four passes for 64 yards, scored two touchdowns in the biggest football game of his life.

  • Weatherman not the most popular job lately
  • Gifts of thought, not convenience!

    Are you ready for the big day? If you are male you probably don’t even know what I am talking about. If you are a woman, you have probably already thought about sharing a romantic Valentine’s Day. Now I realize that is a generalization perhaps colored by my own experiences, but it seems generally true to me that men struggle with expressing love in ways that women really appreciate.

  • 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.