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Today's News

  • Cracking down on drunk drivers

    They say hindsight is 20/20, and that old adage is often proven true through television reruns.
    Some famous television characters were created and scripted to push a certain agenda and the writers intentionally framed their words and opinions to appear clownish, unintelligent and sometimes just outrageous. But inevitably, watching those shows today through the prism of time, lines originally intended to get laughs might now raise a few eyebrows and cause us to think, “You know what, they were right.”

  • EPA water rules over the top

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect streams and wetlands that we depend on for our health, communities, and economy.

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.

  • Hosparus talks end of life care with Chamber

     

    Discussions about death are not comfortable, but knowing there are options to make the end of life more tolerable can be a comforting thought.

    That was the topic at last week’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon as they heard from Dr. Bethany Snider of Hosparus. Snider gave a brief history of hospice care, and the goals and methods used by Hosparus, an agency that provides hospice care in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • Conway joins 14 other states in seeking to postpone EPA deadlines

    Attorney General Jack Conway joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 14 other states asking a court to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while the plan’s legality is determined by the courts.

  • State road work in county

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following schedule of road work in Spencer County for the upcoming week:

    KY 44: Lane closures and delays possible between KY 248 and the Shelby/Spencer County line (mile points 14.8 to 17.8) due to roadway resurfacing.

  • Agriculture - Time for Kentucky State Fair

     

    Whenever we pass the middle of August, my thoughts always turn to the Kentucky State Fair. As a child growing up on a farm, during the end of August was always a busy time because we raised tobacco and that was time to harvest it and hang it in the barns. I didn’t go to the fair much during my childhood years, but the couple of times I was able to go, it certainly was an experience I won’t forget.

  • Agriculture - Consider these small trees for landscaping

     

    Ample rainfall and the current mild temperatures means we can get some fall planting done sooner than later. Sure, we plant trees all year round as long as we can get the shovel in the ground, but normally planting at this time results in a little stress due to high heat and lots of water hauling.

  • Agriculture - KFB breakfast a fair tradition

    The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center and is concluded by a live charitable auction of the state fair’s 2015 Grand Champion Country Ham.

  • Guthrie visits Spencer Co.

     

    While Congress is in the midst of their summer recess, most members take advantage of their break in Washington to return to their home districts and discuss policies and issues with their constituents.

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie did just that last Tuesday night in Taylorsville when he spent a couple of hours at Fiesta Brava restaurant, meeting with Spencer Countians.