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Today's News

  • POLL: Will Spencer County continue to grow?

    Do you think Spencer County will remain the fastest growing county in the state from 2010 to 2020?

    Click here to vote!

  • EDITORIAL: Proposed water hike creates sticky situation

    Taylorsville has been rightly abuzz with discussions surrounding the proposed water rate increases the city commission will almost inevitably need to levy due to the state-mandated wastewater treatment facility upgrade slated to begin construction March 28.

  • COLUMN: Help make Spencer a showplace

    When I was young, we had a small population in Spencer County. Even so, we had few wild animals other than rabbits and general varmints. We did have a cleaner landscape as one could drink from a small running branch without much danger of getting sick.

  • COLUMN: How about a little respect?

    Have you noticed how disrespectful we are these days? Simple civility and courtesy seem to have been forgotten. From the drivers that cut us off on the highway to the department store clerks that just grunt when we say hello, disrespect for others just flows through our society.
    I see it a lot in children, but let’s face it, parents often are not much better. It seems that we have lost the ability to show respect.

  • Spring Gala at FBC Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting a Spring Gala April 3 at 5 p.m.  featuring a concert by published composer and musician Mary McDonald.

  • KFB accepting Farmer of the Year applications

    With spring planting now underway, Kentucky Farm Bureau looks to sow a few seeds of its own as it calls for applications for the 2011 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year award program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • Rural communities could access broadband through USDA grant

    USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein has announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide broadband access in rural communities currently without broadband service.  Joining him to make the announcement was Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • COLUMN: First-time gardeners should try out a vegetable plot

    If you have never had a vegetable garden before, this year is the year to do it.
    Grocery prices are encouragement enough; gas prices are high and grain reserves low so food prices won’t be coming down anytime soon. Plus, growing your own provides a degree of satisfaction that is hard to come by otherwise.

  • COLUMN: More farmers could choose corn as high prices, demand control market

    With grain prices at high levels, many farmers may switch from cattle or pasture to corn this year. Because of increased demand, moving to corn can lead to average gains of $100 per acre, vs. $30 per acre for cattle. Corn is predicted to be a strong commodity in the coming months because of a confluence of events, including a low global stockpile from production problems in other parts of the world and large purchases from China and other countries.

  • Middle school names January’s Grizzly Heroes

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Heroes for the month of January pose for a picture. Pictured are Halee Hood, Joshua Baunach, Derrick King, Joey Abell, Jarred Peak, Meghan Marks, Madison Carrico, Mac Oder and Joe Quintero. Also named Grizzly Heroes, but not pictured are Greg Barkham, Adam Light, Rachel Clark, Hunter Bruce and Hannah Brooks.