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Today's News

  • No new leads in homicide investigation

    The homicide investigation of Bardstown resident Daniel D. Cahoe continues to be shrouded in secrecy, with no significant case updates released to the public since shortly after Cahoe’s body was found Jan. 5 in Spencer County.

    Cahoe, 34, was found slumped over in a barn located in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. He had a single gunshot wound to his head.

  • Bruner pleads not guilty

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville in connection with the assault.

  • Fiscal Court considers options with EMS building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court took no action last Tuesday after touring its dilapidated EMS building on Spears Drive.

    The county’s paramedics and EMTs were moved out of the building about two weeks ago after reports surfaced of holes in the building’s floor and ceiling, possible mold and rodent droppings near packaged medical supplies.

    EMS employees are now stationed above the sheriff’s department on Main Street, where the local dispatch office used to be located.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Senate passes three education bills

    The Senate passed several bills last week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: No gambling on this budget

    In his state of the Commonwealth address, Governor Steve Beshear laid it out fairly straight — we have to tighten our belts. Again. Like every responsible family in the Commonwealth we need to establish a reasonable budget, and exercise the discipline to stick to it. We’ve been doing a pretty good job of that for the last four years, although we haven’t been shy about our bonding (which is borrowing money on a 20-year payback.)

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  • Local Farmer’s Market Committee to meet Feb. 28

    The Spencer County Farmers  Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Feb. 28 beginning at 6 p.m.  Committee members would like all of those who have previously sold or are interested in selling to attend.  Discussions will cover the previous selling season and begin planning the 2012 season.

  • USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program sign ups

    The Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program  general signup.  This CRP signup will begin on March 12 and end on April 6,. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • COLUMN: Gear up for orchard maintenance

    I am so grateful that my husband Andy is in charge of the orchard. Fruit tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art. There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit. While I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.

  • COLUMN: WARNING: Emerald Ash Borer is near

    Most people are aware of the danger to ash trees from the emerald ash borer throughout North America. According to a sobering USDA Forest Service publication, “Emerald ash borer is the most destructive forest insect introduced into North America in recent history. Our present ability to detect, contain, eradicate, or manage EAB infestations is limited . . . The eventual loss of the vast majority of ash trees in North America should be anticipated.” To read the entire publication, please visit http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/eab/eab_strategy.pdf.