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Today's News

  • A companion lost: Toad toxin kills local woman’s beloved pet

    Frances Austin never went anywhere without Precious Lynn, her spunky, sweet Yorkshire Terrier. So last month when she went out on the front porch of her Elk Creek Road home to enjoy the morning, Precious Lynn went with her like always.

  • Taylorsville officer suspended

    The Taylorsville Police officer arrested earlier this month was suspended for 35 days without pay, but allowed to maintain his medical benefits, by a vote of the Taylorsville City Commission on Tuesday morning.

  • County tax rates unchanged

    The real and personal property tax rates in Spencer County will remain the same this year, and the county’s insurance premium license fee was lowered for the first time since it was implemented in 2008.

  • Suspect evades police, gives false identity

    After providing several false identities to members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, a Bardstown man fled police on foot early Tuesday morning, resulting in an injury to a sergeant.

  • City real and personal property tax rates to remain the same

    At a special meeting last Tuesday, the Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 to leave its real property rate and personal property tax rates the same as last year.
    This means the real property rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, a person whose house is valued at $100,000 will pay $148 to the city.
    The city’s personal property rate is proposed to remain at 19.76 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    Mayor Don Pay made a motion to keep both rates the same as last year. That motion was seconded by Commissioner Ellen Redmon.

  • Bears fall in scrimmage, prepare for opener

    Spencer County Bears Head Coach Mike Marksbury and his staff went into last Friday’s scrimmage with Nelson County not concerned with the final score, but saw it as an opportunity to get several of his younger players some much-needed experience.

  • Spencer County Fair exhibit results 2013 - Part 2

    RESULTS CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK’S SPENCER MAGNET:

    Painted Article, Acrylics, Oil and Other
    Angela Coonce    
    Blue 1st

    4 x 6 in. Color Portrait Print
    Shirley Thomas    
    Blue 1st
    Bill Dunning Red 2nd
    Morgan Mayer White 3rd

    4 x 6 in. Black & White Portrait Print
    Michelle Kersey Blue 1st
    Jan Travis     Red 2nd
    Cricket Chisholm White 3rd

    4 x 6 in. Nature Color Print

  • FSA working to improve crop insurance abuse

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now required to assist the Risk Management Agency (RMA) to improve the integrity of the Federal Crop Insurance Program through the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse.

  • COLUMN: Sawflies strip dogwood foliage

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another. Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • COLUMN: Blue-green algae poses threat to farm animals

    Over the past few weeks, there have been several deceased animals diagnosed in our area by drinking water that has been contaminated by blue-green algae.  Dr. Gerry Dill alerted me to this and I appreciate him letting me know about this.  He also passed along the following information.  Dr. Cynthia Gaskill, DVM, PhD, clinical veterinary toxicologist at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, provided this information.