Today's News

  • FSA committee voting begins Friday

    The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to announce that ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The FSA county commnittee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. FSA would like to urge all elligible farmers, especially minorities and women, to get inolved in their communities by voting in this year’s election.

  • COLUMN: Livestock winter feeding strategies important

    As we move closer to cold weather, it is a good time to think about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations. Choosing the right place for winter feeding can improve production and reduce threats to nearby water resources. A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have negative impacts on soil and water quality.

  • COLUMN: Save your leaves

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop. We rake and pile and they jump. I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.
    At the farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • ELECTION 2011: Two vie to replace Kentucky State Auditor Luallen

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • ELECTION 2011: Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars

  • ELECTION 2011: Farmer vs. a farmer in race for Commissioner of Agriculture

    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • ELECTION 2011: Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because
    Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • ELECTION 2011: Conway, P’Pool square off for attorney general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • The Far Middle: Nov. 2
  • Taylorsville Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week

    Taylorsville Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week with daily events, a bookmark contest and students signed a pledge to stand against drugs and bullies.

    Grade level bookmark winners are pictured and are Chasity Adams, Sydney Druin, Alyssa Hitch, Gracie Douglas, Kaylee Waldridge and Emily Ford.