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Today's News

  • PHOTO: There’s no place like home: Locals celebrate gourd show’s arrival to Spencer County
  • BACK IN TIME: Can you fill in the blanks?

  • Farm Service Agency announces program signups

    The USDA-Farm Service Agency is accepting new offers and approving new contracts under CRP’s Continuous, CREP, FWP and SAFE signups.
    The following practices are available under continuous signup:
    CP-8A Grass Waterways Non-easement; CP-9 Shallow Water Areas for Wildlife; CP-21 Filter Strips, CP-22 Riparian Buffers, CP-29 Marginal Pastureland and Wildlife Habitat Buffer, CP-23 Wetland Restoration; CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds; and CP-38 State Acres for Wildlife, and CP-42 Pollinator Habitat.

  • COLUMN: Sweet potatoes need 150 frost-free days for success

  • COLUMN: STORM SAVVY: Tips for staying safe during severe weather

    Did you ever wonder why we have more thunderstorms during the spring and summer? It’s because weather patterns are more active as they move through Kentucky during these seasons, especially in the afternoon and evening.  The weather conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and possibly while they’re inside a building.  Although thunderstorms are more common during the spring and summer, they can take place all year long and at all hours.

  • COLUMN: 4-H members participate in tractor driving contest

    The 2013 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Driving Contest was Thursday at the Spencer County Extension Office. All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures they learned in 4-H.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: May 22 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations May 10-19:

    Shane R. Goldsmith, 26, of Tecumseh Drive in Shepherdsville, was cited May 10 for failure to wear seat belts.

    Frank Longley, 22, of Hill-N-Dale in Shelbyville, was cited May 11 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and license to be in possession.

    Elizabeth A. Coke, 44, of the 1200 block of Duchmans Creek Road, was cited May 13 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

  • Public Record: District Court May 3 & 10

    Judge Linda S. Armstrong heard the following cases in Spencer District Court May 3, 2013:

    Misdemeanor:
    Charles E. Curtsinger (1973), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $50 fine, $153 court costs. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Sondra Paige Jordan (1974), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $50 fine and $153 court costs. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • COLUMN: ‘Take heart, I have overcome the world’

    John 16:32-33 says, “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
    Jesus spoke the words recorded in St. John chapter 16 during his last supper with his disciples. It was the night he would be betrayed by Judas. It was the night before he would be crucified for the sins of the world.

  • COLUMN: Clothes say something about you

    Every morning I get up and decide what to wear for the day. Some days it’s jeans and a regular shirt, some days it is a little nicer, sort of business casual, then there are days that require a coat and tie. You probably face the same decisions, what to wear to meet the needs of the day.
    Sometimes a day requires several looks, working hard in the hot sun during the day and then taking your wife to a nice restaurant in the evening may mean a change of clothes. Some teenagers can’t seem to get through a day without three or four different looks.