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Today's News

  • COLUMN: St. Valentine revisited

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky Alfalfa Conference coming to Lexington

    After several years in Cave City, the 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will take place Feb. 21 at the Fayette County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Lexington. The conference begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
    Speakers include UK College of Agriculture extension forage specialists, Kentucky alfalfa producers and the conference’s keynote speaker Dennis Hancock, extension forage specialist at the University of Georgia.

  • Loan, deficiency payment programs continued for 2013 crop year

    The marketing assistance loan (MAL) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) provisions authorized in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) have been extended for the 2013 crop year with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to divvy up your stuff

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What’s the best, conflict-free way to divvy up my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and five grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Seeking Peace

    Dear Seeking,

  • Kentucky State Police Post 12 Spencer County Activity Report – January

    91 traffic citations (not all inclusive*)
    •57 for speed
    •27 no seatbelt
    •1 reckless driver
    •3 DUIs

    6 drug cases

    1 runaway (juvenile)

    3 collisions/motor vehicle accidents

    4 burglaries

    2 assaults

    1 shoplifting complaint

    2 thefts

    *Traffic citation numbers do not include “minor” offenses, such as a someone who was pulled over because a brake light was out, per KSP.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Feb. 13 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from Feb. 4 through Feb. 10:

    Billy J. Hardin, 37, of the 1300 block of Grays Run Road, was cited Feb. 4 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

    Chad T. Kinser, 33, of the 4500 block of Bloomfield Road, was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs-first offense, reckless driving and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • COLUMN: Addicted to romance?

    This topic is a familiar one with too many people I have had in my office over the past 40-plus years. While most people are familiar with the usual run-of-the-mill addictions, namely alcohol or drugs, most have not known that those who would be classified as “romance addicts” are as addicted to their “fix” as all the other more common addictions.

  • COLUMN: Inexpensive ways to spend this Valentine's Day

    My husband and I decided long ago not to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the conventional way. We do not go out to dinner or dancing and my husband does not send me roses. Instead we have a nice dinner at home and spend time as a family. Then, if we still feel the need for candy or flowers after the day, we check out the clearance prices at the local stores.

  • Public Record: District Court Feb. 1

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Feb. 1, 2012:

    Traffic:
    David K. Lester (1990), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Erica N. Offutt (1995), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Alisha N. Stamper (1984), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

  • COLUMN: It’s OK to be ‘straw’

    You probably never think about straw, and frankly I usually don’t either. But I have a bale of straw in my garage and spring is coming so I’m thinking once again about trying to get my lawn looking better. Spread a little grass seed and cover it with a little straw to help hold the moisture in and keep the wind from blowing the seeds away.