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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Can Governor’s Cup transcend the Kentucky grumps?

    After a weekend of looking back, lamenting 9/11 tragedies, tributes and tears, time to look forward again.  
    In Kentucky this week, Governor’s Cup football. Annual Hatfields and McCoys bash for bragging rights and home front supremacy.
    A sign of the times and/or season prospects perhaps, but the traditional grand show of enthusiasm across the state seems muted by a bad mood, a case of transcendent grumps.
    Maybe a Kentucky autumn evening come Saturday, will change all that.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 1

    “Whew! I had no idea pulling the wagon home from the Martins’ yard sale would be so exhausting!”

  • PHOTO: Kettig Medical hosts ribbon cutting

    Kettig Medical Equipment and Supplies, located at 206A Taylorsville Road, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday celebrating its accreditation. Owners John Kettig and Toi Grenzhaelser cut the ribbon with partners Jeff and Yvonne Ross. Bob and Diane Willard of Taylorsville, the store’s first customers, were also present, along with local government and business leaders. Kettig Medical is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 502-354-9400.

  • Waterford Homecoming schedule of events

    The annual Waterford Homecoming is this Saturday at Waterford Park on Ky. 44. The following is a schedule of events for the festival:

    8:30 a.m. — Craft and yard sales
    9 a.m. ­— Softball tournament
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Silent auction
    10 a.m. — Music by Good Ole Boys
    12 p.m. — Honoring the veterans
    12:30 p.m. — Honoring the senior adults
    1 p.m. — Music by Jared Mattingly, Mavis Bennett and friends
    2 p.m. — Music by Brenda and Danny Norton

  • PHOTOS: Supporting the troops

    Taylorsville Elementary students have been busy collecting items to send to Kentucky troops deployed to Iraq. The  students collected enough items to send more than 40 care packages to service men and women in hopes to boost morale. The school hopes to mail the packages out this week.

  • COLUMN: Grubs not always the culprit for brown patches in the lawn

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case, though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame than you realize. Some lawn care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.

  • COLUMN: AgrAbility program helps disabled farmers get on with their work

  • CAUTION: Fall harvest brings more farm equipment to the roadways

    Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, Kentucky farmers are busy harvesting crops across the state – and that means drivers are more likely to encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau urges motorists to slow down and share the road this fall, especially as we celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 18-24.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in February and March:

    Annie G. Edwards, trustee under agreement with Ollie J. Edwards, and Annie G. Edwards, trustee under the Annie G. Edwards Declaration Trust, Bloomfield, to Three Forks Plantation, LLC, Taylorsville, three tracts of property on Bloomfield Road totaling 235 acres in Spencer County and 34 acres in Nelson County, as described in deed book 239 page 180, $1,200,000.

  • COLUMN: Preach the word the way it is