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Today's News

  • 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

  • COLUMN: Don't get burned

    Most cats I have met are independent and go their own way.  When I was a kid, our cat Kitty was certainly that way. She did things her way and didn’t seem to care what the rest of the family thought about it.
    Everything changed one night shortly after we had moved into a house in the country.  One night a black cat showed up meowing pitifully at our back door. We could not shoo her away, she just kept coming back.  I finally went out to chase her away, but something stopped me.  This cat somehow seemed familiar.

  • COLUMN: Band together in times of trouble and comfort

    Not surprisingly, 100 percent of those voting in last week’s poll at www.spencermagnet.com remember where they were when the planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
    Some of our staff members shared last week where we were on that horrific day – we all remembered.

  • COLUMN: Sort recyclables before recycling

    I have viewed the beginning discards in our traveling recycling trailer, and must suggest some adjustments pertainmg to the items disposed.
    As of Sept. 6, the disposal compartments have been labeled as to what goes where. We would ask that the paper, plastic, aluminum and metal items be deposited in the proper compartment.
    We have already seen the habit of putting all recyclables in one bag and tossing it. It would be so much better if you can put the proper item in the proper compartment.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Yates, King to marry Oct. 1

    James Patrick King and Stephanie Yates, both of Bloomfield, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, at  Elk Creek Baptist Church.

    Stephanie is the daughter of Shelia Yates and Barry  Yates. Patrick is the son of Rolla Jean Walker and the late Thomas L. King Jr., of Taylorsville. The couple plans to reside in Bloomfield. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • BIRTH: Rodney Dean born Aug. 25

    Katy and Rodney Sidebottom II announce the birth of their son, Rodney Dean Sidebottom III, on Aug. 25, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East. He was born at 5:44 p.m., weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Rodney Sr. and Sheila Sidebottom and Rick and Shari Randall.

    His great-grandparents are Mildred Nation and the late Tommy Nation of Taylorsville, the late Jack and Ella Day of Taylorsville, Elizabeth and Richard Pomei of Florida, and Patricia and George Randall of Ohio. His uncle is Joseph Sidebottom and his aunt is Julie Randall.