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Today's News

  • Burn ban issued

    A ban on all outside burning has been issued in Spencer County.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins signed an executive order Thursday afternoon prohibiting all open burning until further notice. He cited an increase in the number of wildfire emergencies in recent weeks and a concern for public safety as contributing to his decision.

    The county ban comes less than a week after the state issued a Level I Drought Declaration Sept. 17. Spencer County was among 26 western and central Kentucky counties that were added to a list of 24 others already at Level 1.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Soil test results affected by dry autumn

    Maintaining the proper pH and fertility in soil is important for higher crop yields. An important tool to assess fertility levels is to sample soil and have it tested. Kentucky is experiencing an unusually dry fall.

    Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test K being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K fertilizer that may be needed.

  • PHOTO: Blue Lick 15 U runners-up

    Pictured above are the 15U runners-up in the Blue Lick tournament. In front, from left, are: Westin Pittman, Kylar Corbett, Evan Flener, Trevor Sparks, Austin Gregory, (back, left) Blake Lambdin. Ausin Heilman, Lance Shelton, Brennan Noel and Joey Hollinsworth. Not pictured are Dylan Barmore and Jacob Gray.

  • Church Happenings

    Little Union Baptist’s Community Appreciation Day

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a Community Appreciation Day Saturday, Sept. 25 at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield beginning at 4 p.m. There will be free food, music and lots of activities for the kids.

    Square dancing at Risen Lord Lutheran Saturday

  • Stallions scorecard for week four

    Mighty Mite Stallions, coached by Will Smith, won 23-6 against Nelson Co.49ers.

    Pee Wee White, coached by Phillip Bradham, won 16-0 over New Haven Rams.

    Pee Wee Blue, coached by Stan Shivers, won 8-0 against Bardstown Titans.

    Jr, White, coached by Floyd Light, won 28-0 against Jr. New Haven Rams.

    Jr. Blue, coached by Chris Hutt, game was rescheduled.

  • Discount grocery brings alternative for local shoppers

    During a time when almost all Americans are looking for the best deal on everything from gas to groceries, siblings Evonne Patterson and Jim Travis thought it was the perfect opportunity to open a discount store to serve Spencer County.

  • Local doctor moving practice to Louisville

    A local and familiar doctor will soon be moving to Jefferson County.

    Primary Care Physician Dr. Kenneth Oder of Spencer Family Medicine is leaving his Taylorsville practice and joining Norton Community Medical Associates in the Tyler Retail Village on Taylorsville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    Oder wrote in a letter to his patients that the decision took careful consideration and that his new partnership with Norton would allow patrons “access to the utmost quality care and services.”

  • Cyclist killed on KY248

    A Taylorsville man was killed Thursday morning when he was struck while riding his bicycle on KY248/Briar Ridge Rd.

    Paul Pelgram, 40, was riding a blue mountain bike traveling west on KY248 when he was struck by a motorist. Pelgram, an eight-year veteran with the Louisville Metro Police Department, was pronounced dead by the Jefferson County Coroner after arriving at University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter. The accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 just east of Taylorsville opposite Captain's Cove Boat Storage.

  • Carpe diem for Wildcats;patience and support for UofL, WKU

    The Kentucky goldens.

    Sounds you don’t hear this week are Commonwealth colors – gold, yellow and rusty reds coming on quietly over bean fields, tobacco patch, corn acreage and Red River Gorge.

    Sets my heart a clickin’ like tickin’ of a clock. Autumn.

    Sports In Kentucky

    And football too as our state’s Division Ones hit the road again.

    Kentucky throttled out-manned Akron last week. What Saturday dividends?

  • 'Wonderful gift' to Habitat

    Representatives from Trim Masters Charitable Foundation, Inc. were on the receiving end of happy handshakes, and even a couple of hugs, as they presented Spencer County Habitat for Humanity with a check for $10,000 Monday afternoon.

    “What a wonderful gift!” said Scott Street, president of the local Habitat affiliate, calling the donation an answer to their prayers.