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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time to inventory, purchase hay

    Due to dry conditions, the majority of Kentucky livestock producers are already into their winter feeding programs which some began as early as September. Producers need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.

    If they find they’re short, buying additional hay now can save them a lot of headaches later, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • LETTER: Thanks to our heroes

    God bless veterans for your selfless service securing our freedom! The blessings we hold dear to us today are because of your sacrifices yesterday. We all can never repay you for keeping us safe and secure as a nation. May everyone greet you today with love and thanksgiving.

    Nov. 6 was Guard Duty’s 5th annual Veterans Celebration and it was such a glorious day to honor and pay respect to our nation’s heroes.

  • COLUMN: Making the most of a second chance

    Michael Vick had the greatest game of his career Monday night in leading his Philadelphia Eagles to a humiliating 59-28 trouncing of the Washington Redskins. Vick threw for over 300 yards and four touchdowns, ran for over 80 yards and two more touchdowns and basically played the type of game that his athletic ability had long hinted he was capable of.

  • SCHS alumnus receives teaching grant

    Spencer County native Carrie Wise was recently awarded one of two $1,000 mini-grants from the Kentucky Reading Association.

  • PHOTO: Talley places fourth
  • FREE SHOTS: Health department offering free flu vaccinations Friday

    For community members wanting protection against influenza but perhaps unable to afford the vaccine, the Spencer County Health Department is offering this Friday a free flu vaccination clinic for those 18 and older.

    Generally the department offers the vaccination by appointment only for $23 each, but North Central Health District’s Candice Selph said the region’s health departments — which includes Spencer County — have not seen a high demand for the vaccine this season.

  • Library food drive to benefit local charities

    The Spencer County Public Library is hosting a food drive that is a win-win situation for those who owe late fees and for those who need food during these tough economic times.eeeeThe Food for Fines program is an effort by the library to collect nonperishable food items in exchange for fine amnesty.

  • PHOTOS: Local FFA nabs national honors
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Newly elected King to host open house

    Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, 1450 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg.

    The event will include refreshments.

    For more information, call 859-734-2173.

    SCES PTA to host book fair, meeting

    The Spencer County Elementary School PTA is now holding its annual Fall Book Fair through Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Out with the old, infested town tree

    Despite the efforts to save the Taylorsville Christmas tree, the summer bagworm infestation proved more than the young plant could handle. The tree was replaced with a new variety November 4 that was donated by Mike Driscoll. New grass placed around the tree was donated by Mason Valley Sod-Turf.