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Today's News

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Senate passes three education bills

    The Senate passed several bills last week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: No gambling on this budget

    In his state of the Commonwealth address, Governor Steve Beshear laid it out fairly straight — we have to tighten our belts. Again. Like every responsible family in the Commonwealth we need to establish a reasonable budget, and exercise the discipline to stick to it. We’ve been doing a pretty good job of that for the last four years, although we haven’t been shy about our bonding (which is borrowing money on a 20-year payback.)

  • POLL: How smart is your phone?

    Do you use a smart phone?

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  • Local Farmer’s Market Committee to meet Feb. 28

    The Spencer County Farmers  Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Feb. 28 beginning at 6 p.m.  Committee members would like all of those who have previously sold or are interested in selling to attend.  Discussions will cover the previous selling season and begin planning the 2012 season.

  • USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program sign ups

    The Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program  general signup.  This CRP signup will begin on March 12 and end on April 6,. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • COLUMN: Gear up for orchard maintenance

    I am so grateful that my husband Andy is in charge of the orchard. Fruit tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art. There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit. While I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.

  • COLUMN: WARNING: Emerald Ash Borer is near

    Most people are aware of the danger to ash trees from the emerald ash borer throughout North America. According to a sobering USDA Forest Service publication, “Emerald ash borer is the most destructive forest insect introduced into North America in recent history. Our present ability to detect, contain, eradicate, or manage EAB infestations is limited . . . The eventual loss of the vast majority of ash trees in North America should be anticipated.” To read the entire publication, please visit http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/eab/eab_strategy.pdf.

  • Lewis completes basic combat training

    Army Reserve Pvt. Daniel R. Lewis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • 90th birthday celebration for G.W. Washburn

    Family and friends are invited to celebrate G.W. Washburn’s 90th birthday with a party on Sunday.

    The party will be at the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department on Water Street from 2 to 5 p.m.
    The family requests no gifts.
    Dessert will be served.

  • BIRTH: Baby Waldridge born Nov. 16

    Nikki and Josh Waldridge of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Lucas James Carter Waldridge, on Nov. 16, 2011, at 12:16 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.