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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Control pasture flies using ear tags

    Insecticide-impregnated ear tags are a popular means to control pasture flies (especially horn fly). Tags are inserted in late spring or early summer, and the fly control program travels with the animal. However, using tags containing the same class of active ingredient for several consecutive seasons can select for populations of the horn fly that are resistant to a whole class of related insecticides. This shows up in the form of a shorter than normal period of fly control, but lab testing would be needed to confirm resistance.

  • CLERK'S CORNER: March is farm tag time; office awarded tech grant

    Spring is a busy time for all of us, and the County Clerk’s office is no exception. March is farm tag month, and is traditionally our busiest time of the year. Remember the voluntary $10 donation included in the registration fee benefits the local 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud programs. You have the choice to opt out of this donation if you would like to. We appreciate your patience as the lines may be somewhat longer than normal. We will strive to give you the excellent customer service you have come to expect.

  • COLUMN: Wildcats seem impressive against ‘grocery store baggers,’ not so much against NCAA competition

    What a difference a few months can make. Remember back in October when preseason magazines hit the shelves and most of them had this region as ground zero for basketball dominance? Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky were ranked by many pundits as the top three teams in the country and it harkened many fans back to the ‘70s and ‘80s when all three schools were consistently national contenders.

  • Junior varsity baseball schedule

    Date    Time    Opponent
    3/7    5:30    at Oldham
    3/9    2:30 p.m.    at Gallatin
    3/11    7:30 p.m.    at Bardstown
    3/12    5 p.m.    Nelson County
    3/13    7:30 p.m.    at Western Hills
    3/16    3 p.m.    Campbellsville
    3/22    5:30 p.m.    at Fern Creek

  • PHOTO: Undefeated 8-0

    This team in the Third-grade Spencer County Basketball League went undefeated this season. Pictured, from left, are Coach Chris Ward, Carter Ward, Brayden Duke, Jackson Scott, Bradon Kerchner, Carmello Spencer, Brooke Barbour, Coach Rick Richardson and Coach Spanky Spencer. Teammate Cameron Smith is not pictured.

  • COLUMN: Domestic violence is a very serious family matter

    The teenage daughter, the couples’ only child, had been one of my clients for several months, had made some improvements, and seemed to be doing better at home and at school. Soon after her therapy program had been successfully completed, I became engaged with her parents due to a pattern of behavior I had been completely unaware of.

  • Public Record: District Court March 1

    The following cases were heard by judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on March 1, 2013:

    Misdemeanor:
    Timonthy N. Schell (1957), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $203 in court costs and fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Candace Nicole Rogers (1991), resisting arrest, guilty, sentenced to 90 days conditionally discharged for two years, Kentucky Alternative Program, $153 in court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: March 6 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from Feb. 5 through 11:

    Jason M. Erb, 35, of Deercross Driver in Louisville, was cited Feb. 5 for failure to wear seat belts.

    Jose G. Duran, 39, of Northcamp Drive in Bardstown, was cited Feb. 11 for failure to produce insurance card.

    Patrick M. Phillips, 24, of Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville, was cited Feb. 11 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card.

  • UPDATE: Sheriff confirms gun brought to high school was not loaded, but bullets were with the gun

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a Spencer County High School student brought a firearm to campus Tuesday and that the weapon changed hands sometime during the school day.

    Although investigators say the gun was not loaded, bullets were reported to have been with the firearm. No one was hurt as a result and two male students have been charged and taken into custody. 

  • CONSTRUCTING CONFUSION: Building Inspector Steve Clark fired, or is he?

    Within a span of four days, Spencer County Building Code Inspector Steve Clark was terminated by Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and reinstated by a quorum of the Fiscal Court, but it is still unclear when or if Clark will be permitted to get back to work.