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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds — sheep. Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • The Far Middle: March 14
  • PHOTO: Cox, Allen serve as legislative pages

    Pictured are Makenna Cox and Marissa Allen who recently served as legislative pages house of representatives on March 7. The students were selected to represent region 6 of the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.  Jessica Cox, parent, along with Becky Wilson and Vonda Martin of the SCFYRC Centers, accompanied the students.

  • Guthrie announces art competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
    Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.

  • PHOTO: Knights of Columbus inducts youngest member into Fourth Degree

    Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, right, poses for a picture with All Saints’ youngest inductee into the Fourth Degree, Adam Villanova, with proud mother, Annie, in attendance.

  • COLUMN: Make it a point to love your neighbor

    Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • Five indicted on multiple burglary, theft allegations

    The Spencer County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments on five individuals accused of involvement with local burglary and theft reports.

    Two indicted in Mount Washington Road burglary
    Michael A. Peak Jr., 20, of Mount Washington, and Sarah Dalton, 18, of Shepherdsville, have both been indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Know what to look for in contractors

    Violent storms rolled through the state on March 2 leaving everything from hail damage in Spencer County to total devastation in other areas across Kentucky.
    Following the storms were many contractors looking to help those affected pick up the pieces, but how should citizens know who to trust?
    Although no scamming contractors have been reported to law enforcement in Taylorsville or Spencer County, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis has some advice for citizens moving forward.

  • EDITORIAL: Revive plans for disc golf course

    How many times have you heard someone say there just isn’t anything for young people to do in Spencer County? Outside of rec league sports and extra-curricular activities at school, the options are pretty limited.
    Our hope is that something happens — and fast — to resuscitate the disc golf course originally planned to be open by now at Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Many Spencer Countians aren’t familiar with the game of disc golf and a lot will dismiss it because it’s unfamiliar.

  • Spencer will have 16 voter precincts in primary election

    When this year’s primary election rolls around on May 22, some Spencer Countians will find themselves voting in new precincts at new locations and in new districts.