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Today's News

  • UK needs to win

    This week, an opening glimpse at Governor’s Cup 23.

    Kentucky is a slight favorite at Louisville.

    Which team needs a win most? Kentucky.

    Reasons.

    1. Rookie head coach needs to establish Joker Ball and recruiting brag rights in Charlie Strong’s front yard in a year when Jefferson County high school talent is attracting big dogs including Alabama, Florida and Texas.

  • FFA hog show

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was held July 17 with Warren Beeler, of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, judging.

    There were showmanship classes for all ages, including Novice. 

    In the Junior 4-H class, Courtney Jeffiers placed 1st, Ashley Montgomery placed 2nd, and Tatum Neal also participated. 

    Emily Hume placed 1st in the Junior FFA class, Danielle Montgomery placed 2nd, and Jane Webster took home the 3rd place honor. 

  • Property taxes holding steady

    City and county residents will see little change in their property tax statements if officials continue with their plans to maintain the current rates at 14.8 and 8.8 respectively. If approved, this will mark the fourth year in a row that city real estate taxes will have remained constant, and the third year for property in the county.

  • LETTER: What the airport was for

    The intent of an airport in Spencer County was not what you think Woodie. The intent of the airport, as I was told, was to bring some companies to Spencer County,  bring companies to service the airport, repair aviation instruments, possibly a small aircraft airframe and power unit repair center.

  • Acid bombs

    Spencer County police are currently looking for individuals responsible for three homemade acid bombs that have been found intact in residential areas in the last three weeks.  

    Two of the bombs, also known as “MacGyvers,” were reportedly found in the Macintosh Farms subdivision and, most recently, one was found on the ground by a mailbox on Summer Court in the Seasons subdivision. No explosions or injuries were reported.

  • What the Bible says about repentance

    The book of Acts is the first gospel of the New Testament church. Today I am going to write many scriptures from the books of Acts on repentance. Most people know that without repentance there is no forgiveness of sin.

    Let’s look at the first sermon Peter preached. When they heard the Lord Jesus Christ preach, they asked Peter what they must do?

    “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. “ Acts 2:38.

  • Mayor Pay to seek re-election

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay joined a long list of last-minute filers interested in participating in Spencer County’s fall election.

    Pay said Monday that he decided to seek a second four-year term in office to continue the work that began during his administration.

  • Barnhart squeezes UK fans again

    University of Kentucky bids $200,000 for a high school basketball prospect?

    Wrong! Just so much Claude Mills talk.

    Yet, outrage and legal action threats from a lawyer representing University of Kentucky’s athletics department last week against the Chicago Sun-Times, then by the Anthony Davis family this week, leaves us to wonder “The (man) doth protest too much, methinks.”

    Let’s all take a deep breath and remember dog days make news cycle choices a little daffy. Let’s chill out with an Ale-8-One and think Governor’s Cup.

  • Time is ripe for Kentucky melons

    The time is ripe for Kentucky cantaloupes and watermelons.  Americans consume about 14 pounds of watermelon a year and about 11 pounds per year for cantaloupes, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. But how do you pick the best ones? 

  • Women to admire

    “One, two, three, four, five,” said 15-year-old Brittany Ware as she took inventory of the glinting gold medals she has accrued over a seven-year involvement with Special Olympics, an athletic organization and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Twelve silver and bronze medals sat nearby waiting to be counted – as did a nest of multicolored ribbons.