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Today's News

  • Social Security stopping visits to Taylorsville

    Effective this month, the Social Security Administration will no longer visit the contact station located at the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services office in Taylorsville.
    “We are discontinuing service at this location because Congress significantly cut our administrative budget,” according to a news release.

  • Commission gives police chief a raise

    In an effort to put Police Chief Toby Lewis’s salary on par with other city department heads, the Taylorsville City Commission voted May 18 to give the chief a $7,575 pay increase for the new fiscal year, starting July 1.
    Lewis’s salary will increase from a base pay of $44,325 to $51,900. This number does not include any incentives.

  • Fairfield post office fate still unknown

    The Spencer Magnet reported in mid-March that the United States Postal Service hosted a community meeting to discuss the possible closure of the Fairfield post office.
    As of Friday, no decision had been made on that office’s fate, said David Walton, a spokesperson for USPS.
    However, Walton said to expect a decision by the end of this month.

  • Samples lead to questions on water quality

    One local family’s concern about the quality of the drinking water running through Taylorsville City Water Works pipes near and on Ochs Lane has brought to light some issues with city water in that area.

  • Mount Eden post office faces closure

    The United State Postal Service is considering closing its Mount Eden office, but Mount Eden residents are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • Racing to graduation

    When asked about the legacy Spencer County High School’s Class of 2011 will leave behind, class president Arden Gregory said her class will be remembered for its spirit, friendliness and academic competitiveness.

  • COLUMN: UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab expansion complete

    In 2008, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory broke ground on a $28.5 million expansion and renovation journey. Now the state-of-the-art project is complete and the lab is better equipped to serve Kentucky’s animal agriculture industries.

  • COLUMN: Some plants love wet weather

    There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain I now where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an up side to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Deadline for FSA Direct and Counter Cyclical program June 1

    The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to remind area farm owner and operators that the deadline for the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program contracts on grain is June 1.
    According to a news release, contracts must be updated in order to receive payments for 2011. Advance payments, of 22 percent of the total, can be requested in any month through Sept. 30.

  • Farmers should report failed acreage in a timely manner

    With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.
    Prevented planting acreage, or acreage that could not be planted because of wet field conditions or other natural disaster, should be reported to FSA within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop. This includes crops covered by crop insurance or the non-insured assistance program and crops without insurance coverage.