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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Hemp legislation could mean economic development

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider all the bills that have been filed.  However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing economic development, the state’s General Fund debt, health care, and school safety.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau celebrates ‘Food Check-Out Week’

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income — that portion of income available for spending or saving — to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • PHOTO: SCHS wrestlers compete at state

    Spencer County High School wrestlers Josh Keefe, Derek Clemens and Dakota Ford (not pictured) competed in the State Wrestling Competition on Feb. 15-16 at Lexington Horse Park.

  • PHOTO: Hornback chairs Ag Committee

    Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, presides over his first meeting as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  The committee unanimously approved industrial hemp legislation he sponsored.

  • PHOTO: Two Spencer County FFA presidents

    2012-13 Spencer County High School Chapter President Marianne Gaddie talks with 1935-36 Taylorsville FFA President Howard Brown at the Annual Commodity Breakfast held Monday. The breakfast kicks off National FFA Week.

  • KYTC seeks local input on survey

    In 2035, what will be the transportation needs for Kentucky? Will the focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation? Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 20

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will be have a fish fry on the following dates: this Friday and March 1, 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Historical society to meet Monday

  • KSP nabs suspected stabber

    Louisville Metro Police made an arrest in a January incident that left an Indiana man stabbed and bleeding in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, LMPD executed an arrest warrant on Feb. 10 on Paul C. Barr, 34, of Louisville, and he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail and charged with first-degree assault.
    Thursday, Barr was transferred to the Shelby County Detention Center where he remains with no bond. Barr was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Spencer District Court.

  • Sheriff says he will share his radio frequency pending signed agreement from fire, city police

    A signed memorandum of understanding is the only thing separating the city police and local fire department from obtaining the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department’s new radio frequency, Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said during a radio demonstration during Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting.
    Once the Taylorsville Police Department and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District have signed MOUs with the county, those agencies will be given the sheriff’s frequency improving communication between the agencies, Stump said.

  • A WATERY WRAP-UP: Police chase ends with man in pond

    A police chase early last Wednesday morning ended with a Taylorsville man diving into a a farm pond off Kings Church Road where law enforcement officials were awaiting him on the other side.