Today's News

  • Victory Road CD release concert


  • Consider the lightning bug

    I hope you’ve seen all the lightning bugs lighting up the fields and yards the past couple of weeks. There seem to be more this year than the last few years, which is a good thing.

    Do you remember catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar as a kid?  I think we all did that at some point.  A few lightning bugs, a little grass for them to eat, and there was magic in a bottle.  Except they usually didn’t last long. Who knew lightning bugs don’t eat grass?  They are carnivores, eating worms and snails.

  • Send the kids outside

    Some time a couple of decades ago, a lot of American children lost their connection with the outdoors. By outdoors, I don’t necessarily mean hunting and fishing, but simply opening the door, walking outside and finding something to do in the fresh air.

  • Bears’ kicker impresses at camp


  • Spencer County Youth Baseball championships
  • Agriculture - Pesticide gets emergency approval from Ag. Dept.

    Kentucky farmers may apply Sivanto Prime under a Section 18 Emergency Exemption to control the sugarcane aphid in sweet sorghum, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

    “Some sweet sorghum growers have reported a total crop loss because of this destructive pest,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Growers now can move forward with the certainty that this product will be available to protect their crops.”

  • Agriculture - Barnacles on plants are lichens

    Have you ever gotten blamed for something you haven’t done?  Most of us have experienced this and it is a dreadful feeling.  Well, there are a great many things we blame erroneously on one thing or another, and lichens are one of them. Lichens, often described as barnacles by worried gardeners, usually show up on woody plants after some sort of thinning or decline has occurred.  They are not the problem, only the result of a change in the plant’s environment.

  • Agriculture - Host families needed for 4-H international students

    If you are interested in exploring new cultures, you may want to consider participating in the Kentucky 4-H International Program. The program is looking for two individuals or families to host Japanese students for the next school year. The host does not have to have children living in the home to participate in the program.

    The Japanese students will arrive in August and stay with the hosts through May. While here, they will attend school and participate in extracurricular activities like an average American teenager.

  • Wife indicted for Easter Day murder


    A Spencer County Grand Jury last week indicted a local woman on murder charges in connection with the Easter Day shooting death of her husband.

    Kandy Bennett, 40, is charged with murdering her 51-year-old husband, Mark Bennett, by shooting him following an apparent argument at their home in Cottonwood Estates on April 16.

  • Mayor ordered to pay restitution over dog bite

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay has been ordered to pay restitution to a dog bite victim following his appearance in Spencer County District Court Friday on charges of harboring a vicious dog.

    The dog, which had been accused of attacking and biting people before, left the Mayor’s property on Garrard Street and bit Jannie Lewis as she was walking along the street. Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the victim stated that the dog was not wearing a chain or collar and “aggressively approached and ultimately bit the passerby.”