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Today's News

  • Start plan against summer pests now

    Winter probably doesn’t seem like the right time to eliminate pests that will take advantage of your landscape plants next spring. But we need to remember that many problem pests will spend the winter on or near the plants they want to munch on when the weather turns warmer.

    One way to get an early handle on problem pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids and certain mites.

  • Special Olympians excel in bowling competition

     

  • Expanded gambling will hurt state’s work ethic

    Being a state that is closely tied to the horse racing industry, it’s not a surprise that expanded gambling is frequently discussed in Kentucky. Even more, it’s no surprise this issue comes up when the woes of Kentucky’s economy are mentioned. Keeping those things in mind, there are a few questions we should ask.

    Would expanded gambling improve the work ethic of Kentuckians?

  • Drug treatment hotline begins

    As part of the state’s Don’t Let Them Die campaign, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE have created the KY Help Call Center to connect residents with drug treatment, according to Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

    The toll-free hotline — 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) — opens on Dec. 1 and is intended for individuals struggling with substance abuse as well as family members.

  • Grimes pushes for legalizing marijuana

    Could legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky?

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018.

    A task force, led by Grimes, will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.

    In a statement, Grimes said, “2018 is and must be the year when Kentucky finally steps up on medical marijuana. We have to get this done to help Kentuckians who are hurting.”

  • Show holiday kindness

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Family: A reason to be thankful

    I loved Thanksgiving when I was a kid. Not because I was as thankful as I should have been to be surrounded by family, or for the feast that was laid out before us on the table, but for more self-centered reasons.

    As a child, I knew Thanksgiving was kind of the kick-off to the Christmas holiday season, which was a holiday that seemed to justify at least a small portion of selfishness.

  • FROM OUR READERS - AMVETS thankful for support from community

    As the current Commander of the Spencer County American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 129, I  am writing this letter to say thank you to all of Spencer County for the awesome support we receive here in Taylorsville and all of Spencer County.
    Post 129 is made up of veterans and/or active members of all branches of our military and we welcome for membership, any and all who have served in our armed forces and received an honorable discharge.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Thanks for support of Animal Shelter fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter recently held its second annual It’s All About the Paws fundraising dinner. Once again, this community showed its support for the shelter and our county’s animals, and we could not be more grateful.

  • Thanksgiving Day traditions and themes

     

    Unique Thanksgiving Day traditions you may want to steal