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Today's News

  • Bills begin moving

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • High School officials play crucial role in schools and communities

    They don’t normally make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores unless at the very bottom, and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most essential individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

  • More than 136,000 deer harvested in hunt

    Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary.

    The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the state, making it the sixth consecutive season with a harvest total greater than 130,000 and the fifth highest total on record in Kentucky.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 24, 2018

    Installation ceremony for Rev. Lewis

    On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at Second Baptist Church in Taylorsville at 4 p.m.

    AA meetings at three locations

    The following AA meetings are offered locally:
    • Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 410 Main Cross.
    • Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 100 Oak Way.

  • Girls improve to 11-5 with rout of Shelby County

     

  • Bears defeat Iroquois, 74-63

     

  • Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork grant applications being accepted

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky Proud members to apply to participate in the Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork and Promotional Grant programs for 2018.

    “Kentucky Proud is a national model for promoting local agricultural products,” Commissioner Quarles said. “The Farm to Fork Program and the Promotional Grant Program help publicize the many outstanding Kentucky Proud products that are produced by our farmers and agribusinesses. We look forward to reviewing applications for these excellent programs.”

  • Understanding the USDA Hardiness Zone Map

    The USDA Hardiness Zone Map has long been a guideline for cold hardiness of plants; about every ten years it is revised in order to provide a bit more detail in our changing climate. The most recent map was revised in January of 2012 and is based on temperature information from 1976 through 2005.  

  • Martin elected to represent local Farm Service region

    Shelby County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director CED Kara McIntosh announced that County Committee elections are over and the ballots have been counted.

    Joshua R. Martin of Taylorsville was elected to represent local administrative area (LAA) 5.

  • Decamba herbicide training at Spencer Extension office

    After various crops across the United States received significant injury from products containing the herbicide dicamba during 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made it a restricted use pesticide for 2018. That designation means a new set of rules, regulations and an educational component for those who want to continue to apply products containing the herbicide.