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Today's News

  • Kentucky 4-H celebrates 100 years

    Source: Stephanie Blevins, 4-H youth development specialist

    Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state’s youth into productive, contributing members of society. Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people.  As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on the organization’s past accomplishments and plan for the future.

  • USDA accepting applications for rural development

    Agriculture Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Douglas L. Faulkner announced recently that USDA is accepting applications for $45.8 million in loans and grants to support rural communities and spur economic development through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program.

  • LETTER: Cemetery should respect flag

    My brother, Mark Robinson, was a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served his country and defended it to anyone with respect and vigor. Sadly, he developed a rare form and cancer and died in 2001. We buried him at Valley Cemetery,Taylorsville, Kentucky, next to the Grandparents he loved so much.

  • Kentucky black bear hunt set for 2009

    In half a century, Kentucky’s white-tailed deer herd grew from 1,000 animals to a million today. Wild turkeys increased from about 800 birds to a quarter-million, and we are now home to 10,000 free-ranging elk, the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains. All are now hunted in Kentucky.

    A new big game species came closer to joining that list this week when legislators approved a pending regulatory amendment that will create Kentucky’s first black bear season in more than 100 years.

  • LETTER: Politicians are to blame
  • PUBLIC RECORD: Distric court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 21, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Michael Allen Cooper. Charge #1, no operator’s/moped license. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Pled guilty to both charges. $85 fines plus $143 court costs.

  • Soil tests prevent over fertilizing

    With input costs remaining high, farmers are looking for ways to make their money go further. Testing soil from fields now can prevent over fertilizing in the spring and potentially save money on input costs, said soil specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Man charged in wife’s death

    A Normandy man was charged in the shooting death of his wife Thursday night following a 30-hour investigation by local and state police.

    Forty-one-year-old Raymond Revard, of 879 Normandy Station Road, pled not guilty Friday in a Spencer County court to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Judge Linda Armstrong set his bail at $500,000 and as of Tuesday afternoon, Revard remained housed at Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Grand jury indicts Mt. Eden man with murder

    Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted a Mt. Eden man on murder for an incident that occurred a year ago December 23.

    George T. Henderson, 70, has been charged with the alleged stabbing death of his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley, Jr. Bentley was 48 years old at the time of his death.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department was called to 180 Little Beach Road in response to a domestic dispute. Several people were inside the home when police arrived, including Henderson, who later admitted to the stabbing.

  • LETTER: Thanks for honoring others

    I would like to thank Signature Health Care of Spencer County for having the Hall Of Fame Cafe. It was such a wonderful thing to honor the individuals who were so well deserving for their accomplishments during their lifetime. It was such a magnificent affair!