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Today's News

  • Agriculture - State researching hops as new crop

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is in discussions with Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky to study the viability of hops production in the Commonwealth, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.

  • Agriculture - Growing sweet potatoes

    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips in Shepherdsville in late May, and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Agriculture - Extension intern plans career in ag education

     

    In a year or two, expect to find Marianne Gaddie teaching high school agriculture, or perhaps working as an extension agent.

    The 2013 Spencer County High School graduate is working this summer as an intern at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office. She started May 16, and she’ll be putting in 40- to 60-hour weeks all summer.

    This fall, Gaddie will be a senior at Morehead State University, where she’s an agriculture education major.

  • Kentucky Chamber lauds state budget

    Many in the business community didn’t know what to expect when the 2016 General Assembly convened in early January. Gov. Bevin had just been sworn in a few weeks before after a contentious gubernatorial campaign, House Democrats were barely hanging on to their majority after several key appointments and party flipping by members, and there was a special election for four seats in the House that had the potential to shift the balance of power. 



  • Guns don’t trigger violence

    Large cities have a problem with violence. Whether it’s Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Miami or any other metropolis from sea to shining sea, American cities are among the most dangerous places you can live.

    If you spend any time watching network or cable news, or perusing the mainstream media, you likely associate that violence with the presence of guns. The theme many push is that the more guns in a community, the more dangerous that place becomes.

  • Never forget

    Monday is Memorial Day and for millions of Americans, it’s a day to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

    Picnics, ballgames, and a three-day weekend will be cause for celebration in this community and all across the United States.

    But the day was never intended to be solely about pleasing ourselves. Rather, Memorial Day was set aside for Americans to remember those who have died protecting our freedoms.

  • Churches unite for meal ministry

    Five local churches will be collaborating this summer to make sure no one in Spencer County goes hungry. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., members of those churches will be serving a meal for free to anyone who comes.

    The first meal is scheduled for May 31.

    The ministry, called “Summer Supper Together,” will be held at Taylorsville Community Church, 404 Garrard St. It will run through Aug. 9.

    The meal will be followed by a short devotional and a time of prayer for any needs attendees may have.

  • Police enforcing seat belt laws

    Motorists who refuse to wear seat belts, be warned. Taylorsville Police are joining the 2016 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization that began Monday and runs through June 5 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

  • Court hands down sentences

     

    Joshua Sauer, the Louisville man who forced a woman to ride with him while he drove drunk in Taylorsville last November, received his sentence May 19 in Spencer Circuit Court.

    Among other charges, Sauer, 38, had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – first offense. For that charge, he was assessed $740 in fines and court costs and issued a 30-day driver’s license suspension. He will be required to complete a first-offender program.

  • Band gets high marks

     

    The Spencer County High School Concert Band, under the direction of Peggy Pickett, participated in the KMEA All-State Concert Band Festival held at the University of Louisville earlier this month. The band received two proficient honors and one distinguished.