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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Digging those daffodils

    If your daffodils didn’t bloom well this year ask yourself these two questions: did you allow the foliage to die back naturally last summer before you cut it off; and has it been eons since they were last divided?

    Patience is a virtue when it comes to daffodils. Often the first color to appear in early spring, their beauty is long awaited. Then we have to wait another two months before we can remove the dulling green foliage. The foliage gathers nutrients for the bulb to store over winter, allowing it to grow and bloom next spring.

  • Texting more dangerous than bears

    The Wilderness Road was blazed through southeastern Kentucky and wound it’s way up to the outskirts of the Bluegrass region. It was originally a buffalo path, later a trail for Shawnee, Cherokee and hunters of other tribes, and finally was the road Daniel Boone and his followers used to settle Kentucky.

  • Defining courage

    I’m beginning to understand the frustration of older generations who simply find it impossible to keep up with the English language.

    Those under 20, or those under 40 who want to act like they’re under 20, think it’s cool to misuse common words and twist their definitions to mean something entirely different than what Webster suggests.

  • From our readers: Apologies, budgets and floodwalls

    First, I need to apologize to Jerry Davis and Mike Moody for not acknowledging their efforts to control the spending of fiscal court during Bill Karrer’s administration. Sorry about that fellows. Also, from time to time, David Goodlett and Hobert Judd protested some of the expenditures, but spending was still high. That leaves the big spender that supported Bill Karrer.

  • Henderson, Goodwin honored by KCU

    Two Spencer County students have been recognized for their academic achievement at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.

    Lauren Henderson, the daughter of Andy and Regina Henderson of Taylorsville, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2015 Spring semester. The Dean’s List is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of between 3.75 and 3.99. She is a 2014 graduate of SCHS and is majoring in Elementary Education and Bible.

  • Local veterinary office applying for grant; could result in shelter for cats

    Salt River Veterinary Clinic is applying for an opportunity to receive a $100,000 grant from Chase. This grant would allow the business to expand in equipment, different levels of care, and boarding which will help the pet population and also provide more jobs in the community.

    It may also eventually help with the establishment of a shelter for the feral cat population. Visit Mission Main Street Grants at MissionMainStreetGrants.com to cast a vote for the business. They need 250 votes to be eligible.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 10, 2015

    Mud Bog at Fairgrounds

    There will be a Mud Bog at the Spencer County Fairgrounds this Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and the registration fee is $20 for two runs.

    Kids Fishing Derby at Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters

    The Kids Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday, June 13, at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There will be 500 Rainbow trout released for the event designed for children ages 15 and under.

    There will be free food and prizes during the event.

  • Spending summer in Japan

     

  • Exchange student returning to Spain

     

    The end of another year of adventure is approaching for this year’s group of exchange students from EF High School Exchange Year. We, as host families, are sadly saying good-bye to these amazing teenagers we have gotten to know, and watched grow throughout the entire school year. Among this group is Carlota, a 16-year old Spanish girl who will be leaving us soon; going back home to Spain to try to explain to her friends and family about “the American way.” We hope she has some good things to say.

  • Public Record - Week of June 10

    The following deeds were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in March, 2015:

    Ronald David Gregory and Amy Allison Gregory, husband and wife, of Taylorsville, to Cartus Financial Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, of Danbury, Connecticut, lot 124 of Hillsborough Estates, section 3, containing 1.28 acres, as described in deed book 266, page 66, in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, for $249,500.