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Today's News

  • Not too soon to think about ordering your vegetable seeds

    Cool temperatures and the constant threat of snow may make it feel like spring couldn’t be further away, but planning for spring gardens begins during winter months when seeds are ordered. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering can be overwhelming, since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • Succulents for indoor bloom

    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle.  I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.  

  • Infrastructure and agriculture

    Roads get people to work, students to school, crops and livestock to market, and operational inputs to the farm. Without an effective infrastructure, commerce in Kentucky grinds to a halt.  I don’t have to tell Kentucky Farm Bureau members how important transportation issues are. Kentucky Farm Bureau has worked hard to maintain the 22.2 percent allocation of the state gasoline tax revenue for rural roads. Supporting the continuation of that allocation and support of rural secondary and county road aid programs is a priority issue for us.

  • Unexpected blessings

    Over the holidays, I had to stop at the grocery store on the way home.  As I was getting out of my car, a little boy and his father got out of the car a few spots down.  The little boy began running toward the store and Dad naturally called out, “Slow Down!”

  • Missed free throws doom Lady Bears against AC

     

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 17, 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.

  • State still working on Bible literacy guidelines

    The Kentucky Department of Education is still developing standards for Bible literacy courses taught in Kentucky schools which meet the guidelines set last year by the state’s General Assembly as well as meeting constitutional standards.

  • Icy roads prove deadly

     

    A Nelson County man was killed in a vehicle crash on KY 1066, just east of the Spencer County line, one of several accidents Monday caused by the icy road conditions.

    Following more than a week of sub-freezing temperatures, a front brought freezing rain to the county late Sunday and early Monday, which froze upon impact with the roadways, creating treacherous conditions for the morning commute.

  • Four more file for office

    Two incumbents and a previous four-term office holder are among four candidates who have filed election papers this past week to run in the 2018 county elections.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, a Republican, filed papers and announced last week that he would be seeking a second term in the office he’s held since January of 2015.

    “The experience and knowledge I have gained I believe will best serve Spencer County residents through the next four year term,” he said, citing his current experience as judge, and a previous term as a magistrate.

  • Ice brings a taste of the north

     

    The deep freeze of 2018 took temperatures into single digits for several days last week, and brought things to Spencer County that are typically only observed well north of the Mason-Dixon line.

    At Taylorsville Lake on Saturday, Andrew Martin of Jessamine County, brought his sons and some friends to the Possom Ridge Boat Ramp and walked out to the ice, drilled some holes and did some ice fishing.