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Opinion

  • Common chickweed, henbit, and purple deadnettle are cool-season weeds we usually see in crop fields during the fall and winter.

    However, other weeds, such as dandelions, have become more prevalent in recent years. Dandelions are generally considered a major lawn or pasture weed but are increasingly found in grain crop fields.

    The expansion of dandelion populations in field crops is likely due to fewer applications of soil-residual herbicides along with no-till crop production practices.

  • After years of “a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pothole,” that lasted only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened.

    Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    Anna Hochstrasser

    Fisherville

     

  • In the last two years, Taylorsville and Spencer County have had 681 new businesses; of that number, 105 have closed their accounts according to the occupational tax administrator’s records. The sewer expansion project is well underway, this will encourage renovation of existing facilities and the building of new ones, creating job opportunities.

  • It is that time of the year again: the attack of the lady beetles. Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now but the mild weather has kept them at bay. The chill is here so people are asking, “what do I do about all the lady bugs in my house.”

    Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

    The Asian lad beetle is looking for some warmth and protection from approaching winter weather.

  • Tis’ the season for giving thanks, so allow me the chance to extend my gratitude to you – our readers.

  • I preached my first revival in September. It lasted five days and what a great infilling of the Holy Spirit it was.

    On Wednesday night, I told everyone to come back on Thursday night, because I was going to preach a hell -fire sermon. When I got back to where my wife, Roberta, and I were staying, I got to thinking.

    I perhaps should have not announced that I was going to preach about hell because maybe no one would come. To my surprise, more came that night than any other night.

  • I attended the special- called meeting at the high school last Thursday regarding the issue of “outerwear” being worn in the classrooms. At the time that I attended this meeting, I would like to note that my son has not even worn a heavy jacket to school yet, so I was there to try and learn the facts and advocate for all student’s rights if I felt like they were being violated.

  • After years of a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pot hole that lasts only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened. Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    June Hochstrasser

    Fisherville

  • I have a big problem and I need help. My floodwall tax is listed for 134 West Main St. When I bought the house 30 years ago, it was to be 136 West Main St. My city taxes are for 128 West Main St.

    Now I get a garbage bill for four units and I only have one unit in use at this time because I am remodeling the house to try and meet the codes (which as you know change a lot).

    I have talked to the people in charge for years. So, I’m asking you and the good citizens of Taylorsville to help me get some justice.

    Eugene Goodlett

    Taylorsville

  • There was a time in this country when a person voted for the one perceived to be the best one for the job. This eventually meant voting for the lesser of the evils. Now, it seems to have evolved even farther. They are all on fairly equal footing.

    It doesn’t matter whether it is on a local or national level. It’s tell the people what they want to hear when you’re running for office, then, once you’re elected, cater to the lobbyists rather than those who put you in office to begin with.

  • I’d like to thank all the wonderful folks who attended our annual Democratic Bean Supper this past weekend. We had a great time of food, live music and fellowship. There are far too many names to list of folks who came together and donated for this event. It was a huge success!

    I’d also like to thank Kimberly Greenwell, Democratic state representative candidate for the 33rd district, for coming to speak about a wonderful new program called Emerge Kentucky.

  • This is the 25th year for the Tree of Life at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Bloomfield. This will also be the last performance for this beautiful  tree in Bloomfield as the tree (as I understand it) will be given to a church in Taylorsville starting next year.

    The theme this year is “For 25 years, Jesus Alone Be Praised”. The only way to get tickets is to send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with $1 for each ticket. Checks can be made to Tree of Life and mailed to P.O. Box 323, Bloomfield, Ky. 40008.

  • I wanted to make sure everyone knows what a jewel we have in Kim King, the candidate for state representative of our district. As a lifelong farmer, I have historically not been very involved in politics, but we can’t sit back and ignore the political process any longer. There is too much at stake.

  • As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?

  • Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 2 is the General Election – a day when Kentuckians will be selecting a new U.S. Senator, our members of the U.S. House of Representatives plus many state legislators and local officials.

    Members of Spencer County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • We at All Saints Catholic Church are asking the general public to use only our gravel parking lot, at the site of the former city park, on the evening of “Trick or Treat on Main Street,” if parking is necessary.

    Our members will need the paved parking lot to be able to attend our worship service (Mass) scheduled for 5 p.m., which will be followed by another parish event.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

     

  • I am writing to commend to the attention of District 5 Sandy Clevenger’s candidacy for its representative on the Spencer County Board of Education.

    I have come to know Sandy very well both as a friend and colleague. Though Sandy does not officially represent my district on the Board, she indeed represents all citizens of Spencer County – children, parents, teachers, and administration. She has been accused of having an agenda and being bitter toward the school system.

  • David Eaton, democratic candidate for state senate, received an endorsement from the Kentucky Political Action Committee.

    Shown at left are Judy McClain (right), KEPAC member, presenting a check for $1,000 as a campaign contribution from KEPAC to Eaton.

    Based on candidate interviews, KEPAC (the political action arm of KEA) believes that David Eaton is dedicated to education in Kentucky and will work towards improving our existing system for the betterment of the students and teachers in Spencer, Shelby, and Bullitt counties.