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Today's News

  • Prevent fires in your kitchen with these tips

    How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove — until smoke filled the house?
    If this scenario or a similar one sounds familiar to you, you may want to think about it a little more because it’s likely that you, a friend or family member has run the risk of having a dangerous fire, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

  • Kentucky State Fair Rabbit Show
  • COLUMN: Cool temperatures initiate bloom

    How about this weather? I am anticipating a very good orchid season coming up because our temperatures have been so mild, especially with nighttime temperatures dipping into the 50s already. These cool nights are a piece of the puzzle in order to get some plants to bloom indoor in the winter.

  • COLUMN: Composting puts fall leaves to good use

    As the fall season progresses, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and at the same time allows property owners to get rid of these different yard wastes in an effective manner.

  • EDITORIAL: Why your business ‘announcement’ won’t be running for free

    This week, you’ll notice the addition of a few lines onto our What’s Happening disclaimer. In addition to pointing out that our free community listings are for public meetings, notices and events hosted by not-for-profit organizations, we’ve felt it necessary to point out a few things that, time after time, we get asked to list in that section.
    This week we added the following: Events, contests and open houses hosted by businesses do not qualify for a listing in What’s Happening.

  • COLUMN: Keep your children safe this fall

    As we move into fall and our schedules become full with our kids’ homework and after-school activities, it’s always a good time to focus on their safety, too.  Much like the calls and e-mails I receive from constituents in need of the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline, I also receive a number of calls and emails from constituents looking for information on the Amber Alert program, as well as the best way to get information on sexual predators in the community.

  • COLUMN: Springing into fall with full lineup of events

    When you read this article, fall will be several days old. Where did summer go? Due to the unusual weather conditions, we have just wrapped up our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement drive.
    The recycling center has gotten used to the new baler we got through a Kentucky Pride grant from the Division of Waste Management at Frankfort.
    Our students have gotten settled in their classrooms for the next year of learning.
    But we have so many activities coming up in October that we will not have time to sit down.

  • PHOTOS: Fun at the luau

    Patrons of the Spencer County Senior Center enjoy the festivities at a luau hosted Sept. 19. Participants liked the theme and the tasty potluck lunch.
     

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 2

    SCHS annual chili supper
    The Spencer County High School annual chili supper will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
    The cost is $8, which includes a hotdog, chili, drink and dessert.
    Dine in and carry out options are available.
    All proceeds benefit the class of 2014 project graduation.

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Library announces upcoming October events

    The following events are coming up at the Spencer County Public Library:
    • Sassy Readers on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. This month the group is reading “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” by ZZ Packer.
    • Cornbread Mafia author James Higdon will make an appearance at the library Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. People can revisit the 70s and 80s in Washington County with Higdon, who will be signing books and speaking about his works.