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Today's News

  • Fire engulfs Bloomfield Road home

    An early morning fire Tuesday on Bloomfield Road left a large amount of fire and smoke damage to a Spencer County woman’s home, but ended with no injuries.

  • Chinese restaurant reopens following health dept. shutdown

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county’s only Chinese eatery was cleared to reopen Friday.

  • School board raises tax rates slightly, also approves fee to compensate for delinquent taxes

    Taxpayers will see the portion of their tax bill devoted to the Spencer County Board of Education increase this year as the board voted last Thursday to take a rate between the compensating rate and a rate that would allow for a 4 percent increase.

    The real and personal property tax rates were set at 61.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. However, the board also approved a .3 cents per $100 of assessed value exoneration fee to make up for delinquent taxes in prior years. This brings the total rate up to 61.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • State police cuts felt locally

    Spencer County could have fewer Kentucky State Troopers patrolling the area after recent statewide spending cuts affected Post 12, which covers Spencer and six other counties.
    Post 12 was one of eight KSP posts told last week that 20 trooper positions were eliminated after a projected $5.8 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2014 budget was identified. Three of the trooper positions were from post 12, which covers Spencer, Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby and Woodford counties.

  • Wife stabs husband in groin

     

  • Update: Health department reopens Legends

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county's only chinese eatery has been cleared to reopen.

    Legends, located in Settlers Center, was closed Wednesday afternoon after employees of a neighboring business reported that live ducks were caged outside behind the restaurant. North Central Health District Director Renee Blair said Friday that inspectors had visited Legends on multiple occasions since Wednesday and that owner Jenny Sun had worked hard to bring the establishment up to code. 

  • COLUMN: Addressing anxiety

    Anxiety is a dilemma that all of us have faced some time in our lives, and we wonder “is this who I really am? Are there others like me?”
    Why do some people become more excited than others, although each may have experienced, relatively speaking, the same factors ? Well, people react differently due to heredity, perhaps biological factors, or even how each was raised as a child.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Aug. 28 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations July 29 through Aug. 14:

    Harlie M. Naumowicz, 18, of Finchville Road in Shelbyville, was cited July 29 for failure to wear seat belts.

    Krystal Cranmer, 26, of Isaac Way, was cited July 29 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

  • COLUMN: Masters of camouflage: Look out for stinging caterpillars

    This time of the year I am on the lookout for a variety of masterfully camouflaged stinging caterpillars.  The first time I saw one it sort of turned into a game:  I took Andy down to the Parrotia tree and said “can you find the caterpillar?”  He never did because this caterpillar looked exactly like the scorched edge of a leaf that would be a result of a long hot summer.  

  • COLUMN: UKAg Weather Center and Kentucky Mesonet offer new features to assist farmers

    When farmers want to know how the weather will impact their planting, growing and harvesting decisions, they can get a multitude of information from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Weather Center website and the Kentucky Mesonet. Agriculture meteorologists Tom Priddy and Matt Dixon continually add new features to keep the state’s farmers and livestock producers in the know.
    Recently Priddy and Dixon updated the center’s PointAgCast to include additional information that farmers had requested.