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Today's News

  • Fireflies light the night for love

    Likely as a child, you, too, collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up your room on a warm summer night.  I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe.  Well, it turns out that all that light flashing wasn’t meant for our entertainment, but rather about entertaining love.

  • Crop acreage reporting deadline is Aug. 3

    Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the deadline for  crop acreage reporting for crop year 2013 has been extended to August 3rd.  If you have not filed a 2013 acreage report, please visit the local FSA Office soon!  Acreage reports are required for participation in many FSA Programs.
     Signup for the DCP program continues through September 15.

  • Hatzman wins at fair, FFA quiz winner
  • Savvy Senior: Proceed with caution - online medical info

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the best websites for finding reliable health information on the Internet? I usually do a Google search on a symptom, drug or health condition when I want to research something, but with so much information out there I’m not sure what I can trust.
    Untrusting Senior

    Dear Untrusting,

  • PHOTOS: Fireworks light up lake
  • Taylorsville Police Citations - July 31 Edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations:

    Kassandra Stovall, 29, of the 300 block of Garrard Street, was arrested July 8 on bench warrants for theft by deception including cold checks under $500 and contempt of court, libel/slander.

    Kassandra Stovall, 29, of the 300 block of Garrard Street, was arrested July 8 on bench warrants for three counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500 and contempt of court, libel/slander.

  • Citizens spell out pipeline concerns

    Even if the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline doesn’t cut through Spencer and Shelby counties, a local chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has a slew of concerns.

  • Fiscal court to vote on alcoholic beverage ordinance

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is expected to vote on the second reading of its alcoholic beverage control ordinance at its meeting on Monday morning.
    The court approved the first reading of the ordinance, which simply brings the existing ordinance into compliance with new state laws, at its July 1 meeting.
    At that meeting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer cited two primary reasons the update was needed. As of late June, Karrer pointed out, Taylorsville is a fourth-class city, which allows for the sale of liquor/distilled spirits by the drink.

  • Judge, magistrates at odds over purchase orders

    After consulting with the state local finance officer in the Department for Local Government, Magistrate Jerry Davis contends that the Fiscal Court is not following its own ordinance regarding its purchase order system.
    At the July 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Davis brought up the issue during time allotted for comments from magistrates.
    Davis reminded the court that during the previous meeting, Magistrate Mike Moody asked for written confirmation from DLG that the county was acting accordingly.

  • Judge Hickman recuses himself in Trageser civil cases

    Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman on Thursday recused himself from both of the civil cases involving Lawrence Trageser and a variety of county officials.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Attorney Ruth Hollan and Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump filed a joint civil suit against Trageser in April.