Today's News

  • COLUMN: Keep African violets in bloom all winter

    African violets are often purchased in a blooming state. Then, many of us wonder why they never bloom again. What have we done, or not done, to turn these dainty flowering plants into something that can only be appreciated for its fuzzy foliage?

  • COLUMN: Welcome the new year by being a Spencer County 4-H volunteer

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.
    Whether leading a club, chaperoning a group of youth at 4-H camp, teaching new skills or helping judge a speech or demonstration contest, adult volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of 4-H. In fact, many 4-H programs would not be possible without the help of caring, adult volunteers.

  • COLUMN: Use these helpful tips to renovate hay and pasture fields

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity.  Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.
    Adding legumes to pasture and hayfields has several benefits including higher yields, improved quality, nitrogen fixation and more summer growth.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Jan. 9 edition

    Taylorsville Police citations from Jan. 3-4:

    On Jan. 3, Dakota S. Atcher, 20, of the 100 block of Wagon Trail Road in Taylorsville, was cited for possession of marijuana and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    On Jan. 4, David K. Pollack Jr., of the 500 block of Cull Road in Mount Eden was cited for failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

  • Sheriff's activity reports - last quarter 2012

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department reported the following activity in October:

    • Traffic stops, Warnings — 58
    • Traffic stops, Citations — 22
    • Highway safety checkpoints — 0
    • Non-injury accidents — 21
    • Injury accidents — 11
    • Fatalities — 0
    • Other calls for service — 274
    • CCDW permits — 32
    • Vehicle inspections — 84
    • Total arrests — 35, including four DUI arrests

  • Public Record: District Court Dec. 28

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court Dec. 28, 2012:

    Larry Arnold Jr. (1984), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs; failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine, all fines  and fees for both charges to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Austin T. Barrick (1994), improper flashing lights, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Three trees, a manger, a boat and the cross

    A while back someone sent me a story that I would like to share with you today.
    Here’s the story:
    Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams, when the first tree said,
    “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 9

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • 3 in 5 Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoking ban, according to an independent poll that may have oversampled smokers

    Kentuckians now favor a statewide smoking ban by a margin of 3 to 2, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll conducted last fall for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Interestingly, 38 percent of the Kentucky adults polled said they were smokers, much more than the 29 percent found by ongoing federal surveys. Among those identified as smokers, 37 percent favored such a law, while it was favored by 68 percent of former smokers and 75 percent of those who said they had never smoked.

  • 2013 General Assembly: List of issues is long for short session

    Kentucky lawmakers are facing a full slate of issues for a short legislative session, which kicked off Tuesday.
    The state’s House and Senate members will convene for three days this week, take three weeks off, meet from Feb. 5 to March 11, and then break again before wrapping the session up on March 25-26. The legislature always meets for a short, 30-day session in odd years, but the session is broken up so it will last until late March.