• PHOTO: Stevens named a Kentucky Colonel

    Joe Williams, Taylorsville native and field representative for Gov. Steve Beshear, presents Emergency Medical Services Director Darrell Stevens with a certificate declaring Stevens a Kentucky Colonel. Williams was in town Wednesday to make the presentation to Stevens, who also serves as the county’s emergency management director.

  • One hundred million now organ donors

    A goal set by Donate Life America and the donation and transplant community in 2006 was achieved this month. One hundred million people in the United States are now reported as registered organ, eye and tissue donors through state donor registries.
    As we celebrate this achievement, the need for transplants continues to rise. More than 112,000 men, women and children nationwide, 756 in Kentucky, await lifesaving organ transplants today. Thousands more await needed tissue transplants to resume their normal lives.

  • Look a little closer at tax bills

    Citizens should pay close attention to their tax bills this year, as those in escrow will most likely be responsible for forwarding them on to their mortgage companies.
    Sheriff Buddy Stump said the practice isn’t new or unique to Spencer County, but said fewer mortgage companies are requesting their clients’ bills because of technological advances in the process.
    Stump said even under previous administrations no tax bills were forwarded on to mortgage companies without the company requesting them.

  • Spencer native records country CD

    Life has been full of surprises for Taylorsville native and musician Bob Carrithers, but luckily, lately they’ve been good surprises.

  • Local grief ministry looks to offer support

    Grief is something that almost everyone can say they have experienced during their lifetime. The varying degrees of grief associated with the loss of a family member or friend can seem debilitating, especially if that loss was unexpected or occurred tragically.
    Often times people who are grieving don’t know exactly where to turn for help, and Spencer County’s Angelina Leezer and Anne Lujan have recognized that need.

  • PHOTOS: Babies, babies, everywhere!

    Dozens of new mothers and mothers-to-be attended Friday’s Community Baby Shower hosted by several community organizations at the Spencer County Health Department and Spencer County Extension Office. Mothers got plenty of helpful information, and no one went home empty-handed as everyone took home a door prize.

  • COLUMN: A tragedy of war

    The reality of war is that everyone gets wounded. Some wounds heal rapidly, some last for a lifetime. Some are seen, some invisible; but, all are still just as serious.
    The wounds presented here are commonly referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

  • First Lady Beshear visits Taylorsville

    Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear was in Taylorsville on Wednesday. Beshear made a lunchtime appearance at the Tea Cup to talk with community members and answer questions.

  • Kicking off ‘Toys for Tots’

    Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center coordinator, Bruce Kapfhammer, Fire Chief Nathan Nation, Capt. Jason Karrer and Vonda Martin, Youth Service Center coordinator, pose for a picture with a ‘Toys for Tots’ box in front of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the kick-off of this year’s program.

  • MPCAA seeking community input on problems facing low-income families

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be conducting community meetings to provide concerned citizens the opportunity to speak out about what they feel are problems facing low-income citizens and what services are needed to address those problems. MPCAA will use the input to design programs to meet the community’s needs.
    Two meetings will be held:
    • Oct. 6 — MPCAA Senior Center, 44 Creekside Drive, Taylorsville, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.