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  • Fiscal court sets time to talk priorities

    As the first year of a new county administration comes to a close, there appears to be renewed interest in outlining some specific areas of need and concern.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, who took office at the end of 2014, reminded magistrates Monday night during their regular meeting, that he would like to hear their input on “goals for your district and goals for the county.”

    Riley said his goals remain focused on economic development, and said he was interested in hearing from magistrates as well.

  • Child poverty proving hard to combat in Kentucky

    At the Plymouth Community Renewal Center, Markham French measures child poverty through the increasing number of young adults seeking aid from the center in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood.

    “I’m seeing more and more young parents using our food pantry program,” said French, who has served as executive director of the 98-year-old neighborhood center since 2005. “We are seeing more and more families and children in need of food.”

  • Local beagle wins national title


    Back-to-back Purina Brace Beagle Champion Awards won by a high-achieving male Beagle named “Braveheart” made his owners proud, one of whom is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Marty Parker, owns the dog along with Niki Happel of Pittsburgh and Alfie Williams of Finleyville, Pennsylvania.

    “Braveheart has matured into an even better dog than when he first won,” said Parker, the breeder and handler of the dog.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 18, 2015

    Dinner and Christmas Show

  • Knife used in hold-up attempt

    Taylorsville Police have a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery last week at the Dollar General in Settlers Center and are seeking further information from the public.

    Lt. Rick Jewell said the suspect is a 23-year-old Spencer County man who was acquainted with the Dollar General employee he allegedly attempted to rob last Tuesday evening. The man was later arrested in Jefferson County on an outstanding warrant and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center on drug charges.

  • Going green, saving green


    This morning at Spencer County Elementary School, the boys in the principal’s office are there for a good reason. At Principal Mark Thomas’ instruction, they introduce themselves one by one.

    Gavin Combs. Luis Garcia. James Ross. Alex Armstrong.

  • Bill could allow homeschoolers access to SCPS activities


    When Craig Eck stood before the Spencer County Board of Education last month, he wanted to talk about something involving one of his children. It might have seemed a unique concern. But the matter Eck brought forward is also the subject of a bill soon to come before the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Eck and his wife, who live near Wilsonville, have three daughters who have attended the county’s public schools. One is a recent Spencer County High School graduate, another a current junior. The youngest, an eighth-grader, is now homeschooled.

  • Christmas Home Tour


    Tickets are now on sale for an annual Taylorsville holiday tradition, as the Christmas Home Tour is just weeks away.

    The event is an opportunity for local residents and businesses to share some of their finest holiday spirit and decorations with the community. Visitors are invited to stop by each of the eight locations participating this year as part of a self-guided tour on Saturday, December 5, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    This year’s locations are as follows:

    • The Red Scooter, located at 32 E. Main Street in Taylorsville.

  • Father fights release of autopsy photos

    Brian Bayers can still see the haunting images in his mind of the tragic accident the claimed the life of his 18-month old son, Jackson. But there are other images he wants sealed in order to protect his wife, other family members, and the memory of his child.

    Such protection may come soon in the form of legislation that may be introduced during the Kentucky General Assembly in January. A bill filed by State Representative James A. Tipton, R-53rd, last week would limit the availability and release of autopsy photos to the public.

  • Born to Learn helps parents recognize daily teachable moments

    The first three or four years of a child’s life is a window for learning greater than any other they’ll ever experience. During this period, the world opens up before a child who is full of wonder and questions, and parents who seize this opportunity to instruct and inform do their children an invaluable service.

    That’s the message the Born to Learn Academy hopes to emphasize when they meet Thursday night at the Spencer County Preschool from 5:30 to 7 p.m.