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  • What’s happening - Week of September 30, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Spencer Co. GOP Meeting

    A meeting of the Spencer County GOP will be held on Monday, October 5th, at the Farm Bureau Insurance building in Taylorsville. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m.

    Community Baby Shower

  • Time to fix state retirement system is now

    How much longer must Kentuckians wait before we can find out whether the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is operating at the level it should – one that is producing the optimum results for state government and its retirees?

    It has been months – nine months, in fact – since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board of directors called for a comprehensive performance audit of the KRS.

  • Lawmakers tout safety after trooper’s death


    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and the father of Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, joined with other state legislators today to pledge their support for increased safety measures for front-line KSP officers.

  • TSCFD and Red Cross team up to provide smoke alarms

    As part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, the American Red Cross is partnering with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and other community partners to install smoke alarms where needed in the city of Taylorsville on Saturday, October 8th.

    Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

  • Students injured in Shelby bus wreck

    An accident Tuesday morning left one bus in the ditch near Shelby County High School’s rear entrance and several students in the gym to be checked by EMS.

    A bus with no students on board was left on its side on Rocket Lane after being hit by another bus on Tuesday morning.

    Two buses collided just after 8:30 a.m., and one bus was left on its side. That bus had no students on board at the time of the accident. The other bus, No. 1121, did have students and all were escorted into the Shelby County High School gymnasium.

  • New land trust incudes nearby counties

    A newly formed land trust announced Thursday with the purpose of preserving farmland and greenspace in Jefferson and surrounding counties will include Shelby County.

    “We would include all of Shelby County in what we call our service area,” said Louise Allen, executive director of the Limestone Land Trust, a new nonprofit organization with a mission to negotiate private conservation easement agreements in order to conserve land in perpetuity.

  • Book touts Kentucky black history

    The roles of African Americans may often have been underplayed in history books about Kentucky, but a six-year effort to offset that has produced the first in-depth look at the state’s key African Americans and events.

    African Americans were among the earliest settlers of Kentucky dating back to the 1700s and have been an integral part of all facets of life in the state ever since, the new Kentucky African American Encyclopedia says.

  • Library design unveiled...


  • County joins Work Ready program

    Judge-Executive John Riley said he was somewhat embarrassed when he first saw the map a few months ago. The chart showed all 120 counties and how they were progressing in the Work Ready Community program, a designation that could greatly assist communities in attracting and recruiting businesses, industry, and most importantly, jobs.

    There were five counties that had taken no steps toward the designation, and Spencer County was one of them. On Wednesday, Riley and a committee of people representing the community, met to get the ball rolling.

  • City hikes tax despite late opposition

    It was no surprise last Tuesday when the Taylorsville City Commission voted to raise taxes. What was a surprise, however, is that it was not a unanimous vote.

    In previous discussions on the tax rate, there was little discussion and no opposition to the proposal to raise taxes on real property from 16.70 cents per $100 of assessed value, to 17.50 cents.

    Likewise, the taxes on personal property was raised from 20.88 cents to 21.16 cents. Both hikes represent the maximum four percent increase in revenue the state allows without the possibility of a public recall.