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  • Signature invites employees to BYOP


    In a common area inside Signature Healthcare in Taylorsville, residents and staff gathered Friday around a refreshingly homey cacophony: barking dogs.

    The nursing and rehab center hosted seven dogs – and two parrots – on its bring-your-pet-to-work day.

    “All the residents are loving it,” said activities director Tina Nation, “and they’re all like: ‘Look at that one. Look at that one!’”

  • New drama to film in Downtown Taylorsville

    Tired of what its members called the “same-old, same-old,” a start-up production company hopes to record a new television series in and around Taylorsville.

    Louisville-based Unfiltered Dreams, visited Taylorsville Monday, scouting locations and introducing themselves.

    The proposed series — S.I.N.S. — is, writer Tori Johnson said, a courtroom-based drama, “unlike any other you’ve seen.”

  • Man enters plea in Nov. DUI crash case


    A Louisville man accused of forcing a woman to ride with him while he drove drunk and ultimately crashed his vehicle in Taylorsville pleaded not guilty to six charges Feb. 18 in Spencer Circuit Court.

    Joshua Lee Sauer, 38, of Louisville pleaded not guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to to register transfer of a motor vehicle, violation of a Kentucky domestic violence or emergency protective order and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alchohol.

  • Republican Caucus set for March 5

    Spencer County Republicans should circle March 5 on their calendar if they want to cast their vote for the party’s presidential nominee. That’s the day of the Kentucky Republican Caucus, a first in the state’s history.

    The caucus will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Spencer County High School. All registered Republican voters can cast their vote for their chosen Republican candidate. Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer County GOP Chairman, said there are six candidates currently listed on the ballot.

  • Firm to submit TES drawings

    The last phases of planning are all that’s left before the Spencer County Board of Education hires a contractor to finally start building the new Taylorsville Elementary School.

    At the board’s meeting Monday evening, a representative of Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects presented a tentative schedule for moving the project forward.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 24, 2016

    Parenting Classes at Multi-Purpose CAA

    Multi Purpose CAA is offering Parenting Classes through the Nurturing Parenting Program.
    Would you like to brush up on your parenting skills? If so, MPCAA will help. The lessons are a versatile means of educating families on the philosophy and skills of Nurturing Parenting, proven and evidence-based parenting programs.

    The curriculum consists of 10 two-hour classes. You can attend all ten or pick the classes that most interest you.

  • Public Record - Week of February 17, 2016

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on November 13, 2015, in Spencer District Court:

    Anthony M. Foster, (1990), assault fourth degree domestic violence no visible injury; fleeing or evading police, first degree, amended to fleeing or evading police, second degree, guilty, 365 days, two years conditionally discharged, Kentucky Alternative Program, $163 court costs and fines.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 17, 2016

    Historical Society meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Spencer County Public Library. The main topic on the agenda will be planning for the future.

    Blood drive at Spencer Christian Church

    An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword: SpencerChristianKY or call 1-800-RedCross.

  • Study: August school days costly

    Kentucky travel industry officials have released a study that contends an early August return to school is costing the state millions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year.

    The travel industry commissioned the study to support a bill that would prevent school districts from starting classes before late August.

    “Kentucky tourism drops immediately and sharply upon the opening of schools,” said Hank Phillips, president and CEO of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

  • Fire damages Elk Creek home; residents uninjured

    An Elk Creek couple escaped their home without injury Sunday night after fire spread from a wood stove in the basement.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters contained the fire to the room where it started, Chief Nathan Nation said, but the fire caused smoke damage throughout the 506 Roberts Road home.

    Shortly before midnight, Keith and Debbie Nation smelled smoke, got up from bed and found the fire in the basement, the fire chief said. They went outside and called 911.