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  • Circus coming to town next Tuesday

    The Circus is coming to Taylorsville next Tuesday, May 10, at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.

    The Kelly Miller Circus will be performing two shows, at 4:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12, if bought in advance, and $16 for adults and $8 for children at the gate.

    The Kelly Miller Circus was founded in 1938 and features elephants and other animals, along with clowns, high-flying acts and international circus stars.

  • $16.5 million to build TES


    The new Taylorsville Elementary School now has a builder.

    Louisville-based Morel Construction Co. LLC got the official nod from the Spencer County Board of Education Monday at the board’s monthly meeting at Spencer County High School.

    “We’re on our way, folks,” board chair Debbie Herndon said after the board passed a motion approving the general contractor.

    “The time has come,” superintendent Chuck Adams said.

  • Feasibility of hydro power plant at lake researched


    The current that flows through the Taylorsville Lake dam to the Salt River could have a future in electricity production, if a Coal Gables, Florida-based company’s plan proceeds.

    Energy Resources USA Inc., a subsidiary of a Spanish company, has filed a preliminary permit application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, proposing to conduct a feasibility study for a hydroelectric plant at the site.

  • Levee trail a step closer

    The path to success begins with a single step, and eager citizens who attended Monday night’s meeting of the City of Taylorsville’s Strategic Planning session were advised that they don’t have to wait to start walking.

    Specifically, Tad Long said one of the priorities evident from the initial meeting last month was the development of a walking trail around the Taylorsville levee. He said such a project doesn’t require too much effort in the beginning, and the important thing is to just let people experience it.

  • Grocery celebrates 50 years


    The celebration at Country Mart last week marking the store’s 50th anniversary in Taylorsville seemed much more than just an anniversary of a business. Rather, it was more like a family reunion of sorts.

    “We try to create a family atmosphere here,” said owner Matt Goldstein, when trying to explain the loyalty that’s evident among both customers and employees.

  • Disc golf course gets a mulligan

    Supporters of a disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park have encountered more obstacles due to governmental red tape, than players would ever have to negotiate while playing the game.

    However, they remain optimistic following a meeting with Kentucky Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland last week that didn’t result in promises, but did offer a glimmer of hope for another shot.

  • Woman struck by train while hunting for mythical Pope Lick monster

    Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.

    Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn’t have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn’t make it.

    A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 27, 2016

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show May 14-15

    The 22nd annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be located at Spencer County Elementary School, located at 1265 Mt. Washington Rd., on Highway 44 West, (west of downtown Taylorsville). Adult daily admission is $4, or a weekend pass may be purchased for $6; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, please call (877) 765-8594 or visit the website at www.kygourdsociety.org.

  • SCMS Leadership students put lessons into action


    A leadership-focused club at Spencer County Middle School gives students the chance to put their learning to practice by planning activities. Last Thursday, they followed through on a big idea they’d been working on all year.

    The Student Lighthouse Team, one of many Lighthouse teams across the country, coordinated a gathering of like-minded students at the school. Drama teacher Shelby Steege, who coaches the Lighthouse Team, said it was the first time such an event has ever been put on, anywhere in the nation.

  • Primary Care facility opens in Taylorsville


    Nurse Practitioners Melody Presley and Mina Bear have joined KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates located at 83 West Main Street in Taylorsville. The practice previously employed Thomas Crain, MD, who recently retired.

    In honor of these new additions to the facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday, April 19. Community members attend to meet the two nurse practitioners, tour the facility and provide farewell comments to Dr. Crain.