.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Fire board votes to purchase new truck

    The Spencer County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday morning to purchase a new quint fire apparatus for a total cost of approximately $580,000.
    The apparatus is called a quint because it provides five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders.
    The new truck will replace a 1993 model apparatus, which the fire district has already sold, said Fire Chief Nathan Nation.

  • POLL: Can EDA operate part-time?

    Do you think the EDA could operate on a part-time basis?

    Click here to vote!

  • Woman impaled by stick after jumping in lake

    A 19-year-old woman was flown to University Hospital in Louisville on Monday after being impaled by a tree branch when she jumped into Taylorsville Lake.

  • City to discuss funding part-time EDA

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority went from being funded, to not funded, then back to being funded again in a matter of minutes at last Tuesday’s Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    A little more than 24 hours after having its funding chopped out of the county budget by the Spencer County Fiscal Court, the EDA was on the agenda to find out its fate from the city.
    The proposed city budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year included $30,000 for the EDA.

  • Schools tighten belt for 2011-12 budget

    A grim economy coupled with state budget shortfalls will continue to put a financial strain on the Spencer County School District’s budget in the coming year.
    The Board of Education approved the district’s 2011-2012 tentative budget at its May meeting – a $24.3 million plan for operating the district, its five schools and 420 contracted employees.

  • Economy blamed for drop in Crusade donations

    Local totals for the 2011 WHAS-11 Crusade for Children are down this year, but fire department officials are still pleased with the results of recent collection efforts.
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said his department collected $15,000 this year at its roadblocks. At first glance, that total seems drastically down from the $27,647 raised by the department last year. But Nation said a hefty private donation last year somewhat skewed the totals.

  • Dale Lane trees disappear

    Motorists that frequently travel Dale Lane have definitely noticed that a tree canopy previously covering a large segment of the road has been removed, and some are less than happy about it.

  • Bancroft scheduled for sentencing

    The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.
    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements from family members of the woman he pleaded guilty to killing.

  • Woman dies after boating accident

    A Louisville woman died Friday after being involved in a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday afternoon.
    Natasha A. Murrell, 33, was airlifted to University Hospital with serious injuries after being thrown from the 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo water craft she was riding, said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marracinni.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley’s report, Murrell died of multiple blunt-force head injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Relay rivalry

    In keeping with the “MVP” theme of Friday night’s Relay for Life, Lori Young drummed up a friendly little rivalry.
    Young, owner of The Tea Cup, is a self-proclaimed, die-hard University of Louisville fan – which, to put it lightly, means she is not a fan of the University of Kentucky.