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  • POLL: Should the EDA be disbanded?

    Do you think the Economic Development Authority should be disbanded?

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  • School board approves next year’s staffing plan

    Fluctuating student populations at three of the district’s five schools will cause two certified staff positions to be eliminated and one certified staff position to be created for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Nixle gets nixed

    The service that provided Taylorsville residents with text message and email alerts of emergency situations has been at least temporarily discontinued.
    The web-based service, called Nixle, had been provided free of charge to the Taylorsville Police Department.
    However, because it has been so successful, Chief Toby Lewis told city commissioners at last week’s meeting that the company that provides it has decided to start charging a yearly fee.

  • EDA funding in jeopardy?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority is at risk of losing its funding if the most recent city commission and fiscal court meetings are any indication.
    The EDA is requesting $30,000 in funding from both the city and the county, for a total of $60,000.
    When the city’s portion of the funding was discussed at an April 26 special meeting of the city commission, Commissioner Larry Waldridge questioned how long the city would continue financially supporting the EDA.

  • Bancroft pleads guilty to murder

    Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty to murder and associated charges Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Akridge wins constable race

    Robert "Bob" Akridge defeated Terry L. Herbstreith by a vote of 73-39 for constable in the second magisterial district in the only local race in Tuesday's primary election.

    Roughly 11 percent of the county's registered voters turned out to vote - 1,376 people out of a registered 12,069.

    Unofficial local results in statewide races are as follows:

    Democratic races

    Secretary of state

    Elaine N. Walker - 316

    Alison Lundergan Grimes - 306

  • POLL: Do you know of a farm affected by rain?

    Do you know of a farm – be it your own or a friend's – that has been affected by all this rain?

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  • PHOTOS: A real-life civics lesson

    Local homeschool students and students from Spencer County High School sat in on a mock fiscal court meeting on Thursday.

    Some students’ names were drawn from a bag to see who would get to represent each district with their respective magistrates.

    Karen Karrer, who organized the event, also drew names for door prizes.

  • Sheriff’s department gets grant to enforce seatbelt safety

    Local motorists will have extra motivation to buckle up May 23 – June 5 as the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department will be working overtime during the  2011 Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Mobilization program.  

  • Sign causes controversy for family-owned gas station

    The owners of Elmar’s BP in Elk Creek have been engaged in a battle over their gas price sign for nearly seven years.
    According to co-owner Carmin Gaines, she, her brother, Carsyn, and her father, Elmer, obtained verbal permission to order their 71-square-foot sign in April 2004.
    Gaines claims that Elmar’s was granted a permit for that sign on June 15, 2004 – the same day it was put up.