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  • New KSP recruiting standards no longer require college credits

    The Kentucky State Police will now be able to accept more applications than ever thanks to new hiring qualifications established by the legislature. Anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of work experience now qualifies to apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper.

  • Medical office is closing

     

    Just a year after assuming ownership of a former private medical practice in Taylorsville, Kentucky One Health has announced that the local office is one of at least 15 slated for closing in coming weeks.

  • Another budget battle

    Members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court were scheduled to meet this morning in a special meeting in hopes of finding common ground on the 2017-18 budget to avoid a repeat of the budget battle last year that took the county to the brink of a shutdown.

    However, if Monday night’s meeting is any indication, there are several gaps that will need to be bridged and emotions may be running high. The court deadlocked in a 3-3 tie and failed to approve the second reading of the budget, prompting the call for a special meeting this morning.

  • City actively working to fix Edgewater sewage plant

    The City of Taylorsville is proceeding with work on repairs to a wastewater pump station that last year, overflowed and nearly created a dangerous spill of sewage into Taylorsville Lake.

    The station, which serves the cottages at Edgewater Resorts, the Taylorsville Lake Marina and the campground at Taylorsville Lake State Park, has been the source of a lot of discussion and negations recently after Premier Resorts, Inc., the company that operated Edgewater and who had the operator’s license for the facility, closed their doors last fall.

  • County agrees to meet with city over policing

     

  • Kentucky Gourd Art Show this weekend

     

    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show returns to Taylorsville this weekend with exhibits at the Spencer County Elementary School on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pictured are some of the gourds from last year’s show.

    This year’s theme is “Thunder Drums Over Kentucky.”

    Admission to the show is $4 for adults and children under 12 are free. A weekend pass is $6. The annual event draws gourd artists from all over Kentucky and several states.

  • AMVETS Post 129 seeking donations

     

  • What’s happening - Week of May 17, 2017

    Habitat Golf Scramble

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity’s 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be held June 3, at 7 a.m. at Tanglewood Golf Course.

    Registration is $200 for a team of four and includes green fee, cart rental, lunch and door prizes. SCHFH is still seeking event sponsors and hole sponsors.

  • The Zika virus has arrived in Kentucky

     

  • Rabies case confirmed

     

    A puppy born in Spencer County tested positive for rabies after it died in Shelby County recently, prompting an investigation at a residence on Little Union Road and at least eight people being treated with a post-exposure rabies vaccine.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the dog was one of five Great Pyrenees puppies sold from the residence. He said four went out of state, and the other one went to a home in Shelby County.