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  • TSCFD receives $10,000 grant for firefighting equipment

    Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a $10,250 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.   

  • State urging caution as fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Audit reveals postal workers deliberately delayed mail

     

  • Combating physical and sexual abuse

    Editor’s Note: October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. This is the second in a series of stories by Phil Lloyd-Sidle and Megan Williams, Domestic Violence Advocates with the Center for Women and Families.

    Several months ago in Trimble County a nightmare occurred in daylight.  Lora Cable was granted a no unlawful contact domestic violence order against her partner Timothy Riddle.  The next day, Valentine’s Day, he walked into her work at a doctor’s office and killed her.

  • WWI veteran honored after 50 years

     

    A brisk wind kept the American flag unfurled as it was posted over the tombstone of Dave Stump at Valley Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Standing nearby was a military honor guard, and seated were Stump’s lone surviving daughter, and other family members and friends of the man who died in a house fire more than 50 years ago. All came to bestow an honor that was long overdue.

  • Free Narcan kits available

    If you know someone addicted to opioids or heroin, taking a few minutes of time Thursday could save their life.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association will be holding a free Naloxone training session at the Spencer County Health Department on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

  • Love My Neighbor set to reopen Oct. 28

     

    Love My Neighbor, a ministry of several local churches that provides clothes, furniture and other household items to low income families at minimal cost, and often without charge, is slated to reopen their doors in their new facility on Garrard Street later this month.

  • KY 44 sealing project

     

  • Delays expected as state begins resurfacing project on KY 55

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of roadway resurfacing that is scheduled to begin this week on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Spencer County. This project extends from KY 44 near the Spencer County High School to the intersection of KY 1633/KY 155 (mile markers 6.5 to 11.2).

    Milling operations are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with paving to take place the following week. Lane closures will be necessary to complete this work and motorists will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Spencer Co. Clerk’s office receives $13,455 grant

    State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Commissioner Terry Manuel announced that Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has received a grant totaling $13,455 from the KDLA to preserve and manage local government records.

    Thirty-nine grants have been awarded throughout the state for a total of $601,177 from the first round of funding from fiscal year 2018 Local Records Grant Program funds. The next round of grants will be awarded in December.