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  • Board applies for permit to clean creek

    The Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy Board of Directors is now gathering information and applying for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a cleaning project of the creek.

    Doloras Richardson, of the Spencer County Conservation District, advised it may take up to six months to get approval for such a permit, and that any work may not begin until next summer at the earliest. If approved, they would collect sealed bids for the project.

  • Ford workers approve new union contract

    Ford Motor Co. hourly workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, ending five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.

    Several Louisville area Ford employees who voted against ratifying the contract on Tuesday said they wish the parties would have been forced back to bargaining to restore some of the wages and benefits lost in prior contacts, but they’ll accept the outcome.

  • Fiscal court sets time to talk priorities

    As the first year of a new county administration comes to a close, there appears to be renewed interest in outlining some specific areas of need and concern.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, who took office at the end of 2014, reminded magistrates Monday night during their regular meeting, that he would like to hear their input on “goals for your district and goals for the county.”

    Riley said his goals remain focused on economic development, and said he was interested in hearing from magistrates as well.

  • Child poverty proving hard to combat in Kentucky

    At the Plymouth Community Renewal Center, Markham French measures child poverty through the increasing number of young adults seeking aid from the center in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood.

    “I’m seeing more and more young parents using our food pantry program,” said French, who has served as executive director of the 98-year-old neighborhood center since 2005. “We are seeing more and more families and children in need of food.”

  • Local beagle wins national title


    Back-to-back Purina Brace Beagle Champion Awards won by a high-achieving male Beagle named “Braveheart” made his owners proud, one of whom is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Marty Parker, owns the dog along with Niki Happel of Pittsburgh and Alfie Williams of Finleyville, Pennsylvania.

    “Braveheart has matured into an even better dog than when he first won,” said Parker, the breeder and handler of the dog.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 18, 2015

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  • Knife used in hold-up attempt

    Taylorsville Police have a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery last week at the Dollar General in Settlers Center and are seeking further information from the public.

    Lt. Rick Jewell said the suspect is a 23-year-old Spencer County man who was acquainted with the Dollar General employee he allegedly attempted to rob last Tuesday evening. The man was later arrested in Jefferson County on an outstanding warrant and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center on drug charges.

  • Going green, saving green


    This morning at Spencer County Elementary School, the boys in the principal’s office are there for a good reason. At Principal Mark Thomas’ instruction, they introduce themselves one by one.

    Gavin Combs. Luis Garcia. James Ross. Alex Armstrong.

  • Bill could allow homeschoolers access to SCPS activities


    When Craig Eck stood before the Spencer County Board of Education last month, he wanted to talk about something involving one of his children. It might have seemed a unique concern. But the matter Eck brought forward is also the subject of a bill soon to come before the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Eck and his wife, who live near Wilsonville, have three daughters who have attended the county’s public schools. One is a recent Spencer County High School graduate, another a current junior. The youngest, an eighth-grader, is now homeschooled.

  • Christmas Home Tour


    Tickets are now on sale for an annual Taylorsville holiday tradition, as the Christmas Home Tour is just weeks away.

    The event is an opportunity for local residents and businesses to share some of their finest holiday spirit and decorations with the community. Visitors are invited to stop by each of the eight locations participating this year as part of a self-guided tour on Saturday, December 5, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    This year’s locations are as follows:

    • The Red Scooter, located at 32 E. Main Street in Taylorsville.