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  • Hesselbrock to represent KY in NFWL

    Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County Clerk, has been selected to serve in leadership for the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of govenrment.

    Hesselbrock was recently appointed to serve as the 2016 Kentucky State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL).

    “I am honored and excited to be appointed to this position within NFWL’s leadership and to help my colleagues in Kentucky learn more about this great organization,” said Hesselbrock.

  • Despite delay, new school will be ready for 2017


    Despite a delay in breaking ground, officials are still planning on the new Taylorsville Elementary School to be open and ready for students at the beginning of the 2017 school year.

    Kenny Stanfield, a representative of the Louisville office of Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, gave an update on the planning process for the new school during last week’s meeting of the Spencer County Board of Education. Excavation work has been delayed until spring, but Stanfield said the original finish date remains intact.

  • Teen fatally shot in Bloomfield


    A teenager was shot and killed near the Bloomfield Post Office early Tuesday morning, and two suspects were in custody as the investigation continues.

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to calls about the shooting shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, and officials quickly closed off the road leading to the post office, located at 131 Taylorsville Road.

    The victim was identified as an 18-year-old male, but no name was released. He reportedly had been shot in the throat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • GOP Caucus set for March 5

    Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and many of the other Republican candidates for president who have dominated news coverage since last summer, may flock to Kentucky in late winter thanks to the decision of state GOP leaders to have a first-ever caucus in the Bluegrass state.

  • Voting rights restored for felons

    Michael Hiser of Shepherdsville has waited 10 years for the right to vote. Tuesday he had his restoration rights application in his briefcase as he watched Gov. Steve Beshear announce he has signed an executive order automatically restoring voting rights and the right to hold public office for some felons.

    Beshear announced his executive order in the Capitol last Tuesday morning that felons who have not been convicted of sex crimes, bribery, treason or any violent crimes and have fulfilled all sentencing obligations will have their voting rights restored automatically.

  • Paris attacks had little impact on couple’s trip

    The terrorist attacks in Paris last month sent shockwaves across the globe, but for one local couple who were less than 40 miles away from that city when the violence took place, the events went largely unnoticed.

  • Ford to add 2,000 jobs to truck plant

    Ford officials were expected to announce Tuesday morning that the company will create 2,000 new jobs and sink $1.3 billion into the Kentucky Truck Plant in eastern Jefferson County.

    The infusion of employees and capital are part of a new body shop, retooling and other upgrades to build the new aluminum-bodied Super Duty pickup, which is scheduled to hit showroom floors late next year.

  • New I-65 bridge will honor Lincoln

    The new downtown Interstate 65 bridge will be named in honor of the nation’s 16th president, Kentucky-born Abraham Lincoln.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced at a news conference Monday afternoon near the Lincoln memorial statue at Waterfront Park that he is ending the long-standing debate over what to call the new bridge by issuing an executive order naming the span for Lincoln.

  • Annual FFA Farm Toy show Dec. 11-12

    The 2015 Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show will be held December 11 and 12 at Spencer County High School from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

    This annual event has become a popular tradition for the whole family, especially children.

    “Freddie Farmer’s Fun Farm” complete with pedal tractors and a shelled corn sand box, will be featured this year.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 25, 2015

    Blood Drive at FBC

    Give a meaningful gift this holiday season by donating blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, scheduled for Tuesday, December 8 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code FirstBaptistTaylorsville or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Walk-ins are also welcome. The church is located at 115 W. Main Street in Taylorsville.

    Circuit Clerk’s office closed