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  • 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

  • Farewell to former Mayor...


    Taylorsville said goodbye to former Mayor Walter Hahn Monday afternoon, as family and friends gathered for his funeral following his death last Wednesday.

    Hahn, 73, served on the Taylorsville City Commission for six years, and then as the city’s mayor for 20 years, his last term ending in 2006.

    “He was very community conscientious,” said former City Clerk Marcia Crowe, who worked alongside Hahn for several years in city government.

  • Apartment complex seeks 36-unit expansion


    Less than five years after opening Taylorsville Place Apartments, the same firm is looking to construct a second phase that will more than double the number of affordable housing apartments on the site located across from Spencer County Elementary School on KY 44.

  • Man found in creek dies


    Crews performed CPR on the man at the scene and all the way to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was prounounced dead at 11:04 a.m. The Shelby County Coroner’s Office would not release the man’s identity, pending notification of relatives, and said the death appears to be from natural causes.

  • Christmas on Main Street this Saturday

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Taylorsville, and the holiday season will really kick off Saturday night during the annual Christmas on Main Street festivities.

    The evening will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m. down Main Street. The grand marshals of this year’s parade will be the 2015 Spencer County High School football team.

    The emcee for the event will be Spencer County native J.D. Shelburne, a Nashville recording artist, who will also be performing a few songs during the evening.

  • Local charity on the move


    The next few months will be something of a right of passage for Love My Neighbor Inc., the volunteer-run store that in three years has served thousands.

    Supported by six local churches, Love My Neighbor has been operating in a building next to Citizens Union Bank in Taylorsville. The bank, which owned the building and has been lending it to the ministry, sold it last May.

  • Fire Department looking for six new volunteers

    Before year’s end, officials with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District hope six area residents will step forward.

    The fire district needs volunteers at its Ashes Creek station off Franklin Road and at its Little Union station on Cotton Lane. When recruit training begins in January, officials hope to have increased total ranks from 54 to 60 volunteers.

  • Cram the Cruisers...


    The Kentucky State Police have been collecting food this way for five years, and Spencer County donated 3,000 pounds of food, more than any other county in the Frankfort post. Drop off points are at Country Mart, the Tea Cup and the Police Department.

  • New florist in town...


    Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce hosted a new business ribbon cutting for Lily of the Valley Florist and Gift Shop, which is located at 57 E. Main Street in downtown Taylorsville. The new shop is owned by Rita Goodwin and Debbie Casey is the store manager. The florist will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The phone number at the shop is (502) 477-5727 during normal business hours. After hours, the number is (502) 235-7982.

  • Christmas Home Tour


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