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  • Decision 2016 - School Board 4th Dist.

     

    Two board seats are up for election this year, but Janet Bonham is running unopposed in the 3rd District. We asked the two candidates for the 4th district seat, incumbant Lynn Shelburne, and challenger Woodie Cheek to talk about education issues. Their responses are as follows:

    What has prompted you to seek a seat on the school board?

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Stump sues fiscal court

     

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump filed a lawsuit last week against the Spencer County Fiscal Court and its individual members after the court had been unable to agree on where to relocate his office in the midst of an apparent mold outbreak.

    The suit, filed in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday, lays out the timeline of mold-related events dating back to July 11, up until October 7, when Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Brummer became ill and was hospitalized for five days after he’d spent time in the building’s booking area.

  • Court votes to move Sherrif's Office one block away

    The Sheriff’s office may be moving following a surprise 4-2 vote Monday night to lease a vacant building a block down Main Street. The vote came following a lengthy executive session in which the court discussed options for the Sheriff’s office, which has been battling mold since this summer.

  • Will city ban clowns?

     

    As reports of clowns showing up and terrorizing citizens across the country continue, Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart suggested to the city commission last week ways to possibly take a proactive approach.

    He presented a proposed ordinance that would make it unlawful for anyone over the age of 13 to conceal part or all of their face by a mask or other means while on public property, including streets, sidewalks, parking areas, and public buildings.

  • Leaking water tower may need to be replaced

     

    The City of Taylorsville may have a big-ticket expense to deal with following news that a water tank on Possum Ridge has been leaking and may need to be replaced.

    The leak was first discovered about a month ago in the stem pipe, which was negatively impacting water pressure to customers in the area.

    “We had to shut it down and fix it, which caused pressure problems,” said City Clerk Steve Biven.

  • Local author’s book is devotional for runners

     

  • What’s happening - Week of October 19, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

  • Habitat yard sale

     

    Linda Street, Kathy Lewis and Elisa Carrithers look over items that were for sale during a yard sale benefitting Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning in downtown Taylorsville. The event raised a little more than $1,200 for the nonprofit that helps build affordable housing for families in Spencer County.