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  • Taylorsville Strategic Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night

    The Taylorsville Strategic Planning committees invite everyone to a meeting to hear what they have accomplished and what future plans are in the works. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

    This is an opportunity for you to learn what has been happening since the roll out of the Taylorsville Strategic Plan 2016. There are still opportunities available if you are interested in joining any of the committees.

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  • State denied extension on Real ID

    Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension to come into compliance with federal regulations known as REAL ID was denied today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The denial of the extension comes in spite of recent documented progress the state has made to further enhance the security of its driver’s license and ID card issuance system. Despite the denial, Kentucky will continue efforts to modernize its system of issuance for these credentials.

  • Deputy falls ill, mold to blame?


    A second county employee was hospitalized over the weekend after falling ill from possible exposure to moldy conditions inside the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Tom Brummer was transported to Baptist East hospital Friday afternoon after he complained of respiratory issues. He was admitted and remained at Baptist East as of Monday afternoon.

    “He’s still in the hospital,” said Sheriff Buddy Stump. When asked if he felt Brummer’s condition was related to mold, Stump said “Yes, I feel like it is.”

  • Republicans outnumber Democrats in Spencer Co.

    After decades of being a solidly Democratic state when it came to political party registration, Spencer County has flipped to a slight majority of its voters being registered as Republicans.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday her office has been busy in recent weeks as people have come in to register or change party affiliations, and the flip actually took place a little more than a week ago.

  • Quantrill marker is back in place near Wakefield


    A Kentucky historical marker indicating the site of the capture of a notorious Civil War guerilla fighter is back in its proper location after it mysteriously disappeared last spring.

    The marker on KY 55 near Wakefield, was noticed missing in May, and neither neighbors nor highway department officials could determine where it had gone. Some nearby residents said they didn’t even notice it was missing until asked, and said they had no idea what had happened to it.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 12, 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.

    Gospel Singing at Elk Creek Baptist

    There will be a Gospel Singing Jubilee held at the Elk Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be Victory Road and the Waldridge Family.

  • Christian Care Communities Week


    A proclamation was presented by Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley, second from left, on behalf of the Spencer Co. Fiscal Court, recognizing Christian Care Communities Week in Spencer County. Riley was joined by Mary Lynn Spalding, left, President and CEO of Christian Care Communities, Karla Porter, third from left, Spencer County Facilities Manager, and James Patton, Christian Care Communities Vice President for Mission  Advancement and General Counsel. The event was held during a luncheon for residents and guests on Sunday afternoon.

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  • TES is School of Distinction


    Taylorsville Elementary School has a lot to be excited about. Next year, they’ll be moving into a brand new $14 million building that’s currently under construction. More importantly, that they’ll be making that transition as a School of Distinction – a label they earned last week when the state released the latest KPREP scores.

    Not only did TES earn a rank of distinguished, butits dramatic improvement from last year earned it special marks.