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  • One person airlifted from accident on Hwy. 48

    Highway 48, west of Lilly Pike, was closed part of Friday afternoon after what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident.

    One person was airlifted from the scene around 3 p.m. That person's identity and other details about the accident were not immediately available.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District, the Spencer County Sheriff's Department and the Spencer County EMS were among those responding.

    Check next week's paper for more information.

     

  • Bears advance with 50-46 win over Gallatin; play Monday at 8 p.m.

    The dream season for the Spencer County Bears moves forward following a 50-46 victory over Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament in New Castle on Thursday night.

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  • City customers will face rate hikes in future to help finance Taylorsville wastewater project

    The Taylorsville City Commission is moving forward with a state-mandated plan to upgrade the wastewater treatment system and city customers utilizing sewers will inevitably be feeling the progress of the project in their pocketbooks.
    The commission voted in a special session Monday night to award the construction portion of the city’s wastewater system improvements project to Pace Contracting, LLC, for $2.7 million and approved a financing plan that could increase the average city customer’s monthly bill about $12.  

  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.

  • Bears open play in region tournament Thursday night against Gallatin County

    While the Spencer County Bears made history Saturday night by winning the 30th District Title, the book isn’t closed on this season and there’s at least one more chapter to write – that of the 8th Region Tournament that begins this week in Henry County.

  • Bears #1 in district

    Spencer County’s head basketball coach Jacob Barmore knew Saturday night was going to be memorable when he brought his team out to the court nearly three hours before tip-off and there were 150 fans lined up at the door ready to start packing Lloyd Mullins Gymnasium.

  • Charges not likely in fire case

    A recent uncontrolled burn that scorched more than 25 acres in the Indian Ridge neighborhood will not likely result in criminal charges.

    Last Tuesday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies, responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to find flames spreading quickly and threatening nearby structures.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the burn started as result of an unattended brush fire, and spread to nearby property quickly due to dry conditions.

  • Giving the gift of time

    Taylorsville Elementary School has a program uniquely designed for volunteers to give back to the community in a big way. The mentoring program allows community members to interact with and make a difference in the lives of children who need help with their social development, behavioral issues or other problems.

  • Arrest made in break-ins at Spencer County High School parking lot

    An alleged repeat burglary offender was arrested by Taylorsville Police Friday for breaking into vehicles parked at Spencer County High School.
    Brandon Sparks, 19, of Taylorsville, was arrested by Lt. Rick Jewell after police received tips that items were missing from student vehicles.