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Local News

  • Local family is face of Shelby March of Dimes

    Fisherville residents Brian and Erin Crenshaw might say they have faced the best and worst scenarios that parents of premature babies could face.

  • One year later: KSP dispatch gets good reviews

    More than a year has passed since the local 911 emergency dispatching service was transferred from a county-operated office above the sheriff’s department to the Kentucky State Police Post in Frankfort.
    The official switch happened July 7, 2010. Since then, all 911 calls and non-emergency calls coming to dispatch over the 502-477-5533 line have been received by KSP-employed and specially trained emergency medical dispatchers.

  • City seeks to speed up floodwall project

    After a meeting earlier this month in Frankfort, city officials are asking for help in high places to speed along the Floodwall Drainage Project.
    Mayor Don Pay sent letters to local and federal representatives, including Sen. Rand Paul, updating them on the project.
    The city has secured $1 million in state and federal funds to help fund the floodwall renovation as well as the mitigation of the flooding problem on Houston Court.

  • Taylorsville has new web presence

    Finding information online about the City of Taylorsville just got a little bit easier.

  • ‘Tree’ gets new life at First Baptist

    While most trees lose their leaves and go into hiding for the winter, one ‘tree’ will see new life this December.
    This tree – a steel, tree-shaped structure large enough to hold at least 50 standing, singing people – spent the past 25 years at Bloomfield United Methodist Church in Nelson County.

  • Hearing set Sept. 7 for former sheriff

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter is set to appear in circuit court next Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Coulter, who is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct, is on the docket for a disposition hearing.
    Though still a Spencer County case, the hearing will take place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • SCHS Pep Rally - 8/19 (with video)

    Spencer County High School football players get ready to bust through a banner during a pep rally Friday afternoon.

    The school’s fall sports teams were introduced during the pep rally, and class of 2011 graduate Andrew Dockery passed along his school spirit torch to junior Gage Mertz.

  • Firefighters battle two house fires in two days

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to two serious house fires in two days last week, one of which resulted in the total loss of a home.

  • Davis family is now at home on Little Mount Road

    At 7 p.m. Saturday, Melissa Davis held something in her hands that she had been waiting a long time to hold – the keys to her new home.

  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.