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  • PHOTO: New commission takes oath

    The new Taylorsville City Commission was sworn in during last Tuesday’s meeting by Judge Donna Dutton. Pictured from left are Melissa Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Bentley Ingram and Jack Proctor. Spears and Ingram are incumbents; Proctor has previously served as a commissioner; and Redmon is new to public office.

  • Parade like the welcome home Vietnam vets never got

    Last Saturday’s Christmas parade in Shelbyville held special meaning for a select group of veterans.
    This group of Vietnam vets who rode in the “Deuce and half” (a 2.5-ton Army truck) said seeing hundreds of cheering people smiling and waving at them was an experience that other veterans coming home take for granted these days.

  • City again denies Shircliffes’ Main Street access

    A Main Street property owner appeared before the Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday night to give members one last chance to right the wrong he believes was done to his property.
    John Shircliffe, who, with his wife, Judy, owns the Sanctuary Arts Center at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets, asked the commission last week to restore the Main Street access taken away during the Phase II Main Street Project renovations.

  • Travis named Farmer of the Year

    Scott Travis, a 27-year farming veteran of Spencer County, was honored as the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville on Friday.

  • District to have tech center under high school’s roof as early as next school year

    Spencer County High School is on track to launch a career and technical school within its walls as soon as next school year, if all goes according to current plans.
    That is an exciting development for the district, which currently is forced to bus students interested in technical education and earning numerous industry certificates, such as health sciences or information technology, to tech school campuses in neighboring Bullitt and Shelby counties.

  • City votes to move in different direction than county when buying radios

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday night to continue its course and purchase the needed equipment for the city police department to operate on P-25 radio technology.
    Several years ago, the county’s 911 Committee, which is comprised of emergency agency department heads, agreed to move in the P-25 direction — a move that is recommended by the Department of Homeland Security with the idea that the more agencies that use P-25 technology, the more agencies that will be able to communicate with each other in the event of a disaster or emergency.

  • Labor Cabinet reduces school district’s penalties in case of maintenance worker’s death

    Spencer County Schools will pay less in Occupational Safety and Health Administration penalties than first thought in the case of a June workplace accident that resulted in the death of a maintenance employee.

  • Middle school teacher, coach arrested

    A Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach of the Grizzlies football team was arrested Friday after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and held her there against her will.

  • PHOTOS: What a tree!

    Employees from M & J Landscaping work Friday morning to plant a 10-foot Norway Spruce in the square near the veterans memorial on Main Street. The tree was ordered by the Main Street Committee.

  • School board roundtable discussions with SBDM councils reveal concerns, positive areas

    A November roundtable discussion that included each Spencer County Schools’ Site-Based Decision Making Council and the Board of Education solidified what have already been hot topics of discussion and concern for many district administrators, faculty and staff: Teacher pay is stagnant, class sizes are often too large and math and reading need special attention district wide.