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  • State sees a $49 million revenue surplus

    Kentucky taxes generated $49 million in surplus revenues over what was anticipated in the state budget for the fiscal year that ended at midnight June 30.

    The Office of State Budget Director reported Monday that revenues to the state's General Fund grew for the sixth consecutive fiscal year in 2015-16 and topped $10 billion for the first time.

    Revenues to the General Fund grew by 3.7 percent over the previous fiscal year. That produced the $49 million surplus, because only 3.2 percent growth was anticipated in the state budget.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 6, 2016

    Spencer County GOP meeting

    The Spencer County GOP will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14 at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

    Free sports physicals

    On Saturday, July 16, free sports physicals will be available at Spencer County Physical Therapy from 9 a.m. - noon. For more information, call Spencer County High School at 477-3255.

    Healthfair/Readifest

  • Aubrey pleads not guilty to attempted murder

     

  • Jones crowned 2016 Miss Kentucky

     

    Laura Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, was crowned Miss Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington.

    Jones, also a graduate of Kentucky Christian University, is the daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Spencer County.

    Jones will travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey in September to compete for the title of Miss America. We hope to have a more in-depth future on Jones in an upcoming edition.

  • Court approves budget hours before shutdown

    The battle over the county’s budget ended with a 4-2 vote of approval in an emergency meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court Thursday, but the conflict on the court appears to be nowhere near subsiding.

    Just hours before the budget deadline, Magistrate Hobert Judd reluctantly agreed to approve the second reading of the county’s budget, breaking a 3-3 deadlock that had mired the court for more than two weeks.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 6, 2016

    City hosting strategic plan meeting

    The third strategic planning meeting for the city of Taylorsville will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at the extension office. At this meeting, consultants from the Kentucky League of Cities who have been working with residents to establish a plan for Taylorsville’s future, will present more details.

  • It rained on their parade

     

    Sudden torrential rains soaked participants and spectators Monday at the Mt. Eden Fourth of July Parade, but it didn’t put a complete damper on the day. As the parade made it’s  way along the main road in town, the floats and riders stayed dry. However, as the parade neared it’s end at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club building, the skies opened up  and drenched everyone. Despite the rain, there were still plenty of smiles and memories made.

  • Crews rush to stop sewage leak into lake

     

    County responders and volunteers rushed to contain a sewage leak into Taylorsville Lake Saturday, an event that emphasizes the importance of a quick resolution to the ownership issue at Edgewater Resorts.

    A sewage treatment pump located near the resort, that also serves the Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground, as well as the resort and marina, failed, creating an overflow that began leaking into the lake at the foot of a hill below Edgewater.

  • Motorcyce Accident

     

  • City to reveal strategic plan

    Citizens have weighed in, ideas have been tossed around, and now the community awaits the final plan that will be presented by consultants with the Kentucky League of Cities as part of the City of Taylorsville’s Strategic Planning iniative.