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  • Reynolds family gets a fresh start in Habitat’s first home

    Outside, snow showered the front lawn of Spencer County’s first Habitat for Humanity house with a frosty blanket. Inside, members showered much warmer blessings for a happy, healthy life as Lisa Reynolds and her family were finally handed the keys to their new home.

    “I want to say thank you to everyone who has allowed this for us,” said Reynolds to the more than 60 people who gathered inside the Hillview Estates home for Sunday’s dedication.

  • Witnessing history: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Before he headed off to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, Dr. Charles Burton said he was uncertain how much of the Presidential Inauguration he would be able to witness. Some estimates have placed the number of people wanting to be a part of the historical event of upwards to two million. Burton said his hopes were to at least catch a glimpse of the parade as Barack Obama marched his way into being America’s first black president.

  • Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Department: Awards banquet

    The Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Department held their annual awards banquet at Second Baptist in Taylorsville December 13. Over 120 firefighters, family, and local officials attended.

    The following awards were presented:

    Highest Volunteer Alarm Response: Cameron Canan

    Explorer of the Year: Ben Steele

    Recruit of the Year: Paul Samson and Tyler Milburn

    Firefighter of the Year: Walt Elder and Kyle Bradshaw

    Sgt. of the Year; Cameron Canan

    Company Officer of the Year: Damon Jewell

    Chief Firefighter Award: Nick Devito

  • What's Happening

    Chamber of

    commerce meeting

    Happy New Year! The meeting this month will be tomorrow at noon. Guest Speaker will be Police Chief Toby Lewis of the Taylorsville Police Dept. The Teacup will be catering this meeting. Please R.S.V.P. to the Chamber.

    Halloween photos

    Just a reminder! If you had your child’s photo taken at the Spencer Magnet during Trick or Treat on Main, the photos are in and may picked up any time M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    VFW meetings

  • KDE joins local fight

    The state’s top educational organizations – including the Kentucky Department of Education – have placed their support behind the Spencer County School Board’s decision to conduct the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session and are asking the judge to reverse an opinion by the Office of the Attorney General.

  • Mt. Eden responds to Shelby Co. house fire

    Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said that when crews responded to a house fire at 2709 Pea Ridge Road in Shelby County, they found the entire back portion of the two-story home completely engulfed in flames.

    Herndon said that no one was at home at the time of the blaze, which occurred last Friday.

    Because of the remote location, water had to be shuttled from nearly five miles away.

    “We salvaged some items. A few pictures and collector knives, but little else,” said Herndon. “It was almost a total loss.”

  • Police working to link chain of crimes

    As Jeff Kelien remains confined to an Indiana jail following last week’s high speed chase, police in Spencer County are working to charge him with crimes allegedly committed in Kentucky.

    “It’s not as simple as people think it is,” said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • Citizen of the Year: Sharon Thomas

    Sharon Thomas is a volunteeroholic. Whenever she’s asked to give her time to a community event or activity, she always finds it hard to turn it down.

    “I made a resolution that in 2009 I was going to learn to say ‘no’. But after 12 days [in the New Year] I’m already volunteering to do things,” she said.

    Last year Thomas’ desire to help out led her to spend countless hours on community projects and also helped her to receive the title of Citizen of the Year from a local civic group.

  • Floodwall needs work

    Taylorsville residents who live within the floodwalls could see a significant increase in their insurance costs if the city loses its certification, Floodwall Commissioner Gary Kehne told city commissioners last Tuesday.

    “There’s going to be some mad people in this town,” said Kehne, if the city does not comply with its promise to repair the levee by July 2010.

  • Honoring everyday heroes

    Families and friends gathered last Tuesday for a night of celebration as they honored seven Spencer Countians for their commitment to family and their service to the community.