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  • Workforce needs revealed

    courtesy of KY Press News Service

  • Commonwealth Honors

     

    Juniors Meghan Beard and Halee Hood were recently accepted into the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University. The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students applying for CHA are expected to have a 3.5 GPA and a composite ACT score of 25.

  • More than half not ready for kindergarten

     

    by MEGAN T. BLANEY/Magnet Freelancer

  • Sen. Higdon appointed

     

  • Explaining state’s new gasoline tax structure

    On the last night of the 2015 General Assembly, changes were made to the gas tax in the state of Kentucky. The tax rate is tied to the wholesale price of gasoline. With recent drops in gasoline prices, the tax rate has also dropped. On January 1 of this year, the tax rate dropped 4.3 cents to 27.6 cents per gallon. This rate is adjusted quarterly and the rate was scheduled to drop an additional 5.1 cents on April 1. One penny in the gas tax equates to approximately $30 million of revenue to the road fund. Of this, 48% comes back to counties and cities to maintain local roads.

  • Massie: It’s time to legalize industrial hemp

    by THOMAS MASSIE/U.S. Representative

  • What’s happening - Week of April 15, 2015

    Spring Tire Amnesty
    Spencer County will hold its Spring Tire Amnesty the following dates: Thursday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Amnesty will be held at the Spencer County Road Department on Fairgrounds Road.
    Solid Rubber Tires will not be accepted. If you have questions, call Todd Burch, Spencer County Road Supervisor, at 502-817-2788, or call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County SWC, at 502-477-3218.

  • Major expansion for Outlet Shoppes planned

    ASHLEY WILKINS/Landmark News Service

  • Two rescued after kayak flips on Salt River

    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department rescued two young people Monday whose kayaks flipped in rough water on the Salt River downstream from the Taylorsville Lake spillway Sunday afternoon.
    Chief Nathan Nation said emergency crews were called just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday after a report of the accident. Two juveniles, ages 14 and 11, were in the water.
    “One was wearing a life jacket and one wasn’t,” said Nation. “They were able to get to a tree and hang on until we were able to get there.”

  • Water pressure may be too low for major fire in Taylorsville

    Water was the focus of the Taylorsville City Commission during much of their meeting last Tuesday night, and not just from recent flooding.
    Commissioners heard from Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation about the limitations the city has when it comes to water flow and the ability to fight a major fire in downtown Taylorsville.
    He explained that the water pressure in Taylorsville would make it difficult for firefighters to have ample supply to knock down a large fire that engulfed a block of downtown.