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Local News

  • Book shares history of The Band

    Testimony, a new book about The Band’s history, written by Robbie Robertson. He was The Band’s guitarist, main songwriter and networker.

    This is a well written piece of modern music history that captures the evolution of five musicians starting out in 1960 as The Hawks until their final concert, The Last Waltz in 1976 as The Band.

  • All Saints Knights of Columbus honored

    Knights of Columbus All Saints Council #14234 has earned the distinction of Double Star Council, one of the Knights of Columbus top awards, for the 2015-2016 fraternal year.  The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Ct., made the announcement.  

    The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of sponsorship of service-oriented activities, and membership recruitment and retention.  The award was presented to the membership by Knights of Columbus State Deputy, Gabriel Cabral at a special ceremony held on December 3rd.

  • Heiner pushes for A-F grades for schools

    The state’s education secretary wants to see Kentucky schools be given A to F grades under its rede­signed accountability system, say­ing that having the report card-style labels will be clear and easy for parents and the community to understand.

  • Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department honors members

     

  • Was there a bear up there?

     

    They’ve been spotted in Nelson, Meade and other nearby counties, so it would not be surprising at all to hear of a bear roaming through Spencer County. A local man thinks he has evidence of just that.

    Jerry Smith lives off Goose Creek Road and noticed some marks on his tree that he supposes could only have been made by a bear. He’s lived there for 26 years and his home is surrounded by woods and is frequently visited by all sorts of wildlife.

  • Governor will name Williams’ replacement

    There was an empty chair on the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning following the death of 1st District Magistrate Jim Williams last week.

    Williams died last Tuesday morning after battling cancer for nearly a year. He was a well-known contractor and real estate agent in the community who ran for and won election in 2014 for a seat on the fiscal court.

  • Tests show mold levels reduced in Sheriff’s office

     

    Another round of testing for mold in the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office shows that air filtration units seemed to have reduced the amount of mold in the building, but that doesn’t mean the building is ready to be immediately occupied.

  • FFA Farm Toy Show returns

    A Spencer County Christmas tradition that draws vendors and visitors from across Kentucky and surrounding states returns this weekend.

    The 27th Annual Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show will begin on Friday night and go through Saturday afternoon. The doors will open Friday at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. and reopen Saturday morning at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Group dreams of pool and beach at Taylorsville lake

    It’s not the season to be thinking about sandy beaches and swimming pools, but those were some of the topics being discussed last Tuesday night at the Strategic Planning Committee meeting.

    Marty Nemes, who serves on the Recreation, Tourism and Marketing committee, said he had a very informative discussion with former Taylorsville Lake State Park Manager Mike Lynn recently about some of the plans that were originally made for the state park, and wondered if there’s any way to resurrect them.

  • Fiesta Mexicana opens in Taylorsville