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  • City to include cost of living raise in budget

    After a series of motions, the Taylorsville City Budget will be amended to reflect a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment across the board: for employees, commissioners and the mayor.

    During a budget workshop last week, the Taylorsville City Council voted on a variety of motions, including whether or not to include the cost living adjustment for just employees or if the city’s commissioners would be included.

  • FC approves 1st reading of budget

    After some across-the-table compromises, the Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the first reading of the 2017-18 budget on Wednesday.

    Final approval came after a long discussion related to a few key areas the magistrates wanted to see changed within the initial budget presented by Judge-Executive John Riley earlier in the week.

    “I have a different budget proposed here that I’ll be happy to pass out to everybody,” Riley said. “It’s a revised budget based upon what was discussed on Monday.”

  • It is your time to fly


    In a small but powerful ceremony, nine Hillview Academy students graduated, completing journeys that, in some cases, were heart-wrenching.

    For David Wyatt, graduating was a step toward finishing something he knew his parents would have wanted him to do.

    “A year ago I lost my best friend,” he said. “My dad died. Last year, my mother lost her battle with cancer.”
    Fighting back tears, Wyatt talked about the sadness and loneliness he felt following the deaths of his parents.

  • Man charged in double murder attempt


    A Spencer County man has been charged with the attempted murder of two Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies after an incident last week on Briar Ridge Road.

    David Blake, 54, was arrested Saturday after being released from University Hospital in Louisville, where he received treatment for his hands, which were believed to have been seriously damaged during an explosion.

  • New KSP recruiting standards no longer require college credits

    The Kentucky State Police will now be able to accept more applications than ever thanks to new hiring qualifications established by the legislature. Anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of work experience now qualifies to apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper.

  • Medical office is closing


    Just a year after assuming ownership of a former private medical practice in Taylorsville, Kentucky One Health has announced that the local office is one of at least 15 slated for closing in coming weeks.

  • Another budget battle

    Members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court were scheduled to meet this morning in a special meeting in hopes of finding common ground on the 2017-18 budget to avoid a repeat of the budget battle last year that took the county to the brink of a shutdown.

    However, if Monday night’s meeting is any indication, there are several gaps that will need to be bridged and emotions may be running high. The court deadlocked in a 3-3 tie and failed to approve the second reading of the budget, prompting the call for a special meeting this morning.

  • City actively working to fix Edgewater sewage plant

    The City of Taylorsville is proceeding with work on repairs to a wastewater pump station that last year, overflowed and nearly created a dangerous spill of sewage into Taylorsville Lake.

    The station, which serves the cottages at Edgewater Resorts, the Taylorsville Lake Marina and the campground at Taylorsville Lake State Park, has been the source of a lot of discussion and negations recently after Premier Resorts, Inc., the company that operated Edgewater and who had the operator’s license for the facility, closed their doors last fall.

  • County agrees to meet with city over policing


  • Kentucky Gourd Art Show this weekend


    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show returns to Taylorsville this weekend with exhibits at the Spencer County Elementary School on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pictured are some of the gourds from last year’s show.

    This year’s theme is “Thunder Drums Over Kentucky.”

    Admission to the show is $4 for adults and children under 12 are free. A weekend pass is $6. The annual event draws gourd artists from all over Kentucky and several states.