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  • Slain trooper praised by his hometown

    Cameron Ponder was more than just a former student-athlete to North Hardin High School coach and teacher James Webb. He was a close friend.

    When Webb’s yard wasn’t taking shape, it was Ponder who suggested the grass needed pH balance, went and got it and treated the lawn.

    When Webb needed a babysitter, he turned to Ponder.

    And when it was time for Ponder to seek a reference as he sought to become a Kentucky State Police trooper following more than five years in the U.S. Navy, he turned to Webb, his former track and football coach.

  • Non-stop flights to NY coming to Northern Ky.

    American Airlines plans to add new daily nonstop flights to New York City from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early next year.

    The carrier announced Monday it will start three daily flights to LaGuardia Airport from CVG – a move sure to please regional business leaders who have been asking for more service to New York.

    The new flights are scheduled to start Jan. 5. American’s regional jet partner, Indianapolis-based Republic Airways, will offer the flights on 69-seat planes.

  • City raises tax rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved the first reading of a tax ordinance Monday night that would raise both tax rates on both personal and real property.

    Last year, the tax rate on real property in the city was 16.70 cents per $100 of assessed value. Under the ordinance, the new rate will be 16.90 cents. Last year, the rate generated $151,851 in revenues. The new rate is estimated to bring in $154,642.

    Last year’s real property tax rate of 20.88 cents per $100, brought in $15,785, with the proposed new rate of 21.66 cents expected to yield $16,464.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 16, 2015

    Project Graduation Chili Supper

    The Spencer County Senior Chili Supper to benefit Project Graduation will be held on Friday, September 25, from 5 – 8 p.m. (dine in or carry out) at the Spencer County High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $7.00 each and may be purchased from a SCHS Senior or tickets will also be available at the door. Please make plans to attend!

    Progressive Dinner

  • County trying to determine ownership of Tanglewood Drive

    Questions surrounding Tanglewood Drive and whether it should be adopted into the county road system continue, as property owners on that road continue to provide the Spencer County Fiscal Court with documents backing that claim.

    Cheryl Klotz has twice addressed the court, most recently last Wednesday during the court’s regular session, and is hoping County Attorney Ken Jones can help determine what official action the county took more than 30 years ago, when it used road bond money from that developer to pave the road.

  • Tickets still available for Progressive Dinner

    Tickets are still available for the annual Progressive Dinner sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

    This year’s event will be held next Saturday, September 26, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

    The program is set up to allow patrons to progress from one location to another, visiting local businesses and offices in downtown to enjoy food and fellowship.

    The itinerary is as follows:

    From 5-7 p.m. Saturday:

    1. Wine and Cheese at Creative Photography and Event Center

    2. Appetizers at First Baptist Church

  • Town stars in new country music video

    Spencer County’s J.D. Shelburne, a Nashville recording artist, recently released a new video for his song, “Hometown,” which features familiar places and faces around Taylorsville.

    The song and video serve as both a sentimental journey and a plea to revive the quaint little Kentucky town, that’s like so many other small towns across the country.

  • Photographer focused on town’s potential


    As a photographer, Paula Wheatley has an eye that sees beyond the obvious. That old brick wall with chipped paint may look like an eyesore, but for Wheatley, it’s the perfect backdrop for a family portrait.

    Wheatley eyes Taylorsville for not how it is, but how it could be. Her vision is one where Taylorsville becomes alive again with visitors and activities. Where the sidewalks are bustling and business fronts are open.

  • Deputy hired despite incident with teen girl


    A Spencer County deputy hired last April was the subject of criminal charges amid an embarrassing incident in Franklin County three years ago involving a teenage girl, but Sheriff Buddy Stump is defending his decision to hire him.

  • Vandals strike local church


    It may have been a childish prank, but police are taking seriously the recent vandalism of a vacant Taylorsville church that left satanic symbols on an exterior wall and door of the building.
    Major Kenny Stewart of the Taylorsville City Police Department, said his office was notified of the vandalism Friday morning. He investigated and determined it had been done sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.