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  • Water rates on the rise

    Water rates will be going up for both city and county residents following the second reading of an ordinance by the Taylorsville City Commission expected later this month.

    During a special meeting last Tuesday, the commission approved the first reading of a proposed water rate hike. The minimum water bill for customers within the city limits will be $10.56 per month, up eight cents from the current rate.

  • Board votes 3-1 to extend Adams to 2019

    Superintendent of Spencer County Public Schools Chuck Adams got some job security last week when the school board extended his contract out to 2019, but the decision was not unanimous.

    The board conducted their annual evaluation of Adams during last Thursday’s meeting at Spencer County Elementary School, and he received good marks. However, when it came to securing his services for the next four years, at least one board member expressed her concerns about such a lengthy commitment.

  • McGehee named to Lipscomb’s honor roll

    Taylorsville student Holli McGehee has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester.

    McGehee was named to the honor roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99. She is a Whitefield Academy graduate and public relations major.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 17, 2015

    Motorcycle road skills testing

    Motorcycle Road Skills testing is at Waterford Park on Highway 44 in Taylorsville. If you are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, you may call the Circuit Clerk’s office at (502) 477-3220 to ask.

  • Wakefield named to KCU honor roll

     

    Devondra Wakefield was named to Kentucky Christian University’s honor roll for the 2014-2015 spring semester. The honor roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74. Wakefield is the daughter of Charles Wakefield of Shelbyville and Renita Wakefield of Taylorsville. She is a 2013 graduate of Spencer County High School and majors in nursing and ministry at KCU.

  • Bill enhances early child care and education rating system

    Kentucky families can now be assured of the quality of their early learning and child care choices. Gov. Steve Beshear joined early childhood professionals and community members Monday to ceremonially sign House Bill 234.

    The bill expands and enhances Kentucky’s quality rating system for early care and education programs.

  • Crusade for children...

     

    Macy Nation accepts a donation from a motorist Saturday afternoon as she volunteered with Sheldon Morris and others with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department during the annual Crusade for Children. Locally, firefighters collected nearly $25,000 this year, up nearly $1,500 from last year. Firefighters spent evenings last week going door to door for donations, and this past weekend, they collected on the street.
     

  • City acquires home of Civil War hero

     

    The home of a Civil War hero from Taylorsville has new life after the city commission voted to turn the property over to a foundation committed to restoring and opening up the home as a tourist attraction.

  • Mayor: Potholes a safety issue

     

    Shopping local is important for everyone in Spencer County, but when accessing local businesses becomes like driving an obstacle course, it’s a barrier those trying to make a living here don’t need.

  • New hydrants should solve fire hazard

    The Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday night chose the simplest and least expensive route to solve a potentially disasterous issue with the flow of water from fire hydrants in Taylorsville.

    In a unanimous vote, the commission agreed to pay $7,000 to have two new hydrants placed at the edge of downtown, one at Brashears Creek Road and the other at East River Road. Nation said the department can run 1,000 feet of water hose from those hydrants to trucks, that would provide the adequate water pressure needed.