Local News

  • Owners meet with city over potholes

    Business owners met with members of the Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to the potholes that plague the access roads to Settlers Center.

    Meanwhile, motorists are once again having to navigate around the potholes that the city attempted to fill temporarily a few weeks ago.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 12, 2015

    Chamber meeting to feature Hosparus speaker

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly meeting this Thursday at noon.

    The meeting is sponsored by Hosparus and will feature Spencer County resident Dr. Bethany Snider, who is the Medical Director for the Green River, Central and Northeast Louisville Hosparus region.

    Lunch will be catered by Country Mart. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $13 for non members. The meeting will be held at the chamber building at the corner of Main Street and Main Cross.

  • Proposal would prevent Kentucky schools from starting before the end of August

    The questions have been debated in Kentucky for years:

    Should public schools start in early August or after Labor Day?

    Should the school year end by Memorial Day or in mid-June?

    School districts in some states start after Labor Day, but Kentucky districts, over time, have started the year earlier and earlier.

  • Kentucky ABC launches online training

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has launched its online STAR (Server Training in Alcohol Regulations) instruction.

  • Rally for 1st Amendment


    The Obergefell decision is final; marriage has been re-defined for these United States. We can argue whether it was done legally, whether it is consistent with American history, and whether it will actually bear fruit as a new social order emerges, but it is now the law of the land.

  • Curtis files as independent candidate for governor


    Independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis, with more than 8,000 signatures in hand, officially filed for the 2015 governor race today with his wife Heather Curtis as his running mate.

    Curtis gave a kick-off press conference today on the Capitol stairs saying he is confident he can get more than 20 percent of Kentuckians’ vote in the race for the state house.

  • Public’s input sought on social study standards

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking public feedback on proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation.

    These future-oriented standards address the knowledge, skills and competencies all Kentucky’s K-12 students should have to be prepared for college, career and civic engagement and to ensure success in the world today.

  • Auditor’s financial tips for districts

    Auditor Adam Edelen last week released 75 recommendations to help school districts become more efficient and effective in their use of taxpayer dollars.

    The recommendations are contained in a report that was developed based on findings during the Auditor’s office examinations of 21 school districts since 2012. Districts are not required to adopt all recommendations in the report; however, they are encouraged to review and identify recommendations that could be implemented in their districts to improve fiscal oversight, Auditor Edelen said.

  • Childrens’ posture damaged by electronic devices

    Children are potentially causing harm to their necks and backs playing on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices for long periods of time.

    Societal changes mean children are staying indoors more, due to parents being protective, which leads to more technology use. Instead of playing in the neighborhood, children are more attached to electronic devices.

  • Lotto sales hit record, but proceeds disappoint

    There appeared to be more good news than bad Thursday, as the Kentucky Lottery Corp. announced that sales for the recently ended fiscal year 2014-15 broke a record but, on the down side, that the return to the state treasury was less than budgeted.

    At a lottery corporation board meeting Thursday at lottery headquarters in Louisville, the directors were told that sales for the year ending June 30 were $899.1 million — breaking the old mark set the previous fiscal year of $858.8 million.