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  • New TES opens with excitement


    Smooth opening for schools

    The surroundings were new, but the routine was familiar as Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Steven Rucker stood in the middle of the floor and got the attention of about six hundred students who had gathered in the gymnasium of the new TES Wednesday morning for the first day of school.

    Rucker made the morning assembly a tradition over the years, and has carried it over to the new facility. As an excited buzz filled the gym, Rucker was able to bring the room to order.

  • Sewage deal in jeopardy

    A deal that would have allowed the City of Taylorsville Water and Sewer district to adopt the aged wastewater plant that served Edgewater Resort is in jeopardy after the city and state officials exchanged concerns last week at the City Commission meeting.

  • Herndon enters race for Sheriff


    The rumors were right. Former magistrate Scott Herndon, who recently resigned after 17 years with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to join the Taylorsville City Police Department, is running for Sheriff in Spencer County.

    Herndon confirmed Monday that he had filed papers in Frankfort that will allow him to start fundraising efforts, even though he can’t technically file his candidacy papers in the Spencer County Clerk’s office until early November.

  • Officials monitor TES traffic


    Concerns about major traffic issues related to the opening of the new Taylorsville Elementary School have been alleviated somewhat during the first week by the presence of law enforcement personnel who have helped direct traffic.

  • The solar eclipse - Fast Facts, Safety, and History


    “If you have an opportunity to see this—take it. You will not be disappointed.”
    Alex Young, Solar Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    The map shows the Path of Totality across the United States. Taylorsville will see approximately a 96.5% blockage of the sun (called a Diamond Ring) around 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

  • TPD joins national crackdown on DUI

    The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning today and running through Labor Day.

    “We aggressively watch for drunk drivers year-round,” said Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart. “But by joining this effort, we will make Taylorsville’s roadways safer for everyone during the heavily-traveled Labor Day holiday.”

  • KY Supreme Court adopts open records policy

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which took effect August 15.

    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Dollar General eyes store in Little Mount


    Dollar General has purchased a plot of land near Little Mount and could be building a store there, but they will first need to push for a zoning change and not all residents of the area may be cooperative.

  • County sets tax rates

    Spencer County property taxes will go down just slightly after the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved 2018 rates at their meeting Monday morning. The court opted to approve the compensating rate of 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate, down from 8.7 cents the year before. The compensating rate is calculated by the state to bring in revenue equal to last year.

    The court also opted to approve watercraft and motor vehicle tax rates of 8.7 cents per $100.

  • Finishing touches


    Jeff Sewell was one of dozens of workers at the new Taylorsville Elementary School Tuesday morning working to get the new school ready for opening day today. Teachers have spent the past several days moving in and decorating their rooms and crews have been working overtime to prepare the building for more than 600 students.