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Local News

  • State House update

    Following the conclusion of week three of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the people’s House has accomplished a great deal, but there is much left to go.

  • Lawmakers could make ‘revenge porn’ a crime

    Breakups can be nasty. But as Amer­icans’ digital and physical lives become increasingly entwined, jilted lovers can punish their exes in a devastatingly pub­lic way: By posting their former part­ners’ intimate photos — and personal in­formation — online. The tactic is known as “revenge porn,” and it’s hard to fight in Kentucky. Thirty-four states have passed laws tar­geting revenge porn, according to the nonprofit Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, but the commonwealth hasn’t.

  • Citizen of the Year

     

    Diana Hilbert, pictured left, was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce by outgoing Chamber President Gail Waldridge during their February luncheon last Thursday.  Hilbert was recognized for her efforts to revive the annual Christmas on Main event and her volunteering for the Floodwall Commission and other efforts. She said she was very honored to be this year’s recipient and has always been inspired by the children in her efforts to keep the Christmas on Main event thriving.

  • One killed in Friday accident

    A Mt. Eden woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in eastern Spencer County. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as 56-year-old Robin Carney.

    The accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Jeremy Clark, 44, also of Mt. Eden, was traveling east in Mill Road, (KY 1795), crossed the road, left the pavement and struck a tree.

  • Racist graffiti painted on water tower

    Racist graffiti was painted atop a water tower in Elk Creek and city officials are hoping to have it removed soon.

    Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone cut through the chain link fence, climbed the ladder and painted the letters “KKK” along with some profanity and a racial slur in orange.

  • Faulty sewage pump could endanger lake

     

    Last summer, a wastewater pump at Edgewater Resorts failed, which resulted in the overflow of untreated sewage down a hillside and nearly into Taylorsville Lake. Officials are hoping to reduce the chances of that happening again, but there are obstacles.

  • TES student tries out for TV talent show

     

  • Former SCMS art teacher to exhibit works at library

    Former Spencer County Middle School art teacher, Frederica Diane Huff, will be among the featured artists in the Kentucky Arts Council’s touring exhibit “The Illustrated Word” on display at the Spencer County Public Library in Taylorsville this month and next.

  • New Chamber of Commerce board

     

    The new board of directors for the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce were sworn in last week at their monthly luncheon. From left to right are: Beverly Ingram, Stacy Koon - President, Sandy Clevenger - Treasurer, Teresa Winkler, Lynn Shelburne, Marty Nemes, Lisa Tucker - Vice President, Amber Kurnik - Secretary, and Phyllis Williams.

  • Tipton, Higdon hold Town Hall meeting

     

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon, left, and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke to about two dozen constituents at a Town Hall meeting at the Spencer County Farm Bureau building Saturday morning. The lawmakers talked about legislation being proposed in Frankfort regarding education, pension reform, taxes and other issues. They took questions and discussed concerns some in the audience had with proposed legislation.