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  • KY 44 sealing project

     

  • Delays expected as state begins resurfacing project on KY 55

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of roadway resurfacing that is scheduled to begin this week on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Spencer County. This project extends from KY 44 near the Spencer County High School to the intersection of KY 1633/KY 155 (mile markers 6.5 to 11.2).

    Milling operations are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with paving to take place the following week. Lane closures will be necessary to complete this work and motorists will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Spencer Co. Clerk’s office receives $13,455 grant

    State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Commissioner Terry Manuel announced that Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has received a grant totaling $13,455 from the KDLA to preserve and manage local government records.

    Thirty-nine grants have been awarded throughout the state for a total of $601,177 from the first round of funding from fiscal year 2018 Local Records Grant Program funds. The next round of grants will be awarded in December.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 11, 2017

    THS Class of 1972 Reunion

    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1972 will have a 45-year reunion on Saturday, October 21. All graduates and anyone who started with this class are invited to attend. If you haven’t received notification, please contact Bonnie Schuler at 477-2525, or Patricia Murphy at 727-9881.

    Free Narcan kits and training

  • THS 1957 class holds reunion

     

    Six decades of service have marked careers of members of the Taylorsville High School Class of 1957.  That group held a 60th class reunion at the Masonic Lodge in Taylorsville on Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The event was held in conjunction with the monthly Masonic Breakfast at Masonic Lodge 210, and also in conjunction with the annual Spencer County Octobefest.

  • The history of Columbus Day - October 9

    Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. Though it did not become an official holiday in the United States until 1937, Columbus Day was celebrated in various places throughout the country as early as the 1700s.

    Established as a federal holiday in 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the explorer’s arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. Though Italian, Columbus had difficulty securing financial support for his exploration, ultimately being backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.
     

  • Grant approved, but no match for baseball lights

     

  • School district ranked distinguished

    “We are very pleased,” said Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, on assessment scores released last week that show three of Spencer County’s four schools earning distinguished classification.

    “The district is distinguished,” said Adams, noting that forthcoming analysis of the numbers could show the district showed enough growth in growth and gap areas, to be labeled a District of Distinction.

  • Zoning change for Dollar General moves forward

    Over the wishes of several local residents who have spoken out over the course of two public meetings, the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a zoning change that will pave the way for a new Dollar General Store on Miller Road near the Little Mount Community.

    The commission had two hearings on the matter, one in August, and one last month, in which representatives of the company spoke about their proposed new building, and also included a number of residents in the area voicing their opposition to the store.

  • Decker hired as new police chief

    Taylorsville City Police Major David Decker was hired as the new chief of police last Thursday during a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission. The move comes one week after he was previously offered the position before the Commission backed off to discuss expanding the search.

    Decker, who came to the department as a major less than a year ago, officially assumed the role as chief following Thursday’s vote and agreed to the full-time position at a rate of $32.40 per hour.