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  • Parents working to revamp Project Graduation

    A few parents of Spencer County High School seniors are working hard to save the tradition of Project Graduation, despite waning parent and community support.

    Project Graduation is an outside booster event generally organized by class parents, students and volunteers that provides graduates with a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment on graduation night. The night is filled with fun, food and prizes.

  • West River Road closed for repairs


    Residents that live back Ky. 2885, also known as West River Road, are having to take an alternate route to and from Taylorsville through Friday due to roadwork that is correcting two separate slides.

  • I-64 in Shelby reduced to one lane this week

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office is warning motorists of evening lane closures on Interstate 64 in Shelby County this week.

    An electrical contractor will be installing traffic counting sensors in the pavement at mile point 35.9 near Shelbyville. The roadway will be reduced to one lane at this location.

    Lane closures are scheduled for I-64 East on Wednesday and for I-64 West on Thursday. These lane closures will take place both evenings from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. the following morning.

  • Tipton appointed to labor, local govt. committees

    Representative James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), has been named as a member of the House Standing Committees on Labor and Industry, and Local Government. Rep. Tipton will also retain his membership on the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business, giving him representation on three House committees. Rep. Tipton was informed of his new committee assignments by House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown.

  • Poll shows Kentuckians support keeping Davis statue in state capitol

    Most Kentuckians think the controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis should remain in the state Capitol Rotunda, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

    The survey shows 73 percent of Kentucky voters say the statue should stay put and 17 percent say it should be moved to a museum. Ten percent of respondents are not sure what should be done with the statue.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 5, 2015

    8th Annual St Jude Charity Softball Game

    On Saturday August 8th, Country Artist and Taylorsville Native JD Shelburne will host his 8th Annual St Jude Charity Softball Game against the 97.5 WAMZ Country HAMZ at Ray Jewell Park.  The game will start at 1pm and is open to the public. Before the game (11am) there will be a home-run derby to help benefit St Jude as well featuring Shelburne and some of players and anyone else willing to participate. $5 entry fee. Come out and support JD Shelburne and his team as they raise money to help the children of St Jude. 

  • State lawmakers against president’s emissions plan

    President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of a plan to drastically decrease emissions from U.S. power plants Monday, and Kentucky lawmakers didn’t hesitate to come out against it.

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell criticized the plan, saying it is a blow to the economy, as well as the middle class, and may be illegal.

  • Campaign reminds motorists to move over

    In an effort to protect emergency responders and public safety personnel, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is joining the Kentucky State Police to promote the message: “Move Over. It’s the Law.”

    Ads, along with outdoor billboards, will complement the existing “Move Over” signs located on major roadways. In addition, memorial signs will be placed in all Kentucky welcome centers, naming Transportation Cabinet employees who were killed on the job.

  • A crowning achievement


    Molly Kate Burkhead named Miss Spencer County Fair

  • Coulter resigns as Emergency Management Director


    The county will be looking to name a new Emergency Management Director following the recent resignation of Jeff Coulter from that position. In addition, Coulter stepped down from the position of Emergency Medical Director and Judge-Executive John Riley is hoping to split those roles between two people in the future.

    In the interim, Riley issued an executive order, naming current Road Supervisor Todd Burch to fill the Emergency Management Director and Chris Limpp, an EMS employee, as Emergency Medical Director.