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Today's News

  • Animal shelter closes after case of ringworm

    A case of ringworm has temporarily closed the Spencer County Animal Shelter and brought a halt to work inside the county garage because of fears of the disease spreading.

    Animal Control Director Melvin Gore confirmed that a dog at the shelter was brought in with a severe case of ringworm recently. Because there is no isolation or quarantine area, he said other animals and even humans are subject to being infected.

    “It’s highly contagious and all mammals can get it, including humans,” said Gore.

  • Fiscal court errs on vote for clerk

    A parliamentary error at the last fiscal court meeting may shelve an approved motion to cut Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s project to add storage space for the county’s official records.

  • What’s Happening - Week of September 27, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter dinner fundraiser

    Spencer County Animal Shelter’s 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Spencer County Extension Service at 100 Oak Tree Way, Taylorsville. Tickets are $25 each (or) $40 for two.

    The evening will include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.

  • State’s pension system may require $5.4 billion

    Kentucky’s General Assembly will need to find an estimated $5.4 billion to fund the pension systems for state workers and school teachers in the next two-year state budget, officials told the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

    That amount would be a hefty funding increase and a painful squeeze for a state General Fund that — at about $20 billion over two years — also is expected to pay for education, prisons, social services and other state programs.

    There are two reasons for the dramatic increase.

  • SCHS Homecoming 2017

     

    Despite a loss, students enjoyed their 2017 Homecoming Friday night with great weather and lots of fun.

  • FROM OUR READERS - NFL Hypocrisy

    Roger Goodell complains that President Trump shows a lack of respect for the NFL by criticizing the black players who refuse to honor our U.S. flag.  Goodell should be shown no respect because Goodell and the NFL has shown no respect for their own players.

    Goodell and the NFL has worked to suppress the scientific evidence that the head banging in a football game has led to permanent brain damage in players.  A recent PBS program went into the suppression by the NFL in great detail.

  • Athletic Complex long overdue

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved a $5.28 million project that will greatly improve the athletic facilities at the high school. The improvements are welcome and long overdue.

    Spencer County schools have seen a sharp increase in test scores over the years and the new reputation is spreading far and wide. Real estate professionals now tell us that our local schools are now helping attract people to the community, where before, they sometimes worked as a liability.

  • In defense of our Flag

    Political correctness is not just silly, it’s dangerous. The NFL is about to find out how costly it can be now that it has firmly sided with players who have made the decision to dishonor America, the flag and those who have served, by kneeling for the National Anthem.

    The initial response to those who support the players is that they are honoring our country by exercising their freedoms. That’s like honoring your mom’s unconditional, forgiving love by slapping her on Mother’s Day.

  • Opioid lawsuit legal firms named

    Attorney General Andy Beshear Friday announced the legal team his office will partner with in the investigation and prospective litigation against drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers where there is evidence that they contributed to the opioid epidemic by illegally marketing, distributing and selling opioids to Kentuckians.

  • Property Transfers - Week of September 27, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of July 18, 2017 until August 3, 2017.

    Peter Scheich and Victoria Scheich, Taylorsville, KY to Kelly T. Countzler, Taylorsville, KY. Property at 457 Webb Lane. $152,200.

    Terry W. Ross and Tammara L. Ross, Taylorsville, KY to Austin T. Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 8 of Clearview Farms. $78,000.

    Maureen P. Beary, Taylorsville, KY to Joshua David Jolly, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 20 of McIntosh Farms. Gift.