Today's News

  • Jones travels to NJ for Miss America Pageant


    Spencer County’s Laura Jones is now in Atlantic City, New Jersey preparing to represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant that will air live  on ABC on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky title earlier this year and was sent off in grand style with a dinner for family, friends and supporters at Churchill Downs recently.

  • Paper or electronic, family records exist

    Way back in the dark ages, I began my research making notes on loose-leaf paper, and then “graduated” to using printed  forms. Two forms will get you started:

    • Ancestor Charts, or Pedigree Charts. There are many varieties available for free download from the internet; search for Genealogy Charts. Your local library may have printed forms that you may photocopy for your use. Remember the “rules” – full names, three-letter abbreviation for the month in dates, the county name for each event.

  • GOP to boycott Stumbo meeting

    House Republicans planned to boycott Tuesday’s special meeting of House members called by Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo, House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover said Monday.

    In a news release, Hoover called the meeting a “charade” and said it was a way for Stumbo to pay House Democrats for a day of salary and expenses for coming to Frankfort for Tuesday evening’s political fundraiser for the House Democratic caucus.

  • If it ain’t broke...

    Then don’t fix it.

    There’s wisdom in that logic and it seems to mirror the philosophy the Taylorsville City Commission used when it voted to promote Major Kenny Stewart to the position of Police Chief last week.

  • Protesting the national anthem

    Forty summers ago, Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs ran across the outfield at Dodger Stadium and swiped an American flag that had been laid on the ground, covered with lighter fluid, and was about to be set ablaze by two young men.

    In the summer of 1976 tensions were still high over the Vietnam War, racial tensions were at a fever pitch in some American cities over forced busing, and protesters were demanding their rights to express themselves.

    Not much has changed.

  • Doubling down on pension secrecy

    Legislation during this year’s General Assembly requiring disclosure of public retirement benefits for all current and former lawmakers, “including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments,” passed the Republican-run state Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support from all 38 senators and flew through the Democratically controlled House State Government Committee with 19 of the 21 members who voted approving it.

  • Education - Seven named as Jeff Green Scholars

    Seven students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 31, 2016

    Spencer County Animal Shelter to host open house

    Staff and volunteers at the Spencer County Animal Shelter are inviting everyone to come visit the shelter and “meet some of the sweetest dogs in Spencer County.”

    The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the shelter, which is located behind Country Mart and close to the recycling center.

  • City police report arrests

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Christopher Decker, 24, of Taylorsville on charges of 4th degree Assault, domestic violence.

  • Public Record - Week of August 31, 2016

    Property Transfers