Today's News

  • Students prepare for Healthfair and Readifest

    Students across Spencer County are preparing themselves to go back to school and the annual Healthfair and Readifest this Saturday will help parents equip their children for success when they return to class.
The event, which offers free school supplies, heath screenings and information for all ages is from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Spencer County High School.
It is open to Spencer County Public School students and their parents or guardians.

  • Residents find treasure Monday


  • City finalizes contract with new chief

    The City of Taylorsville finalized an agreement with newly named police chief Phil Crumpton Thursday during a special called meeting.
    According to the terms of the agreement, Crumpton will be paid $25 per hour for a maximum of 100 hours per month. The city also created a new position of major which will be a 100 hour per month maximum position.
    Crumpton said that he presented the plan to the commissioners as an option to save costs.

  • Beauties and the barnyard grace fair


  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers July 23 edition

    The following are property transfers collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s office for June, 2014:

    June 9, 2014: Goebel Crossings, LLC of Taylorsville to Anthony Earl Risinger Jr. of Thomas Trace, Fisherville, lot 94 and lot 95 of Goebel Crossing, phase III as shown in plat cabinet 4, slide 81 in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, $50,000.

    June 11, 2014: Arthur R. Watson and Ronda L. Watson of Yoder-Tipton Rd., Taylorsville and Kyrstin D. Manning of Yoder-Tipton Rd., Taylorsville, property located at 1279 Yoder-Tipton Rd, $71,000.

  • Youth shine at Lady Bears summer camp
  • Counselor's Corner: Attitude: It can make or break you

    The story is told of the colorful, nineteenth-century gifted violinist, Niccolo Paganini, who on one occasion was performing before a packed house, playing a difficult piece of music, accompanied by a full orchestra giving him magnificent support.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Low-cost and free cell phone options for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls.
    Seldom Calling Senior

    Dear Seldom,
    For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls, there are a number of inexpensive no contract plans you can get. Or, depending on your income level, there are also free cell phones and monthly airtime minutes you may qualify for. Here’s where to find some of the cheapest deals.

  • Church happenings — Week of July 23

    Open Door Christian hosting Vacation Bible School
    Open Door Christian Center at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield is hosting Vacation Bible School July 21-24 from 6-8 p.m. Children through ages 12 are welcome and the event is free. This year’s theme is God’s Backyard Bible Camp.

  • Taking out the trash and cleaning up our lives

    I get to take out the trash.  Occasionally I’ll be the one to gather the trash up in the house, but I admit, my wife is usually quicker at that.  But I’m almost always the one who hauls it out to the street. Once a week I roll that big garbage can up the hill and get it ready to go.