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Today's News

  • When the light shines

    The other morning I was walking my dog out of the neighborhood.  It was a cool morning and the sun was hidden behind a hill.  We suddenly walked out from behind the hill and the chilly morning was no longer chilly.  I could feel the heat of the sun on my face and was struck by how much difference a ball of fire 93 million miles away can make.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 26, 2016

    First Baptist Family Fun Night

    First Baptist Church invites you to their Family Fun Night on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, popcorn, hot dogs and fun. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Outdoors - Challenges abound at beginning of deer season

     

    Shirt-sleeve temperatures. Treetops buffeted by high winds. Acorns crunching underfoot.

    Without question, hunters faced challenging conditions for the early muzzleloader deer season this past weekend in Kentucky and it shows in the harvest figures. The two-day take of 2,987 deer was down sharply from last year when hunters benefitted from the timely arrival of a cold snap and a less bountiful acorn crop.

  • Stump sues fiscal court

     

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump filed a lawsuit last week against the Spencer County Fiscal Court and its individual members after the court had been unable to agree on where to relocate his office in the midst of an apparent mold outbreak.

    The suit, filed in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday, lays out the timeline of mold-related events dating back to July 11, up until October 7, when Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Brummer became ill and was hospitalized for five days after he’d spent time in the building’s booking area.

  • Court votes to move Sherrif's Office one block away

    The Sheriff’s office may be moving following a surprise 4-2 vote Monday night to lease a vacant building a block down Main Street. The vote came following a lengthy executive session in which the court discussed options for the Sheriff’s office, which has been battling mold since this summer.

  • Will city ban clowns?

     

    As reports of clowns showing up and terrorizing citizens across the country continue, Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart suggested to the city commission last week ways to possibly take a proactive approach.

    He presented a proposed ordinance that would make it unlawful for anyone over the age of 13 to conceal part or all of their face by a mask or other means while on public property, including streets, sidewalks, parking areas, and public buildings.

  • Leaking water tower may need to be replaced

     

    The City of Taylorsville may have a big-ticket expense to deal with following news that a water tank on Possum Ridge has been leaking and may need to be replaced.

    The leak was first discovered about a month ago in the stem pipe, which was negatively impacting water pressure to customers in the area.

    “We had to shut it down and fix it, which caused pressure problems,” said City Clerk Steve Biven.

  • Local author’s book is devotional for runners

     

  • What’s happening - Week of October 19, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

  • Habitat yard sale

     

    Linda Street, Kathy Lewis and Elisa Carrithers look over items that were for sale during a yard sale benefitting Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning in downtown Taylorsville. The event raised a little more than $1,200 for the nonprofit that helps build affordable housing for families in Spencer County.