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Today's News

  • Bevin vows to disable kynect

    In the wake of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive orders which included taking away a minimum wage increase for executive branch employees and stopping voting rights restorations for about 100,000, the governor’s office had reportedly stopped print advertisements for the state’s health exchange kynect, but evidence suggests there’s more to the story.

  • State challenges EPA’s Clean Power plan

    Kentucky’s new top environmental regulator, recently retired from working for the coal industry, has filed a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark Clean Power Plan, the nation’s first rules to curb power plant pollution blamed for causing climate change.

  • Deadline nears to register for Republican caucus

    Kentucky Republicans hope to have a larger role in selecting the party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

    As opposed to a primary in late May when the nomination likely will be resolved, party caucuses are scheduled around the state March 5.

    “Kentucky is getting more attention from presidential candidates and seeing more campaign activity here than ever before,” state party Chairman Mac Brown said in a news release.

  • A new year, a new start..

     

    This is an important time of year for Paul Ing, owner of Anytime Fitness in Taylorsville. The coming of a new year always means a boost in membership, and he’s banking on an influx of about 100 this January.

    But as assuredly as the new members will come, Ing says that after a while, about half of them will abandon their ambition. The inevitable drop-off illustrates the way New Year’s resolutions tend to go – begun with good intentions but sooner or later neglected.

  • Mother and baby seriously injured in Mt. Eden wreck

    Heavy rains contributed to a number of traffic accidents in the region over the weekend, including a serious accident in Mt. Eden on Sunday evening.

    Members of the Mt. Eden Fire Department were among the responders of the single-vehicle accident that sent a Hodgenville woman and her infant to the hospital.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office worked the accident that took place on Mt. Eden Road when a car driven by Christina Heightchew, 20, ran off the road, flipped several times and struck a tree.

  • Emergency radio woes

    Five years ago, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said all first responders in the county were able to talk back on forth via their emergency radios. Today, he describes the current static that exists between various agencies as a “communications nightmare.”

  • City police serve several with warrants last week

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity over the past week:

    • Served warrant on Carl Blackburn, 31, of Taylorsville, for Non support, Non payment of fines from Nelson County.

    • Served warrant on Christie Thompson, 31, of Louisville. Spencer Co warrant for possession of Heroin and drug paraphernalia

    • Arrested William Foster, 45, of Shepherdsville, for Assault 1st Degree, notify address change, persistent felony offender stemming from a warrant from Bullitt County.

  • 2015 a mixed bag for state’s industries

    This was an eventful year for Kentucky businesses: Toyota accelerated, bourbon distillers rolled out more barrels, Tempur Sealy employees lost some sleep, King Coal coughed and wheezed, and so much more.

  • Clerk pleased with Bevin’s order on marriage licenses

    Count Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock among those who welcomed Governor Matt Bevin’s executive order last week to lift the requirement that the county clerk’s name appear on marriage licenses, a sticking point for many clerks around the state who are morally opposed to same-sex marriages.

    Hesselbrock said she sat in on meetings with the Kentucky County Clerks Association’s recording committee, which was tasked with coming up with marriage licenses that would be agreeable to all.

  • Bears outscore Iroquois 64-54

     

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 4-6 on the season with a 64-54 victory over Iroquois High School Sunday during the first round of the Mike Miller Classic in Taylorsville.

    The Bears jumped out early with a 21-12 lead after one quarter to set the pace for a victory in the first round of the six-team event they hosted.