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Today's News

  • Disc golf course gets a mulligan

    Supporters of a disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park have encountered more obstacles due to governmental red tape, than players would ever have to negotiate while playing the game.

    However, they remain optimistic following a meeting with Kentucky Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland last week that didn’t result in promises, but did offer a glimmer of hope for another shot.

  • Woman struck by train while hunting for mythical Pope Lick monster

    Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.

    Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn’t have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn’t make it.

    A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 27, 2016

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show May 14-15

    The 22nd annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be located at Spencer County Elementary School, located at 1265 Mt. Washington Rd., on Highway 44 West, (west of downtown Taylorsville). Adult daily admission is $4, or a weekend pass may be purchased for $6; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, please call (877) 765-8594 or visit the website at www.kygourdsociety.org.

  • SCMS Leadership students put lessons into action

     

    A leadership-focused club at Spencer County Middle School gives students the chance to put their learning to practice by planning activities. Last Thursday, they followed through on a big idea they’d been working on all year.

    The Student Lighthouse Team, one of many Lighthouse teams across the country, coordinated a gathering of like-minded students at the school. Drama teacher Shelby Steege, who coaches the Lighthouse Team, said it was the first time such an event has ever been put on, anywhere in the nation.

  • Primary Care facility opens in Taylorsville

     

    Nurse Practitioners Melody Presley and Mina Bear have joined KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates located at 83 West Main Street in Taylorsville. The practice previously employed Thomas Crain, MD, who recently retired.

    In honor of these new additions to the facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday, April 19. Community members attend to meet the two nurse practitioners, tour the facility and provide farewell comments to Dr. Crain.

  • A bridge to the future

    Sometime in the very near future, the Blue Bridge that has carried motorists across the Salt River in Taylorsville for nearly eight decades will become just another memory.

    Transportation officials announced recently that traffic could be crossing the new bridge, built adjacent to the Blue Bridge, in just a few days. Then crews will turn their attention to demolishing the old span.

  • The frustrations of T-ball

    I love baseball. The fundamentals of the game are simple. It’s about catching, throwing, hitting and running. In fact, if you pick up a baseball, it’s like your brain automatically knows that object is for throwing. Give a baseball to a one-year-old, and he or she will taste it of course, but then they will throw it.

    The game is so easy, that those running our youth baseball leagues in America decided to introduce it to children at a very young age. Thus, in the 1950s, T-ball was born.

  • Expose the pensions of politicians

    Kentucky Roll Call publisher and American hero Lowell Reese, who was exposed to Agent Orange decades ago while fighting communism as a battalion commander in the jungles of southeast Asia, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he boarded his final flight from earth last week.

    Reese took the oath to defend this country and its Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” seriously.

  • Robbery suspect in court; Hilbert violates parole

    Zachary Haydon, the Mt. Eden man indicted in connection with an attempted robbery last November at the Settlers Center Dollar General, is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 12 and 13 in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    A pre-trial hearing is set for Sept. 22.

    His attorney, Robert Charles, has previously argued that the victim’s identification of Haydon is unreliable because it was based on his voice.

    Haydon was initially lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, but has been released.

  • Taylorsville Police arrest reports

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

    • Arrested Gregory Vogt, 26, of Taylorsville, on two counts of failure to appear.

    • Arrested Ronald L. Harkin, 71, of Taylorsville on two Jefferson Co. District Court warrants for terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.

    • Arrested Daniel Parsons, 36, on a Spencer Co. District Court warrant for failure to pay fines for resisting arrest.