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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 11, 2017

    Wednesday Bible Study at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    There will be mid-week adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville. (Across from Elk Creek gas station). If any questions, please call the church office at 502-477-6557.

  • Fast and furious in Frankfort

     

    The first week of the legislative session is typically organizational in nature, said State Representative James A. Tipton, R-53rd district during a legislative breakfast Tuesday morning in Taylorsville. However, last week, the newly convened, completed significant business.

  • Road signs to honor Miss Kentucky

     

  • Volunteers pick up pace on horse trail repair

    Volunteers and organizers hoping to speed up the pace of horse-related tourism in Spencer County are galloping forward even if it is the middle of winter.

    A meeting scheduled for Thursday evening at the Fiscal Court meeting room at 6:30 p.m. will lay out detailed plans for the work days at the state park horse trails that are scheduled for this weekend, weather permitting. Those work days will begin at 9 a.m., with volunteers being asked to park and meet near the horse trails area of the Taylorsville Lake State Park.

  • Mold estimate is under 20K

    Remediation work on the mold in the sheriff’s office could begin soon now that the county has received an estimate on the work that came in under the $20,000 threshold that would have required formal bids.

    Judge-Executive John Riley shared the estimate with magistrates during last week’s fiscal court meeting and sought approval to move forward. The estimate for remediation, which could include removing drywall, flooring, ceiling tiles and other materials impacted by mold, is $19,377.

  • Clapton, the art collector

    The world’s most famous living guitarist, Eric Clapton, has profited from his investments in the art world. Clapton sold (through Christie’s Auctions) the last of the three abstract paintings from artist Gerhard Richters that he picked up in a single lot, in 2001, for $3.4 million.

    Those three works reaped a total of $77.3 million. Clapton netted a profit of $74.1 million! Richter’s decorative abstract paintings, of which there are hundreds, have become status symbols among the world’s super rich.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 11, 2017

    Habitat Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction

  • State lawmakers deliver fast on their promises

    The news that affects you does not just happen within the borders of Spencer County. Last week, there was plenty happening a few miles to the east of here as the Kentucky General Assembly convened for a historic session.

  • A personal abortion story

    New legislation from Frankfort to restrict abortion is welcome news. I know there are many voices who say abortion is strictly a woman’s choice and that men in Frankfort and Washington have no business interfering, but I disagree. Allow me to share something personal.

    Six years ago, I was taking photos at a Spencer County Lady Bears basketball game when my wife phoned me and told me we needed to talk. I could tell it wasn’t good news. My heart sunk a little, but she said she would be out in the parking lot and for me to come out and meet her in the car.

  • AT ISSUE: Kentucky’s Right-to-Work law - Supports

    Mark Mix, President of the 2.8 million-member National Right to Work Committee, praised the Kentucky Legislature’s passage of the Kentucky Right to Work Bill (HB1), issuing the following statement on the struggle to end forced unionism in the Bluegrass State and encouraging legislators in Missouri and New Hampshire to follow Kentucky’s lead:

    “This is a great day for the hardworking men and women of the Bluegrass State as the House and Senate have now passed the Kentucky Right to Work Bill.