Today's News

  • First Lady Beshear visits Taylorsville

    Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear was in Taylorsville on Wednesday. Beshear made a lunchtime appearance at the Tea Cup to talk with community members and answer questions.

  • Kicking off ‘Toys for Tots’

    Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center coordinator, Bruce Kapfhammer, Fire Chief Nathan Nation, Capt. Jason Karrer and Vonda Martin, Youth Service Center coordinator, pose for a picture with a ‘Toys for Tots’ box in front of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the kick-off of this year’s program.

  • MPCAA seeking community input on problems facing low-income families

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be conducting community meetings to provide concerned citizens the opportunity to speak out about what they feel are problems facing low-income citizens and what services are needed to address those problems. MPCAA will use the input to design programs to meet the community’s needs.
    Two meetings will be held:
    • Oct. 6 — MPCAA Senior Center, 44 Creekside Drive, Taylorsville, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Citizens heard at public hearing

    Nearly 50 concerned citizens showed up at the City Hall Annex last Tuesday night to express their opinions on the possible expansion of the Taylorsville Place Apartments.
    Proving there is strength in numbers, after hearing the citizens speak, the Taylorsville City Commission rescinded a motion that passed a week earlier to furnish a letter of support to the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that specializes in developing affordable housing.

  • COLUMN: Sifting the trash – learning to ‘can it,’ not ‘toss it’

    I want to begin this article with an illustration of unity and cooperation to accomplish a goal.
    Saturday night (Sept. 24) was the Progressive Dinner as promoted and served by the business community of Main Street in Taylorsville.
    From start to finish, from beginning to end, all events went in perfect order. What we were served at each stop was delicious, be it appetizer to dessert. The hosts and hostesses and all involved were professional to the T.

  • Elementary schools show most improvement on state tests

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories taking an in-depth look at the district’s Kentucky Core Content Test and No Child Left Behind 2011 results. The following article takes a look how the district’s two elementary schools faired.

    Spencer County’s elementary schools probably have the most to brag about when it comes to making progress as measured by the No Child Left Behind Act and the Kentucky Core Content Testing, which is the assessment that NCLB uses to determine the district’s progress.

  • Man facing indecent exposure charge

    A Taylorsville man is facing charges in Jefferson County District Court of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse following two incidents that allegedly occurred at his former Louisville work place.

    A warrant was issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Justin D. Oliver on Sept. 23 and was served by Kentucky State Police last week. Two separate complaints were filed in Jefferson District Court by two female co-workers, whose names were not released. The incidents allegedly took place at Oliver’s place of employment, The Home Depot on Westport Road.

  • The bullying stops here!

    Jaime Evans knows what it’s like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    “I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me,” Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn’t with those girls, but she wasn’t home, so her mother didn’t know what was going on.

  • Eviction notice?

    Edgewater Resort is violating at least three terms of its lease with the Spencer County Fiscal Court and is now faced with a choice to shape up or ship out, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday morning’s meeting.

    Following an executive session, Karrer made a motion to have the county attorney issue an eviction notice to Edgewater Resort/Premier Resorts LLC, pending it does not come into compliance with the terms of its lease in 30 to 60 days.

  • Five busted on meth charges

    Five Spencer County residents were arrested Friday on methamphetamine-related charges.

    Earl T. David III, 21, and Johnathan W. Monday, 20, both of Bloomfield Road, and Steve A. Nation, 36, William Issac Monday, 21, and Michelle L. Monday, 38, all of Little Union Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation West Branch to conduct the investigation, Sheriff Buddy Stump said.