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Today's News

  • School board selects architect for new elementary project, moves one step closer to beginning construction

    Although there has been no decision on land, the Spencer County Board of Education moved one step closer Monday night to constructing a new elementary school by selecting an architectural firm.
    Board members Jeanie Stevens, Shannon Medley, Scott Travis and Sandy Clevenger voted unanimously at the June 25 board meeting to continue the district’s relationship with the Sherman Carter Barnhart firm, which has previously handled district projects. Board member Mary Ann Carden was absent.

  • County approves budget, includes cost of living increase for most employees

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court approved its 2012-13 budget on second reading last week with only a couple of changes.
    Between its June 4 and June 18 meetings, the court had hoped to schedule a working session for discussing the budget. However, that special meeting was canceled for failure to schedule a meeting when a quorum (four of the six voting members) could attend.

  • Superintendent earns satisfactory marks from board evaluation

     

  • Water rate increase coming down the pipe as city commission passes ordinance to raise rates

    City and county customers of Taylorsville Water Works can expect to see their bills go up next month.
    Monday, the City of Taylorsville approved on second reading an ordinance to raise water rates for all customers by 3.5 percent.
    The ordinance passed 4-1 with Mayor Don Pay, commissioners Larry Waldridge, Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram voting yes and Commissioner Nathan Nation voting no.
    Approving the ordinance was merely a formality because the commission approved its 2012-13 budget, which included the 3.5 percent water rate increase, earlier this month.

  • EDITORIAL: Fireworks plans fizzle, don't sizzle

    Editor's note: Marina owner Javan Montgomery said Friday afternoon that there will be no public fireworks display at the marina. Montgomery said any previously circulating information about a public fireworks display was incorrect.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with free sports physicals

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Thomas Crain and Becky House for once again providing free KHSAA sport physicals for the student athletes of Spencer County. We had a record 97 participants this year.
    I also appreciate that staff members Debbie Hardin and Lisa Walls also gave freely of their time.
    Lady Bears volleyball Coach Wendy Elder, Lady Bears basketball coach Lisa Smith, Grizzly basketball coach Logan Dunbar, parents Connie Devine, Paula Cox and Amy Lear also helped to run stations at the clinic.
    Teresa Pfeiffer
    Spencer County

  • LETTER: 'Appaled' at local government

    After moving to Taylorsville less than three years ago, I have had my eyes opened wide to the way our local government operates. Like many of you, I was not an active participant in politics, short of browsing The Courier Journal to see where each candidate stood on the issues so that I could make a somewhat-informed choice on election day.

  • LETTER: County improvements should be highlighted

    For the past 18 months, I have watched our Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer work at his job way beyond 40 hours a week. This is not just a job for him, but a passion to do what is right for the taxpayers of Spencer County. He is a good man. He uses an abundance of honesty, integrity, professionalism and a careful thought process in the day-to-day business that is Spencer County. Unfortunately, many of the wonderful improvements made in the county in the past year have not been reported. They have been over-shadowed.

  • LETTER: Former VFW member will be missed

    We at the VFW Post 11426 in Taylorsville would like to thank the Salt River Board of Directors and employees for their generous donation to the VFW in loving memory of Darwin Thomas.
    We also want to thank the manager, Mr. Hicks, for his personal donation in memory of Darwin Thomas.
    Darwin was a great WWII veteran who helped give out Buddy Poppy’s any time he could. He worked for the VFW in many ways. He always attended the meetings and was a great voting member for the good of the Order.

  • LETTER: 'Get to know your neighbors before you judge them'

    This letter is in response to some comments made by Joyce Nalley in the June 13 edition of the paper under the article titled, “City goes against county, passes zoning repeal.”
    My home is Taylorsville Place Apartments, and I was the first resident to move in last August. I have enjoyed living here and I have really great neighbors. Ms. Nalley stated in the article that if they built more apartments, it would attract less than upstanding residents. No matter where you live you could have a bad resident, it’s not just these apartments.