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Today's News

  • Shelburne graduates from University of Kentucky

    Tommy Wilson Shelburne, of Taylorsville, graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 19 with a bachelor’s degree from the college of fine arts.  Shelburne has a graphic design degree, which he earned earlier and has been professionally using that experience for a couple of years.  He has worked for UK part-time while attending classes.
    He is a son of David and Jane Shelburne and a Spencer County High School graduate.

  • Heiss 'goes the distance' for Spencer County Schools

    Taylorsville Elementary School Counselor Heidi Heiss received the 2011 Going the Distance Award for Spencer County Schools. Heiss was commended for the extra effort she put in during the 2010-11 school year to help families in the district.

  • TES year-end honor roll

    The following Taylorsville Elementary students were named to the All A honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Connor Foster, Madison Goodlett, Jacob Goodwin, Joshua Hall, Jaynie Heckert, Joshua Richards, Allie Roberts, Zachary Tipton and Hunter Wethington.
    The following Taylorsville Elementary Students were named to the A/B  honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Third grade:

  • Results of school surveys released

    The Spencer County Board of Education recently got a better idea of how parents perceive the district and the schools at its May meeting, when the results of the 2011 SCPS Parent Survey were released.

    According to survey data, 196 people participated in the electronic survey. This is the first public perception survey the district has conducted in several years and it included 36 questions addressing topics from teacher performance, academic preparedness, administrator performance and the effectiveness of the SCBOE.

  • Who are you seeking?

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if we in America would leave our wants and wishes to Jesus. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 what to do before we start wishing and wanting.

    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and these things will be added unto you.” Matthew: 6:33

    “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

  • A message for the broken hearted

    Every day, whether we realize it or not, we meet people who are struggling with pain or fear or heartache.  They may smile at you in the grocery store or frown at you as you wait at a stop light, but they are hurting.  The teller at the bank or the guy working on your car may be hanging on by a thread, but most of the time we never see it, most of the time they never show it.

  • COLUMN: The other side of free speech

    Free speech is obviously important to me. After all, I’m a journalist. If it wasn’t for the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the government might be sitting over my shoulder right now telling me what to write. When that type of censorship occurs, you don’t get the truth. You get propaganda – and I have a strong distaste for media propaganda.

  • Shelburne to perform Friday at Fourth Street

    Nashville recording artist and Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne will perform Friday night in Louisville at Fourth Street Live! as part of the Hot Country Nights concert series.

    The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free to the public.

    Shelburne has most recently opened for Easton Corbin, Trent Tomlinson, Bryan White and recently appeared at the Grand Ole Opry with Steve Wariner.

    He has also been in the recording studio working on his next record, according to a press release.

  • Water concerns spur line replacement

    One Spencer County family’s concerns about local water quality spurred the Taylorsville City Water Works to replace a line on June 9-10.

  • Driver escapes wreck unscathed

    A Bloomfield truck driver miraculously walked away unscathed from an accident Saturday morning near Wakefield involving a 26,000-pound tanker hauling hot liquid asphalt.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, James G. Hahn, 44, of Bloomfield, was driving south on Ky. 55 in a tanker owned by the Asphalt Company of Bardstown, when an unidentified motor vehicle in the northbound lane crossed the center line.