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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Weathering the storms life brings

    A storm coming through can sure change things in a hurry. Last week it was super-storm Sandy, a hurricane, arctic blast and Nor’easter all rolled into one. But it doesn’t take a super-storm to shake things up. A regular hurricane can do a lot of damage; a tornado can sweep through in a hurry. Wind and rain and snow, ice and bitter cold can alter a landscape quickly.

  • COLUMN: Message to church at Laodicea is for everyone: Open your heart to Jesus

    This is the fourth article on the churches in Revelation.

  • EDITORIAL: Stop playing politics when safety is at risk

    Perhaps the most level-headed person in the discussion between the city and the county regarding our emergency responders’ radio system actually isn’t an employee or elected official of either the city or the county.
    During a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Sgt. Scott Herndon, with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife — who is very much a Spencer Countian — reminded us all of why we even care about this radio business in the first place.

  • COLUMN: Bears provided a season to remember

    Probably nobody who walked through the gates of Friday night’s playoff game between Spencer County and Nelson County expected a 56-14 blowout win by the visitors. I know I didn’t, the fans didn’t and I’m quite certain the players in blue didn’t.

  • PHOTO: Library makes building improvements

    This year the Spencer County Public Library created an additional parking area off of Mill Street. The gravel lot adds approximately 24 parking spaces. A new library entrance is now open on the north side of the library that allows patron access to the library and the Meeting Room from the new parking area. Pictured is Dawson Barr, the first patron to use the new entrance. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 477-8137.

  • PHOTO: Troop 176 attends Merit Badge Fair

    Boy Scout Troop 176 attended the Merit Badge Fair in Bardstown over the weekend of Oct. 26. Despite the frigid winds and rain, the troop had a great time and earned several merit badges. Pictured, from back left, are Paul Codner, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes, Robert Osborne, Dwight Greenwell and James Osborne. From front left are Logan Kurtz, Nathan Hedden, Ethan Codner, Joe Hayes, Trevor Codner and Owen Baxter.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 7

    2013 Relay for Life kick off Thursday
    The 2013 Spencer County Relay for Life kick off is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Taylorsville UMC is located at 145 W. Main Street. The meeting has a Thanksgiving theme and attendants are asked to bring their favorite Thanksgiving food!

    SCHS yard sale to benefit scholarship fund
    Spencer County High School will host a large, indoor yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

  • CITY RESIDENTS: CORRECTION TO YOUR CORRECTED TAX BILLS

    Spencer County property taxpayers who reside within the city should disregard the large $918.26 total printed at the bottom of their corrected tax bill.
    Sheriff Donald ‘Buddy’ Stump  said the corrected bills — which taxpayers within the city limits should receive this week — have the value $918.26 largely printed on the bottom of each of the bills. This is an error.  Stump said the property owner’s accurate amount owed is listed in smaller print at the top of the bill, and that the bills will not be recirculated a third time.

  • Much-anticipated test scores released

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story addresses the district as a whole, while next week’s story will address the scores of each individual school.

  • All signs point to Taco Bell

    Signs went up Friday indicating a Taco Bell is coming to Taylorsville. The standard purple and pink Taco Bell logo sign was hung near the entrance to Settlers Center off Taylorsville Road and the words ‘Taco Bell’ now sit atop the storefront located at 105 Settlers Center Road.