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Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of November 2009.

    The Seasons, LLC, Mt. Eden to Peoples Bank, Taylorsville. Lots 1 through 31 and Lots 33 through 36 Camp Branch Trail Subdivision. $775,000.

  • Being a good steward of God’s money

    I was talking to a person not long ago and he said about the only time a lot of preachers liked to preach from the Old Testament was when they were preaching from Malachi about tithing.

  • DeMarcus Cousins second pick in June draft?

    DeMarcus Cousins. School is in, and school will soon be out for Kentucky’s precocious big fella. Right? Maybe not.

    ESPN’s Jimmy ‘gaga’ Dykes, already suffering from acute John Wall Swoon, unilaterally promoted Cousins last week to second pick overall in Moneyball’s June draft. Tall stuff for a kid one year removed from high school senior English.

  • Now for sale in Spencer County: Beer

    Many patrons took a second look when they caught sight of the bright red Budweiser truck parked outside Settler’s Trace Grocery Wednesday morning. Steve and Joan Killian’s convenience store was the first in the county to receive a packaged beer license – and the first to legally sell alcohol – since voters elected to abolish prohibition in November.

    Jeremy Tong was one of those patrons that had stopped to fill his car with gas. It was about 8 a.m. and he watched with interest as the driver wheeled in case after case of Bud Light.

  • Most Valuable Peer poster contest

    Spencer County Community Action Network (C.A.N.) in conjunction with the Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring a “Most Valuable Peer” Poster Contest, formally knows as “Get A Life.”  This contest is designed to recognize the youth of our community that make positive choices and serve as role models for others.  If you know of an outstanding young person in grades 6-12, please complete a nomination packet and return it to the Youth Service Center or to the Cabinet for Community Based Services by Friday, February 26, 2010.  Winners will be se

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Democrat Executive Committee meeting

    A reminder for all members of the Spencer County Democrats Executive Committee. There will be a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Farm Bureau building to plan for Lt. Gov. Mongiardo’s visit Friday, Feb. 19.

    SCYBA signups

    SCYBA Baseball and Softball signups will be held February 13 and 20 at Ray Jewell Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. If your child has not played in our league before, please bring a copy of their birth certificate to the signups.

    Lt. Gov. Mongiardo in Taylorsville

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fiscal sanity needs to start today

    Fiscal sanity needs to start today. Americans around the country have been forced to make tough decisions. It is time we do the same in Congress.

     After hearing President Obama’s speeches last week, I was hopeful that his words would be met with significant actions.

     However, only days after these remarks, the president released his budget based on more spending, more taxes and more borrowing.

  • Charity box stolen from Dairy Queen

    Taylorsville Police are looking for the person(s) responsible for taking a charity collection box located at Dairy Queen’s drive-thru window.

    Chief Toby Lewis said that night shift employees failed to remove the box after closing Monday night. It was not until Tuesday morning that other employees discovered the plastic box was missing.

    Lewis called the theft “absolutely absurd,” especially since the box cost about $125, substantially more than the $30 it likely contained.

  • Cracks in character

    I have discovered over the years that I have a few flaws.  There are cracks in my character that show up way too often!  Perhaps you have noticed the same kind of thing in yourself. All of us struggle from time to time.  I guess you could say we are all cracked, broken in some way.

  • Ribbon cutting: Edward Jones

    Edward Jones financial adviser Brian Helm recently celebrated the opening of his Spencer County office with a ribbon cutting. In attendance were: Magistrate John Riley, Chamber Vice President Cara Lewis, Chamber Secretary Grace Cox, Helm, his wife and son, Edward Jones Office Administrator Becky Happel, Judge Executive David Jenkins and Chamber Director Barbara Morris. Edward Jones in located in the Elk Creek Realty building at 6287 Taylorsville Rd. For more information, call the office at 477-0900 or by email at brian.helm@edwardjones.com.