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Today's News

  • LETTER: Cut waste: Start with politicla signs

    Cut waste: Start with signs

    My hat is off to John Riley for vowing in his campaign for Spencer County Judge Executive not to enter the “political yard sign war” until after May 1.

    Yes, these signs have their usefulness in an election, however the clutter of our highways and neighborhood streets with yard signs months before an election can simply get out of control and become an eyesore.

  • Grand jury indictments

    A Louisville pair was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury Mar. 4 on weapons and theft charges.

    The grand jury delivered a total of six counts against Ned E. Davis, of Louisville, including: tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking over $300, theft of services under $300, third-degree burglary, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and being a persistent felony offender in the first-degree.

  • Last words provide portrait of Jesus

    Jesus was no more himself than when he hung on the cross as the Savior of the world.  The seven last sayings of Christ display seven portraits of the God-man.  Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different vistas of the Messiah.

    Forgiving Any Sin

    “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” 

  • County officials eye new ethics ordinance

    County officials will soon unveil a 14-page ethics ordinance that could replace an older, vaguer one.

    The proposed ordinance strengthens and clarifies the county’s existing policies, which were adopted in 1995. It also establishes policies for officials to avoid conflicts of interest.

    “It’s a much more updated ordinance than we’ve had before,” said magistrate David Henry, who helped draft the proposed codes. 

  • Dancing stars

    The Stars were shining brightly on Friday night at the FFA/Dance Team second annual Dancing with the Stars event. 

    Members of the community joined school and district personnel to put on a show that will have the community talking for quite a while. There were twenty one dance performances ranging from swing to hip-hop. The audience was treated to a head spinning Scott Williams, a Michael Jackson moon walking Chuck Adams and two tail-feather shaking Sheriff Steve Coulter and Kyle Bennett to name a few.

  • Easter happenings

    Good Friday

    Service

    The community-wide Good Friday service will be held at Second Baptist Church Friday at noon. Second Baptist Church is located at 401 Jefferson St., in Taylorsville. Highview Baptist Church Pastor Nick Moore will give the message.

    Family Easter

    Eggstravaganza

  • GUEST COLUMN: An 'appalling piece of legislation'

    by MIKE FARRELL

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • LETTER: The purpose of government and health care

    The purpose of the federal government is to provide for national infrastructure for states and common- wealth’s and the national defense as expressed and limited by the Constitution of the USA. At the end of the Civil War the states lost a lot of their right to control themselves and their citizens. The Federal government has become our benefactor that knows what is best for us as they see it. The intent of Federal government was not to control the people as they are doing now, before the Civil War that was the states and common wealth’s job.

  • Seniors Center facing cutbacks

    Spencer County seniors are appealing to state lawmakers after financial cutbacks have threatened to sever many crucial services.

    Multi-purpose Community Action Agency – which provides a number of benefits to those 60 and older – plans to cut operation hours at its Taylorsville senior center beginning July 1. Deep cuts to the agency’s budget will likely impact transportation to the center, as well as its on-site meal and home delivery programs.

  • LETTER: Magistrate explains his "no" vote

    A retired employee and friend of mine recently sent a letter to the editor and made certain statements about me and my vote regarding new hires March 23. I feel the need to respond to some of the points he raised. My entire record shows my support for our county employees and our community.