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Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of June 1, 2016

    Relay for Life

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10 at the Spencer County High School parking lot. Team campsites will be set up to provide a walkway for people to walk for all seven hours. All survivors are urged to register at the survivors tent, located close to the school, not far from the stage.

    5 p.m.: Silent auction begins in the cafeteria. Outside booths, including a dunking booth and children’s bouncies, open.

  • Goodwin earns degree from KCU

    Ros Goodwin graduated from Kentucky Christian University on May 17 with a major in business administration and biblical studies.

    During the 2016 spring semester, he was named to the Dean’s List, which is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.99.

  • City police report arrests

    Taylorsville City Police reported the following activity over the past week:

    • Arrested Lucia Garcia Gomez, 37, of Louisville, for speeding and no operators license.

    • Arrested Nathan Montgomery, 34, of Mt. Eden, for DUI, 2nd offense, not wearing a seat belt, no registration plate, no registration receipt.

  • From our readers - Parent thanks Spencer County educators

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to the teachers, administrators and bus drivers of Spencer County who go the extra mile day in and day out. Thank you for caring and giving of your time to making our students successful. Thank you for impacting and influencing the lives of our children. It starts with our pre-school program followed by kindergarten and goes all the way thru elementary, middle and high school. You truly make a difference. You are appreciated.

  • Humans trump animals

    I didn’t watch the news much over the weekend, but when I did log on and tune in Sunday evening, it seemed the whole world had gone ape over a story about a gorilla being killed to protect a child who had fallen into the animal’s area at a zoo.

    There was debate about how a child could be allowed to wander free without parental supervision. There was also debate about whether zoo officials should have killed the 17-year old silverback named Harambe instead of waiting it out or possibly tranquilizing the 450 pound animal.

  • Legislature worked to benefit veterans

    This weekend we honored the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.

  • Repaving of Ashes Creek Lane begins

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a resurfacing project beginning this week on KY 2450 (Ashes Creek Lane) in Spencer County. The entire state-maintained portion of this route is being resurfaced from KY 1066 (Franklin Road) to just north of Maddox Road (mile points 0.0 to 3.5).

    Contract crews were scheduled to begin milling operations last Wednesday, with lane closures necessary. Traffic will be flagged through the work zone.

    Weather permitting, the asphalt paving work will be finished by June 5.

  • Bridge replacement on KY 55 to cause delays

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Shelby County.  The bridge over Bullskin Creek is located between Finchville and Shelbyville near Heritage Lane (mile point 3.8).

    American Contracting & Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana was awarded this contract in the amount of $1.9 million. Crews began working last week to remove trees and perform temporary widening of the roadway.

  • Henderson man arrested for destroying vet memorial

    A Henderson man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.

    According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

  • Agriculture - Bevin recognizes Kentucky’s beef industry

    Gov. Matt Bevin, along with Kentucky commissioner of agriculture Ryan Quarles, proclaimed May as Beef Month in Kentucky, citing beef’s nutritional benefits and its impact on Kentucky’s economy. They were joined by Kentucky Beef Council chairman Steve Dunning, Beef Council president David Lemaster, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president Dave Maples, Kentucky Beef Council director of consumer affairs Kiah Twisselman, and the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy executive director Warren Beeler.