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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Church happenings

    Bloomfield United Methodist chili dinner

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church Women’s group will be having their annual Chili Dinner from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.  There will be chili or broccoli cheese soup, 1/2 a pimento or chicken salad sandwich and a drink for $4.  A slice of pie will also be available for $1.  All money raised  will help mission projects.  Please come on over and join us.

    Valentine’s Dinner

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

    State of city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay will be giving his State of the City Address Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce building beginning at 12 p.m.

    The event will coincide with the chamber’s monthly meeting and luncheon. To reserve a spot for lunch, send an email to clewis@tpbtalorsville.com  or R.S.V.P. by calling 477-2244.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • Kentucky explorer gets little respect

    Daniel Boone was Kentucky’s most famous frontiersman, but a historian says he did not get proper credit for being an accomplished land surveyor, and was the unfortunate victim of a misnomer that made him appear a bumbling backwoodsman.

    Author-historian Neal Hammon of Shelby County says Boone was the leader of the westward movement and his land surveys show he knew what he was doing. Hammon has studied Boone’s surveys and doesn’t buy the often-heard allegation that the explorer lost his own land claims because of inattention or ineptness.

  • Realtor receives award

    James Allen Tipton was recently awarded the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation from the Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    The GRI designation is only awarded to realtors who have successfully completed 96 hours of classroom training in specific areas of the real estate business.

    Tipton said that in order to represent his real estate customers and clients, it is vital that he continually increase his knowledge and training in the real estate field.

    He also holds an accredited buyer representative designation.

  • Three arrested on Cecil Noel Rd. Sunday

    Three Taylorsville residents were arrested at a home on Cecil Noel Rd. at 1 a.m Sunday morning after Spencer County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant.

    David A. Aldridge, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found numerous pipes in the home.

    Amber D. Aldridge, 19, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm. The police report indicated that the sawed-off shotgun was found in a closet. The handle of the weapon was cut into a pistol grip and the barrel cut at the fore grip.

  • School board honored for service

    Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Jeanie Stevens, Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden, Sandy Clevenger, and Shannon Medley, the members of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    For their individual and collective dedication to this community, the Spencer County faculty, staff and students honor these individuals during Kentucky’s observation of January 2010 as School Board Member Recognition Month.