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Today's News

  • Students to make-up day on March 12

    Snow days.

    They seem like a good idea at the time, yet cause nothing but headaches for school officials when it comes time to make them up.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams was having one of those headaches last week when he was trying to decide where to plug in the district’s seventh – and hopefully last – missed school day.

    The dilemma was that with six days already tacked on to the end of the school year,  adding one more would require that graduation be pushed back a week.

  • Windows into the past

    Contractor Kelly Creed replaces a window in the Polk House Monday morning that will more closely match the building’s original design.

  • Searching for a pedestrian panacea

    The tragic death of Marsha Dennison has spurred a great deal of conversation among local officials about keeping Taylorsville pedestrians safe.

    Dennison, 76, was struck and killed by a propane truck Feb. 8 while trying to cross Jefferson St. in her motorized wheelchair. In the month that has passed, many officials have cited their long-standing concerns for pedestrians – both old and young.  Some are even looking for solutions.

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

    Guthrie representative in town

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday at the Judge Executive’s Office at 12 West Main Street in Taylorsville from 1 – 2 p.m. EST.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Steve, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the Congressman.

  • Prepare for return of emerald ash borer

    In 2009, the emerald ash borer turned up in Kentucky. Bluegrass state residents knew they probably couldn’t dodge the bullet forever but still hoped to keep the devastating insect pest at bay for as long as possible.

    “Now that the EAB is in Kentucky, it’s likely here to stay,” said Amy Fulcher, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture extension associate for nursery crops. “Entomologists anticipate that seedling ash trees in unmaintained areas in and near infested urban areas will sustain EAB populations.”

  • Was it really that long ago?

    Taylorsville has served as host for a variety of  festivals and special events over the years , including Court Days, Homecomings and Christmas celebrations.

    The Gourd Festival and Farm Toy Show have grown by leaps and bounds over recent years.

    Fiscal Court adopted an annual Spencer County Homecoming Festival project 30 years ago in 1980 in conjunction with the county’s Rural Development Committee.

  • Anderson delivers agony for Bears

    There are few guarantees in sports, but one thing is about as certain as it gets – when Spencer County and Anderson County square off for a boys basketball game, no one is leaving the gym until the final buzzer.

  • Girls’ long season ends in district tourney

    The Spencer County Lady Bears saw a long season come to an end Wednesday night in Shelby County as they bowed out of the 30th District Tournament with a 65-38 loss to Shelby County.

    Decided underdogs coming in, the Lady Bears got on the scoreboard first when MacKenzie Smith drained a three-pointer in the game’s first minute for a quick 3-0 lead. However, Shelby County answered with a three-pointer of their own on their way to running off 15 straight points to establish a big lead that they would never relinquish.

  • New business: Red Headz Salon

    Hair stylist Scott Robinson cuts the ribbon officially opening a new full service salon on Main Street. The 1981 SCHS graduate said his hopes are to continue the hair cutting tradition began by Barber John Snider.

    Robinson brings with him  23 years experience both  as a salon manager for Regis Corporation and an instructor at the Hair Design School in Louisville.

  • Trying to hide sin from God

    Recently, I preached about David, the shepherd boy, who took down Goliath, the Philistine giant, and became King of Israel. The Bible says David was after God’s own heart and was by him.

    God gave David blessing after blessing. He gave him many wives and children and fought many battles for him.