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Today's News

  • Dial-A-News hangs up the phone

    Dial-A-News, the phone-based news service covering Spencer and Shelby counties since the 1960s, disconnected last week.

    For no charge, callers could dial a local telephone number 24 hours a day and hear pre-recorded news briefs and advertising deals from their community.

    The service was founded by Dean Harden, and later purchased by Tom Hardin, a former WCND 940 AM radio personality whose voice gave callers the latest headlines for nearly the past 20 years. 

  • UK's perfect storm, UofL's decision

    Before newspaper types become fevered with clever ways to get Hartline and Justin Burke into a 64-point headline ... a look back to last Saturday.

    If your shirt was blue then Kentucky’s Miami Crush was all that and more. Maybe a fourth-and-inches short of superb.

    On a 1-10 scale for a season opener, an 8.5.

    √ Michael ‘Crisp Man’ Hartline was no game manager in this one, but a leader of men. His execution with a variety pack offense was immaculate. No hesitations, no happy feet, no turnovers. Best part? No bad decisions.

  • LETTER:Thanks for helping 'Queen for a Day'

    We would like to take this opportunity to offer a big thank you to all the local merchants, restaurants,  and businesses who donated items, gift certificates, and cash donations that helped to make “Queen for a Day” a success!

  • Blackthorn adds new color to postmaster's office

    Donna Blackthorn recently joined the staff at the Taylorsville Post Office as the new postmaster. She replaced Interim Postmaster Sandy Deapen who was filling the spot temporarily after David Jones left the postmaster position last December.

    Blackthorn brings with her 30 years experience with the United Postal Service, beginning as a distribution window clerk in St. Matthews in 1979. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions including payroll, accounting and information technology (IT), where she has worked for the past 17 years.

  • Residents hassled by high water

    Residents along Taylorsville’s Houston Court have had enough with flash floods threatening their homes, and potentially their health as rising water has repeatedly invaded foundation crawl spaces.

    Nearly 10 homeowners from the low-lying area attended last Tuesday night’s city commission meeting to present their case and make a plea for relief.

    “It’s getting to the point where you worry every time it rains,” said Ellen Redmon, who lives in the home once owned by her parents.

  • Bears volleyball: "Our team is coming together"

    The 2009 SCHS Lady Bears Volleyball team has hit the ground running this year.  Early season wins against district competitors North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were signs that this team was ready to compete.  The Lady Bears fought a hard battle against Bullitt East to lose in three games.  This match looked to be a preview of the district championships with the Lady Bears preparing for a victory.

  • LETTER: Looks forward to returning

    A few weeks ago I had an opportunity, for the first time in many years, to revisit Taylorsville and Spencer County. I not only came to see friends, I wanted to see the place where part of my roots are.

     My maternal grandfather, Leonard C. Warren, was a native of Spencer County and his brother, Charlie Warren, ran the pool hall that was in the building The Spencer Magnet now occupies. I barely knew great uncle Charlie, having met him only once, so long ago that I cannot remember when.

  • School board raises taxes

    The school board voted to raise taxes by two percent during a special-called meeting Thursday night. The change will result in an $11 increase on a home valued at $100,000.

    Board members voted 4-1 to approve Superintendent Chuck Adams’ recommendation to increase real estate taxes by two, instead of the state allowed four percent. Kentucky law allows taxing districts to select up to a four-percent compensating tax rate without the possibility of a voter recall.

    Board member Scott Travis voted against the tax increase.

  • Church happenings

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  • Believe in Him: Symptoms of the heart, part 3

    It is no secret that people with high blood pressure have a greater chance of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure compared to those with regulated blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is not the problem itself but a symptom of an even larger problem dealing with the heart.