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Today's News

  • Shoplifters: Be wary of citizens on patrol

    Seventy dollars worth of merchandise shoplifted from the Taylorsville Dollar General was returned after the intervention from a citizen, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

    The shoplifter, whose name was not provided, was seen loading items on display outside the store into a vehicle.

    Lewis said he received a phone call at his home reporting the crime in progress. The witness provided a description of the person, the vehicle and even took a photograph of the suspect.

  • Alcohol sales proposed in some state parks

    A bill to permit the sale of alcoholic beverage by the drink at designated state parks has been pre-filed for consideration in the 2010 Legislative Session. In its current form, the bill will not impact Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, created a bill that would allow a local option election for state resort parks and qualified state recreational parks located in a dry territory. Qualifying parks include those with a full-service lodge and dining room or a park with a nine or 18-hole golf course.

  • Dutton seeks re-election as district judge

    Judge Donna Dutton has announced she is seeking a second term in the 53rd Judicial District’s Div. II courtroom. Dutton was elected District Judge, representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties, in November 2006.

     Since beginning her four-year term in January 2007, Dutton said she has delivered on her promise to close the revolving door of repeat offenders in District Court.

  • Church happenings

    Toy sale

    Spencer County Ministerial Association Christmas Toy Sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church

    The 4th annual Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Please stop by for food and fellowship. The jolly old fellow might be there!

    Promiseland Church chili supper fundraiser

  • Prohibition officially repealed

    It’s official. Prohibition has been repealed and  Spencer County will no longer be considered dry.

    November’s election in favor of permitting alcohol sales was the first – and obviously highest – hurdle to jump. But Monday’s unanimous passage of county ordinance No. 10 (2010 series) was the last.

    The 18-page document covers every aspect from the types of licenses to the hours of business and even the cost for violating parts of the ordinance.

  • Thomas to represent SCHS at 2010 HOBY leadership seminar

    Cory Thomas, son of Charles and  Cynthia Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant.  Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, has been selected as the alternate participant.  These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • LETTER: Jenkins had the opportunity

    While watching National Geographic “Wild Kingdom,” recently it sparked my thoughts to Spencer County government.  The made-for-television special was about lions being the kings of the jungle and naturally my ideas jumped to our own jungle cat, “King KACo.”  Now deep in indulgence I referred my energy to our state’s auditors final investigation of KACo and our judge.  After reading it again, I still find it hard to believe elected officials would do what they have accomplished.

  • Santa's visit is central to Christmas on Main

    Santa Claus will be coming to town a few weeks early this year. The bearded one will be making a scheduled stop at Christmas on Main Street this Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

    According to reports from elves at the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce, Santa’s sleigh will be loaded down with all sorts of goodies. The first 200 children will receive a bag full of candy and a meal ticket to use after their one-on-one consultation with the big guy. Children with meal tickets will be provided a hot dog dinner complete with chips and a drink.

  • Kentucky’s win over Carolina had sweet spots

    When is a hang-on win better than a blow-out? When it produces a North Carolina-Kentucky game film in December.

    Reward? Kentucky takes a No. 4 ranking and 8-0 record to Madison Square Garden against Connecticut.

    UK’s star-studded lineup reminds us of rookie season for Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey. A team that got off to a 9-1 start and No. 4 ranking.

    And, Win No. 2,000 in UK basketball history will happen where it should: in Rupp Arena against Drexel or Long Beach State.

    Items John Calipari will point out on game film.

  • High school seniors "Close the Deal"

    Danielle Jones wants to be a radiologist. Jenna Madonia wants to go to WKU. Her twin sister, Jordan, wants to major in English. Dorothy Schultz wants to be a linguist, and Michael McCarthy wants to be a marine biologist. Tiffany Hambrick wants to join the Air Force.

    Six seniors with goals and dreams. But one hasn’t applied to her desired school. One needs a full ride to make her dream possible. And several of them need to raise their ACT scores.