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Today's News

  • Making progress on the new Salt River Bridge

     

    Workers are making progress on the new Salt River Bridge in Taylorsville that will replace the old blue bridge.

  • Octoberfest promises week of fun

    The week-long homecoming festival known locally as Octoberfest is set to kick off later this month and preparations are well underway to bring “The Great Outdoors” to downtown Taylorsville. During the week, hundreds of local Spencer County citizens, their families, friends, and visitors from all around will gravitate to downtown Taylorsville to relish the merits of small-town living while enjoying fun and entertainment that is sure to please folks of all ages.

  • BOE ups tax rate

    Following a brief public hearing which had two citizens speak out against raising the school tax, the Spencer County Board of Education did just that last Thursday night by a 3-2 vote. The tax will be raised from 61.4 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real and personal property, to 63 cents. That change will result in a three percent increase in expected revenue.

    Prior to the meeting, Scott Travis, a former board member, encouraged the board not to pass a tax increase to residents.

  • Accident kills Bullitt man, 20

    A Mt. Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 2, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 5. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Churchhill Downs official to speak at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

  • Local gospel quartet sings at State Fair

     

    A local gospel quartet took the stage last week at the Kentucky State Fair during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Gospel Quartet Contest.

    Victory Road entertained the crowd Thursday morning as they joined nearly a dozen other groups in the annual fair tradition that dates back to 1966. The group didn’t place in the top three, but enjoyed the opportunity to perform “Glory Road” and “We Shall Inherit” in front of an enthusiastic fair audience.

  • Statewide broadband internet initiative launched

    High-speed Internet is coming to all Kentucky counties, and supporters say the broadband project will be the key catalyst for growth in job creation, health access and education.

    To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired, I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials and citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College to learn more about KentuckyWired and how Kentucky’s future will benefit from broadband, a state news release said.

  • Spencer Co. Fair exhibit winners

    ANTIQUES

    Milk Glass Cake Stand
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd

    Dresser Jar
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st & Best of Show
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd
    John Zolty White 3rd

    Split Hickory or Ash Basket
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st

    Tin Egg Poacher
    Minnie Naïve Blue 1st

    Fixed Blade and Sheath
    John Zolty Blue 1st

    Ornate Candy Dish with Handle
    Luke Brewer Blue 1st
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd
    John Zolty White 3rd

  • Agriculture - KFB ham auction nets $400,000

     

    On a stage set to celebrate the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction concluded tlast week with a show-stealing $400,000 bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham.

  • Agriculture - Schubert elected delegate to angus convention

    Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, Kentucky, has been elected as a delegate to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, reports Richard Wilson, Interim CEO of the American Angus Association.