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Today's News

  • Lack of Sheriff Office activity concerns Riley

    Citing an increase of calls that Taylorsville City Police and Kentucky State Police are responding to in the county, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley said the court needs to review the office and duties of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    Riley handed members of the court with records documenting the increase in calls being taken by law enforcement agencies other than the sheriff’s office, and said he’s had conversations with city officials who are also concerned.

  • KY 1633 closed through Friday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that the closure of KY 1633 (Elk Creek Road) in Spencer County will be extended through Friday, April 21. KYTC maintenance staff are performing embankment stabilization along Pond Run Creek.

    KY 1633 closed on April 3 to thru traffic between Red Bud Way and Yoder Station Road (mile markers 0.9 to 2.6). The road was scheduled to be opened by April 17, but heavy rains last week slowed the progress of this work.

  • Board eyes athletic complex, bus garage

    Spencer County High School’s athletic program could get a much-needed facelift as members of the school board are considering a $2.8 million project for an athletic and academic complex to be build near the school’s athletic fields. It’s part of a possible $5 million investment that will also include refurbishing the track around the football field, improved tennis courts and lights for the baseball field, as well as bus garage and maintenance facility to be located near the new Taylorsville Elementary School.

  • Drama club to present “Annie”

     

    Dressed in costume and rehearsing their lines, songs and dances, the cast of the Spencer County Middle School and High School Drama Club’s production of “Annie” labored earlier this week to prepare for their upcoming performance.
    The three-day run of the show will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Two shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a benefit dinner held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (See details in “What’s Happening” on page A2).

  • County exits Edgewater lease

     

  • What’s happening - Week of April 19, 2017

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake work day

    The Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park will have a work day this Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with various projects at the park to be worked on. For information, contact Troy Koon at 424-8868.

    City of Taylorsville spring clean-up

  • Civics Lesson

     

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-KY, spoke to fifth graders at Spencer County Elementary School last week about the function of government and how the Constitution set up the balance of powers that provides a more equal voice for everyone in Washington, D.C.  Guthrie’s civic lesson was well-received by the students, who seemed to be prepared and knowledgable as they answered his questions and asked some good ones of their own.

  • From our readers - SCES students impress during Rep. Guthrie visit

    My wife, Lynn, and I were looking forward to accompanying Congressman Guthrie on his visit with the 5th grade class at Spencer County Elementary School last Thursday. Congressman Guthrie would be speaking with the class about the origins of our government, the separation of powers and then a question and answer session. But first, two pupils conducted a tour of the school for the Congressman and they did a first class job.

  • Tide turning against Stump?

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump ran on promises of providing 24/7 coverage to Spencer Countians and lately, there’s little evidence of that commitment being fulfilled.

    A string of high-profile incidents ranging from a home invasion to a fatal accident have been outsourced to state police. Most recently, Sunday afternoon’s murder in the county saw response from both city and state police, but no one from the Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.

  • Checks and balances missing for SBDM

    Masterminds of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) intended by choosing to establish School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils as schools’ governing bodies to deal with nepotism primarily in rural areas.

    Such favoritism did result in abuse of power, often in smaller districts which some superintendents treated as their own personal freedoms by hiring family members and doling out jobs as a form of political patronage.