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Today's News

  • Grizzlies beat Lebanon

     

  • Accident injures two, one was suffering from gunshot wound

     

    Few details have been released about a bizarre accident in Taylorsville last Thursday that sent two people to the hospital, one of whom was suffering a gunshot wound.

    The report of a single vehicle accident came in a little after 5:30 p.m. when a Nissan Frontier, traveling west on KY 44 between the downtown bridge and the Spencer County Middle School, apparently left the road, went through a guard rail, crashed through a neighborhood sign and landed upside down on a small hill. Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed.

  • BOE votes 4-1 to hike tax rates

    After some debate, the Spencer County Board of Education voted 4-1 to raise the school real estate property tax rate two percent, to 63.5 percent, but suggested they are approaching a line they won’t cross.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams made the recommendation, and said the additional costs of full-day kindergarten and the focus on getting students college and career ready justifies the increase to 63.5 per $100 of assessed value this year. The motor vehicle tax was set at 56 cents per $100 and the utility tax rate is three percent.

  • City promotes Stewart to police chief

     

    When Taylorsville Police Chief Phil Crumpton announced earlier this month that he would be resigning his position to take on a new job, several city commissioners said they already knew who they wanted to fill his shoes.

    Last week, they got their wish and Major Kenny Stewart got the job after the commission voted 4-0 during a special meeting Thursday afternoon in favor of promoting him to fill the vacancy that will be left by Crumpton’s departure, effective today.

  • U of L to study hemp’s potential as fuel source

    University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research is growing hemp, the university an­nounced this week.

    The 40-by-40-foot experi­mental plot will allow re­searchers to study the mari­juana relative’s potential for fuels and use in manufactur­ing.

  • Jones travels to NJ for Miss America Pageant

     

    Spencer County’s Laura Jones is now in Atlantic City, New Jersey preparing to represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant that will air live  on ABC on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky title earlier this year and was sent off in grand style with a dinner for family, friends and supporters at Churchill Downs recently.

  • Paper or electronic, family records exist

    Way back in the dark ages, I began my research making notes on loose-leaf paper, and then “graduated” to using printed  forms. Two forms will get you started:

    • Ancestor Charts, or Pedigree Charts. There are many varieties available for free download from the internet; search for Genealogy Charts. Your local library may have printed forms that you may photocopy for your use. Remember the “rules” – full names, three-letter abbreviation for the month in dates, the county name for each event.

  • GOP to boycott Stumbo meeting

    House Republicans planned to boycott Tuesday’s special meeting of House members called by Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo, House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover said Monday.

    In a news release, Hoover called the meeting a “charade” and said it was a way for Stumbo to pay House Democrats for a day of salary and expenses for coming to Frankfort for Tuesday evening’s political fundraiser for the House Democratic caucus.

  • If it ain’t broke...

    Then don’t fix it.

    There’s wisdom in that logic and it seems to mirror the philosophy the Taylorsville City Commission used when it voted to promote Major Kenny Stewart to the position of Police Chief last week.

  • Protesting the national anthem

    Forty summers ago, Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs ran across the outfield at Dodger Stadium and swiped an American flag that had been laid on the ground, covered with lighter fluid, and was about to be set ablaze by two young men.

    In the summer of 1976 tensions were still high over the Vietnam War, racial tensions were at a fever pitch in some American cities over forced busing, and protesters were demanding their rights to express themselves.

    Not much has changed.