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Today's News

  • Public record - Property Transfers - Week of May 31, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of April 5, 2017 until April 18, 2017:

    Chas. C. Gray Construction Co., Inc., to Michael K. Fowler and Tonya Fowler, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 94 of Top Flight Landing. $22,500.

    Larry N. Gray and Darylyn Gray, Taylorsville, to Jonathan J. Seawright and Cheryl L. Seawright and Dennis Eisenback and Connie Eisenback, Taylorsville, KY. Property in Spencer County on Dutchman Creek. $94,000.

  • Oudoors - Expert: Don’t feed the bears

    John Hast has a word of advice for anyone tempted to throw doughnuts or food scraps to a bear: Don’t.

    “We’ve found that time and time again, a fed bear is a dead bear,” said Hast, the bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “A bear that is used to human food, whether it’s scraps or garbage, begins to lose its fear of people. And that’s where the problems begin.”

  • Oudoors - Spring turkey harvest reported across Kentucky

    Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results.

    The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the third highest on record for the state.

  • Oudoors - Free fishing weekend

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4.

    Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

  • Policing issues unresolved

    “Something is broken and it has to be fixed. Plain and simple.”

    After nearly an hour and a half of discussion between city and county officials over the state of law enforcement in Spencer County, that was the brief assessment from Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart following the joint meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission and Spencer County Fiscal Court last Wednesday.

  • Former US Sen. Jim Bunning dies at 85

     

    Former Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning, a Republican who represented the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate for a dozen years from 1999 until 2011, died Saturday at a hospital in Fort Thomas, several months after suffering a stroke. He was 85.

  • Honoring our fallen heroes

     

    A small crowd gathered to honor Spencer County’s war dead and all Americans who have sacrificed for the sake of freedom during a Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Taylorsville Monday morning.

  • What’s Happening - Week of May 31, 2017

    Crusade for Children this weekend

    The Taylorsville/Spencer County Fire Department will be collecting for Crusade for Children this weekend, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to help collect. If you can help, you are asked to contact Chief Nathan Nation at 655-5701 or you can email him at tscfd5701@mw.twcbc.com. All collections and donations made in Spencer County will benefit local children.

    Masonic Lodge Ham Breakfast

  • FROM OUR READERS - Decency starts at home

    A recent opinion letter from Scott Pulliam suggested that in order for our country to restore “common decency” in America that we should start at the top with President Trump and his “crass and crude” conduct or his “moral and intellectual pollution” he spouts on a daily basis.

  • FROM OUR READERS - We Are Their Voices

    Only surviving combat soldiers can tell their story with any accuracy.

    As I was hanging my American flag up today in remembrance of Memorial Day (May 25, 2017), I was revisiting my last minutes in Vietnam after being air lifted out of the field, full of morphine with my best buddy laying next to me in a UH-1 helicopter. I was going home. I was one of the lucky ones so to speak.