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Today's News

  • VBS Schedule

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School, “Everest– Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” beginning Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sign-in begins each evening at 5:30 p.m. A commencement service will be held on Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at Highway 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Is it time to arm churches?

    A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. Throughout most of the Friday evening worship event and Saturday morning recognition service two armed police officers were located in the main event auditorium. They were wearing uniforms and badges and wearing their pistols. There were also three people (with permits) carrying concealed pistols.

  • Clear vision ahead

    Until a few years ago I had great eyesight, but now I need reading glasses. And I never realized until then how dirty your glasses could become before you notice. You just start squinting and the words on the page start getting fuzzy and you wonder why.

    It’s sort of like a dirty windshield with bad windshield wipers in the rain!You can see through the glass, but everything is smeared and distorted. And let’s face it, with reading and especially with driving, it is a good thing to be able to see clearly. Glasses and windshields often need cleaning.

  • Students request LGBT club

    A small group of students appealed the Spencer County Board of Education Monday night for approval to start a club at the high school for gay and lesbian students.

    John Brumley, a junior at the school, spoke for the group as he addressed the board and talked about the need for increased support for LGBTQ students.

  • Hometown Proud..

     

    Nashville recording artist JD Shelburne, a Taylorsville native, returned home Saturday to film the music video for his next single, ‘Hometown.’ Shelburne made several stops at local landmarks during the filming including the high school baseball fields, Main Street, the blue bridge and more.

  • Agreement reached on levee repairs

    An agreement has apparently finally been reached on the repayment of a loan that will pay for a study and repairs to the floodwall around Taylorsville.

    There was no shortage of frustration, anger and even raised voices last Wednesday during a special meeting held between city leaders, county leaders and a representative of the Levee Commission, but in the end, they were able to work out differences that has delayed progress on the effort for well over a year.

  • Mt. Eden Fire Department raises $11,860 for Crusade for Children

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department raised nearly $12,000 during the Crusade for Children earlier this month.

    The department, which is dealing with the construction of a new fire house after a devastating fire destroyed their existing building in 2014, collected a total of $11,860, which is about $1,000 more than they collected last year.

    Harold Herndon, a member of the fire district’s board, said he was pleased with the collection considering the small population of the community. Mt. Eden straddles both Spencer and Shelby counties.
     

  • Search for new TES principal continues

     

    After just two years, Taylorsville Elementary School is again searching for a new principal.

    MariAnn Arnold, who held the post until this month, announced her resignation in mid May.

    Arnold said, “I elected to make a career change for personal reasons.” She declined to make further comments on her decision and Superintendent Chuck Adams also declined to discuss Arnold’s resignation, citing that it was a private personnel matter.

  • Spencer Christian dedicates santuary

     

    Members of Spencer Christian Church dedicated their new sanctuary over the weekend, two years after breaking ground for the 800-seat facility.

    In three special services held over the weekend, the church briefly looked back at its history, but most of the excitement was reserved for what awaits as the church committed to use the building to pursue ministries to reach Spencer County.

  • Youth center opens in Settlers Center

     

    Spencer County’s young adults ages 16-25 now have a place to go if they are looking for a fun place to hang out or are searching for community services, such as job placement, mental health services and more.