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Today's News

  • Man passes counterfeit money

     

    Taylorsville City Police are hoping the public may be able to help identify a man who allegedly tried to pass counterfeit money at a local business over the weekend.

    Chief Kenny Stewart said a white male came into the Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant in Settler’s Center on Sunday around 7 p.m. and tried to exchange six counterfeit $5 bills for a $10 and a $20.

  • Lake sewer lines approved

    With assurance that the state would be financing the project, the City of Taylorsville Monday night signed off on a project to link the sewage pump station at Edgewater into the city’s system.

    City Attorney Dudley Dale assured city commissioners about the funding and suggested the city move ahead with plans to start laying the new lines that will hook the system to the city sewer.

  • Medical facility may have new owner soon

    With one large medical provider closing its doors in Taylorsville, another has expressed interest in filling that void.
    Last month, Kentucky One Health announced that it would be ceasing operations at a number of locations around the region, including the practice on Main Street in Taylorsville.

  • Spalding completes training

     

    U.S. Air Force Airman Kaleb L. Spalding graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • summer Salt River canoeing

     

    Local teens enjoyed a trip down the Salt River thanks to a summer program at the Library. More than two dozen teens paddled down the river about six miles, enjoying the scenery and checking out the wildlife. last Wednesday. Despite the chilly weather, the paddlers enjoyed a swim near the part of the river where Brashears Creek enters it.

  • Happy Birthday to Kentucky

    This past weekend, some friends and I took a canoe trip down the Kentucky River. It was a secluded, 18-mile stretch beginning at Camp Nelson and winding through the beautiful Kentucky River Palisades to High Bridge.

    It was also remote. From Friday morning when we left Camp Nelson, until nearly mid-day on Saturday, we never saw another soul. No sounds of cars, no other boats, simply near-wilderness on both sides of the river.

  • Shining the light on state’s open records laws

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Honoring Old Glory

    The Stars and Stripes have long represented the values and history of the United States, but oftentimes we do not know or fully understand how to respect “Old Glory’s” presence. On June 14, 2017, we celebrate the annual Flag Day to honor our nation’s emblem. In light of that holiday, Memorial Day, and the quickly-approaching Fourth of July, I thought it relevant to share some of the United States’ tradition, regulations, and laws pertaining to the American flag, all of which can be found in various government publications.

  • Tipton on SLC Education committee

    Rep. James Tipton, a Taylorsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).

  • Cutting red tape creates jobs

    For the past eight years, the people of Kentucky endured an economy that failed to live up to its potential.  Kentuckians wanted growth, jobs, and improved wages, but the Obama Administration responded with a highly regressive regulatory rampage that hurt the economy and empowered Washington bureaucrats.