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Today's News

  • War on drugs far from over

     

    A little more than 20 years ago, the average age of a person becoming addicted to drugs was 27. Today, that’s fallen to 17. Craig Phillips, a prevention specialist with Seven Counties Services and a former drug task force officer with the Russellville City Police, shared that sobering statistic to parents, educators and others who attended last Thursday’s town hall meeting on drugs and youth.

  • Motion questions legality of warrant in drug case

    A Spencer County man accused of running the county’s largest-ever marijuana growth operation has filed a motion to suppress evidence.

    Jackson Kelly Ragan, 44, of 1230 Wilsonville Road, was indicted last August on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • New Salt River bridge progress

     

    Little work has been done on the new Salt River bridge over the past several weeks. Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the contractor, Louisville Paving Company, explained that they have been waiting for better weather conditions for clay placement along East River Road. She said crews are expected back on the bridge this week on the $3.7 million project. The completion date is still set for June 1.

  • Leader of the band retiring after 30 years

     

    Thirty years ago, a college graduate moved to Taylorsville to teach band and general music in the Spencer County schools. Now, Peggy Pickett is looking forward to her retirement – coming next fall – and looking back on an eventful career.

    Over the course of three decades, Pickett has taught a sizeable share of Spencer County’s population. From the beginning, she’s seized the opportunity to make her classroom a place they’ll remember for more than music.

  • Board meeting dominated by accolades and accomplishments

    Late afternoon sunlight streamed into the Spencer County Middle School media center Monday as the Spencer County Board of Education held a monthly meeting replete with good news and compliments.

    “I can hardly contain myself with the information that I just received about an hour ago,” superintendent Chuck Adams announced. He said Taylorsville Elementary School is eligible for a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. That’s the grant that funds the Grizzlies Beyond the Bell after-school program at SCMS.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 20, 2016

    Strategic Plan session

    The public is encouraged to attend the Strategic Plan – Community Listening and Design Session, on March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office.

    The Strategic Plan is an effort by the City of Taylorsville, along with the Kentucky League of Cities, to help the community develop plans for improvement to the community. This first session is to facilitate discussion from the public about areas that need to be addressed, and ideas for improvement.

  • Keep Spencer Co. clean

    I’m not a treehugger. I don’t support PETA, I don’t believe in global warming and the only climate change I know to be real is that it gets warmer in the spring and cooler in the fall, just as it has for thousands of years.

    At the same time, there’s probably nothing that makes me angrier than to see people litter or throw trash out of their vehicles.

  • House continues debate on both budget and bills

    As we close in on the final week of the 2016 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the legislature is working day and night to finish conducting the people’s business, which includes passing a timely and fiscally responsible budget.

  • Budget now in hands of state senate

    After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House, midway through the 11th week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. We think the upcoming budget will reflect those needs for the betterment of the Commonwealth.
    As expected, many changes were made to Governor Bevin’s budget by the House. Now that we have received their budget, we will comb through the fine details and make our own changes.

  • Critics of religious liberty bill dishonest