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Today's News

  • WWI veteran honored after 50 years

     

    A brisk wind kept the American flag unfurled as it was posted over the tombstone of Dave Stump at Valley Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Standing nearby was a military honor guard, and seated were Stump’s lone surviving daughter, and other family members and friends of the man who died in a house fire more than 50 years ago. All came to bestow an honor that was long overdue.

  • Free Narcan kits available

    If you know someone addicted to opioids or heroin, taking a few minutes of time Thursday could save their life.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association will be holding a free Naloxone training session at the Spencer County Health Department on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

  • Love My Neighbor set to reopen Oct. 28

     

    Love My Neighbor, a ministry of several local churches that provides clothes, furniture and other household items to low income families at minimal cost, and often without charge, is slated to reopen their doors in their new facility on Garrard Street later this month.

  • KY 44 sealing project

     

  • Delays expected as state begins resurfacing project on KY 55

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of roadway resurfacing that is scheduled to begin this week on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Spencer County. This project extends from KY 44 near the Spencer County High School to the intersection of KY 1633/KY 155 (mile markers 6.5 to 11.2).

    Milling operations are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with paving to take place the following week. Lane closures will be necessary to complete this work and motorists will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Spencer Co. Clerk’s office receives $13,455 grant

    State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Commissioner Terry Manuel announced that Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has received a grant totaling $13,455 from the KDLA to preserve and manage local government records.

    Thirty-nine grants have been awarded throughout the state for a total of $601,177 from the first round of funding from fiscal year 2018 Local Records Grant Program funds. The next round of grants will be awarded in December.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 11, 2017

    THS Class of 1972 Reunion

    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1972 will have a 45-year reunion on Saturday, October 21. All graduates and anyone who started with this class are invited to attend. If you haven’t received notification, please contact Bonnie Schuler at 477-2525, or Patricia Murphy at 727-9881.

    Free Narcan kits and training

  • FROM OUR READERS - County needs to address road bond issues

    I have empathy for the residents of Watkins Glen subdivision who spoke to Fiscal Court about having an unpaved section of their road completed, as promised by the developer.  In my opinion, the county made a promise to the residents when they approved the subdivision and road bond.  I’m surprised the county allowed the bond to lapse.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Budget cuts and Co. Attorneys

    To the Editor,

    As stated in the Preamble to the Constitution, two of the primary reasons our government exists are to “establish Justice” and “insure domestic Tranquility.” In order to achieve those goals, we must have a robust and fair criminal justice system with adequate funding for both prosecutors and public defenders.

  • Take aim at right to assemble

    When tragedy like the one earlier this month in Las Vegas strikes America, many Americans feel the overwhelming desire to strike out against our liberties, even if it means violating the U.S. Constitution.

    Yes, mass shootings are horrendous, senseless tragedies. When 59 Americans are gunned down by a sniper we understandably want to ask who, how and why?  But we should resist the temptation to take scissors to the founding documents our Founding Fathers carefully crafted to protect our freedoms.