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Today's News

  • Leaking water tower may need to be replaced

     

    The City of Taylorsville may have a big-ticket expense to deal with following news that a water tank on Possum Ridge has been leaking and may need to be replaced.

    The leak was first discovered about a month ago in the stem pipe, which was negatively impacting water pressure to customers in the area.

    “We had to shut it down and fix it, which caused pressure problems,” said City Clerk Steve Biven.

  • Local author’s book is devotional for runners

     

  • What’s happening - Week of October 19, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

  • Habitat yard sale

     

    Linda Street, Kathy Lewis and Elisa Carrithers look over items that were for sale during a yard sale benefitting Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning in downtown Taylorsville. The event raised a little more than $1,200 for the nonprofit that helps build affordable housing for families in Spencer County.

  • Taylorsville Strategic Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night

    The Taylorsville Strategic Planning committees invite everyone to a meeting to hear what they have accomplished and what future plans are in the works. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

    This is an opportunity for you to learn what has been happening since the roll out of the Taylorsville Strategic Plan 2016. There are still opportunities available if you are interested in joining any of the committees.

  • Technology and Dylan... the times they are a changin’
  • Sheriff should improvise

    Improvise, adapt and overcome.

    Fans of Clint Eastwood may recognize that phrase, uttered by the actor when he played a combat-toughened Marine sergeant in the movie, “Heartbreak Ridge.”

    It’s an unofficial slogan of the USMC designed to inspire problem solving under less-than-ideal conditions. Apparently, that’s what Sheriff Buddy Stump is facing these days as his current building is infested with mold that may or may not be directly linked to the recent illnesses of two county employees who required hospital treatment.

  • From our readers - Thank a teacher during Retired Teacher Appreciation Week

    What does it mean to be a retired educator? A person who volunteers countless hours to make our community a better place to live. A person, through his/her pension who contributes thousands of dollars in taxes and spends their money to support local businesses. A person who has made a difference in the lives of his/her former students. A person who never quits caring about the well-being of others.

  • Teachers come in all forms

    This is National Retired Teachers Week and a good opportunity for us who made it out of the classroom to reflect back upon those who helped us succeed.

    I don’t have vivid recollections of a lot of my time in school. I’m not sure if that means I was traumatized somehow or just didn’t pay attention, but I marvel at people my age who can remember details about their second grade teacher, who they ate lunch with and activities they did in school.

  • Right to work in KY

    Two policies impacted by state ballot initiatives and the presidential election itself that could also directly affect Kentuckians involve tobacco and right-to-work.

    The Bluegrass State has plenty of one but none of the other.

    Kentucky stood still while several states, including neighboring Indiana and West Virginia, moved forward with right-to-work policies, which protect employees from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs.