Today's News

  • Youth hunting season nears


    She sits on a plastic bucket in a field with her toy wooden gun, admiring the caterpillars and butterflies, while her father waits alongside and hopes for doves to fly into shotgun range.

    They are creating a memory and nurturing a seed planted a couple of years ago. She was 3 then and her dad had taken a deer during the modern gun season. Seeing the harvested animal up close intrigued her.

  • TES design unveiled and approved


    The first glimpse of the new Taylorsville Elementary School was made public last week as school officials and architects unveiled the plans for the 70,000 square foot building that could be under construction within a month.

    A forum held at the current TES on Thursday, included sketches and layouts of the new building that will be located about a mile north of the high school on KY 44, on property formerly known as the McAllister farm.

  • Board agrees to acquire three new school buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night agreed to acquire three new school buses, two through a lease and one through an outright purchase. The total value of the three buses is about $272,000.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams explained that they have three buses that are 2001 models, all of which will be deemed obsolete by January. He said the district has done well in recent years upgrading their fleet of 31 buses.

  • Use caution when burning lawn waste

    This is the time of year when homeowners do a lot of sprucing up around the yard, and the yard waste is usually easier to burn than to dispose of other ways.

    That’s prompted questions about the open burning laws in Spencer County. Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Chief Nathan Nation said he fields calls frequently with homeowners asking about regulations.

    He said there are few, if any, local ordinances governing open fires, but said state statutes do apply.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 30, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Spencer Co. GOP Meeting

    A meeting of the Spencer County GOP will be held on Monday, October 5th, at the Farm Bureau Insurance building in Taylorsville. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m.

    Community Baby Shower

  • From our readers: Principal’s immediate response draws praise from parent

    I would like to take a moment to bring to the readership’s attention the dedication of our middle school principal. I had a question regarding the middle school and decided to look up Principal Matt Mercer’s e-mail address and drop him a line. To my surprise, I’d hardly hit the ‘send button’ before a professional, courteous reply was returned.

  • Embrace the new

    I’m an old codger of sorts, and have been for a long time. I think old music is much better than the new stuff. Old cars and trucks turn my head much more than the newer models and they don’t make good television shows like Andy Griffith any more. Now get off my lawn!

    Ok, I’m not that bad, but I do have an affinity and appreciation for days gone by. I think we, as a culture, too often cast aside the old in preference of the new, often with little regard for how practical, useful and effective the old was.

  • Time to fix state retirement system is now

    How much longer must Kentuckians wait before we can find out whether the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is operating at the level it should – one that is producing the optimum results for state government and its retirees?

    It has been months – nine months, in fact – since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board of directors called for a comprehensive performance audit of the KRS.

  • What’s Kentucky offering?

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s recent stop in Kentucky to try and convince businesses to move south to the Sunshine State was met with predictable derision from the political establishment.

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer used Scott’s visit to remind people of the Florida governor’s baggage from his past tenure as CEO of the Columbia HCA hospital chain, which purchased Humana’s “Galen” hospitals in the early 1990s.

  • Lawmakers tout safety after trooper’s death


    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and the father of Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, joined with other state legislators today to pledge their support for increased safety measures for front-line KSP officers.