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Today's News

  • County workers get 3 percent pay increase

    Magistrates went out of their way to praise county employees during Monday night’s fiscal court meeting before approving an across the board three percent raise for most employees. Those not included were in the fee-pooling offices of County Court Clerk, who received raises ranging from two to seven percent effective last January, and those working for Sheriff Buddy Stump, who gave raises ranging from 4.5 percent to 7.2 percent. Also, raises for the EMS were not bound by the three percent standard, but the court approved proposed increases that varied by employee.

  • Octoberfest begins Saturday

     

    It’s that time of year again. Taylorsville is getting ready to kick off this year’s exciting Octoberfest that begins this Saturday and lasts for an entire week.

  • Spencer man sues Shelby jail after beating

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.

  • Education - The Grand Old Flag

     

    Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Steve Rucker insists on teaching TES students patriotism, as he leads the school in the pledge and the singing of the National Anthem each day during the morning assembly. Recently, he mentioned to PTO President Christie Struck that he wished the school had a larger flag than the smaller one that hung in the corner of the gym.

  • From our readers - Signs litter our county

    I would like to make a suggestion to help eliminate some road litter and clean up our county. People post signs for yard sales, garage sales, birthday parties, weddings, etc., which is fine, but quite a few of them never get removed. They eventually become detached from where they were hanging and become roadside litter.

    Most of these signs have the date of the event and the address, so why not have a time limit for when they need to be removed? Twenty-four hours after the event seems like a fair amount of time.

  • From our readers - Small gesture by football team has big impact on younger kids

    These days it seems like we hear so much about what is going wrong with our community’s young people.  Ever feel scared about what the next generation is going to be like?

    If you are ever feeling disenchanted about the youth in our community please take a moment to go watch football players help get elementary kiddos out of their cars each home game Friday.

  • Bevin’s speech misunderstood

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin found himself the target of frenzied liberals last week following a speech he gave to a group of Christian conservatives. He was falsely accused of inciting violence and calling for bloodshed in the event of a Hillary Clinton victory in the November presidential election.

    You can watch his speech on Youtube. In fact, I would encourage you to watch his speech on Youtube. Right now, before we go any further. It’s only about 16 minutes. I’ll wait for you.

  • Massie moves to audit Fed. reserve

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90 percent of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Hunting and Fishing Day proclaimed

    As a member of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I am proud to join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 44th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24. In observance of this occasion, Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Hunting and Fishing Day in Kentucky.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 21, 2016

    Progressive Dinner Sept. 24

    The annual Progressive Dinner hosted by the Historic Taylorsville Main Street group will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 5 – 9 p.m. The group invites you to enjoy a six course meal served by local businesses along Main Street; serving wine and cheese, appetizers, soup, salad, main entrée, and desserts. The cost for tickets is $25/per adult and the tickets are on sale at the following locations: T&R Antiques, The Tea Cup, and The Red Scooter. Call 477-6608 for more information.