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Today's News

  • County tax rate unchanged

    That fleeting flirtation with raising property taxes at the last meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was just a memory Monday night, as members of the court voted unanimously to keep the rate at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Earlier this month, there was some discussion of a possible hike in the tax rate with some members of the court making the case that a slight adjustment could be justified. However, when it was time to set the rate at Monday’s meeting, the vote was quick and with little discussion. The vote was to keep the tax rate as it is.

  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort

     

    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 19, 2015

    Historical Society Meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the temporary library location on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    2015 Community Tree of Life Meeting

  • From our readers: THANK YOU

    In case anyone forgot how incredible the people are in our small town, I would like to remind everyone.

    My husband passed away at the end of July. I have two children. I lost my father when I was 13 and remember how lost I felt. When I went back to school, nobody showed any kind of support. I was so worried that my children would feel the same way.

  • Tax dollars must not fund Planned Parenthood

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”

  • Cracking down on drunk drivers

    They say hindsight is 20/20, and that old adage is often proven true through television reruns.
    Some famous television characters were created and scripted to push a certain agenda and the writers intentionally framed their words and opinions to appear clownish, unintelligent and sometimes just outrageous. But inevitably, watching those shows today through the prism of time, lines originally intended to get laughs might now raise a few eyebrows and cause us to think, “You know what, they were right.”

  • EPA water rules over the top

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect streams and wetlands that we depend on for our health, communities, and economy.

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.

  • Hosparus talks end of life care with Chamber

     

    Discussions about death are not comfortable, but knowing there are options to make the end of life more tolerable can be a comforting thought.

    That was the topic at last week’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon as they heard from Dr. Bethany Snider of Hosparus. Snider gave a brief history of hospice care, and the goals and methods used by Hosparus, an agency that provides hospice care in Spencer and surrounding counties.