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Today's News

  • Fiscal court resolves recycling position

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court finally resolved an issue which has been languishing on the court’s agenda for the last several months, namely how to handle the Recycling Center Supervisor’s position currently held by Karen Spencer.

  • Board ups offer on property again

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted Monday to approve offering $12,250 an acre for 20 acres or $13,500 per acre for the entire 27 acre property located at 101 McAllister Lane off of Ky. 44 during a special called meeting.

  • City increases tax rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to raise tax rates 4 percent during a special called meeting Monday.
    The increase will raise real property rates from 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value to 16.7 cents per $100 of assessed value. Personal property rates will increase from 20.13 cents per $100 in assessed value to 20.88 cents. For example, a citizen whose home is valued at $100,000 will pay the city $167, up $8 from last year.
    According to City Comptroller Randy McConnell, the change would bring in $9,612 to city coffers.

  • Back to School
  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers August 13 edition

    The following are property transfers collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s office for June and July, 2014:

    July 14, 2014: Nancy B. Herndon and Eugene Herndon of Bloomfield Rd., Taylorsville to Donald L. Nicoulin of Grand St., Brooklyn, New York, tract 5, containing 10.475 acres as shown on Minor Subdivision Plat R. A. & Irene Bryan Farm divided phase 2, in plat cabinet 4, slide 290 of the Spencer County Clerk’s office, $50,000.

  • Church happenings — Week of Aug 13

    Bethlehem Baptist taking cemetery care collection
    Bethlehem Baptist Church is taking up collections for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. Please send donations to the church or contact www.bbc-ky.com.
    Women’s Ministry to host “Seeking God”
    The Women’s Ministry at Spencer Christian Church is hosting a free event on Aug. 15 called “Seeking God”.

  • Driving through the fog of life

    These cool mornings and hot humid evenings have led to some foggy mornings lately. I sort of enjoy the sense of quiet and isolation the fog brings when I walk the dog in the morning. But out on the road it can be a different story.

  • God is for us in our lives
  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to find the best reacher grabber tool

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does.
    Need a Hand

  • Kids living within good boundaries

    Although much of today’s column relates to principles taught by psychologists Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, who captured the theme of boundaries with their book “Boundaries,” published in 1992. The first book was followed by “Boundaries with Kids,” which I have used, although I will include examples of some of the families who came to me for counseling, especially when one or more of their children appeared to not have had sufficient boundaries established in their lives, and the problems that had now developed.