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Today's News

  • Gettinger named to Berea College dean’s list

    Taylorsville resident Anna Gettinger was named to the Fall 2010 dean’s list at Berea College.
    A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.
    Berea is a non-denominational, liberal arts college that offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 28 fields of study and Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture and natural resources, business administration, technology and industrial arts, and nursing.

  • COLUMN: Standing in the gap

    I enjoy sports, I guess football, baseball and basketball are my favorites.  And they all have something in common. The best teams know how to play defense, they fill in the gaps.  On a football team, closing the gaps quickly means that the running back can’t make a big gain.  In basketball, filling the gaps means shifting so the other team doesn’t get an easy layup.  In baseball, the infield shifts to cover the gaps so that the batter doesn’t get an easy hit.

  • Red Scooter hosting community apron contest

    The Red Scooter is hosting an apron contest to honor local mothers. Entries are due on or before May 1 with a $1 per entry fee.
    The entry categories include:  

  • April marked as child abuse awareness month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – in Spencer County and around the state.
    In 2010, there were 155 reports of alleged child abuse or neglect in Spencer County, according to a news release provided by the Spencer County office of the Department of Community Based Services.
    On average in the past year, there were approximately 20 Spencer County children in foster care after being removed from their home of origin due to substantiated abuse or neglect, the news release said.

  • COLUMN: Hold, please. Yes, I'd like fries with that.

    One morning last week, I went through a local drive-through for a much needed cup of coffee (heavily flavored, of course).
    As it was a particularly sunny morning, I was wearing my sunglasses – probably the ones atop my head in the photo to the right. As I approached the window, I did as I normally do and positioned my sunglasses just as they are in this photo.

  • Robert Yates Real Estate adds new agent

    Thomas J. Cannon, of Jeffersontown, recently joined Robert Yates Real Estate.
    Cannon, a practicing attorney, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville.
    Cannon is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has served two overseas tours of duty.
    He can be reached by phone at 585-8864.

  • Wastewater plant construction starts ahead of schedule

    Construction on the City of Taylorsville’s wastewater treatment plant began earlier this week – more than a month ahead of the schedule agreed upon by the city and the state, which is mandating the upgrade.
    Engineer Kevin Sisler told commissioners at last Tuesday’s meeting that he hopes all of the concrete work will be completed by the end of May – a date originally agreed upon as the start for construction.

  • County’s contract with KHS to expire

    Spencer County and the Kentucky Humane Society will no longer have an agreement to assist the county in handling abandoned or homeless dogs July 1, leaving Fiscal Court less than three months to come up with a plan for the county to handle stray animals and appoint a new animal control officer.
    KHS Media Relations representative Cara Hicks said the society’s leadership team moved in December not to renew its contracts with county governments outside of Jefferson County. Among those contracts included Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties.

  • High water ahead

    High water threatened Taylorsville residences and hindered Spencer County school district bus routes Tuesday after several inches of rain fell in a short period late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

  • City starts census appeal process

    After what could be described as a boundary mix-up, the City of Taylorsville is taking the first steps to appeal its population as reported by the 2010 census.
    The census reported 763 people in Taylorsville, down from 1,009 in 2000.
    That 24 percent decrease didn’t make sense, said City Clerk Steve Biven, who, along with Mayor Don Pay and other city officials, started to ask questions when the census results were released.
    Some information from the Secretary of State’s office started to clear things up, Biven said.