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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Kim King addresses redistricting plan that takes Spencer County out of her district

    After nearly 18 months, one lawsuit and one plan declared unconstitutional, the House of Representatives and the Senate finally passed a redistricting plan this past week during a Special Session in Frankfort.
    Given all the past history of redistricting stretching back to the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the plan that passed in 2012, it was somewhat refreshing that we could come together and pass a plan that for the most part passed along bipartisan lines.

  • COLUMN: New senator introduces himself to the community

    Hello, I’m Jimmy Higdon, and I am honored to be your new state Senator for Spencer County.

  • PHOTO: Ham breakfast raises $1,500 for Ellis family

    Charles Jewell, left, secretary, and Brandon Cantrell, master of Taylorsville Masonic Lodge, present a check to Officer David Cullen for $1,500 for the Jason Ellis family. Taylorsville No. 210 and Mount Eden No. 263 Masonic Lodges hosted a ham breakfast July 8. The lodge extends a thank you to everyone who made it possible to help the Ellis family.

  • PHOTO: In memory of Officer Ellis

    Hundreds of bikers make their way through Taylorsville on Saturday morning. They were members of a memorial ride for slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

  • COLUMN: Keep our county green

    Back in the early days of human activity, the earth was covered with about 18 billion acres of forest lands with trees of various types. Today, that has shrunk to less than 11 billion acres.
    Wood in general helped create civilization as we know it today. Even when building with brick, concrete and steel, a lot of wood is involved in each project. We have been exposed to using wood in so many different ways, we have lost the sense of its importance in our world today.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 28

    Circuit Court Clerk’s office to close for Labor Day
    The Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

    Magnet office closed for Labor Day
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    All advertising deadlines will be at noon Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.
    News submission deadlines are 5 p.m. Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.

  • School lunch prices to rise 10 cents

    Spencer County Schools students who purchase lunch can expect to pay 10 additional cents starting Sept. 3.

    The Spencer County Board of Education begrudgingly voted to pass the increase Monday night after being informed that it was necessary due to a federal mandate. Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary students will now pay $2.30 for lunch and Spencer County Middle and High School students will pay $2.45. Breakfast remains $1 and a la carte items were not affected.

  • Man airlifted after car hits motorcycle

    A Friday car versus motorcycle accident sent a Taylorsville man to the hospital with serious injuries.

  • Three wrecks Saturday on Ky. 44

    Three separate wrecks in almost exactly the same location on Saturday sent one motorcyclist to the hospital by ambulance, another motorcyclist to the hospital by helicopter and left an SUV overturned.

  • Three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road

    A three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road on Friday evening caused no injuries, but backed up traffic inside the city limits for about 20 minutes.