Today's News

  • COLUMN: Fearful times call for courage from God

    We live in fearful times. Overseas an ambassador is murdered, embassies are attacked, and our troops are still in danger in Afghanistan. Riots in the streets endanger American travelers throughout North Africa and the Middle East. But it isn’t just overseas, everyday it seems there is a murder, a robbery or some other danger not far from our back door.
    Then throw in an unsettled economy, high unemployment, job losses, salary cutbacks, and a there is plenty of fear to go around.

  • EDITORIAL: How simple is it to address Fiscal Court?

    During Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Hobert Judd told Judge-Executive Bill Karrer that he wanted to address the court’s “communications from citizens” policy.
    Currently, the policy is that citizens are allowed three minutes to address the court as long as the topic they wish to discuss is on the agenda.
    We’ve addressed our displeasure with this policy, and for the record, we continue to do so.
    Judd recommended the court increase that three-minute window to four or even five minutes.

  • Jewell receives ‘Governor’s Occupant Protection Award’

    The second annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down according to the number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • PHOTO: Local Guard members get visit from Grimes

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visits with Kentucky Air National Guard members serving in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Taylorsville residents Maj. Wes Robinson (second from left) and Master Sgt. Collin King (second from right) are pictured with Grimes.

  • Now’s the time to get involved with Octoberfest

    The Spencer County Octoberfest annual family festival scheduled for Oct. 5-6 is quickly approaching and  community members from across Spencer County have opportunities to get involved.

  • A few tickets still available for Progressive Dinner Saturday

    The 2012 Progressive Dinner is this Saturday from 5-10 p.m. on Main Street in Taylorsville.
    There are a few $25 tickets left for the Main Street Program sponsored-event that will include appetizers, soup, salad, wine and cheese, a main course prepared by renowned chef Joshua Moore and desserts. There will also be live music by The French Connection Band from 8-10 p.m.
    The event is semi formal and showcases the best that Main Street has to offer.

  • Purse snatcher strikes at lake

    In a matter of minutes last week, an out-of-town visitor experienced the worst and best Spencer County has to offer.
    The visitor, a female, permanently disabled veteran — who asked to remain anonymous — was set to camp with her husband at Taylorsville Lake State Park last Tuesday, Sept. 11.
    While fishing at the tailwaters as her husband set up camp, the woman got an alarming phone call from a stranger.

  • ACT scores lag behind state average

    District Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman offered few excuses to the Spencer County Board of Education as to why the district’s ACT scores are lagging behind state averages in almost every area — but she promised that she was collaborating with administrators and teachers to find the answer.

  • City to stick with approved Phase II curbing plan

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to stand by its approved curbing plans for Phase II of the Main Street project, despite a request from local property owners, John and Judy Shircliffe.

  • Confusion among extension board while setting tax rate actually equals lower rate for citizens

    Confusion apparently worked in favor of Spencer County taxpayers last week.
    A misunderstanding among the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board members caused a higher tax rate to be published in last week’s Spencer Magnet than what was actually levied.