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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Windsor named July’s Healthy Hero

    Samantha Windsor is all about living a healthy, fit lifestyle. In 1999, she decided to get in shape. She tried all sorts of exercises, but she found nothing that she could stick to until January 2000, when she was introduced to Jazzercise. For three years she was a student, losing 60 pounds. In November 2003, she became an instructor, followed the next year by owning her own classes in Shelbyville and eventually in Taylorsville. Classes in Taylorsville take place at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Road. For more information about Jazzercise, call 502-321-6402.

  • PHOTO: CASA focuses on need for volunteers

  • Changes to county’s ethics commission?

    The Spencer County Ethics Commission could be headed for an expansion.

    Lawrence Trageser, a Spencer County citizen, has approached the fiscal court on numerous occasions asking for changes in the Ethics Commission.

    Most recently, at Monday night’s meeting, Trageser suggested the commission should be expanded from three members to five members to add a wider range of voices to ethical issues.

    Trageser mentioned that he had conversations with Magistrate Jerry Davis about the issue and thanked Davis for “coming to the table.”

  • Citizen urges city to create email notifications

    Based on a suggestion by a citizen, the City of Taylorsville is looking into how it can better notify citizens of special meetings.

    Davis Lee Downs appeared before the city commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6 and asked the commission to develop an email alert list to allow citizens who opt in, to get an email in advance of special meetings.

    By law, the city is required to post notice of special meetings on its buildings and to provide the local media with 24-hours notice before special meetings.

  • Mill Road wreck leaves one injured

    Portions of Mill Road near Mount Eden were closed Monday morning following a one-vehicle accident.

    At 7:20 a.m. Monday, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a one vehicle injury accident.

    The driver of a red 1990 Honda two-door lost control, left the road way and came to rest against a treeline, Deputy Damon Jewell said.

    The victim was extricated from the car by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and the Mount Eden Fire Department.

  • Burglars strike two local churches

    Local churches are on high alert after two area places of worship have been burglarized within less than a month.

    Both First Assembly of God Church on Garrard Street in Taylorsville and Plum Creek Baptist Church on Plum Creek Road in Waterford have experienced break-ins, according to local law enforcement.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said First Assembly of God was burglarized sometime between the evening of Aug. 23 and the morning of Aug. 24. Lewis said the perpetrator entered through a window and broke into the church’s office, taking a safe.

  • ‘Honest Abe’ had ties to Spencer County

    Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

  • More than just a pet: Chickens provide food and companionship

    Small backyard flocks of chickens are becoming all the rage around the country. Even when they are considered pets, their eggs still provide a source of food for their owners. They are relatively simple to care for when the right conditions are met.

  • COLUMN: Don’t give up on the ‘late bloomers’

    “Will he/she ever amount to anything?”
    This question has been presented many times in my four decades as a professional. The parents address this issue when it appears that their child is not performing up to “standard,” which usually means that the child is not keeping up with classroom expectations.

  • Lady Bears net win in volleyball action last week

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team dropped a tough match to Bullitt Central on the road Monday night, losing 2-1. The Lady Cougars took the first set, 25-22 but the Lady Bears bounced back to even things up with a 25-21 in the second set to force a deciding game. Bullitt Central took that one, 25-20.