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Today's News

  • King visits with high school class, gets student feedback

    Annette King, executive director with the Taylorsville Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., had an opportunity recently to speak with a group of students at Spencer County High School who are enrolled in a leadership class.

    This is a new course devoted to uniting school and community through student participation, volunteer services and sharing of ideas for the community. It was evident by the open dialogue that the students want to support and be a part of their community.

  • God new, and he still knows today

    The main theme of Exodus 2:23-25 is the providence of God. God knew – and he still does! He heard the cry and groans of his people, He cared about their suffering, and he knew just how to deliver them.

  • The dreaded W-2 surprise

    Have you received your W-2 yet? That little slip of paper is always so surprising. Not surprised at getting it, surprised at what it says about us. It is just a simple piece of paper that tells us how much we made last year. It reports a few other things too, but it is the income surprise that always catches me.

  • The center lane

    Illustrator Ed Gamble takes a look at "the center lane" this week.

  • Local business owner named Healthy Hero for december

    Why is David Young a Healthy Hero?

    David, who is pictured with Geri Travis, owns and operates The Tea Cup. He has spent his life eating healthy and using a technique called juicing. He is also an advocate for healthy supplements. David participated in the Spencer County Biggest Loser Program and also prepared a healthy Biggest Loser breakfast and lunch for other participants to purchase at the Tea Cup. After work every day he walks 3 miles.

  • Cat conundrum: City faces feline overpopulation

    Taylorsville is currently in the middle of a veritable feline invasion, according to Mayor Don Pay. Stray cats can be seen daily, scampering about the streets of downtown Taylorsville, looking for food and any makeshift shelter that will protect them from the elements.

    “There are probably several hundred cats out there and there will be several hundred more if this problem isn’t dealt with now,” said Mayor Pay. “Everyone complains about this kind of thing but very few people have tried to do anything about it.”

  • An exemplary citizen

    “Good food and good friends. What more could you ask for?” asked Gary Kehne when he humbly stood before the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday afternoon and accepted the award for Citizen of the Year.

    “There’s nobody more deserving of this award,” said Chamber President Cara Lewis, who presented Kehne with a plaque after touching on some of the many volunteer organizations of which he has long been an outstanding member.

  • City discusses evacuation plan

    If a major flood occurred in Taylorsville, where would everyone go? And how would they get there?

    Those are questions that local officials want to get answers for soon after the idea for a comprehensive evacuation plan was discussed at the Jan. 5 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.

    “I don’t feel like, and Gary, I know you don’t feel like we have an adequate evacuation plan for the city,” Mayor Don Pay said to Floodwall Commissioner Gary Kehne at one point in the meeting.

  • City discusses evacuation plan

    If a major flood occurred in Taylorsville, where would everyone go? And how would they get there?

    Those are questions that local officials want to get answers for soon after the idea for a comprehensive evacuation plan was discussed at the Jan. 5 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.

    “I don’t feel like, and Gary, I know you don’t feel like we have an adequate evacuation plan for the city,” Mayor Don Pay said to Floodwall Commissioner Gary Kehne at one point in the meeting.

  • Ethics commission rules, but what next?

    A ruling handed down by the Spencer County Ethics Commission has found previous Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter and two of his deputies guilty on two of three ethics violation charges brought against them by Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser, but it is unclear as to if or when any disciplinary action will be taken against the accused.