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Today's News

  • Paying their debt

    The ditch-line on Taylorsville Road. The catch basin on Railroad Street. The fence rows at the sewer plant and at each of the city’s water towers. Every shiny yellow curb that received a fresh coat of paint over the last six months.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Day Dinner draws political heavyweights

    The Spencer County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner attracted some of Kentucky’s highest ranking elected officials. Hundreds turned out Friday night at the Spencer Christian Church auditorium to hear the likes of Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Thomas Massie.

  • Insurance trust busts; members must cover deficit

    Spencer County Public Schools’ property, automobile and worker’s compensation insurance provider has gone bust, and the district, along with more than 100 other districts across Kentucky, will be stuck digging the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust out of its financial hole.
    Just exactly how much money the district will owe to help make up for the deficit is still unknown, but the ordeal has left local and state education officials angry and with numerous questions.

  • Resolution urges state to act quickly on redistricting efforts

    Following last year’s redistricting debacle at the state level, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday morning urging its elected representatives and senators to take care of any redistricting measures during this year’s short session.
    No effected offices are on the ballot for 2013 and many believe it’s the perfect time to finalize redistricting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.

  • Board of education votes to allow junior/senior prom off campus

    The Spencer County Board of Education has voted to approve an off-campus location for the 2013 Spencer County junior/senior prom following months of discussion and debate that, at times, seemed to leave the event’s future in question.
    The board unanimously approved the Louisville Marriott East at 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. off the Watterson Expressway as the event’s location during a special January meeting. The current prom date is set for April 27 and cost is $45 per ticket, which includes dinner. Unlike last year, all participants will have to pay to attend.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 6

    Boy Scout Troop 176 to host pancake supper
    Boy Scout Troop 176 invites the community to a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper this Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church.
    The scouts will serve blueberry, chocolate chip and regular pancakes with sausage patties to be washed down with coffee, sweet tea or lemonade.
    The troop is accepting donations as payment for the meal.
    Contact Scoutmaster Doug Hayes at 477-8590 for more information.

    Fair Board to meet

  • Extension hosts sewing boot camp

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host a six-week sewing boot camp course every Thursday from Feb. 28 through April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The cost is $50, which includes lunch and a workbook. Classes will be at the new extension office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way. Allison Lewis, county extension agent for family and consumer sciences, is the course sponsor. Teachers will be Pat Douglas, master clothing volunteer, and Patti Davis, a sewing and machine embroidery enthusiast.

  • McConnell backs industrial hemp effort

    Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement of support for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and the effort to re-introduce industrial hemp into Kentucky agriculture. Leader McConnell’s office issued the following statement:

  • PHOTO: Walking on a winter Washington Street wonderland

    Most of Taylorsville and Spencer County received a nice dusting of snow last Friday morning. Washington Street looked especially picturesque.

  • PHOTO: A snowy weekend

    Taylorsville and Spencer County saw their first true snow-filled weekend of 2013 last weekend. Sue Damaske, of River Hill Road in Taylorsville, submitted this photo of a snow-covered wagon.