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Today's News

  • Passage of redistricting bill unlikely in 2013 session

    A bill that would piece Spencer County back together into one representative district passed in the state House of Representatives earlier this month, but doesn’t appear to be moving any further during the current legislative session.

  • Fiscal Court votes in favor of obtaining architectural design; approves ambulance remount

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved recommendations of both the building committee and equipment committee at its meeting Monday night, giving the OK for an architectural plan of the EMS building remodel and to spend upward of $83,000 for an ambulance remount.
    The Fiscal Court’s building committee met March 11 to discuss bids submitted to remodel a portion of the former Extension Service building, which is on its way to becoming the new EMS headquarters.

  • Board of Adjustments grants permit to bring Taylorsville Machining downtown

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustments voted unanimously on Thursday to grant a conditional use permit that would bring an existing Spencer County business downtown.
    Taylorsville Machining, currently located next to Daugherty’s Body Shop on Taylorsville Road, is now expected to move to Main Cross.
    Taylorsville machining is owned and operated by Bruce Deigl.
    Steve Goodlett, who currently owns the Main Cross building, applied for the conditional use permit on Deigl’s behalf.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 20

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will host a fish fry on Friday. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Bunco night to benefit dance team
    The Spencer County High School Dance Team is hosting a bunco night Friday at Spencer County Middle School from 6:30-9:30.

  • Do it for Dawson: Prayer service for Dawson Moore draws more than 100

    More than 100 people filled the streets of the Tindle Ridge subdivision Wednesday night to pray for 11-year-old Dawson Moore, who was diagnosed in July with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is a tumor located on his brain stem. Friends and family organized the candlelight prayer service near the Moores’ home to show their support for Dawson; his parents, Melody and Todd; and his brother, Mason.

  • Historical and Genealogical Society to present dinner program on Pearl Harbor

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will present its dinner program Monday featuring the topic, “What Really Happened at Pearl Harbor.”
    The dinner will be at Legends Restaurant, 109 Settler Center, off Ky. 55 in Taylorsville, at 6:30 p.m.
    Ronald Elliott, a Kentucky author, will be the guest speaker.
    The public is invited, but reservations are required. For more information, contact Hilda Snider at (502) 477-2980.

  • Upcoming events at the library

    The Spencer County Public Library recent announced the following events:
    • 101 Baby-Sitting.  Learn the basics of baby-sitting on April 16 from 6-8 p.m.
    • A representative from the Office of the Attorney General will show you how to protect yourself from identity theft on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how not to get scammed.

  • LETTER: Proud to claim Sen. Paul as a Kentuckian

    For over a dozen hours, Sen. Rand Paul literally took a stand for the Constitution. As a Kentuckian, I am proud to claim the honor of having this statesman serve our Commonwealth.

  • COLUMN: Exciting changes coming in clerk’s office

  • COLUMN: High-profile topics from the 2013 session

    As the Senate and House allow the governor time to sign or veto 128 bills, let’s review a few high profile 2013 Regular Session topics. Both chambers will recovene Monday, March 25, to finish our work and consider any vetos we need to override. There is still time for you to voice your opinion with the governor, House Democratic leadership and me.