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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Monday’s fiscal court meeting was an example of what could – and should – be

    On Monday night, the Spencer County Fiscal Court behaved in a way some might perceive as odd — its members got along, didn’t yell and addressed each other respectfully when disagreements occurred.
    It’s worth pointing out that there were at least three Boy Scouts in attendance at the meeting to earn a badge and learn about local government.

  • Program grant helps SCES ‘fuel’ war on childhood obesity

    The war is on against childhood obesity at Spencer County Elementary School.
    The school has received a second grant from the national Fuel Up to Play 60 program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Bruner’s new trial date: Sept. 30

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, will go to trial in connection with that incident on Sept. 30.
    Bruner was to have stood trial for assault March 11, but his jury trial was postponed because some needed paperwork was not in place, said Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case.

  • 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.