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Today's News

  • Dale Lane trees disappear

    Motorists that frequently travel Dale Lane have definitely noticed that a tree canopy previously covering a large segment of the road has been removed, and some are less than happy about it.

  • Annual fishing derby Saturday at lake tailwaters

    The annual kids fishing derby and fun day is set for Saturday at the Taylorsville Lake tailwaters and the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.
    The fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. and will wrap up at noon.
    The fun day will begin at noon and run through 4 p.m.
    Both parts of the event are free.
    Gifts and prizes will be given out, and trophies will be awarded for the largest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish.
    Lunch will be provided at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.

  • Community loses two stalwarts

    Spencer County and Taylorsville suffered two losses last week with the deaths of a former city commissioner, as well as a well-known former business owner.
    Robert Hayes, 82, died May 31 at his home. Hayes was a long-time member of the city commission, serving from 1986 to 2006.
    Hayes, a retired truck driver for Jones Plastics in Jeffersontown, also served on the Spencer County Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years. He also served on the Taylorsville Flood Wall Commission. Hayes was a member of Second Baptist Church of Taylorsville where he served as a trustee.

  • Bancroft scheduled for sentencing

    The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.
    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements from family members of the woman he pleaded guilty to killing.

  • Woman dies after boating accident

    A Louisville woman died Friday after being involved in a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday afternoon.
    Natasha A. Murrell, 33, was airlifted to University Hospital with serious injuries after being thrown from the 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo water craft she was riding, said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marracinni.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley’s report, Murrell died of multiple blunt-force head injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Relay rivalry

    In keeping with the “MVP” theme of Friday night’s Relay for Life, Lori Young drummed up a friendly little rivalry.
    Young, owner of The Tea Cup, is a self-proclaimed, die-hard University of Louisville fan – which, to put it lightly, means she is not a fan of the University of Kentucky.

  • Teen dies three days after graduating

    The excitement following Tuesday’s 2011 Hillview Academy graduation ceremony quickly turned to tragedy Friday when family and friends learned that 17-year-old Taylorsville resident Paige Wimsatt – who had just three days earlier given a tearful graduation speech about overcoming her life’s obstacles – had died.

  • County cuts EDA funding

    Despite comments from visitors and testimony from local business owners favoring the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 on Monday to discontinue its funding of the EDA and opt out of the interlocal agreement that created it.
    During discussion of the proposed 2011-12 budget, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said he would be the first to propose an amendment.
    Karrer said he knocked on over 5,000 doors in the community while running for office, during what he called his “job interview.”

  • Severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday

    The fate of a Louisville woman is still unknown this afternoon after a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday left her critically injured.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marraccini was unable to confirm the status of 33-year-old Natasha A. Murrell, who was thrown from a 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo watercraft after it crashed into an embankment near Possum Ridge Boat Dock. Murrell was riding the watercraft with 45-year-old Michael C. Bailey, who had no reported serious injuries, Marraccini said.

  • Free fishing weekend starts Saturday

    Families can rediscover the joy of fishing this weekend, June 4-5.
    Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles or any adult can fish for free this weekend throughout Kentucky. Kids under the age of 16 can fish without a license anyway, so free fishing weekend offers a good opportunity for entire families to enjoy the late spring sunshine with a picnic and a day of wholesome fun.
    Free fishing applies to friends and relatives visiting Kentucky from out of state as well. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however.