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Today's News

  • COLUMN: UK Animal and Food Sciences recognizes Hammond, Purnell

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Animal and Food Sciences annually recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the department and to Kentucky animal agriculture. This year, the department awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Tom Hammond and inducted Al Purnell Sr. into its Hall of Fame.

  • Lights, camera, action: Progressive Dinner brings HOLLYWOOD to downtown Taylorsville

    This year’s Progressive Dinner brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed six courses from appetizers to desserts Saturday evening. Organized by Jan Kehne of the Main Street Committee, the event benefits the committee.

  • COLUMN: Are you feeling trapped?

    Not long ago I was stuck on an elevator. It reached the floor I wanted, but the door wouldn’t open. After a long day I just wanted to get to my hotel room and call it a day. Instead I spent the next 45 minutes trapped, just waiting for someone to get me out of that little box. Someone had to come with a key to get me safely out of the elevator.

  • EDITORIAL: High fives and well-deserved pats on the back

    Parts of Taylorsville are starting to shine lately, and pats on the back are due to be handed out in at least three different places.
    First, how about a high five and a  job well done to the Main Street Phase II contractors, as well as the engineers and Main Street Committee members involved.
    It’s rare for a project that is closely watched by both local and state agencies to finish ahead of deadline. Not to mention an “unofficial” deadline of this past Saturday’s Progressive Dinner.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Thompsons to celebrate 65 years

    Phyllis and Ken Thompson of Elk Creek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. The Thompsons were married in Lexington in 1947 and moved to Spencer County upon retirement in 1988.

  • Library board, conservation district levy tax rates

    Often the local government boards that bring in the most tax revenue are those that get the most attention around tax time, but there are several special taxing districts in Spencer County that may not be familiar to the taxpayers.
    Three of those districts include the Spencer County Public Library Board, the Spencer County Conservation District and the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District — which is assisted by the conservation district.

  • Fire protection district opts not to raise taxes

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District opted not to raise any of its tax rates for the ninth consecutive year.
    The 2012 real property and personal property tax rates will remain at 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, on real or personal property valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $50 in taxes to the fire protection district.
    This tax year, the motor vehicle tax rate will remain at 10 cents per $100 of assessed value, meaning that on a motor vehicle valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $100.

  • Board of Ed makes initial offer on land for new elementary

    The Spencer County School Board voted following an executive session Monday night to make a bid of $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property for the purpose of constructing a new elementary school.
    The property is located 2.5 miles northeast of Ky. 55 and 44. According to a land study conducted for the district, the property is a mixture of pasture and woodlands, and was listed  for $668,325 — $393,325 more than what was offered by the board.

  • Floodwall commissioner seeks extra time, assistance with maintenance

    When Bobby Smith was elected as a floodwall commissioner, he made the certification of the floodwall a top priority.

  • Community comes together for 'Buckle Up’s' first softball tourney

    Buckle Up Spencer County hosted its inaugural softball tournament Saturday at Waterford Park, raising awareness about seatbelt safety while giving locals the opportunity to enjoy food, family and outdoor sports.