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Today's News

  • COLUMN: God’s grace: I don’t deserve it, but he still offers it

    I have grandchildren now; an amazing thought to me, how could I be that old?  And I know from experience that you can love someone long before you meet them.  I loved my grandchildren before they were born.  I also know that you can love someone before they are worthy of love.  Let’s face it, a newborn baby cannot do anything deserving of love, unless dirty diapers and crying count.  And yet our tender affection for these littlest people is real.

  • COLUMN: How real is Jesus to you?

    Today I want us to take a look at ourselves and see how real we think Jesus is to us. Are we willing to do what he leads us to do? If we have accepted Jesus as our savior we belong to the family of Jesus Christ.

  • EDITORIAL: Open the doors on city government

    The people of Taylorsville need to demand more openness from their mayor and city commissioners. It sometimes seems as if they have forgotten they are elected officials – not appointed or hired by a private entity.
    For weeks, the commission has been deliberating issues like water and sewer rates, city worker pay, solicitation ordinances, emergency response efforts and more. Those are important issues about which the public should be demanding to know more.
    But the meetings are sparsely attended, and it’s time to look at why.

  • School board approves next year’s staffing plan

    Fluctuating student populations at three of the district’s five schools will cause two certified staff positions to be eliminated and one certified staff position to be created for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • ‘Paint the Town Purple’ Relay event this Friday, Saturday

    Show your hope by “Painting the Town Purple” on Friday and Saturday.
    Spencer County Relay for Life is planning its annual “Paint the Town Purple” Weekend, an awareness event to prepare the town and community for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life- Spencer County celebration.
    The local Relay event will be be held on June 10 at Spencer County High School.   

  • TES Spring Fling Friday

    Taylorsville Elementary School is hosting “Spring Fling 2011” on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the school.
    A pork barbeque dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.
    For $7, guests will get a pulled pork barbeque sandwich or two hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, dessert and a drink.
    For $5, guests will get a pulled pork barbeque sandwich or two hot dogs, chips, a cookie and a drink.
    Barbeque will be provided by Barrel Smoked BBQ.

  • Nixle gets nixed

    The service that provided Taylorsville residents with text message and email alerts of emergency situations has been at least temporarily discontinued.
    The web-based service, called Nixle, had been provided free of charge to the Taylorsville Police Department.
    However, because it has been so successful, Chief Toby Lewis told city commissioners at last week’s meeting that the company that provides it has decided to start charging a yearly fee.

  • EDA funding in jeopardy?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority is at risk of losing its funding if the most recent city commission and fiscal court meetings are any indication.
    The EDA is requesting $30,000 in funding from both the city and the county, for a total of $60,000.
    When the city’s portion of the funding was discussed at an April 26 special meeting of the city commission, Commissioner Larry Waldridge questioned how long the city would continue financially supporting the EDA.

  • Bancroft pleads guilty to murder

    Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty to murder and associated charges Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Akridge wins constable race

    Robert "Bob" Akridge defeated Terry L. Herbstreith by a vote of 73-39 for constable in the second magisterial district in the only local race in Tuesday's primary election.

    Roughly 11 percent of the county's registered voters turned out to vote - 1,376 people out of a registered 12,069.

    Unofficial local results in statewide races are as follows:

    Democratic races

    Secretary of state

    Elaine N. Walker - 316

    Alison Lundergan Grimes - 306