Today's News

  • One hundred million now organ donors

    A goal set by Donate Life America and the donation and transplant community in 2006 was achieved this month. One hundred million people in the United States are now reported as registered organ, eye and tissue donors through state donor registries.
    As we celebrate this achievement, the need for transplants continues to rise. More than 112,000 men, women and children nationwide, 756 in Kentucky, await lifesaving organ transplants today. Thousands more await needed tissue transplants to resume their normal lives.

  • Montell pre-files bill dealing with the hiring of illegal aliens

    Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), announced Tuesday he is prefiling legislation for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session that, if passed, would require all employers who either have contracts with public agencies, or those with 11 or more employees to use E-verify for the purpose of cutting down on the number of illegal aliens seeking work in Kentucky.

  • Main Street hires new manager

    The search for the next Main Street manager is officially over.

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved the Main Street committee’s recommendation at its Oct. 4 meeting and hired Kim McManus as the new manager.

    McManus attended her first Main Street meeting Thursday evening.

    McManus is a 33-year-old nursing student who hopes to become a nurse practitioner. She has been a certified nursing assistant since 1997, and along with CNA work, she has worked as an office manager for several years.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street

    Trick or Treat on Main Street will again attract thousands of children and their families to the streets of downtown Taylorsville for some kid-friendly candy collecting Oct. 31.

    Representatives of local businesses, organizations and churches will commune upon Main Street between Jefferson and Point streets Halloween night from 5-8 p.m. to offer a safe and controlled environment for trick or treaters across Spencer County.

  • OOPS: Road, driveway mix-up sparks county to look at its maintenance policy on roads servicing only one house

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is hoping to learn from a mistake the county made about five months ago.

    During communications from the judge-executive at Monday night’s fiscal court meeting, Bill Karrer told those in attendance that the county had made an error.

  • To repair or replace?

    In an effort to do more than verbally communicate with state officials, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday night in support of repairing the Blue Bridge, which carries Ky. 55 across the Salt River.

    Original plans were to replace the time-worn bridge with a new bridge that would realign Ky. 55 upstream, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said.

    However, that project has proved too costly to begin in the near future, so plans changed to build a new bridge next to the current Blue Bridge and then tear the Blue Bridge down when construction finished.

  • POLL: Does the Normandy/Ky. 55 intersection need a stoplight?

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  • ENGAGEMENT: Iannuzzi, Coyle to wed

    Melissa Iannuzzi and Chris Coyle, both of Taylorsville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

  • Public record: Indictments

    A Spencer County Grand Jury heard the following cases, and charges, in indictments filed Sept. 22, that:

    On or about Oct. 25, 2010, Michael Haynes, 61, 7900 block of Little Mount Road:

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 5

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