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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall to Lady Chargers

    A Bullitt East base runner beats a throw to second base that Spencer County shortstop Allie Sharp is fielding as second baseman Elisabeth Huckleberry backs her up on the play. The lady Bears fell 13-0 to the Lady Chargers last Tuesday and are suffering through a 2-20 season so far. The girls were to be back in action Monday, weather permitting, against Collins and will play on Wednesday as they host Bullitt Central at 5:30 p.m. They are set to travel to Christian Academy of Louisville on Thursday at 5 and will play Sacred Heart at Jeffersonville on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

  • PHOTOS: Two times the turkeys
  • COLUMN: ‘That’s exactly what I was thinking’

    Our theme for the week.
    • Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood and Twany Beckham received their undergraduate degrees at the University of Kentucky on Sunday. A momentous achievement. Then an Internet site hoisted a photo of Polson and Hood in their robes posing with John Calipari.
    The image prompted one viewer to quip: “What a rare eBay item that is. A picture of graduating basketball players with John Calipari in it.”
    My God, that guy said exactly what I was thinking.
    Next.

  • Biker injured in crash last Tuesday

    A Lawrenceburg woman was injured last Tuesday afternoon when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a SUV on Taylorsville Road in front of Spencer Christian Church.

  • Battle continues between Trageser and county officials

    Attorneys for Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser have filed a counterclaim against Spencer County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jonathan Bentley in Circuit Court.
    The countersuit, filed May 1, also names Detective Tony Mattingly and other “unknown” defendants, including employees of the sheriff’s office, the deputies’ supervisors and any co-conspirators involved in the October arrest of Trageser and the subsequent confiscation of property from his home.

  • MONEY MATTERS: County budget proposal includes cost of living increase, no property tax hike

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday approved on first reading its $6.6 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The budget will not be finalized until the court votes on it after a second reading, which will occur before June 30. Magistrate Jerry Davis was the lone vote against the first reading of the budget ordinance Monday morning.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the proposed budget near the end of Monday’s meeting.

  • PHOTO: A sweet kiss for a bittersweet departure

    The Kentucky National Guard’s 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment departed May 1. Spencer County resident Sgt. Cody Stagner is part of the detachment being deployed. The unit is headed to Guantanamo Bay for nine months to assist the public affairs office there with media operations during the upcoming trial of the alleged Al-Qaeda members charged with planning the 9/11 attacks. Stagner is pictured with his 2-year-old son, Ayden, and his wife Emilie.

  • Cutting police budget, overtime among city budget discussions

    The Taylorsville City Commission will meet Wednesday (today) for its third budget workshop in three weeks.
    The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at the City Hall Annex and is open to the public.
    At Thursday’s budget workshop, commissioners discussed topics ranging from approving the budget as submitted by the city’s accounting and finance staff to cutting back on the police department budget, cutting out a portion of budgeted overtime for police officers and water/sewer staff and eliminating the Main Street Manager position.

  • City cannot use Main Street funds for road access

    The City of Taylorsville cannot use remaining funds from its Main Street project to restore access to property owned by John and Judy Shircliffe on Main Street, according to a letter dated April 17 from the commissioner of the Department of Road and Municipal Aid to Mayor Don Pay.

  • POINT-COUNTERPOINT COLUMN: Collins’ announcement took courage

    NOTE: Editor Shannon Brock and Freelancer John Shindlebower each tackle a side of the question, "Was NBA player Jason Collins 'courageous' in announcing publicly that he is gay?"