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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Take a second look at Spencer County

    Since it’s founding in 1824, Spencer County has been touted for its beautiful, rural scenery, friendliness and closeness to larger cities such as Louisville, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

    Throughout the years, the county has grown by leaps and bounds, both residentially and commercially.

  • Rescued from raging flood waters

    When it rained it poured in March 1909. The Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river to stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnigie Hero Fund.

    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck.

    The family lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • For the love of quilting

    Jan Milby hosted an open house of her new quilt studio, Quilting @ Fashion and Flowers, on Sunday, Nov. 14. She retired in September after thirty-five years of being a hairdresser. For the last thirteen years, Milby had her own shop on the side of her home, which is located at 888 Mudd Lane in Finchville. When she retired, she decided to move her quilting hobby out of her spare bedroom and into her shop.

  • Bears boast of balance heading into season

    One or two outstanding players can take a basketball team a long way, but a collection of five, six or even more quality players who care more about the final score than checking the books to see how they did individually can accomplish even more.

    That’s what Coach Jacob Barmore has this year with the 2010-11 edition of the Spencer County Bears and he recognizes one of his biggest jobs is to keep the guys focused on the teams’ accomplishments.

  • Part 3: Christmas Tour of Homes

    Editor’s note: This article is the third in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    Stops on the Saturday tour will include four local residences, a church and two businesses.

    The tour runs from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

  • Magistrate questions EDA executive director

    Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury said he will formally request a state audit of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority and requested open records from that entity during its regular meeting last Monday night.

  • State police investigating local woman’s death

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Taylorsville woman after a family member found her dead Nov. 23.

    Chrissa L. Phillips, 26, of Dogwood Circle, was found at her residence unresponsive. According to state police, Phillips was transported to Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville where she was pronounced dead by the Shelby County coroner.

    An autopsy has been ordered. Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Wednesday that a toxicology report had been ordered and results were expected in about 10 days.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time flies, but make sure to look back

    Can you believe that December is already here? In just a few short days this year will be over and we will be starting 2011. How did that happen? Where did the last year go?

    I guess it went to elections and homecomings; it went by in birthdays and in anniversaries; there were a few weddings and way too many funerals. Day by day the year ticks off, and now with Christmas upon us, we are looking forward to a new year. But for a minute, I want us to look back.

  • Lady Bears hope to show much improvement

    Daniel Cox is beginning his third year as head coach of the Spencer County High School Lady Bears basketball team and his short tenure has seen both extremes.

    In his first season, his talented girls finished with a winning record and advanced to the 8th Region tournament for the first time in many years. Last season saw only five wins as the girls faced a rebuilding season and suffered the loss of a couple of seniors midway through the year.

  • Fatal Crash: Finchville man killed Monday on Ky. 44

    A Finchville man was killed Monday morning on Mount Washington Road as the result of a crash involving the car he was driving and an Irving Materials, Inc. concrete truck.

    Samuel C. Wantye, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Washington and Ky. 1633.