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Today's News

  • 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

  • POLL: Do you know of a farm affected by rain?

    Do you know of a farm – be it your own or a friend's – that has been affected by all this rain?

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  • PHOTOS: A real-life civics lesson

    Local homeschool students and students from Spencer County High School sat in on a mock fiscal court meeting on Thursday.

    Some students’ names were drawn from a bag to see who would get to represent each district with their respective magistrates.

    Karen Karrer, who organized the event, also drew names for door prizes.

  • Sew special

    Sue McGehee’s sewing room was a labor of love that involved multiple generations of her family.

  • Family ties run deep in Spencer County

    It’s not easy to find biographical sketches about Spencer County people and that’s why Perrin’s collection is so valuable. Here’s a look at some Spencer County families from “Kentucky: A History of the State.” Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 6th ed.,1887, Spencer Co. References to the current time are to 1887.
    M.C. ALLOWAY was born in Nelson County Feb. 23, 1837, the second of a family of nine children born to Joel and Elizabeth (Grigsby) Alloway.

  • PHOTOS: She's out!

    The Lady Grizzlies faced Bondurant Middle School on Monday night and lost 2-4.

    "[The] girls played hard and kept them from scoring in the last couple innings," said coach Elizabeth Hinton. "We were hitting the pitches, just hitting them straight down the first base line. I’m very proud of them for a great season despite all of the rain."

  • Lady Bears on seven-game win streak

    An impressive seven game winning streak has the Spencer County Lady Bears confident of some post-season success as they currently stand 14-7 on the season.
    The girls took a 7-0 victory over region foe South Oldham on the road last Wednesday, and followed that up with a 3-2 district win over Anderson County at home on Thursday.
    The Lady Bears are 3-1 against district foes on the season, and 6-2 in the region.