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Today's News

  • 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?"

  • POINT-COUNTERPOINT COLUMN: Announcement was ‘self-serving act’

    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?"

  • What's Happening — Week of May 8

    May is Girl Power Month at the library
    May is Girl Power Month at the Spencer County Public Library. Beginning this Thursday, each Thursday this month at 6:30 is girls’ night out.
    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can join in with friends for activities and conversations.
    The event is sponsored by the The Center for Women and Families.

    Account set up to benefit Clifford Nation

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events - March 8 edition

    First Assembly of God Relay for Life team plans tournament
    The First Assembly of God, Lifesavers, Relay for Life team is hosting a men’s softball tournament on May 18. For more information, contact Sabe Oliver at 502-507-4497. All proceeds benefit Spencer County Relay for Life.

    Relay team to host fitness event May 18