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Today's News

  • Charges not likely in fire case

    A recent uncontrolled burn that scorched more than 25 acres in the Indian Ridge neighborhood will not likely result in criminal charges.

    Last Tuesday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, along with local law enforcement agencies, responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to find flames spreading quickly and threatening nearby structures.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the burn started as result of an unattended brush fire, and spread to nearby property quickly due to dry conditions.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: A tricky surgery on Capitol Hill
  • The hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along?  Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs.  That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Little Union honors widows

    Little Union Baptist Church had its annual Widow’s Valentine Breakfast on Feb. 19 at Ryan’s in Louisville. Pictured front row, kneeling, are Melinda Pulliam, Kassidy Pulliam, Zach Pulliam, Ethan Herndon and Phyllis Helton. Pictured second row, seated, are Alberta Gritton, Margie Bowman, Oneita Moore and Evelyn Bowman. Pictured third row, standing, are Linda Shelton, Babe Jackson, Carolyn Pulliam, Esther Jenne, Kitty Essex, Billie Joyce Ellis, Nell Frye, Amy Gordon, Stacy Helton and Darlese Pulliam. Pictured top are Donna Keeling, Yvonne Hardin and Lola Sipes.

  • $52,000 winner, where are you?

    So the Marrowbone Community Market at 109 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville — formerly known as Riverbend — sold a $52,000 winning ticket, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

    That might be exciting news for the ticket holder, except that person has yet to be identified. Perhaps the more pressing news is that they only have until tomorrow to figure it out.

  • A reason to Relay: Christy Weed has a whole family of reasons to support cancer research

    Editor’s note: As the Spencer County Relay for Life approaches, the paper is going to be featuring submissions from local relayers. They are going to share their stories of why they have decided to participate in the annual Relay for Life.

    Every Relay For Life participant has their reasons to Relay.  I would like to share with you “my” reason I have chosen to Relay.  My name is Christy Weed.  I am the captain of the new Relay For Life team, Hotsy-Totsy.  

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court on Nov. 23, 2010:

    Misdemeanor:
    Adam C. Blandford, operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. $728 fine, 30 day suspension of operators license; and alcohol/drug education program, four days, credit time served; operating on suspended/revoked operators license, 60 days, conditional discharge two years.

  • Giving the gift of time

    Taylorsville Elementary School has a program uniquely designed for volunteers to give back to the community in a big way. The mentoring program allows community members to interact with and make a difference in the lives of children who need help with their social development, behavioral issues or other problems.

  • Arrest made in break-ins at Spencer County High School parking lot

    An alleged repeat burglary offender was arrested by Taylorsville Police Friday for breaking into vehicles parked at Spencer County High School.
    Brandon Sparks, 19, of Taylorsville, was arrested by Lt. Rick Jewell after police received tips that items were missing from student vehicles.

  • Accident leaves one dead

    A Taylorsville woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday.
    Angela Anderson, 40, was traveling west on Ky. 44 around 8:20 a.m. when she lost control of her 1997 Chevrolet pickup in a curve and overcorrected, according to Kentucky State Police. According to the KSP incident report, Anderson’s vehicle left the north shoulder of the road and struck an embankment.

    Anderson was ejected from the vehicle. She was also air-lifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.