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Today's News

  • LETTER: A vote for Eaton

    I am a registered Spencer County republican and I wanted to write to you about the importance of the election this November.

    Our country and state governments have become more political and more polarized than I can remember. Both parties are so consumed with power and politics, that they have forgotten they are there to work on behalf of all citizens. It is time we as citizens say, “enough.”

    The only way to do that, is to vote for the person, not the party.

  • LETTER: Voters need to pray about their decision

    Nov. 2 we go to the polls to elect our leaders for the next four years. This is the time to lay friendship aside and elect public servants for a change. Now let’s take a look at what we have. We have a sheriff with seven deputies and a tax collector on the payroll. We have a clerk with six deputies on the payroll. I know they claim they pay this out of their fees, but who pays their fees? It’s the taxpayer and all excess fees go to the county treasury. We have an administration who gave us the biggest tax raise in the history of Spencer County.

  • GUEST COLUMN: There's a more important vote to cast this November

    The political season is in full swing. From the left and the right, from Republicans and Democrats, from conservatives and liberals, everyone is clamoring for your vote.

    The signs are up along the roadway, the radio is full of interviews and debates, and on TV last night I saw the attack ads in all their ugly glory!

    Have you noticed that every politician promises to make your life better?

  • LETTER: Pay is 'leading the way'

    Over the past four years the direction of our city has been changed forever. Problems that have been ignored for decades are now being tackled by Mayor Pay and the current City Commission.

    Mayor Pay is leading the way in rebuilding our city street by street. I believe these streetscape and infrastructure projects will play a big part in our future economic development and tourism opportunities in addition to increasing our quality of life and property values. My hope is Taylorsville continues to be rebuilt and improved and Mayor Pay is committed to doing just that.

  • LETTER: 'Wonderful fire department'

    I just want the community of Taylorsville to know what wonderful fire departments we have. My family experienced a fire in our barn and older house last week. I’m not sure what departments were here besides Elk Creek but they worked tirelessly and were on the scene within minutes. You really don’t know how much to appreciate them until its your home or property.

  • Dismal end for Lady Bears at District

    A season to remember ended on a night to forget for the Spencer County Lady Bears as they ended their 2010 soccer campaign with a 5-0 loss to Oldham County in the district tournament in Buckner last Thursday night in a game that had been postponed from Wednesday night because of rain and lightning.

    The Lady Bears came out on the defensive as Oldham County showed early that they were going to control the ball, eventually taking a 1-0 lead about 13 minutes into the game. They would add one more goal before the break to go up 2-0.

  • LETTER: Thank you candidates

    We would like to thank all the candidates and citizens that attended the Candidates Night/Spaghetti Supper for the Ladies Auxiliary on Oct.7th. We had over 40 candidates and more than 70 citizens attend making this one of our most successful fundraisers for our veterans.

    Dianne Stamper-Sheeley

    Ladies Auxiliary Secretary

     

  • LETTER: Hesselbrock 'the obvious choice'

    The election is less than two weeks from now and the people of Spencer County will cast their important vote for the future direction of the city and county. Their vote will be a decision on which way we want to proceed. Our county will be challenged by the changes that are happening all around us. I ask myself, do we want to continue along the same direction or do we want to inject some new ideas and energy into our local government?

  • Turnovers doom Bears

    The Spencer County Bears fell for the eighth consecutive game Friday night, losing to district foe North Oldham 42-32 in a game that saw plenty of bright spots for the Bears, but once again, too many mistakes.

    Three turnovers gave the visiting Mustangs too many extra scoring opportunities and the Bears are now looking at just two games remaining on their schedule to avoid a winless season.

  • LETTER: Why vote for 'same unqualified people?'

    I’ve always wondered about the people who run for an elected office in our government. What fuels their desire to want to go through the battle of an election and then their time in office?

    For many, I believe, it is an uncontrollable need to work for the people they serve and make things “right.”

    There’s no ulterior motive, no selfish need for power, only the drive to help other people.