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Today's News

  • Fire training for school workers

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department conducted a fire safety training for Spencer County Schools on June 3.

    Members of the custodial, maintenance, Bear Care, and cafeteria staff experienced hands-on training with the proper procedure for using fire extinguishers. Spencer County Schools Director of Operations Brett Beaverson said hopefully none of the school employees will have to use the training, but felt good to know that many employees are trained in using a fire extiguisher.

  • High school recognized for work with exchange students

    The EF Foundation recently recognized Spencer County High School for all of its efforts in working with Katharina and Thibault (T-bo) as exchange students this past school year.  In the picture with three people are Linda Goldy, school counselor, Robyn Baxter, vice principal and Katharina Meissneitzer, an exchange student from Austria.

  • Free meals for children at TES through July 1

    The Spencer County School System is currently participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.
    There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are being provided at Taylorsville Elementary School through July 1. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.
    The meals are provided through the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information or to file a discrimination complaint, call 866-632-9992.

  • COLUMN: Fathers: Be strong

    These days it is out of fashion to encourage men to be strong and courageous, but with Father’s Day coming up I think it is time.  When television shows tend to portray men as sex-starved incompetent children and our elected representatives can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, we have a problem.  Lately, our heroes play basketball or football and we ignore their character if they can score a few points.  We are being taught that strength is just some macho bravado and that courage is out of date.

  • COLUMN: You’re never ‘too far gone’ for Jesus

    As we look at the three letter word ‘sin,’ many people think they have sinned or been so bad in life, there is no way God is going to save them. They are so blinded by the devil and lived for him so long they fail to realize how much God loves them.
    First of all, they need to read:
    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
    “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11).

  • Grand jury indictments from June 9

    The following cases were heard by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    William E. Brown, Bagdad, was indicted June 9 on one felony charge of flagrant non-support when he persistently failed to provide support, which he could reasonably provide and which he had knowledge of the duty to provide by virtue of a Shelby Circuit Court order pertaining to his minor child thereby accruing an arrearage of not less than $1,000 and/or failing to make payments for at least six consecutive months.

  • Fire board votes to purchase new truck

    The Spencer County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday morning to purchase a new quint fire apparatus for a total cost of approximately $580,000.
    The apparatus is called a quint because it provides five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders.
    The new truck will replace a 1993 model apparatus, which the fire district has already sold, said Fire Chief Nathan Nation.

  • COLUMN: Be mindful of workers on the road

    I stated last week that the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program will be the last week of June, and if all goes well, it will wrap up the first week of July, weather permitting.
    This means when we are on the roads, we need to watch for people helping clean up our roadsides. We have several crooked roads, and we have a lot of cars on the roads, so we all need to be on the watch for what is around the next curve.

  • POLL: Can EDA operate part-time?

    Do you think the EDA could operate on a part-time basis?

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  • EDITORIAL: Public comment practice lacks fairness

    By law, publicly elected bodies do not have to hear comment from those who literally put them in their places, and for a while the Taylorsville City Commission didn’t.
    However, within the past couple months, the commission has started taking public comment, but as we pointed out a few weeks ago, there is a catch.
    According to the city’s policy, which is spelled out on agendas for regularly scheduled meetings, citizens wishing to address the commission must make their requests known by noon on the Friday before the Tuesday meeting.