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Today's News

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Week 2 legislative update

    In the second week of session, the General Assembly began to debate several significant issues in designated committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services, and the state’s debt level were all topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.
     

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Our budget challenges

    There is good news and bad news for Kentucky as your General Assembly drafts a new biennial budget during this year’s legislative session. Let’s start with the good news: revenues are up.

    For the current fiscal year (FY12) revenue to the state from all general fund sources is up over $137 million from what we budgeted. The forecasting group also projects a modest increase in tax revenue over the next two-year budget period, assuming the tax structure remains as it is today. Let’s hope they’re right – on both counts.

  • COLUMN: Words of wisdom about saying no to drugs

    Normally, we don’t run things on this page without telling you who wrote them. Whether it’s from one of our staff members or from one of you, we usually put a name to it.
    But this week we are presented with a special situation.
    A loving mother came into our office and showed us what you are about to read below. It describes what a young man and his family went through during a time when his brother was on drugs. At the time it was written, the young man was an elementary student. Now, he is grown, but his mother thinks the words still need to be shared.

  • Some Mt. Eden cellular 911 calls temporarily rerouted

    Some 911 calls currently being made from cell phones in the Mt. Eden area are being routed through Washington County, but that routing is an error and efforts are being made to fix it, said Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon.
    Herndon said he has notified AT&T Cellular, who told him they are working to correct the error.
    In the meantime, citizens in that area need to be aware of the issue so they can tell dispatchers their location in case of an emergency. Once the caller’s location is known, the call can be routed to the appropriate agency, Herndon said.

  • PHOTOS: Chamber announces best dressed businesses
  • Fourth-class initiative lacks support from city commission

    The current Kentucky Legislature won’t get a chance to make Taylorsville a fourth-class city.
    Legislators would have needed a resolution from the City Commission by the beginning of February to consider the measure during the current term, Mayor Don Pay said, but that resolution failed during the commission’s Jan. 3 meeting.
    Pay, who supports the reclassification, also brought up the resolution in December, but at that meeting, his motion to approve it died for lack of a second.

  • $1 million lottery winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.
    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.
    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • Two more arrests made in burglaries

    Incidents of theft continue to be high in Spencer County in the new year with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department making more arrests of individuals accused of invading two Spencer County residences shortly after Christmas.

  • Police still searching for clues in homicide investigation

    The mystery surrounding a Bardstown man found dead in a barn on Bowman Lane Jan. 5 with a single gunshot wound to the head is far from solved.

    Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Ron Turley said Tuesday morning that no new information has been released in the homicide investigation surrounding 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s death.

    State police detective Stephen Spurlock is working in conjunction with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on the case.

  • Latest district plan leaves county whole

    Spencer County as a whole will have one representative in Kentucky’s House if House Bill 1 is passed by the Senate.

    The bill passed in the House last week by a vote of 63-34.

    Spencer County is currently split into three districts with Brad Montell representing Shelby County and part of Spencer County in the 58th district, Kim King representing Mercer and Anderson counties, as well as part of Spencer County, in the 55th district, and David Floyd representing Nelson County, part of Bullitt County and part of Spencer County in the 50th district.