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Today's News

  • County officials eye new ethics ordinance

    County officials will soon unveil a 14-page ethics ordinance that could replace an older, vaguer one.

    The proposed ordinance strengthens and clarifies the county’s existing policies, which were adopted in 1995. It also establishes policies for officials to avoid conflicts of interest.

    “It’s a much more updated ordinance than we’ve had before,” said magistrate David Henry, who helped draft the proposed codes. 

  • Dancing stars

    The Stars were shining brightly on Friday night at the FFA/Dance Team second annual Dancing with the Stars event. 

    Members of the community joined school and district personnel to put on a show that will have the community talking for quite a while. There were twenty one dance performances ranging from swing to hip-hop. The audience was treated to a head spinning Scott Williams, a Michael Jackson moon walking Chuck Adams and two tail-feather shaking Sheriff Steve Coulter and Kyle Bennett to name a few.

  • Easter happenings

    Good Friday

    Service

    The community-wide Good Friday service will be held at Second Baptist Church Friday at noon. Second Baptist Church is located at 401 Jefferson St., in Taylorsville. Highview Baptist Church Pastor Nick Moore will give the message.

    Family Easter

    Eggstravaganza

  • GUEST COLUMN: An 'appalling piece of legislation'

    by MIKE FARRELL

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • LETTER: The purpose of government and health care

    The purpose of the federal government is to provide for national infrastructure for states and common- wealth’s and the national defense as expressed and limited by the Constitution of the USA. At the end of the Civil War the states lost a lot of their right to control themselves and their citizens. The Federal government has become our benefactor that knows what is best for us as they see it. The intent of Federal government was not to control the people as they are doing now, before the Civil War that was the states and common wealth’s job.

  • Seniors Center facing cutbacks

    Spencer County seniors are appealing to state lawmakers after financial cutbacks have threatened to sever many crucial services.

    Multi-purpose Community Action Agency – which provides a number of benefits to those 60 and older – plans to cut operation hours at its Taylorsville senior center beginning July 1. Deep cuts to the agency’s budget will likely impact transportation to the center, as well as its on-site meal and home delivery programs.

  • LETTER: Magistrate explains his "no" vote

    A retired employee and friend of mine recently sent a letter to the editor and made certain statements about me and my vote regarding new hires March 23. I feel the need to respond to some of the points he raised. My entire record shows my support for our county employees and our community.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    County clerk

    notice

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will close at 12 p.m. Friday in observance of Good Friday. Regular hours will resume Monday, April 5.

    Mt. Eden fish fry

    The Mt. Eden Ruritan Club will be hosting their 49th annual fish fry Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Guests are invited to dine-in or carry out. Mt. Eden Ruritan Club is located on KY 53 in Mt. Eden.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • LETTER: Need government to correct problems

    I ask the question: what is the real purpose of government?  Is it to try to fix the problems facing the country or sit back and ignore them.  President Obama and the Democratic Congress are trying to fix the problems while the Republican party of “no” is trying to keep the country from moving forward since they oppose helping the people who need these programs. According to an article in the Courier-Journal March 23, Rand Paul and his tea bag followers are also against helping those in need.

  • Could this be the year for the SCMS girls soccer team?