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Today's News

  • Living the life of a saint

    I was recently thinking about one of my best friends who had gone on to be with the Lord. His name was Wilson Shelburne. He was a God-fearing man. We would sit and talk about how great Jesus Christ is and often we would bring up Paul, Peter or some of the other people in the Bible.

  • Main St. update

    The effort to renovate a second city block along Main Street has “reached another stumbling block,” Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Thursday.

    Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have requested that engineers bidding on the project be rated according to the candidates’ qualifications and submitted to KTC for selection. During the previous phase, city commissioners were permitted to select the lowest bidding firm.

  • Smith selected for Cumberland University Hall of Fame

    Tommy Smith, a Taylorsville native, has been selected for the Cumberland University Hall of Fame. Smith played four seasons of baseball for the Bulldogs (1987-90) and ranks in the top 10 in six career statistical categories at CU, including being number one in hits with 229. Smith also ranks second in at-bats (653) and RBIs (153); fifth in triples with eight and seventh in runs scored (153). He is seventh in doubles (39) and eleventh in home runs with (39).

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Postal service price hike is neither justified nor legal

    At  Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Shelbyville, KY (which I serve as postal consultant after retiring in 2008 from a 35-year career), when we face tough economic times, we have to make tough decisions. But ultimately, our goal is to grow our business by providing services that consumers want and need at competitive prices.

    When our business grows, so do jobs. If we do business right, our customers grow with us. In the end, making the right choices is right for the economy, jobs and our businesses.

  • Schools looking to raise taxes

    The Spencer County School Board has publicized a proposal to increase real estate and personal property taxes by four percent, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said he plans to recommend something lower at tonight’s public hearing.

  • Man dies in single-car accident

    A single-vehicle accident on Fisherville Road Thursday night has claimed the life of a Taylorsville man.

    John Mouser Jr., 35, was killed when his pickup truck overturned in the 200 block of Fisherville Road, about a quarter mile from Taylorsville Road.

    The accident happened about 9:12 p.m., Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, when Mouser was traveling west.

  • LETTER: Congrats Alison McGaughey

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society would like to congratulate Alison McGaughey as the winner of the $500 scholarship for her essay titled, “The Mitchell Run Wreck.”

    The Society sponsors the essay contest beginning in March of each year for high school juniors of Spencer County. Rules are posted in March at the high school and at the library. The winner is announced in September; the scholarship is awarded at graduation ceremonies.

  • FFA takes top honors at state fair

    The Spencer County FFA had a banner year in the Kentucky State CDE competitions in 2010, taking first place in 9   state CDE events, a state record.

    The Dairy Judging team consisting of Stetson Baird, Jacob Walker, Lauren Brown, and Alie McGaughey  bested 44 other teams to take top honors.

    Agronomy team members   Shelby Hall, Cecilia Petersen, Colling Travis, Brennan Noel, and Marianne Gaddie   were first among eighteen teams.  Brennan was high individual, and the team had the top four individual members.

  • PHOTO: New arrival in Mt. Eden

    Mt. Eden Fire Department recently purchased a new tanker with the help of a FEMA grant. The tanker comes with a 2000 tank gallon and 750 gallon/minute pump. It will replace an older tanker which is now out of service. This tanker gives firefighters the ability to not only haul water but also be used as a pumper with pre-connected attack lines.

  • Prosecution requests change of venue

    David Jenkins sat quietly Friday afternoon as a judge debated moving the Spencer County judge executive’s DUI trial to a neighboring county. Jenkins, who is seeking re-election this November, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol April 10.