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Today's News

  • COLUMN: High-profile topics in 30-day session

    The 2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is in full swing; the House of Representatives is considering several high-profile topics during this short, 30-day session.

  • COLUMN: 110 bills introduced in first session day after break

    After a three-week break, members of the General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week for part two of the 2013 Legislative Session. For the next five weeks the House and Senate will debate numerous proposals.

  • COLUMN: Public employee pension bill is first passed by Senate

    This week was a busy one as the General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday to a full agenda, including committee meetings and the passage of several pieces of important legislation.
    As a result of the hard work over the summer and fall by a bipartisan task force made up of Senate and House members, the Senate was able to work quickly to take the first step to address the huge unfunded liability in our public employee pension system.

  • City votes to use part-time officers in schools

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously last Tuesday to utilize its part-time Taylorsville Police officer to fill the need of a school resource officer with Spencer County Schools.
    The agreement is subject to approval by the Spencer County Board of Education.
    The city, through Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, had been in discussions with the school board about hiring an additional full-time officer to fill the position, and on Tuesday, Lewis presented an approximate cost proposal of hiring a full-time officer.

  • Karrer completes road scholar, road master program

    The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center recently announced that 155 Roads Scholars and 144 Road Masters completed the 2012 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

  • Shelton graduates from basic training

    Air National Guard Airman Jacob T. Shelton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • February events at the library

    The following are the Spencer County Public Library’s February announcements:
    •The library will be closed Feb. 18 for President’s Day. 
    •The E-Book Readers class has been rescheduled for Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m.  Anyone wanting to know how to get free books on an E-Reader should attend.
    •Teen game night is Feb. 28 at 6:30.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 13

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a fish fry on the following dates: Friday, Feb. 22 and March 1, 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Spencer County Habitat hosting Valentine’s fundraiser

  • ‘His death will not be in vain’

    If there is one statement Spencer County Public Schools’ Director of Operations Brett Beaverson wants to make about maintenance employee Wayne Howell’s June workplace death, it is this: “It will not be in vain.”
    Howell, 61, was found dead June 11 at the Jefferson Street maintenance garage next to Taylorsville Elementary School trapped under a rotary mower. He had worked with the district since the 1980s and was well-known for his good sense of humor and constant smile.

  • TO TRIAL: Denisse Escareno brutal beating case to go before jury

    The next time Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, appears in court, it will be for his jury trial, scheduled for March 11.
    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.
    Bruner was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found beaten, stabbed and barely alive by passersby on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.