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Today's News

  • Three file in city race

    With the primary tallies neatly logged and stored away, voters can now focus their attention on candidates for non-partisan races in the county.

    Three candidates have filed their intentions to run for positions on the Taylorsville City Commission – one for mayor and two for commissioner.

    Lynda Huckleberry, seated commissioner, said that if elected as mayor her goals would be to unite commissioners to work as a team and ensure more orderly meetings. She also wants to see a greater focus on issues facing the public works department.

  • Spencer County surrenders late runs

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets broke open a close game with three runs in the fifth inning to secure a first round win over Spencer County in the 30th District Softball Tournament held in Lawrenceburg Monday  night.

  • GUEST COLUMN: The growing cost of government

    A failed economic stimulus, a massive health care bill, never-ending government bailouts – the liberal Democrats who control Washington keep spending your money, and they’re out of control. Recent events across the Atlantic have given us a glimpse at one possible future if our country continues down its current course.

  • Taylorsville’s Run by the Lake

    The 2nd Annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake was held Saturday at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Spencer County elementary level cross-country team.

    “We had another great race this year,” said Coach Josh Seabolt. “Despite the hard rain from the night before, the turnout was still amazing.”

    Seabolt said that the course was very muddy and caused many runners to slide down the hills instead of run. 

  • Paying tribute to Red Bird High

    What is statewide special about Red Bird? Everything. The school at Beverly in Bell County will march into history next month as the latest in a long parade of community schools that are no more.

    Nestled at the toe of Daniel Boone National Forest, Red Bird High will graduate its final senior class, unless funding is found to sustain a school that opened during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, 1921.

  • Sewer expansion in question

    The expansion of Taylorsville’s estimated $2.6 million wastewater treatment plant recently received an $800,000 boost, but city officials said developers will still need to contribute to the project to ensure customers are not burdened with the cost.

    Taylorsville Clerk Steve Biven said that the $800,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Local Government will be added to a $400,000 Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant – bringing the city $1.2 million closer to being able to pay for the project.

  • Very old horse teeth from Ashes Creek

     The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly a wise one.

    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.

    Records of the Spencer County Board of Education list the boundaries of the Ashes Creek School District in 1930. Here’s what they say: (punctuation per original school board document)

  • SCES Principal Karen Larimore says good-bye

    When Karen Larimore watches Spencer County Elementary School’s students exit the building for the last time this school year, she does so knowing that she wouldn’t be there this fall to welcome them back.

    And although that thought brings a bit of sadness to her heart, Larimore is ready for life’s next chapter.

    “I know that when school rolls around for me that will be a very big shift,” she said. 

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Grand Jury Indictments

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 19, 2010.

    Traffic:

    David W. Jordan, Jr., speeding 14 mph over limit. $143 court costs, state traffic school.

    Susan Newton, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court costs, traffic diversion.

    Anthony M. Skaggs, speeding 15 mph over limit, $143 court costs.

  • Primary election results 2010

    The following are Spencer County's election results for the primary election, which was held May 18, 2010. These figures represent the total votes cast in all 11 precincts.

     

    U.S. Senator

    Jack Conway (D) – 1352

    Daniel Mongiardo (D) – 870

    Darlene F. Price (D) – 113

    James Buckmaster (D) – 85

    Maurice M. Sweeny (D) – 62

    Rand Paul (R) – 1071

    C.M. "Trey" Grayson (R) – 436

    Bill Johnson (R) – 46

    John Stephenson (R) – 26