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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: How we know your child is academically successful

    With all of the publicity in the news media about “no more CATS”, you may be wondering what that means for your child?  There will still be assessment and accountability in Kentucky during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 school years.  The Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) will be given again this year for students in 3rd – 8th grades and 10th and 11th grades.  This test will be given across the state from April 19 - April 30.  Each school will have six days during that period of time in which to give the tests.  Make-up tests can be given on any day durin

  • Mayor upbeat in city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay presented a long list of accomplishments at his annual state of the city address that touted infrastructure improvements without increasing real and personal property taxes in 2009.

  • Bill would give a few fifth class cities ability to tax alcohol

    Taylorsville would be one of three in Kentucky

    Rep. Brad Montell has filed a bill that would give three Kentucky cities the ability to regulate the sale and fees on alcohol  without going through the process of becoming a fourth class city.

    House bill 361 states that any fifth class city that is the county seat of a wet county:

    • is required to create an office of alcoholic beverage control administrator;

    • allowed to hold a local option election for the sale of distilled spirits or wine by the drink;

  • FROM THE WORD: Do not add or take away

    This morning I finished reading through the Bible and near the end God warned us not to add to or take away from the Word of God. This means exactly what the Word of God says.

    In the last few weeks we have heard a lot about the gays in the Armed forces. It was not long ago I had a discussion with a woman and she believed it was alright to be gay, that it was governed by your orientation.

  • Two minor structure fires

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to two minor structure fires over the weekend.

    The first was located in the 4400 block of Plum Creek Road in Elk Creek. A call to 911 reported that a garage on the property was on fire. Firefighters arrived to discover a small electrical fire in the wall on one side of the building. The garage suffered minor cosmetic damage. No injuries were reported.

  • Teen babysitter charged with abuse of child

    A 3-year old from Spencer County was hospitalized at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville last Tuesday with multiple serious injuries, and the child’s babysitter has been charged with seven counts of sexual and physical abuse, state police said.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris said that a 16-year-old male from  Spencer County has been charged with three counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault.

    “All of these charges were incurred from a single encounter,” Harris said.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on November 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Seth M. Redmon Sr. (b. 1978). Charge #1, no/expired registration plates. Dismissed. Charge #2, improper registration plate. Dismissed. Charge #3, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged plus $143 court costs.

  • Had it with snow

    Quick show of hands. Who’s had it with snow?

    Spencer County woke to yet another cold, white blanket Tuesday morning bringing this winter’s total accumulation to 19.9 inches – nearly the height of this 23-inch newspaper (including the margins). Since the New Year, four days have seen snow fall roughly three inches or more with February 9 leading the way with 6.5 inches. Monday’s storm will go down as the second highest with 3.9 inches – if residents are lucky.

  • Point guard play was "wonderful for teammates"

    John Wall meet Bob Cousy. Godfather of point guards who was defining take charge play and being The Game’s prime take-over-guy before Wall’s dad was out of diapers.

    Wall, Devan Downey and other gifted and cocksure playmakers would do well to look up the gold standard man. Point guard who pioneered the way to fame and fortune awaiting today’s take-over game types.

    A showman from Gotham City to Beantown, Cousy was cut from a high school team once and encouraged at Holy Cross College to minimize the fancy stuff.

  • Talley signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Spencer County High School track star Chelsey Talley signed to run competitively for University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

    On hand to help Talley celebrate her partial athletic scholarship to the university were her parents, Shelley (front, left) and Bill (front, right) Talley. Also in attendance at last Thursday’s event were U of C track and cross country coach Floyd Stroud (seated, second from right), SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons and Assistant Principal Dale Kleinjohn.