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Today's News

  • Church happenings

    Bloomfield United Methodist chili dinner

    Bloomfield United Methodist Church Women’s group will be having their annual Chili Dinner from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.  There will be chili or broccoli cheese soup, 1/2 a pimento or chicken salad sandwich and a drink for $4.  A slice of pie will also be available for $1.  All money raised  will help mission projects.  Please come on over and join us.

    Valentine’s Dinner

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

    State of city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay will be giving his State of the City Address Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce building beginning at 12 p.m.

    The event will coincide with the chamber’s monthly meeting and luncheon. To reserve a spot for lunch, send an email to clewis@tpbtalorsville.com  or R.S.V.P. by calling 477-2244.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • Kentucky explorer gets little respect

    Daniel Boone was Kentucky’s most famous frontiersman, but a historian says he did not get proper credit for being an accomplished land surveyor, and was the unfortunate victim of a misnomer that made him appear a bumbling backwoodsman.

    Author-historian Neal Hammon of Shelby County says Boone was the leader of the westward movement and his land surveys show he knew what he was doing. Hammon has studied Boone’s surveys and doesn’t buy the often-heard allegation that the explorer lost his own land claims because of inattention or ineptness.

  • Realtor receives award

    James Allen Tipton was recently awarded the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation from the Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    The GRI designation is only awarded to realtors who have successfully completed 96 hours of classroom training in specific areas of the real estate business.

    Tipton said that in order to represent his real estate customers and clients, it is vital that he continually increase his knowledge and training in the real estate field.

    He also holds an accredited buyer representative designation.

  • Three arrested on Cecil Noel Rd. Sunday

    Three Taylorsville residents were arrested at a home on Cecil Noel Rd. at 1 a.m Sunday morning after Spencer County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant.

    David A. Aldridge, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found numerous pipes in the home.

    Amber D. Aldridge, 19, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm. The police report indicated that the sawed-off shotgun was found in a closet. The handle of the weapon was cut into a pistol grip and the barrel cut at the fore grip.

  • School board honored for service

    Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Jeanie Stevens, Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden, Sandy Clevenger, and Shannon Medley, the members of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    For their individual and collective dedication to this community, the Spencer County faculty, staff and students honor these individuals during Kentucky’s observation of January 2010 as School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 6, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Wesley J. Puderbaugh (b. 1990). Speeding 17 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $177 fine and court costs.

    John H. Boston Jr. (b. 1990). Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Pled guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Merged.

  • Teen receives bogus check in secret shopper scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis is cautioning parents to take a closer look at their children’s mail.

    Recently a 15-year-old in the community was mailed a $3,800 check to work as a secret shopper. With the promise of earning $300, the “shopper” was instructed to deposit the check and send an international wire money transfer from Wal-Mart for $3,500.

     Lewis said the business name on the check was legitamite, but the check and routing numbers were bogus. He said urged residents to call police if they receive  a questionable offer.

  • Bears lose heartbreaker to Anderson County

    When considering the Spencer County Bears’ 14-4 record this year, some fans look back to last year, when the young squad struggled to find six wins all season. Other fans look forward to next season, when this team with no seniors will be older, more experienced and ready to challenge.

    Hopefully, a growing number of fans are enjoying the present, and realizing that this is a team that right now can compete in their district and the 8th region and they don’t have to wait until next season.

  • Ethics probe resumes

    The investigation continues into whether actions by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) executive director were a violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.