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Today's News

  • Board: Upgrades needed with local 911 service

    Members of the newly-appointed 911 board outlined a plan of action Thursday that may result in hiring a new emergency dispatch provider later this spring. The recommending body appointed by Spencer County Fiscal Court was established to review the current 911 dispatch service and search for any alternatives that could save money while providing the same – or a better – level of service.

    A three-step process was suggested by the board chairman, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation. That process included:

  • Candidates file for Ashes Creek, Elk Creek magistrate

    Two Republicans have filed to run for fiscal court seats in Spencer County. Jerry Moody will be seeking the office of Ashes Creek magistrate, while Jerry Davis hopes to win in Elk Creek.

    Moody, 66, describes himself as a Reagan Republican.

    “Someone that tells the truth and stands up for the rights of people,” said Moody. He is also a beliver in less government.

    “I think I can be magistrate with out being a politician,” said Moody.

  • Dunbar scores 1000th point

    Logan Dunbar’s 1,000th career point came in familiar fashion. He battled for a rebound, fought off defenders and a foul under the basket and scored early in the fourth quarter in Thursday night’s win over Trimble County to reach the milestone.

    It was a fitting way for the junior to reach the mark, as the majority of his points have come in blue-collar fashion over the course of the last three years.

  • John Shircliffe: Citizen of the year

    John Shircliffe was named Citizen of the Year by the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon, making him the newest member of a highly-regarded group of community servants.

    “This has been a long time coming,” said Chamber President Kerry Stevenson.

    The chamber president spoke briefly about Shircliffe’s accomplishments, including the success of the Main St. Committee under his leadership. Stevenson also touted Shircliffe as the driving force behind the renovation to downtown Taylorsville.

  • Habitat selects new leader

    With a year and a half under his tool belt as vice president, Scott Street has taken on the job as leader of the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Chapter. He was officially named president of the local organization last week.

    Street said there are many aspects about building Habitat homes that he enjoys. Simple pleasures, like the smell of cut lumber and being able to create something of lasting value with his hands.

    But, it is the principals of Habitat for Humanity that really speak to him.

  • LETTER: People, not governments provide real help to needy

    As I was visiting a Shelby County church this past Sunday, the message of the week really hit home with me. You only have one life to live. What are you going to do with it? As you go through your life, will you “Make a Difference” in the lives of people around you?

    We are all aware of the earthquake in Haiti and the misery and suffering that these people are enduring and will continue to do for many, many years to come. Right now, it appears that the most pressing need is money to provide urgently needed relief supplies.

  • LETTER: Should we trust?

    Are we to trust a man with our future, sewers or otherwise, who can’t recall what he has done in the last six months and can look straight into a camera and say so. (Wasn’t there something about a Co-ed escort service as well?) Trust?

    I recall a lot of stories about those grant applications being written by a lot of people and I wonder how many were written by those taking credit.

    I bet the current economy has been on a lot of peoples minds when they think about looking at unemployment.

  • Bears off to best start in 20 years

    The Spencer County Bears continue to be one of the surprise stories in high school basketball, racking up two more victories last week to improve their record to 13-2 on the season with wins over North Bullitt and Trimble County last week.

    On Tuesday, the Bears welcomed North Bullitt, a team they had already played twice on the season, splitting games with the Eagles.

  • Church happenings

    Old Gospel Barn Gospel Sing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be by Terri Milby from Greensburg, and the Cumbos.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Senior Center activities

  • Kentucky basketball rises to No. 1 where it counts, Haiti

    Kentucky basketball climbed to the pinnacle this week.

    Polls. Associated Press, USA Today, Sagarin, pick a poll. Forget unbeaten Texas.

    Any poll without Kentucky at the top, goes begging for credibility.

    Here’s why. Last Sunday, UK’s coaches, players, former players, boosters, and local television, put 18-0 and adulations aside and raised more than a million dollars for Haiti relief.

    “It’s emotional,” John Calipari said. He’s right.