Today's News

  • COLUMN: WANTED: Biblical leaders

    In the news, we see a lot about the six-day war. If I remember correctly, we were in the Vietnam War at the time. Israel was attacked. Egypt and some of the other countries attacked them.

  • COLUMN: Unsigned doesn’t mean unclaimed

    Whether it’s the collective soft buzz of many or the loud buzz of a few, we’ve been hearing a rumble about our seemingly new practice of penning “unsigned editorials.”
    While it may not be a practice with which some are familiar, it’s not an altogether new idea. For instance, our sister papers in Anderson and Shelby counties do the same thing.

  • Griggs, Greer wed June 1

    Michelle Griggs and Timothy Greer, both of Taylorsville, were married June 1.

    The bride is a daughter of the late Donald Johns.
    The groom is a son of Patricia VanMeter of Taylorsville.
    The couple plans to reside in Versailles.

  • Economy blamed for drop in Crusade donations

    Local totals for the 2011 WHAS-11 Crusade for Children are down this year, but fire department officials are still pleased with the results of recent collection efforts.
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said his department collected $15,000 this year at its roadblocks. At first glance, that total seems drastically down from the $27,647 raised by the department last year. But Nation said a hefty private donation last year somewhat skewed the totals.

  • Dale Lane trees disappear

    Motorists that frequently travel Dale Lane have definitely noticed that a tree canopy previously covering a large segment of the road has been removed, and some are less than happy about it.

  • Annual fishing derby Saturday at lake tailwaters

    The annual kids fishing derby and fun day is set for Saturday at the Taylorsville Lake tailwaters and the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.
    The fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. and will wrap up at noon.
    The fun day will begin at noon and run through 4 p.m.
    Both parts of the event are free.
    Gifts and prizes will be given out, and trophies will be awarded for the largest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish.
    Lunch will be provided at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club grounds.

  • Community loses two stalwarts

    Spencer County and Taylorsville suffered two losses last week with the deaths of a former city commissioner, as well as a well-known former business owner.
    Robert Hayes, 82, died May 31 at his home. Hayes was a long-time member of the city commission, serving from 1986 to 2006.
    Hayes, a retired truck driver for Jones Plastics in Jeffersontown, also served on the Spencer County Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years. He also served on the Taylorsville Flood Wall Commission. Hayes was a member of Second Baptist Church of Taylorsville where he served as a trustee.

  • Bancroft scheduled for sentencing

    The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.
    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements from family members of the woman he pleaded guilty to killing.

  • Woman dies after boating accident

    A Louisville woman died Friday after being involved in a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday afternoon.
    Natasha A. Murrell, 33, was airlifted to University Hospital with serious injuries after being thrown from the 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo water craft she was riding, said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marracinni.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley’s report, Murrell died of multiple blunt-force head injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Relay rivalry

    In keeping with the “MVP” theme of Friday night’s Relay for Life, Lori Young drummed up a friendly little rivalry.
    Young, owner of The Tea Cup, is a self-proclaimed, die-hard University of Louisville fan – which, to put it lightly, means she is not a fan of the University of Kentucky.