Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Public comment practice lacks fairness

    By law, publicly elected bodies do not have to hear comment from those who literally put them in their places, and for a while the Taylorsville City Commission didn’t.
    However, within the past couple months, the commission has started taking public comment, but as we pointed out a few weeks ago, there is a catch.
    According to the city’s policy, which is spelled out on agendas for regularly scheduled meetings, citizens wishing to address the commission must make their requests known by noon on the Friday before the Tuesday meeting.

  • Winning Aprons
  • A royal surprise

    Taylorsville resident Ella Gaynell Zirnheld got a royal surprise in April from her son and daughter when the two rendered Gaynell speechless upon presenting her with airline tickets and an invitation to the April 29 royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton in London.

  • Woman impaled by stick after jumping in lake

    A 19-year-old woman was flown to University Hospital in Louisville on Monday after being impaled by a tree branch when she jumped into Taylorsville Lake.

  • City to discuss funding part-time EDA

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority went from being funded, to not funded, then back to being funded again in a matter of minutes at last Tuesday’s Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    A little more than 24 hours after having its funding chopped out of the county budget by the Spencer County Fiscal Court, the EDA was on the agenda to find out its fate from the city.
    The proposed city budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year included $30,000 for the EDA.

  • Schools tighten belt for 2011-12 budget

    A grim economy coupled with state budget shortfalls will continue to put a financial strain on the Spencer County School District’s budget in the coming year.
    The Board of Education approved the district’s 2011-2012 tentative budget at its May meeting – a $24.3 million plan for operating the district, its five schools and 420 contracted employees.

  • Public Record: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recently collected at the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    James P. Chinn and Angela A. Chinn, Taylorsville, to Leldon H. Lockart aka Leldon H. Lockart Jr. and Renee M. Lockart, Taylorsville, a 15.10 acre tract on Elk Creek Road, as described in deed book 238 page 111, $350,000.

    Land Inc., Brandenburg, to Denise L. Epperson, Louisville, 10 acres known as tract 5 of the Smith-Snyder Farm Division, as described in deed book 238 page 119, $67,000 cash in hand.

  • The Beards of Spencer County

    The Beard family and related lines have been around Spencer and Nelson counties for a mighty long time. In The Terre Haute (Indiana) Morning Star, Oct. 17, 1904, there appeared a tribute to John L. Beard, 80, and his wife Judith Frances Wells, 75, who had been married for 56 years.
    In a copy of the newspaper appears a picture of the couple, but because of the age of the paper, the photograph is not very sharp. The couple lived in Vigo County, Ind.

  • Worm composting a slithery solution to unfertilized gardens, plants

    Curt Barnett first heard mention of worm composting in the movie “Dumb and Dumber.” After noticing a couple other references, Barnett’s interest was piqued.

  • COLUMN: Will the new NBA entry age return to 18?

    As summer’s wool blanket settles onto Kentucky from asphalt to tobacco base – some call it HHH, we look across the sports landscape and see ...
    1. Could be big impact news for fans in Kentucky. In negotiations for a new contract, the NBA Players Union is reportedly agreeable to adjusting the age limit for entry from 19 to 18 again. High school graduates could go straight to the NBA draft ... OR commit to play college basketball for more than one year. Number on the table is two.