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Today's News

  • LETTER: A vote for change at cemetery

    Like many of you, I have family members in Valley Cemetery and over the past year I have watched a few board members of the corporation destroy the warmth and love some were trying to share.

    With little to no attempt to contact stockholders, they began on Fathers Day removing the flowers and items we left for our loved ones and throwing them in a pile like trash. Many items were broke or damaged beyond recognition.

    I watched as men and women tried to go through the items and locate the things they left for their loved ones.

  • Magistrates establish a new precedent about giving to charitable causes

    Organizations looking for a handout from Spencer County Fiscal Court might have better luck taking their pleas for money elsewhere.

    Magistrates voted to rescind an earlier decision that waived permit and inspection and electrical fees for the Spencer County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The fees amounted to about $450 and would have reduced the organization’s cost of building a second house this year.

    The motion was passed 4-0. Campbranch Magistrate Bill Drury abstained. Drury is the immediate past president of the local Habitat chapter.

  • Papa John's opening soon in Taylorsville

    Taylorsville has caught the eye of another large fast food chain and the Papa John’s pizza corporation is looking to make some serious dough.

    The new store – to be located in a retail building with the McDonald’s restaurant– is scheduled to open Feb. 16.

    “I think it was the expansion in Spencer County they have seen,” said store manager Joey Ritchie, explaining the pizza giant’s attraction to such a small town. Papa John’s bills itself as the third largest pizza company in the world with over 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

  • Snow days, icy nights

    It wasn’t the ice storm of 2009, but last week’s snow fall did cause its share of mishaps in Spencer County.

    There were the usual reports of single-car accidents. The kind where drivers discover that maneuvering in the snow is more about the ability to stop, than being able to plow through three inches of the white stuff at 40 M.P.H.

    There were also the numerous unreported bruises and wind-chapped cheeks from over-extended sledding sessions. Nothing a little hot chocolate couldn’t fix.

  • Brooks deserves tribute

    All who pass this way leave a mark if only a bad tattoo. A few stay awhile and leave an indelible one. Rich Brooks did.

    Those who coach football at Kentucky don’t stay long or they dig fox holes, wear combat helmets and deal with ghosts of disasters past ... Hal Mumme, John Ray ... Bill Curry.

    Brooks climbed out of his fox hole last week, took off his helmet, gave us a sunshine smile, hugged the Missus and said he was retired.

  • New applicants for alcohol licenses

    Two businesses have filed their intent to apply for alcohol sales licenses with ABC this week.

    Main Street Spirits owner Amy Johnson, of Louisville, plans to sell packaged liquor and beer at 222 West Main St. in Taylorsville. The building is the former site of Main Street Bait and Tool Rental.

  • Violators will be prosecuted

    Tagging is slowly becoming a problem around town, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis. He has recently documented the spray paint vandalism at the old water plant and the abandoned South States building, both located in the city limits.

    Lewis cautions that if anyone is caught tagging public or private property they could be charged with criminal trespassing.

     

  • Snow halts basketball schedule

    Last week’s snow caused the postponement of Friday’s double-header with Bullitt East but both the boys and girls are scheduled to be back in action this week.

    The boys did travel to Eminence last week to claim a 69-37 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday to improve their record on the season to 11-2.

  • ELECTION 2010: Jenkins to run

    David Jenkins will seek re-election as Spencer County’s judge executive. The democrat filed his intentions to run for office Friday morning.

    The decision to run for a fourth term proved to be a difficult one, Jenkins said, who has served as judge executive since his election in 1998.

  • Continuing the fight against fiscal irresponsiblity

    Guest columnist Congressman Brett Guthrie

    Kentuckians are ready for Congress to implement common-sense ideas that create jobs, make health care more affordable for everyone and keep our homeland safe.

    The American people deserve openness, transparency and accountability. Concerned citizens across the country continue to speak out against the majority’s plan to pass a government takeover of health care. Congressional leaders are meeting behind closed doors to draft their final plan for health care reform that will impact every American.