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Today's News

  • Hornback to seek state senate seat vacated by Tapp

    Shelby County agriculture leader Paul Hornback is seeking the state senate seat in District 20, which will be vacated by incumbent State Sen. Gary Tapp.

    Tapp, a Republican from Shelbyville, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election after serving 12 years in the district. In his announcement, he endorsed Hornback to be the  Republican nominee in 2010.

    Hornback, 52, a political newcomer, is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and owner of Hornback Farms.

  • Knocking them down 1,2,3

    The Spencer County Bears are already halfway to equaling last year’s win total, and it’s only one week into the season. The boys took their first three games of the season, starting with an impressive 68-38 thrashing of Washington County at home last Wednesday.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: Beginning to look like Christmas

    It might be hard to believe that we are already in the second week of December but the chilly weather mixed in with a little snow is a good indicator that winter is well on its way. And by the looks of Main Street, decked with lights and boughs of holly, Christmas is fast approaching. And much like every other year, once again many people are surprised to find that Christmas is only a few short weeks away.

  • Shoplifters: Be wary of citizens on patrol

    Seventy dollars worth of merchandise shoplifted from the Taylorsville Dollar General was returned after the intervention from a citizen, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

    The shoplifter, whose name was not provided, was seen loading items on display outside the store into a vehicle.

    Lewis said he received a phone call at his home reporting the crime in progress. The witness provided a description of the person, the vehicle and even took a photograph of the suspect.

  • Alcohol sales proposed in some state parks

    A bill to permit the sale of alcoholic beverage by the drink at designated state parks has been pre-filed for consideration in the 2010 Legislative Session. In its current form, the bill will not impact Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, created a bill that would allow a local option election for state resort parks and qualified state recreational parks located in a dry territory. Qualifying parks include those with a full-service lodge and dining room or a park with a nine or 18-hole golf course.

  • Dutton seeks re-election as district judge

    Judge Donna Dutton has announced she is seeking a second term in the 53rd Judicial District’s Div. II courtroom. Dutton was elected District Judge, representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties, in November 2006.

     Since beginning her four-year term in January 2007, Dutton said she has delivered on her promise to close the revolving door of repeat offenders in District Court.

  • Church happenings

    Toy sale

    Spencer County Ministerial Association Christmas Toy Sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church

    The 4th annual Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Please stop by for food and fellowship. The jolly old fellow might be there!

    Promiseland Church chili supper fundraiser

  • Prohibition officially repealed

    It’s official. Prohibition has been repealed and  Spencer County will no longer be considered dry.

    November’s election in favor of permitting alcohol sales was the first – and obviously highest – hurdle to jump. But Monday’s unanimous passage of county ordinance No. 10 (2010 series) was the last.

    The 18-page document covers every aspect from the types of licenses to the hours of business and even the cost for violating parts of the ordinance.

  • Thomas to represent SCHS at 2010 HOBY leadership seminar

    Cory Thomas, son of Charles and  Cynthia Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant.  Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, has been selected as the alternate participant.  These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • LETTER: Jenkins had the opportunity

    While watching National Geographic “Wild Kingdom,” recently it sparked my thoughts to Spencer County government.  The made-for-television special was about lions being the kings of the jungle and naturally my ideas jumped to our own jungle cat, “King KACo.”  Now deep in indulgence I referred my energy to our state’s auditors final investigation of KACo and our judge.  After reading it again, I still find it hard to believe elected officials would do what they have accomplished.