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Today's News

  • Con man caught on second trip

    An alleged quick-change artist was apprehended by police when he made a repeat visit to Country Mart Sunday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said that Kendrick L. Wise, 57, of Louisville, scammed a gas station cashier out of less than $50 Saturday night and returned Sunday in an attempt to pull the same maneuver on a cashier inside the grocery. Fortunately, employees were aware of the situation and alerted police that Wise was in the store.

  • Buddhism and why God matters

    A reader has asked the question in response to my last article about Tiger Woods, “If Tiger Woods is a Buddhist, then why does he have to ask God to forgive him?” It’s a good question; a curious one too. After all there are large differences between the two religions. Buddhism sees God mostly as an illusion while Christianity teaches that God is the creator of the universe and present in our everyday lives.

  • Ethics committee rules in favor of King

    EDA Executive Director Annette King did not overstep the rules when she facilitated a commercial real estate transaction, ruled an ethics committee Thursday evening.

    The month-and-a-half long investigation also led to the committee’s recommendation that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority create a written job description for the position of executive director and establish policies to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • LETTER: Super job on snow removal

    Thanks goes to Bill Drury, Collis Rogers and the Spencer County Road Department for all the help with the snow removal this past season. You guys really did a superb job.

    Larry Wilder

    Gray’s Run

     

  • Get text alerts from police

    Imagine getting text alerts about accidents, flooded roadways or even descriptions of suspects wanted by local police – all to that little cell phone tucked in your back pocket.

    The Taylorsville Police Department intends to provide these community alerts and more for anyone who registers with Nixle, an online messaging service. Residents not wanting to be charged by the cell phone company for text messages can opt to have alerts sent free of charge to their email account.

  • LETTER: Meet the candidates

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a spaghetti supper and “Meet the Candidates” event April 10 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the VFW Post at 106 Washington St.

    The public is invited to come and speak with the candidates and have a great spaghetti supper for only $6.

    There will be no open forum for individual candidates. Each candidate that attends will be available for the public to speak to them on a one-on-one basis.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Doing it the right way

    I believe that kudos should be given when deserved and over the past several weeks I have noticed a lot of folks doing things the right way.

    By “the right way” I mean focusing on making life better for others instead of only looking out for numero uno. The task is often more difficult than it may seem – especially in a culture that encourages, and often celebrates, egocentric behavior.

  • SCMS Science Fair winners

    The following are a list of Spencer County Middle School students who received awards during the 2010 science fair held Jan. 28.

    Behavioral Science

    2nd Place- Brennan Hume

    1st Place- Lauren Henry

    Biochemistry

    1st Place- Amber Bow

    Botany

    1st Place- Adriana Michalowski

    Chemistry

    3rd Place- Nick Dysinger

    2nd Place- Wyatt Oliver

    1st Place- Demi Brooks

    Earth Science

    1st Place- Aaron Skibinski

    Engineering

    3rd Place- Jessica Jackson

    2nd Place- Holly Taylor

  • GUEST COLUMN: Americans know what they do not want

    The American people have been crystal clear over the past year that they want us to start over with a bipartisan approach to health care reform. They don’t want a massive, partisan plan that will raise taxes, cut our seniors’ Medicare, and spends trillions of dollars.

  • LETTER: Litter pick-up begins last week of March

    We have had a long gloomy winter with colder than normal temps. Now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the sun!!

    In the face of a equally gloomy economy, we have again been funded to continue our roadside litter abatement drives. We also have a glimmer of hope in having more control of our waste tire programs, so all is not lost.