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Today's News

  • Race for mayor heats up as Hahn, Sweazy file

    The temperature outside heating up and so is the race for Taylorsville mayor with two more candidates filing their paper work with the county clerk’s office last week.

    Former Taylorsville Mayor Walter Hahn and Kindergarten teacher Ruth Ann Sweazy will be running against Commissioner Lynda Huckleberry, who announced her plans to seek the city’s highest office last month.

    Mayor Don Pay has not formally stated whether he will seek re-election. Pay was elected to the post in 2006 when he defeated Hahn 181 to 158.

  • Preschool student’s unique discovery

    This cecropia moth was found by Audrey Hickerson when it was still in a cocoon at her grandmother’s house in Stamping Ground. The cecropia moth is the largest moth in North America and considered a rare sighting for anyone. Audrey’s preschool teacher, Mrs. Eye, allowed the moth to stay in her classroom until it came out of the chrysalis on May 20. Audrey took the moth back to her grandmother’s house later that week and released it.

    Above: Audrey and the cecropia moth the day she released it at her Mamaw’s in Stamping Ground.

     

  • Perilous times

    ‘This know in the last days perilous times shall come.” -2 Timothy 3:1.

    As we look at our nation and around the world we have to say we are living in perilous times.

    Our President proposed to set up abortion clinics around the world, and the speaker of the house called it birth control. Now the President and Congress are working on repealing the ‘No ask, no tell” policy for homosexuals in our armed forces. It seems like every ungodly thing in the world is what we want to do.

  • LETTER: Wonderful service

    I’m sure I speak for the hundreds and hundreds of people in Spencer County that utilize the services that the Elk Creek Animal Hospital provides.

  • Triathlon Sunday at lake

    A triathlon will be held at Taylorsville State Park Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. Spectators are welcome to watch competitors swim 1500 meters, bike 40 kilometers and run 10 kilometers. The swim is the first leg of the triathlon, and the slowest, and will last approximately 50 minutes.  The race will be over by noon. 

  • LETTER: Crusade for children

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, I would like to thank everyone that supported this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.  Special thanks to Assistant Chief Richard Morris for overseeing our crusade efforts this year and also TSCFD Explorer Post 981 for all of their hard work.  Each firefighter took time out of their busy schedule to give to this worth while cause.

    Our community once again showed its support for special needs children by donating $27,657.76.  Thank You!

    Nathan B. Nation

  • Danger ahead

    A vehicle accident involving five motorist last Wednesday has renewed a local initiative to make the intersection of KY-55 and Normandy Rd. safer.

    Perry Marler began a petition calling for a traffic signal to be installed at the hazardous intersection hours after Wednesday’s collision. So far, nearly 500 like-minded Spencer Countians have provided their signatures toward the effort.

    “It’s just getting bad and somebody needs to do something about it,” said Marler.

  • Trout release

    Students from Spencer County Middle School and Taylorsville Elementary School recently released about 130 trout into Otter Creek after raising them for months in their classrooms as part of a Trout in the Classroom project.

  • SCHS’s Smith is SUPERSONIC

    There’s now official confirmation of what opposing football teams have known all along about Spencer County’s Erico Smith – He’s fast!

    Smith became Spencer County’s first ever track and field state champion last week as he took first place in the KHSAA 2A 100 meter dash with a time of 10.98 seconds, finishing two one-hundreths of a second ahead of 2nd place finisher Rashad Brown of Paducah Tilghman.

  • City to raise sewer rates

    City commissioners are looking into the possibility of raising sewer rates to cover as much as an $80,000 deficit in revenue. While no determination has been made when or how much costs will increase for sewer customers – estimates are that city residents and businesses could see a 10-percent hike.

    “We’re going to have to raise rates. There is no doubt,” said Mayor Don Pay at a special-called meeting Thursday morning.