Today's News

  • New chief gets marching orders

    New Taylorsville Police Chief Phil Crumpton had a meeting last week with city officials to go over what they would like to see from the him, including everything from the hiring of part time officers to scheduling to general enforcement duties.
    City Clerk Steve Biven said he wanted commissioners to meet with Crumpton in order to determine what commissioners felt was important for the upcoming September schedule and whether commissioners wanted the department to be a 24 hour a day department.

  • City approves zoning ordinance

    After meeting for over an hour in a special meeting to discuss the county’s proposed planning and zoning regulations, city commissioners unanimously approved the new regulations during their regularly scheduled meeting.
    Commissioners met with Bardstown attorney Tim Butler and Planning and Zoning Administrator Julie Sweazy on July 29 to discuss the proposed regulations and to ask questions regarding the new rules.

  • Board ups offer on McAllister property

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted Monday to approve offering $11,500 an acre for 20 acres for the property located at 101 McAllister Lane off of Ky. 44. The motion came after approximately 30 minutes in executive session during which the board discussed several matters.

  • Candidates file for general election

    Several candidates have filed to run in the general election in a number of non-partisan races. The deadline to file was yesterday at 4 p.m. As of press time, the following candidates had announced their candidacy for several races.
    In the city of Taylorsville, the only filers appear to be those candidates who already hold offices with the city.
    Mayor of the City of Taylorsville: Current Mayor Don Pay.

  • Rebuilding begins in Mt. Eden


  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers August 6 edition

    The following are property transfers collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s office for June and July, 2014:

    June 27, 2014: JWC Group, LLC of Elk Creek Rd., Taylorsville to Linda H. Fountain and Donald Lee Fountain of Alexander Way, Fisherville, lot 53, consisting of 1.02 acres of Kingsmill Subdivision, phase II as shown in plat cabinet 5, slide 45 in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, $360,600.

  • Try something different: Okra and shrimp hushpuppies

    These hush puppies are the perfect side dish for baked, broiled or fried fish, or it makes a wonderful appetizer when served with a spicy dipping sauce. You can keep the fried hush puppies warm in a 225 F oven for up to 15 minutes.

  • Anger: Is it acceptable? When is it not OK?

    Anger: Is it okay? When is it not okay?

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Food assistance programs can help seniors in need

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?
    Reaching Out

  • Another good fall squirrel season expected

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels.
    For a young Chris Garland, squirrel hunting provided a gateway into the woods and remains a family tradition.