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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bears earn good marks at mid-season point

    The local basketball teams are about halfway through their regular season schedule and it’s a good time to look at how the teams have performed so far.

    Maybe the biggest surprise of the season has been the improvement of the boys. There really aren’t many new faces from last season on this team, but there are several new contributors.

    Last season, the team looked almost exclusively to sophomores Logan Dunbar and Trey Wyatt for scoring. While the duo put up impressive numbers, the team struggled to just six wins on the season.

  • Historic Pathways: The Lincoln connection

     Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

    “Honest Abe” had a first cousin and second cousin in the county, who are buried in Saint Benedict Catholic Cemetery near Settler’s Trace Road.

    Margaret J. (Lincoln) O’Nan was his first cousin and Jane M. (O’Nan) Campbell was his second cousin. The All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville was originally Saint Benedict.

  • Stevens provides review of 2010 Legislative Session

    Guest columnist Rep. Kent Stevens

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Safety first when using wood stoves

    With Ol’ Man Winter bringing cold days and frosty nights to the state, the temptation to warm one’s toes at a wood stove’s blazing fire can be too much to resist. But according to the National Ag Safety Database, heating equipment is the No.1 cause of home fires. So safety precautions should be taken by those wishing to heat their homes with a wood stove.

  • Excuses will not excuse sinful behavior in God’s eyes

    1 Corinthians 7:1-9 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.