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Today's News

  • LETTER: Keep watch on where tax money is spent

    Quick to judge, you exclaim. Slanderous – libel another proclaims. The deceived spew ignorance from their lips, while embracing and defending the liars we call our local leaders.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    EDA meeting

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., meeting has been cancelled for December.

    County clerk’s holiday hours

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed December 24-27 for the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, December 28. The office will also be closed December 31 – January 3 for the New Year’s holiday and year end updates in Frankfort. Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.

  • Subway is a backpack buddy

    The idea of a single child going without food for a day struck Kathy Wheeler as unacceptable. So Wheeler, owner of the Taylorsville Subway, is stepping up her involvement with the Backpack Buddies Program, and hoping to inspire more help around the community.

    “What we want to do is become a drop-off location,” Wheeler said. “I want this to be an ongoing thing.”

  • Bears capture St. Francis tournament

    Spencer County’s impressive start to the season continued over the weekend as the Bears claimed first place in the St. Francis tournament in Louisville, winning three games over two days, the last victory being a thrilling 63-62 overtime triumph over Fort Knox in the title game Saturday night.

    The Bears and the Eagles changed leads in the first half with Spencer County clinging to a 27-26 advantage at the break, and neither team was able to pull away the rest of the way and the game went into the fourth quarter knotted up at 41 each.

  • Teen found dead after prom party

    A nineteen-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after allegedly attending a prom party in southern Spencer County.

    Police said that Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus, Jr. had attended a party Saturday night at 449 Inghram Lane. He was discovered sometime after 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning lying in the back seat floorboard of an extended cab truck. Police said that a woman described as the homeowner called 9-1-1 to report that the teen was unresponsive.

  • 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.