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Today's News

  • Run by the Lake event May 30

    The elementary cross country and track team will be hosting the First Annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake.

    Not an elite runner? No worries. This fundraising event is for all levels of athleticism. Participants are encouraged to run or walk at their own pace.

    This 5K cross country run/one-mile fun run will be held May 30 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. All proceeds go to support the Spencer County Track and CrossCountry Elementary Level Team.

    Race begins at 9 a.m.

    Registration and Packet Pick-up

    7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • Rumpke plans for acquisition of Republic Services in Ohio

    Regionally located (Louisville) Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. entered into an agreement to purchase certain waste collection, hauling and disposal assets from Republic Services, Inc. in Mansfield and the Cleveland area.

  • City hopes to triple street fund

    Taylorsville City Commissioners are putting tax dollars to work and to prove it, they have decided to spend nearly three times more on street projects during the next fiscal year.

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

     Road work KY 636

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation Highway District 5 reports that Spencer County residents should be aware of lane closures and delays possible due to roadway resurfacing on KY 636 this week.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so this information is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     Tent Revival at New Hope

  • Habitat Golf Scramble
  • Magistrates question EDA

    “This is not an inquisition. You are not in court,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins.

    He was addressing members of the Spencer County Economic Development Authority (EDA) that had been invited by the court to attend last Wednesday’s meeting. A few of the magistrates had requested to ask the EDA some questions about their funding and business structure.

    As the meeting progressed, the three EDA members that attended indicated that they did feel somewhat on trial.

  • Trails group awarded $25,000

    TREK was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to improve Spencer County trails as part of a larger $1.3 million package to develop recreational trails statewide.

    The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism week earlier this month.

    “Tourism is an important industry in Kentucky and this is great news for our adventure efforts to make adventure tourism and economic development tool across the state,” said Governor Steve Beshear.

  • Paddle Battle on the Salt River

    The 2nd Annual Paddle Battle on the Salt River is set for June 20-21. Participants will travel from Taylorsville to Shepherdsville over a 2 day course and paddling 30-plus miles.

    The race begins Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. launch.  Event finishes at Louisville-South KOA on Ky. 44, Shepherdsville. First boat to cross line in each of four categories wins respective class. Awards will be on Sunday.

  • New addition at Boatworks

    It was a year in the making, but Boatworks Pro Shop finally celebrated their newly-finished addition just in time for the boating season.

    “I think we’ve got one of the best boat shops in the state,” said Greg Loeser, who owns the Spencer County boat retail store with his wife, Patty and business partner Steve Tichenor. Since the in-board motor boat store opened 10 years ago just outside Taylorsville, boating enthusiasts have been traveling from as far away as Michigan and Mississippi to purchase high-end watercraft.

  • LETTER: Don’t allow government to jeopardize families

    After a weekend of cookouts, picnics, reunions and hopefully taking time to remember the sacrifices of those who made it all possible, Americans have just completed another page in the scrapbook of their family history.

    The family is the bedrock of life but it’s a unit that is often under-appreciated, and maybe now more than ever, under attack. Under attack by big government, a popular culture addicted to self-gratification and forces that seek out to erode that institution rather than strengthen it.