Today's News

  • PHOTO: Bleemel earns BSN from Spalding

    Joni Marie Bleemel graduated from Spalding University on June 2 with a Bachelor of Science of Nursing. She graduated with nursing honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a daughter of Dennis and Kim Bleemel, and her grandparents are Carmel Bleemel of Mount Washington, Nita Bolin of Taylorsville and Eddie Bowles of Fisherville. Joni is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • COLUMN: Main Street is a treasure of Taylorsville

    One of the great treasures of Spencer County is the historic Main Street of Taylorsville.  Whether you were privileged to grow up and spend all your life in this community or whether your came from elsewhere and “adopted” this area, you can’t help but love the history and beauty of this almost stereotypical American small town.

  • City goes against county, passes zoning repeal

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday to repeal its agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications — the same classifications the Spencer County Fiscal Court first voted to repeal, then voted to keep intact.
    The city’s repeal of the classifications, which had been in place since 2010, passed by a vote of 3-1. Commissioner Beverly Ingram voted no; Mayor Don Pay was absent from the meeting.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals declares local charter government petition invalid

    More than 1,500 signatures appeared on a petition in 2007 asking the Taylorsville City Commission and Spencer County Fiscal Court to form a commission to come up with a plan for a charter county government.
    Nearly five years and two trial court opinions later, a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals opinion declared that petition must be rejected.

  • Despite citizen concerns, city approves budget that includes 3.5 percent water rate increase

    Despite a budget hearing, recommendations from several concerned citizens and calling for a special meeting to allow time to further dive into the City of Taylorsville’s proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the City Commission voted 3-1 on Tuesday morning to pass its budget for the next fiscal year.

  • Work incident claims local man’s life

    A well-known Spencer County Schools maintenance employee was killed in a work-related incident Monday morning.

  • Serving up a cup of lemonade

    At the young age of 4 (almost 5), Landon Pund’s life has already been touched by cancer more than once.

  • BIRTH: Family welcomes baby Elmore

    Joey Elmore and Amy Banta of Bethlehem announce the birth of their son, Rylee Daniel Elmore, on Feb. 3, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. His maternal grandmother is Mary Roberts of Bethlehem. His paternal grandparents are Joyce and Melvin Patterson of Harrisonville and Joseph Elmore of Louisville.

  • Project Linus launches as a new effort to comfort

    “Happiness is … a warm blanket,” the Peanuts character Linus proclaims. Who better to make such a claim than the lovable boy who seldom is seen without his blanket?

  • Fiscal Court solicits proposals for new EMS facility

    After concluding an hourlong executive session, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday morning to advertise a request for proposals on a new EMS facility.
    Magistrate Woodie Cheek made the motion, which was seconded by Magistrate Hobert Judd, and passed unanimously.
    Little was said in open session about the EMS facility, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s proposed budget includes a new $225,000 line item labeled “EMS capital project — headquarters.”