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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Grand champion bull

    A P S Delegate won grand champion bull at the 2009 Kentucky Angus Association Preview Show, June 13, in Bowling Green, Ky. Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, Ky., owns the March 2008 son of MCC Blackout 404. He first won junior champion. Lake Elliott, Adams, Tenn., evaluated the 139 entries. Photo by American Angus Association.

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    VBS at Little Mount Baptist

    Little Mount Baptist Church, located at 6129 Little Mount Road, will be having Vacation Bible School "Boomerang Express" July 12-17 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for children ages 3 through grade 12. For transportation please call 477-8432 or 477-8744.

    VBS at Parkland Hills

  • Gehrig,Sullenberger, Adam Cox, and the Cal effect

    While a self-centered jug head, anti-hero returned to baseball to wild cheers, a pair of genuine American heroes rose above the madding crowd last weekend.

    Lou Gehrig was honored at ball parks across America July 4, 70th anniversary of the revered Yankee's farewell speech. And, U.S. Airlines pilot Chesley Sullenberger was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes in a fascinating piece with captain graciously fending off weak journalism from Katy Couric.

    Gehrig and Sullenberger, men of parallel grace, immense dignity and reluctance to embrace hero-worship.

  • County employees to get 2.5 percent raise

    Spencer County Fiscal Court approved 4-1 to increase all 60 county employees pay by 2.5 percent Monday.

    County Treasurer Doug Williams estimated the cost of the raises to be between $30,000 and $35,000. Magistrates will continue to receive $650/month plus $300 for expenses. Members on the board of adjustments, planning and zoning and the ethics board will also maintain their rate at $60/meeting.

    Magistrate John Riley was the only no vote on the pay hike.

  • Newly published author is not new to writing

    Elvis Presley has been known to affect the lives of people all over the world. Even here in Taylorsville, a woman's life was changed by the lyrics of his songs.

    Gena Smith-Gaines was inspired to begin writing songs and poetry when she heard the music of Elvis Presley. 

    “When I heard his records I really enjoyed the music and the words. I decided I would like to write songs,” Gaines said. 

  • EDA needs more funds to survive

    City and county leaders were able to quickly agree on most aspects of their new interlocal agreement concerning EDA – even the part about each government contributing their fair share. What leaders hesitated on, however, was how much that contribution should be and where to find it in their budgets.

    The questions arose Monday night while members of Spencer County Fiscal Court and Taylorsville City Commission were reviewing a contract to continue supporting the efforts of Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc.(EDA).

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of January 2009.

    PBI Bank Inc., Louisville to Robert Taylor, Louisville. Lot 35 Pin Oak. $170,000.

    Phyllis H. Shafar and James M. Henry, Taylorsville to Seth and Amber Stillman, Taylorsville. 4370 Elk Creek Road. $107,500.

    Sanctuary Homes LLC, Eminence to Zachary M. and Lacey D. Eckels, Taylorsville. 271 Elk Chase Court. $317,000.

    Sykes Construction Co, Inc., Taylorsville to Stanley M. Shivers, Taylorsville. Lot 22 Cedar Springs. $195,000.

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

    Tuesday thing

    Spencer County Middle School Library will be hosting Tuesday Thing Programs. These special programs start at 12 p.m. The library will be open 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    July 14, Movie Maker Basics: SCHS student, Shane Greenwell, gives the basics of how to get a movie saved and ready to present without a pesky red X where pictures and videos are supposed to appear!

    Other events include: July 21, Birds of Prey; July 28, Stamping and Advanced Movie Maker: Aug. 4, Beach Blanket Party.

    Road delays

  • Carving out a new career in a down economy

    In the tough economic times, people have been coming up with unconventional ways of pulling in some extra cash. Wes Bridwell is one of them. He has been unemployed since November 2008 but he hasn’t had trouble keeping himself busy. 

    Bridwell has been carving 90 pound rocks into the shape of Kentucky to give and sell to locals. 

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Don't be dumbed down

    I have watched more local television news reports this past week than in recent years and I can honestly say that I’m dumber for it.

    When it comes to feeding that news-junkie habit, there’s nothing that compares to the written word – and not on some flickering computer screen either. Even when I do want to read something on an Internet news site, I have to print it out.