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Today's News

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 22, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Christmas Homes Tour tickets on sale

     

  • Candidates file for judge-exec, sheriff

    Two more candidates have filed for office for the upcoming 2018 election.

    Tony Wheatley filed papers last week as he threw his hat into the ring for Judge-Executive.

    Wheatley, a Republican, is the first candidate for that office to file.

    Wheatley has visited to fiscal court meetings in recent months, and when reached last week, said he was prompted to run because he feels like little is being accomplished.

    “I feel like the people are being shortchanged,” said Wheatley.

  • County to purchase lot

     

    Despite objections from two magistrates, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to purchase the vacant lot next to the Judge-Executive’s office on Main Street. The action came during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    The court voted 4-2 to allow Judge-Executive John Riley to negotiate a price of up to $90,000 for the lot that could be used for an expansion of the courthouse. However, those opposed said no such plans are in the works or even being discussed.

  • Gun season for deer begins

     

    A burst of fall colors, frosty mornings and an uptick in deer activity recently are encouraging and telling signs for hunters.

    The season that contributes the greatest percentage of Kentucky’s annual deer harvest and fills many freezers with protein-rich venison is almost here.

    Modern gun deer season began statewide Nov. 11, 2017.

  • Property Transfers - Week of November 15, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    James McGuffin and Phyllis McGuffin, Lawenceburg, KY to R. W. Hollan and Ruth Ann Hollan, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 4 of Settler’s Point. $2,500.

    CDF Builders, Inc., Bardstown, KY to Russell Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 90 of Highview Estates. $195,000.

    First Choice Homes, LLC, Shelbyville, KY to James Robert Terry and Darlene Terry, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 11 of Top Flight Landing. $200,000.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 15, 2017

    Community Tree of Life tickets now on sale

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is again hosting the annual “Community Tree of Life” musical presentation which depicts the Biblical story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ.

  • The wonder of it all

    I have always been fascinated by the night sky. The stars, the moon, it all seems so amazing.  That fascination seems to have been born in me from an early age. Early on, I learned about the canals on Mars, about Saturn’s rings, about comets and asteroids and more. Even now I can name the moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos.  I remember searching out the big dipper and Orion’s belt just to see them

  • 8th grade Lady Grizzlies take 2nd

     

    The Spencer County Middle School 8th grade Lady Grizzlies suffered a narrow 42-39 loss to Bardstown in the division championship last Thursday evening to settle for a second place finish.

  • SCHS hoop teams ready to tip off season

     

    Supporters of Spencer County High School basketball came out Saturday night for a dinner and some short intersquad scrimmages as the teams prepare to tip off the 2017-18 seasons.