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Today's News

  • Blue Bridge project cut

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced Monday that the $17 million bridge replacement plans in connection with the KY 55 realignment project has been scrapped for a less expensive alternative.

  • FFA Today

    Regional FFA Quiz Contest

  • Fire tax gets the ax

    Residents and business owners located in Taylorsville’s annexed areas should expect to pay lower taxes if a new interlocal agreement between the city and the fire department is approved next week.

    “We have some people paying twice,” said Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation. “This way it’s a more fair situation for everybody.”

  • DLG Announces Availability of Cemetery Preservation Grants

     Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder has announced that the agency will reopen the window for applications for the Cemetery Preservation Fund.  The purpose of the program is to provide grants for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

     

    Although the program only has $38,000 to distribute at this time, Wilder said this amount can still be divided among applicants to make a difference in several communities.

     

  • School board files suit against Clevenger

    Spencer County Board Member Sandy Clevenger has been named as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Spencer County School Board with Spencer County Circuit Court. The case is in response to the recent decision by the Attorney General’s office concerning open meeting rules.

  • Octoberfest: Parade, pageants, and prizes

    Pageant contestants needed

    There is still a need for contestants of all ages, but especially in need are those who would like to compete in the:  Little Mister/5-8 years old, Preteen/10-12 years old, Babies/6 months-36 months, Tiny Tots/ 3 and 4 year olds, Miss Spencer County/16 - 19 years old.  All categories except Babies/Tiny Tots will be having a meeting on October 1, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex. 

    Pageants will take place Oct. 3 and 4 on the main stage on Main Street.

    Floats needed for parade

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Debt and taxes

    Are you scared yet by the financial crisis on Wall Street? Consider this, instead of being frightened by the turmoil, arm yourself with information – not from 30 second news bites either, but from reading everything you can in newspapers, on the Internet and by watching in-depth news programs.

  • Pageant winners at the state fair

    Spencer County’s Little Mister and Miss represented the county by attending the State Fair competition August 14 for all local winners around the state. Little Miss Spencer County, Emma Coke, daughter of Beth and Anthony Coke, along with Little Mr. Spencer County, Jacob Cundiff, son of Tracy and Terry Cundiff, enjoyed a fun day filled with State Fair activities. Miss Spencer County 2008, Maria Benningfield, daughter of Phillip and Bonita Benningfield, escorted them in the event by accompanying them at rehearsals and later on stage at the pageant finals.

  • FROM THE WORD: Christians should do their best

     As we look at Paul writing to this church in Galatia, he tells this church if we commit all these dreadful sins we can not expect to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Galatians 5:19-21 

  • Clawing their way to top

    SCHS Cross Country had a winning day at the Wildcat Invitational in Edmonson County last Saturday.  The team traveled south to battle teams they had not yet faced in competition.  Their effort to shake things up a bit paid off with a girl’s team victory, two individual winners, and several members recording personal best times.