• Toys for Tots boxes up and accepting donations

    The holiday season is just around the corner as is evidenced by the recent placement of Toys for Tots donation boxes in many local businesses.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 31

    Curbside junk pickup starts this week
    Running through Friday, Nov. 2, Rumpke will host Spencer County’s fall curbside junk pickup on the same day as customers’ regular garbage collection.
    No hazardous materials or items such as old oil, tires, old paint and old antifreeze will be picked up.
    For more information, call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County solid waste coordinator, at 502-477-3218 or stop by 220 Main Cross between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    No driver’s license processing at clerk’s office Thursday


    In August, Kentucky began a transition to a new driver’s license that, while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.
    The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other, so counterfeiters must compromise multiple technologies – not just one.
    The licenses’ new features include:
    •Digital watermark imperceptible to the human eye
    •Bank note-level fine line printing

  • Crews graduates from U.S. Navy Boot Camp in Illinois

    Seaman Apprentice Jacob Tyler Crews, 21, of Taylorsville, graduated from the U.S. Navy Boot Camp at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., on Oct. 5.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 24

    Police seek information on stolen car hauler trailer
    The Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information regarding the theft of a 16-foot car hauler trailer from East River Road between 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning.
    The trailer is black with a wooden bed and has green metal welded on the back.
    Anyone who has seen the trailer or has any information about when or where it was taken is asked to call the police department at 477-3231. If there is no answer, leave a message for Lt. Rick Jewell.

    Tea Party to meet Thursday

  • PHOTO: Wheatley meets Guthrie, attends military seminar

    Andrew Wheatley got a chance to talk with Congressman Brett Guthrie while attending the U.S. Military Seminar in Bowling Green. The program, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul and Guthrie, gave the opportunity for students to learn about the challenges of a military college.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 17

    JD Shelburne to perform free concert Saturday
    JD Shelburne will return to his hometown of Taylorsville on Saturday at 5 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Country Mart parking lot for his fans and community.
    Shelburne will release his Nashville debut album first in Taylorsville that afternoon and will perform a full band show. The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
    This will mark Shelburne’s first return to his hometown since July 2009 to perform an actual concert. Shelburne will be hitting the road in 2013.

  • PHOTO: Now, that's a SWEET potato!

    Lilly Long sits atop the counter at Bennett’s Hardware on Monday afternoon with a 5.5-pound sweet potato, grown by her grandfather, Joe Maupin, on Plum Ridge Road. George Hughes stands in the background at the store, which is where the sweet potato slip was purchased. Lilly’s grandmother, Patty Maupin, said the sweet potato will definitely be eaten, likely at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Thompsons to celebrate 65 years

    Phyllis and Ken Thompson of Elk Creek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. The Thompsons were married in Lexington in 1947 and moved to Spencer County upon retirement in 1988.

  • Jewell receives ‘Governor’s Occupant Protection Award’

    The second annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down according to the number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.