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Today's News

  • A smooth start to the school year

     

  • Lawmakers eye gun violence

    In the wake of recent mass shootings, including two this month that left more than 30 people dead, lawmakers around the country and here in Kentucky are looking for ways to curb the violence.
    Last week, three state senators, two Republicans and one Democrat, vowed to introduce so-called Red Flag legislation during the 2020 General Assembly. Red Flag laws are designed to identify people whose behavior or unstable mental or emotional status may be deemed a threat. Once identified, the legislation could make it permissible for authorities to prohibit their access to guns.

  • Algae not an issue at Taylorsville Lake

     

  • 2020 Census effort starts this week

    Spencer County residents may be getting a knock on their door in coming weeks as the 2020 Census gets underway with a preliminary checking of addresses.
    The federally-mandated national count of residents across the nation occurs every ten years, and the official count will begin in January. However, workers will begin fanning out across the county this weekend as they update their maps.

  • Second drowning at lake

     

  • Tipton updates Fiscal Court on loop road projec

    Plans for a proposed highway that could run through Spencer County have generated a lot of discussion among residents in recent months, and State Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, updated members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court on the project Monday morning.

  • African Children's Choir visits Spencer Co.

     

    From a foreign culture, but sharing a common faith, the African Children’s Choir stopped in Spencer County Sunday night for a concert at Spencer Christian Church. Those who gathered saw an inspiring and very high-energy performance from young people who have been given a unique opportunity to rise above the poverty in their homeland.

  • City fires police chief

    The City of Taylorsville is without a police chief.
    The City Commission took action last month to terminate the contract of former chief David Decker, seven months before it was set to expire. Earlier this summer, they did the same with Tammy Crady, administrative assistant for the department, as well as the city’s ordinance enforcement officer.
    In both cases, the city exercised the at-will contracts, which allow termination without stated cause.

  • Theft from charity prompts response

    A local charity is looking to increase security and asking for the public’s help after donated items were reportedly stolen.
    Love My Neighbor posted on social media last week, information about the thefts of items that had been dropped off after hours to the center on Garrard Street. In the statement, they said they have talked with local police. In addition, they have also purchased and will be installing new security cameras as well.

  • Girl’s lemonade stand raises money for wounded veterans