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Today's News

  • Pride and taxes

    Pride goes before a fall. We see that Biblical truth played out in front of us day after day and the consequences can be painful. Unfortunately, it’s also a non-partisan truth.
    The left can be so prideful in their ‘tolerance’ that they expose themselves as the most intolerant folks in the room. Likewise, the right can be so prideful in the frugal ways that they abandon sound financial management.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street’s Progressive Dinner

    Tickets are now on sale for the annual Taylorsville Main Street’s Progressive Dinner. The dinner will take place at various spots in downtown Taylorsville on Saturday, September 29. Pre-dinner food and drink starts at 5 p.m. with the main course at the Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at The Red Scooter, The Tea Cup, or Taylorsville Hardware. Tickets at the door will be $35.
    Masonic Lodge Ham Breakfast

  • Media must rediscover truth

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
        The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

  • From heroin to heroine

    It takes a lot of courage to talk publicly about your failures. With that in mind, I’m not sure I’ve met many braver individuals than SarahAnn Greewell.
    Sarah’s story of her battle with drug addiction appears on our front page this week. She initially submitted a letter to the editor (published on this page) to thank the first respoonders who helped save her life after an overdose earlier this year. It’s not the kind of letter we get often, so I reached out to her and she was both eager and open to sharing more of her story.

  • What's Happening

    SCHS Class of 1983 Reunion

    The Spencer County High School Class of 1983 35th Year Reunion will be held on Friday, August 24 at Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville beginning at 5 p.m.
    There will be a local band, Usual Suspects, playing and a food truck will be on site. This is an outside event so please dress for comfort.
    A second get together will be held on Saturday, August 25 starting at 11 a.m. at the Taylorsville Lake Pavillion #1. Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy an afternoon with classmates and their families.

  • Thoughts and prayers matter

    Critics and mockers often laugh and shrug off the ‘thoughts and prayers’ offered up by well-intentioned people in the wake of tragedies.
    Most recently, that’s been the case when mass shootings, like those that take place in schools, leave a nation mourning and asking the repeated questions of “how” and “why?”

  • What's Happening

    Habitat for Humanity
    Community Forums

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board will host two community forums in which Spencer County residents can receive information about the Habitat for Humanity mission, and be pre-screened for eligibility to apply as a prospective partner family.
    Prospective families must meet income and credit requirements, and must be willing to provide volunteer sweat-equity towards their own home and other HFH projects. The community forums are designed to explain the application process and requirements.

  • A heavy emotional toll

    We often see them battling fires, tearing cars apart to reach victims, crawling into unsafe conditions to render first aid, or putting their lives on the line chasing the bad guy. The job of a first responder can be challenging and treacherous, but often overlooked is the emotional toll these jobs can take.
    Last Thursday, some of our own first responders from the Sheriff’s office, fire department and EMS, dealt with a tragedy when a six-year-old boy was killed in a tractor accident.

  • Concert brings life to Main St.

    It was kind of tough to get around in downtown Taylorsville Saturday night. Main Street was packed with people, and we’re not talking about just the sidewalks. The street itself was shut down, blocked by a huge stage where Spencer County native JD Shelburne returned home to launch a new CD.
    It’s nice to see events that bring people together, especially in the heart of a community. Folks came with lawn chairs, lined them up in a mostly orderly fashion and one couldn’t help but notice that just about everyone had a smile on their face.

  • What's Happening

    Habitat for Humanity
    Community Forums

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board will host two community forums in which Spencer County residents can receive information about the Habitat for Humanity mission, and be pre-screened for eligibility to apply as a prospective partner family.
    Prospective families must meet income and credit requirements, and must be willing to provide volunteer sweat-equity towards their own home and other HFH projects. The community forums are designed to explain the application process and requirements.