Today's News

  • COLUMN: Farm Toy Show successful

    The 23rd annual Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show was Dec. 14 and 15 in Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: Retired Teachers participate in special food drive

    As a result of receiving a matching grant from AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, the Spencer County teachers were able to donate more that 200 cans of vegetables to Dare to Care at First Baptist Church to be distributed to those in need. Pictured is Charlotte Nedros, left, president of Spencer County Retired Teachers, presenting Linda Dudukovich 206 cans of vegetables to be distributed through the Dare to Care program at First Baptist.

  • Commission unanimously supports fourth-class city resolution

    If Kentucky’s General Assembly considers a bill that would allow Taylorsville to become a fourth-class city, that bill will have the unanimous support of the Taylorsville City Commission.
    The new commission, which with its current members, Jack Proctor, Beverly Ingram, Kathy Spears, Ellen Redmon and Mayor Don Pay, met for the first time last Tuesday, voted unanimously to send a resolution to the General Assembly in favor of reclassifying Taylorsville from a fifth-class city to a fourth-class city.

  • COLUMN: Follow this year’s legislative action

    As I write to you, we’ve just completed the first week of the 2013 General Assembly Session. We’ll take a break for three weeks for everyone from newly-elected members, newly-elected leaders as well as committee chairs to get settled in. We’ll reconvene Feb. 5 for the remaining 26 days of session.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 16

    Tea Party to meet
    The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Building, 695 Taylorsville Road, next to Dairy Queen.  Gun control and other constitutional issues of immediate concern will be on the agenda.
    For more information, contact Carol Ferriell at 618-1940 or Rick Devine at 641-2346.

    Magnet office closed for MLK Jr. Day
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Harmon, King file bill to increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders

    Rep. Mike Harmon, R- Danville (54th District), announced last week that he has filed legislation for the 2013 Session that seeks to increase penalties for repeat offenders of driving under the influence (DUI).
    House Bill 32, sponsored by Harmon and primary co-sponsor Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), seeks to streamline the punishment process for those who repeatedly choose to drink and drive.

  • COLUMN: Tips to avoid the flu this season

    There are all kinds of medical professionals in this world and, well, I am not even close to being qualified as one of them. But I am writing this week to beg you to please be vigilant in protecting yourself against influenza, commonly known as the flu.

  • School resource officer talks continue between city, schools

    During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Police Chief Toby Lewis updated the commission on his talks with Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams about the possibility of a school resource officer.

  • Massie’s bill seeks to legalize guns on school campuses

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s opening bill since taking the District 4 seat – to repeal the prohibition on guns on school campuses – has gained some attention but not necessarily support from the leaders of the institutions his bill purports to support.
    When the U.S. House and Senate convened last week to begin the 2013 session, a flurry of bills were filed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and President Barack Obama’s mandate for tougher gun control restrictions.

  • Shircliffe’s request to restore Main St. access to Sanctuary Arts blocked again

    Despite the efforts of one new commissioner, the request of a Main Street property owner was once again blocked regarding the property’s Main Street access.
    John Shircliffe, who, with his wife, Judy, owns the Sanctuary Arts Center at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets, asked the commission last week to restore the Main Street access taken away during the Phase II Main Street Project renovations.