Today's News

  • Minutes should not take hours

    Of all the issues local government entities face, it’s hard to imagine that approving the minutes from previous meetings would generate controversy. Never underestimate small town politics.

    For several months, some on the Spencer County Fiscal Court have taken issue with County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s insistence upon providing word-for-word transcripts of some discussions held in fiscal court meetings as part of the minutes.

  • College athletics are a farce

    University of Louisville fans reacted with shock last week when the NCAA handed down harsh penalties in the wake of a scandal involving the Cardinal basketball team, strippers and prostitutes.

    Sadly, there seems to be more outrage expressed by fans and some within the administration over the penalties than with the sordid details of the actual allegations.

    That’s a sad commentary on our society, but also a pretty accurate gauge of the importance we place on college sports these days. It should also be a wake-up call.

  • Civility in America is on life-support

    Civility is on life support. But the body politic was sick long before James T. Hodgkinson assaulted GOP Congressmen at a baseball practice, critically wounding Con. Steve Scalise and wounding five others after asking whether the men on the field were Republicans or Democrats.

  • Passing a white glove inspection

    More years ago than I care to think about, I was in the Marine Corps.  Part of serving in the military is undergoing inspections; it was a regular thing.  Most units I served had daily inspection and formation just to make sure we showed up and looked presentable.  Then there were weekly inspections in the work area and in the barracks.  Those inspections were not really much of a problem.

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 21, 2017

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Fun Day on July 4

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Eden, will be holding a Community Fun Day on July 4th following the Mt. Eden 4th of July parade. The event will include food, watermelons, music, a greased pole, bouncy house, water slide, soapbox derby, toilet races, an archery contest, horseshoes, corn hole, a hay bale throw, watermelon seed spitting contest and games for children. There will be photo opportunities and the entire event is free.

    Victory Road to appear on Great Day Live

  • SCMS athletes compete in state meet at UofL


  • Baseball Bash


    It was a day of fun and celebration, that included inflatables and a dunking booth.

  • Man passes counterfeit money


    Taylorsville City Police are hoping the public may be able to help identify a man who allegedly tried to pass counterfeit money at a local business over the weekend.

    Chief Kenny Stewart said a white male came into the Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant in Settler’s Center on Sunday around 7 p.m. and tried to exchange six counterfeit $5 bills for a $10 and a $20.

  • Lake sewer lines approved

    With assurance that the state would be financing the project, the City of Taylorsville Monday night signed off on a project to link the sewage pump station at Edgewater into the city’s system.

    City Attorney Dudley Dale assured city commissioners about the funding and suggested the city move ahead with plans to start laying the new lines that will hook the system to the city sewer.

  • Medical facility may have new owner soon

    With one large medical provider closing its doors in Taylorsville, another has expressed interest in filling that void.
    Last month, Kentucky One Health announced that it would be ceasing operations at a number of locations around the region, including the practice on Main Street in Taylorsville.