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Today's News

  • Driver shot at by trucker

     

  • Court hears proposal for levee fee

    The levee around Taylorsville is intended to protect downtown from rising waters on Brashears Creek and the Salt River; however, Levee Commissioner Mike Driscoll is hoping county property owners will realize the value the wall has for them. That’s why he presented a proposal to Spencer County Fiscal Court last week that could impose a small fee on county residents to help cover maintenance and upkeep for the flood wall.

  • Water towers being replaced

     

  • Baseball lights approved

    “It’s been a long time coming!”
    Spencer County Youth Baseball Association president Raina Allen audibly cheered and said those words in a voice of relief following a vote by the fiscal court Monday night to award the bid for lighting at one of the youth baseball fields at Ray Jewell Park.

  • State will resurface two roads

    Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas attended Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court as state transportation officials outlined their recommendation for rural secondary road projects in Spencer County for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Thomas explained that the Transportation Cabinet shares Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s vision about bringing more jobs and opportunities to Kentucky, and suggested that has changed the way the cabinet views many projects.

  • Local farm approved for hemp crop

    The scenic farmland which includes fertile bottom land near the Salt River, has been in Mary Lipginski’s family for over a century. She raises Rocky Mountain Trail horses, leases out land for soybeans, has grown wheat, and her family used to grow acres of tobacco on the land. But she and her son Mike, are about to embark on something new, yet familiar to the land – hemp.
    “My dad used to talk about hemp being grown on his farm,” said Mary. Mike said he still suspects there’s some wild hemp growing long the banks of the river.

  • School threat not local

     

  • Chamber's Citizens of the Year

     

  • County rejects tax hike

    There was little debate, and even less support for a measure Monday night to raise the county’s insurance premium tax rate from the current 3 percent, to 5 percent.
    Judge-Executive John Riley had prepared an ordinance that would have hiked the tax rate to 7 percent, yet Magistrate Jim Travis made the initial motion to reduce the proposed new rate to five percent. However, twice, his motion failed to yield a second.
    Other members of the fiscal court sat in silence and said next to nothing while Riley and Travis made their case for an increase.

  • Bill could lift conceal carry permit

    If you want to carry a concealed firearm in Kentucky, you can only legally do so with a permit. That may change thanks to a Senate Bill passed last week in Frankfort that would eliminate the permit requirement.
    SB 150 passed on a vote of 29-8 and now goes to the House of Representatives for approval. The proposed legislation has set off some debate around the state about what requirements, if any, law-abiding gun owners should have to follow.