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Today's News

  • SCHS grad ready for future after being tested by cancer

     

  • Road work unsatisfactory

     

  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • Vietnam veteran recalls best friend killed in war

     

  • Rockin’ the hometown

     

    Nashville recording artist and Spencer County native JD Shelburne came home and filled up downtown Taylorsville with fans for a free concert that kicked off the release of his latest CD Saturday night.
    The crowd was packed for  more than a block in front of the stage erected on Main Street and he kept the mood energetic playing in front of his hometown fans.

    Fans came with lawn chairs, and many came with signs to show their support for Shelburne as he continues to chase his dreams as a country music performer.
     

  • 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.