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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Tax rates, though not fun, are too important to ignore

    To many, August signifies the end of summer, the start of a new school year or the last full month without football.
    However, to a subset of the population, namely journalists and those serving on or with taxing entities, it signifies the beginning of tax season — when cities, counties and taxing districts set their property tax rates for the following year.

  • Sasser completes training at Kentucky Dept. of Criminal Justice Training

    Law enforcement officers from 25 agencies across the state graduated Aug. 9 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    Austin Sasser, of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among those graduates.

  • Jewell earns Governor’s Occupant Protection Award

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 140 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Commonwealth earlier this month for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department was one of those officers honored.

  • Guthrie to host town hall discussion here next week

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will host a town hall in Spencer County on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Building located at 16 E. Main St. in Taylorsville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.
    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 21

    Friends of NRA to host banquet
    Five counties will join together Saturday for the Friends of NRA Banquet at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.
    Doors open at 5 p.m.
    Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting www.friendsofnra.org.
    Proceeds will go to Kentucky shooting sports programs.
    For more information, contact Tony Wheatley at 502-377-9795.

    Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society to meet

  • A companion lost: Toad toxin kills local woman’s beloved pet

    Frances Austin never went anywhere without Precious Lynn, her spunky, sweet Yorkshire Terrier. So last month when she went out on the front porch of her Elk Creek Road home to enjoy the morning, Precious Lynn went with her like always.

  • Taylorsville officer suspended

    The Taylorsville Police officer arrested earlier this month was suspended for 35 days without pay, but allowed to maintain his medical benefits, by a vote of the Taylorsville City Commission on Tuesday morning.

  • County tax rates unchanged

    The real and personal property tax rates in Spencer County will remain the same this year, and the county’s insurance premium license fee was lowered for the first time since it was implemented in 2008.

  • Suspect evades police, gives false identity

    After providing several false identities to members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, a Bardstown man fled police on foot early Tuesday morning, resulting in an injury to a sergeant.

  • City real and personal property tax rates to remain the same

    At a special meeting last Tuesday, the Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 to leave its real property rate and personal property tax rates the same as last year.
    This means the real property rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, a person whose house is valued at $100,000 will pay $148 to the city.
    The city’s personal property rate is proposed to remain at 19.76 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    Mayor Don Pay made a motion to keep both rates the same as last year. That motion was seconded by Commissioner Ellen Redmon.