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Today's News

  • Library announces upcoming October events

    The following events are coming up at the Spencer County Public Library:
    • Sassy Readers on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. This month the group is reading “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” by ZZ Packer.
    • Cornbread Mafia author James Higdon will make an appearance at the library Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. People can revisit the 70s and 80s in Washington County with Higdon, who will be signing books and speaking about his works.

  • Taylorsville man enters guilty plea in Shelby County beating case

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating in 2011 of a woman left by the side of the road in Shelby County, has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in connection with that crime and will be facing a long prison term.

  • Glasscock’s full life fondly remembered

    A long-time Spencer Countian who served the community both in local government and spiritually in multiple facets died last Monday. Carl Lee “C.L.” Glasscock Jr. was 83.

  • FLOOD ZONE? Quick action required to avoid FEMA reclassification of downtown Taylorsville

    If the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its maps tomorrow, Taylorsville — at least the area inside the levee — would be declared a flood zone.

  • Assessment data shows school district lost ground in 2012-2013

    Editor’s note: This article is part one in a three-part series addressing the 2012-2013 Kentucky School Report Cards and assessment data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education. This week’s article addresses district scores as a whole.
    Spencer County Schools’ state assessment scores are in and, unlike last year’s celebratory mood, a feeling of concern is prevailing across the district as three of the area’s four schools saw their 2012-2013 scores decline from 2011-2012.

  • City looks to ban concealed weapons

    The October regular meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission was postponed until next Tuesday at 5 p.m., and one of the items on that agenda is expected to be the second reading of an ordinance banning concealed weapons from city buildings.
    The ordinance was called to the city’s attention at last month’s meeting by Stephen McBride of the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.

  • Former firefighter sentenced to probation

    A former firefighter who pleaded guilty to third-degree rape was sentenced to two years probation on Thursday in Circuit Court.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”
    Crowe entered a plea in August.

  • Pork mac-n-cheese a fall feel good meal

    It’s the season when those all-too-familiar cravings for your favorite comfort foods are starting to return. As thoughts of mouthwatering aromas from the slow cooker replace memories of barbecues and cookouts, there’s one popular comfort food that never fails to deliver: macaroni and cheese.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Get savvy about new health care exchanges

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    At age 62, I will be retiring at the end of the year and plan to enroll in Obamacare until my Medicare kicks in. Can you offer me any advice on choosing a plan?
    Almost Retired

    Dear Almost,
    The new health insurance exchanges – also known as Obamacare – that begin in 2014 will have a significant impact on millions of Americans who need health insurance, especially pre-Medicare retirees and uninsured baby boomers who often have a difficult time finding affordable coverage.

  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 13

    Judge Linda S. Armstrong heard the following cases in Spencer District Court on Sept. 13, 2013:

    Traffic:
    William J. Gilkey (1983), no/expired other state registration receipt or plate, guilty, $20 fine, $143 court costs; speeding 17 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school; no motorcycle operator’s license, guilty, $20 fine; improper equipment, guilty, $20 fine. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.