Today's News

  • Citizens spell out pipeline concerns

    Even if the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline doesn’t cut through Spencer and Shelby counties, a local chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has a slew of concerns.

  • Fiscal court to vote on alcoholic beverage ordinance

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is expected to vote on the second reading of its alcoholic beverage control ordinance at its meeting on Monday morning.
    The court approved the first reading of the ordinance, which simply brings the existing ordinance into compliance with new state laws, at its July 1 meeting.
    At that meeting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer cited two primary reasons the update was needed. As of late June, Karrer pointed out, Taylorsville is a fourth-class city, which allows for the sale of liquor/distilled spirits by the drink.

  • Judge, magistrates at odds over purchase orders

    After consulting with the state local finance officer in the Department for Local Government, Magistrate Jerry Davis contends that the Fiscal Court is not following its own ordinance regarding its purchase order system.
    At the July 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Davis brought up the issue during time allotted for comments from magistrates.
    Davis reminded the court that during the previous meeting, Magistrate Mike Moody asked for written confirmation from DLG that the county was acting accordingly.

  • Judge Hickman recuses himself in Trageser civil cases

    Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman on Thursday recused himself from both of the civil cases involving Lawrence Trageser and a variety of county officials.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Attorney Ruth Hollan and Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump filed a joint civil suit against Trageser in April.

  • Church Happenings - July 31 Edition

    Open Door Christian plans homecoming with special guest
    The Open Door Christian Center, located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield will host its homecoming with special guest minister, author and gospel artist the Rev. Terry Tripp of Nashville on Sunday, Aug. 25.
    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., the Homecoming service is at 11 a.m.
    The church will host an all day dinner in the fellowship hall following the service.
    Tripp traveled with his family, The Laverne Tripp Family, which ministered for more than 20 years.

  • COLUMN: Some things just shouldn’t be said to strangers

    As a journalist, even I know there are certain questions that shouldn’t be asked and certain things that shouldn’t be said.
    Let it be known that these questions differ from the ones that people don’t want to answer — you should always ask those. But I digress.
    “How many months?” Or, “when is the baby due?”
    “Are you old enough to get married?”

  • Faith For Today: Jesus is the good samaritan
  • Faith For Today: Shine like a firefly

    I love sitting outside on a summer evening and watching the fireflies come out. As the sun fades and darkness spreads, suddenly little sparks of light spring up. They flash for a moment, go out, then a moment later flash a little farther off.
    Some yards and fields seem to glow, alive with sparkling fireflies. Like most kids I’d catch a few and put them in a jar, but they aren’t nearly as amazing in a jar. It was much more fun to gently catch them and then let them fly flashing away. I confess, sometimes I still do that.

  • Sports Shorts - July 31 Edition

    Ducks Unlimited to host sporting clays event
    Ducks Unlimited will host its Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Merwin Ray Shooting Range in Eminence.
    The event style is similar to a golf scramble, but on a shooting clays course.
    Prizes will be awarded and an entry fee of $100 is required. The fee includes 18 stations with four targets per station and lunch.

  • PHOTO: New truck on the block

    Citizens may soon see, if they haven’t already, the above truck patrolling the roads of Spencer County. The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department’s new, striped Dodge truck will be driven by Deputy Andrew Ware.