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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Floyds Fork development hearing set

    A new 276 acre development proposed for the Fisherville area could be approved later this week as the plan goes before the Louisville Planning Commission during a meeting on Thursday. The development is of great local concern because of increased traffic and congestion that could result on KY 155 as Taylorsville Road converges into the area of the Gene Snyder Freeway.

  • None have filed for city, school elections

    With two weeks before the filing deadline, no candidates have filed for Taylorsville City Commission, Taylorsville Mayor, or two seats that are up for election on the Spencer County Board of Education.
    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday that the deadline for filing for those non-partisan races, is Tuesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.

  • Boy killed in tractor mishap

     

  • 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.
     

  • Ignore Twitter storms

    Journalism and baseball are being destroyed by Twitter.
    Click onto many internet news sites, and even tune into an evening cable news network, and it’s suprising how many stories revolve around Twitter messages – and not just the questionable ones that originate from the Oval Office.

  • Preserving our history - all of it

    By the time you finish reading this sentence, it will be history. History is like that – it happens just as quickly as the present becomes the past.
    History is an important indicator of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going. That’s why it’s vital that we study history, preserve history and appreciate history. But we must resist the temptation to get stuck in history.

  • SCHS grad ready for future after being tested by cancer