Today's News

  • Swift Water Rescue - Kayaker rescued from river


    After their kayak capsized in the Salt River, a mother made it to the shore while her adult daughter clung to a tree in the current before members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived and rescued her Saturday afternoon.

  • Narcan kits distributed during public event


    Kentucky has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic and related overdoses. Last week, residents of Spencer County had the opportunity to receive a tool and training to fight back.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, pulled their mobile pharmacy into Taylorsville last Thursday and gave away Narcan kits. Most of those who showed up early on were first responders, who are also likely to encounter patients suffering from opioid overdoses.

  • City garbage awarded to new collector


    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to switch the city’s garbage collection contract away from Rumpke to Santek. The change will mean a slight reduction in monthly fees for city residents.

    Santek, a national chain like Rumpke, submitted a proposal last month for the contract which will begin in January. The bid stipulates that “Santek will collect all non-hazardous residential waste that can be placed into the provided cart for $12.75 monthly per customer.”

  • Dollar store approved

    Despite petitions and vocal opposition that accompanied the plan for a new Dollar General Store near Little Mount, the development has been approved, as members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to approve the zone change that will make the new store possible.

    The vote was unanimous and was taken without discussion by magistrates. The rezoning was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, who held two previous hearings in August and September, which drew several area residents who spoke out against the store.

  • Goodlett retires


    Mildred Goodlett, left, retired early this year after more than 32 years at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville and is shown here with bank president Steve Bowman.

    Goodlett began her career at the bank in December of 1984 as a teller. Through the years, she advanced to positions in bookkeeping and loan operations. As she accepted more responsibilities, she rose to the position of Assistant Cashier.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Celebrate Retired Teachers Week

    What does it mean to be a retired teacher? If people were polled individually, the answer would be as varied as people’s interest. No matter what it means to you personally, collectively, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KTRA) celebrates Retired Educators Week, October 15-21.

    Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities.

  • Obey burn laws

    The wildfires in California continued to rage this week. They are destroying homes, property and have claimed over 40 lives and scores more are still missing.

    It should be a good reminder for us that fire is dangerous, unpredictable and can easily spread out of control. While we tend to think of wildfires being confined to the west, it’s important to remember that flames do not read maps. Fires can just as easily get out of control in your backyard and pose a threat to you and your neighbors.

  • Girls in the Boy Scouts?

    Last week’s announcement that the Boys Scouts of America would begin opening up their dens and troops to girls, came as no real surprise, although as an Eagle Scout and someone whose fondest childhood memories involve Scouting, it was disappointing.

    There was no shock because BSA officials have been cowering to the pressures of progressives for a couple of decades now. Despite a code that vows to teach young men to be strong, courageous and loyal, the corporate heads of BSA have shown a propensity to be scared, weak and quick to compromise on its core values.

  • Insanity and Kentucky’s pension crisis
  • Economic impact of U of L scandal could be wide

    The brand of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team could be tarnished for years by allegations that recruits were paid to go to the school, Moody’s Investors Services says.

    The scandal also could jeopardize current bonds on the downtown KFC Yum Center, making it more costly and difficult for Louisville Arena Authority officials to refinance the $690 million in construction bonds on it.