County Chronicles

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By The Staff

One year ago

• Taylorsville Lake Marina owner Javon Montgomery introduced a multi-phased improvement plan that could include additional parking, increased launching ramp space, additional courtesy docks, a wider access road, a closer overflow parking lot and a public beach. The plan was supported by Spencer County Fiscal Court with a resolution and forwarded to state officials.

• Superintendent Chuck Adams announced he was forming a committee to look into the expansion of tuition-based preschool.

• SCHS Lady Bears were on a six-game winning streak after beating Atherton 47-38, bringing their season record to 10-7).

Five years ago (January 28, 2004)

• The school board approved final plans for Spencer County Middle School and said that construction could begin in a few months.

• A Sunday morning ice storm caused the cancellation of many church services. Most roads were covered in a sheet of ice and downed power lines caused sporadic outages in the Waterford area and on Ochs Lane. Continued precipitation resulted in school being canceled the following day.

• The sheriff’s department announced plans to add another deputy to their staff of three full-time officers.

10 years ago

(January 27, 1999)

• Students, teachers and community leaders took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for Spencer County Elementary School at the site along KY 44 West. Then elementary principal Dale Kleinjan said “We’re looking forward to the day we get some elbow room!” Elementary students were using what is now Taylorsville Elementary, while middle school students were sharing space with high schoolers. The new school had an opening date of March 2000. On the evening of the groundbreaking, thieves broke into a construction trailer and took $10,000 worth of tools.

• A seven-percent proposed insurance premium tax raises questions among citizens after fiscal court passes a first reading of the ordinance. Members of fiscal court said that loss of revenue from the landfill and the possible loss of Kentucky motor vehicle taxes required them to find another source of revenue.

• Deputy Buddy Stump graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training at Eastern Kentucky University.

25 years ago

(January 26, 1984)

• The effort by a local group to make Spencer County part of the Louisville area phone exchange produced less than the required number of signatures on petitions. If the service is extended, residential phone customers in Taylorsville would see their monthly bills rise to at least $17.65 from the present $11.93.

• The Spencer County Bears improved their record to 12-5, winning two of their last three games. The Bears were victorious against Bardstown Bethlehem and Southwest Christian, but lost to Nelson County 66-61. During the Nelson County game, Chad Smith was the leading Bear scorer with 25, Duane Hume had 21, Chris McKinley had 8 points, Gerald Spencer had 4 and Kerry Watts scored 3. Rex Edwards, Mark Inman, Mark Bennett and Jamie Jones failed to score.

50 years ago

(January 29, 1959)

• Mothers of Spencer County will join other mothers throughout the country in their annual Mother’s March against polio, arthritis and birth defects. Welcome mothers with a smile and a contribution, large or small.

• The Taylorsville Bears are considered the underdog by all teams entered in the Salt River Valley Conference. Competing teams are Western, Lebanon Junction, St. Catherine, Bloomfield, Mt. Washington and Taylorsville. Taylorsville has a 2 win and 3 loss record in the conference.

• Mr. Glen Goebel is one of 135 county winners who is to receive Certificates of Merit in the State 4-H Achievement Contest in Agriculture. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nevin L. Goebel, Taylorsville and a junior in the College of Agriculture at University of Kentucky.