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  • Shutdown avoided, budget passed

    By a 4-2 vote, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the 2016-17 budget Thursday night, avoiding a shutdown of county government by a matter of a few hours.

    Faced with a midnight deadline, the court, which had been locked in a 3-3 stalemate over the spending plan for the next fiscal year, was under pressure from the Kentucky Department of Local Government, who stated that the county would not be able to conducted business on July 1 without a budget.

  • Shutdown avoided, budget passed

    By a 4-2 vote, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the 2016-17 budget Thursday night, avoiding a shutdown of county government by a matter of a few hours.

    Faced with a midnight deadline, the court, which had been locked in a 3-3 stalemate over the spending plan for the next fiscal year, was under pressure from the Kentucky Department of Local Government, who stated that the county would not be able to conduct business on July 1 without a budget.

  • Work progresses at new TES

     

    Site preparation is well underway on the property just east of Taylorsville on Highway 44 where a new elementary school is slated to open to students in the fall of 2017.

    “We’re seeing really good progress,” Justin McElfresh, a project architect with Sherman Carter Barnhart, told the Spencer County Board of Education Monday evening in the Spencer County High School media center.

  • On brink of shutdown

    Spencer County government is less than 48 hours away from shutting down. On Thursday at midnight, county government cannot legally operate without a budget, which is where the county stands after the fiscal court remains in a 3-3 deadlock tie over the spending plan for 2016-17.

    Magistrates were split 3-3 last Monday night when they recessed their meeting without an agreement, only to meet again last Wednesday with no resolution reached. That prompted a special meeting on Monday afternoon, which also failed to break the deadlock.

  • City Police, KSP take issue with sheriff’s remarks

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump leveled the blame for his office not responding to recent high-profile incidents on state and local police in a paid editorial response in last week’s Spencer Magnet.

    Officials with the Kentucky State Police and Taylorsville City Police deny there’s an effort to keep Stump and his deputies in the dark.

  • Break-in reported at pizza restaurant

    Taylorsville City Police are investigating a break-in and burglary of a local business over the weekend.

    TPD Chief Phil Crumpton said officers were investigating an incident at Snappy Tomato Pizza that involved someone breaking the front door window of the restaurant, entering, and then stealing cash from the register.

    Crumpton said it appears the suspect, or suspects, used a piece of asphalt to break the glass in order to access the business.

  • City increases water rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission Monday night approved an increase in water and sewer rates effective July 1 for citizens both in and outside the city limits.

    Citing increases from the Louisville Water Company, the city passed Ordinance 368 which raised rates on monthly bills.

    The minimum water bill for customers located inside the city limits rose from $10.56 per month to $10.81 per month, with the minimum water bill for customers located outside the city limits increasing to $17.65, up from $17.11 under the old rates.

  • Thomas replacing Beaverson as SCPS operations director

    In the Spencer County Public Schools central office, Brett Beaverson has been packing up his belongings. After 16 years, the director of operations is set to retire at the end of July.

    Meanwhile, Mark Thomas is gearing up to move into that office. Thomas, who has been Spencer County Elementary School’s principal for the past three years, will start Friday in a new role.

    “I get to work with fabulous people all around, fabulous students, in just a different capacity,” said Thomas, who accepted the position even though it means a reduction in pay.

  • Local pilot recovering after crash

    Stan Thompson, the Taylorsville pilot injured in a plane crash June 12, is recovering well after five successful surgeries, his wife Joy Thompson said Tuesday.

    The 60-year-old veteran pilot is finished with surgeries now, she said. He is alert and beginning to communicate with his family.

    “Everything is looking up,” she said.

    Thompson is still at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was transported after the crash. His wife said she doesn’t know how much longer he will be there.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 29, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    City to host third strategic planning meeting