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  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort

     

    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 19, 2015

    Historical Society Meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the temporary library location on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    2015 Community Tree of Life Meeting

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.

  • Hosparus talks end of life care with Chamber

     

    Discussions about death are not comfortable, but knowing there are options to make the end of life more tolerable can be a comforting thought.

    That was the topic at last week’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon as they heard from Dr. Bethany Snider of Hosparus. Snider gave a brief history of hospice care, and the goals and methods used by Hosparus, an agency that provides hospice care in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • Conway joins 14 other states in seeking to postpone EPA deadlines

    Attorney General Jack Conway joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 14 other states asking a court to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while the plan’s legality is determined by the courts.

  • State road work in county

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following schedule of road work in Spencer County for the upcoming week:

    KY 44: Lane closures and delays possible between KY 248 and the Shelby/Spencer County line (mile points 14.8 to 17.8) due to roadway resurfacing.

  • Guthrie visits Spencer Co.

     

    While Congress is in the midst of their summer recess, most members take advantage of their break in Washington to return to their home districts and discuss policies and issues with their constituents.

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie did just that last Tuesday night in Taylorsville when he spent a couple of hours at Fiesta Brava restaurant, meeting with Spencer Countians.

  • Out of the ashes...One year after fire, Mt. Eden firehouse opens new doors

     

    One year after the Mount Eden fire house was ravaged by an early morning tragic blaze that destroyed the structure and much of its contents, the new firehouse has reopened and the department appears stronger than ever.

  • Athletic trainer contracted for SCHS sports

    After more than a year of discussing the possibility of hiring an athletic trainer, the Spencer County Board of Education has entered into a two-year, no-cost agreement with Baptist Health Sports Medicine that will provide a trainer for Spencer County High School.