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  • City supports levee trail

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting a Levee Trail project, part of the Strategic Planning iniative recently conducted by the city and citizens in cooperation with the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 14, 2016

    Progressive Dinner Sept. 24

    The annual Progressive Dinner hosted by the Historic Taylorsville Main Street group will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 5 – 9 p.m. The group invites you to enjoy a six course meal served by local businesses along Main Street; serving wine and cheese, appetizers, soup, salad, main entrée, and desserts. The cost for tickets is $25/per adult and the tickets are on sale at the following locations: T&R Antiques, The Tea Cup, and The Red Scooter. Call 477-6608 for more information.

  • Jones places in top 12 at Miss America

     

    Spencer County’s Laura Jones made it to the final 12 in Sunday night’s Miss America Pageant, broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City.

    Jones was the America’s Choice winner, helping her secure a spot in the top 15, and she advanced another round before the field was cut to 10.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, now reigns as Miss Kentucky, the first lady from Spencer County to ever hold that title.

  • Public Record - Week of September 14, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office from June 28 through August 12, 2016.

    Teddy Ray Noel and Donna Noel and Dolly Noel, Bloomfield, KY, to Skot Trust, Wichita Falls, TX. Property on Cecil Noel Road. $91,000.

    Matthew B. Seebold and Kelly F. Seebold, Taylorsville, KY, to Michael K. Fowler and Tonya Fowler, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 19 of Perfect Landing Subdivision. $33,000.

  • Sheriff’s office to be retested for mold count

    Before investing in remodeling the existing sheriff’s office or even building a new one, members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted last week to get an updated evaluation on the mold problem that could potentially force workers out of the structure.

  • Court delays action on county raises

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp was visibly irritated after members of the fiscal court voted 4-2 to once again table discussion of a proposed pay raise for county employees. The decision came toward the end of a four hour meeting that saw select county employees called before the magistrates to explain why they warranted pay raises.

    Limpp made the case for raises in his department, saying he very well could lose hard-to-find professionals to other jobs because of pay.

  • Toddler mauled by dog

    A three-year-old girl was badly mauled by a large dog on Labor Day, requiring her to be flown to the University of Louisville Hospital following the attack near Briar Ridge.

    Spencer County Animal Control Director Melvin Gore said the girl was with a group of adults at a residence on KY 248 when the dog attacked her shortly before 4 p.m. last Monday.

    The families were playing and the dog, a mastiff that Gore estimated to weigh about 75 pounds, was also with the families, when it jumped on the girl.

  • Porn pops-up on school laptop

     

    Operators of pornographic websites are predators and children are often their targets. That fact was made clear last week following an incident where two Spencer County Elementary School fourth graders were shocked when graphic and nude images popped up on a computer screen they were watching.

    “I saw what was seen. It was a full page, completely graphic photos, probably 100 pictures,” said the parent of one of the two children, who has since met with school officials to discuss the incident.

  • Jones vyes for Miss America Sunday night

     

    It may be the first weekend of professional football, but chances are a lot of the television sets in Spencer County will be tuned to something completely different Sunday night.

    One of Spencer County’s own, Laura Jones, will be in the national spotlight Sunday as she joins 51 other women from every corner of the country vying for the title of Miss America in the annual pageant that will be broadcast on ABC television beginning at 9 p.m.

  • Deadly heroin likely coming to county

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp recently spent a six hour shift in Louisville helping with officials there who have been swamped with heroin overdoses. In the past couple of weeks, a four-state region that includes Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia has seen overdoses and overdose deaths soar, and Limpp said it’s only a matter of time until it’s seen in Spencer County.

    In just a matter of six hours in Jefferson County last week, Limpp said first responders were alerted to between 20 and 30 overdose calls.