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  • Home set on fire while couple slept

     

    A Spencer County man is seeking answers after someone apparently tried to burn his house down last week.

    Bill Kyser, of Featherbed Hollow Road, said he noticed the melted siding on his home last Wednesday morning and notified the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, his insurance company, and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Chief Stewart sworn in

     

    New Taylorsville Police Chief Kenny Stewart was officially sworn in last Wednesday by Taylorsville City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Spears at a brief meeting of the commission at City Hall. Stewart, who retired from the Kentucky State Police, has been with the city police department for two years and replaces Phil Crumpton, who resigned to take another position with the state.

  • Accident kills one in Finchville

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on Taylorsville Road in Finchville Friday afternoon.

    Julie Mundt, 57, of Louisville, was killed when her 2013 Toyota was struck by a 1997 Mercedes driven by David Moore, 32, of Taylorsville.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000th block as Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road, crossed the center line and struck Mundt’s vehicle.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 7, 2016

    Spencer County Animal Shelter to host open house

    Staff and volunteers at the Spencer County Animal Shelter are inviting everyone to come visit the shelter and “meet some of the sweetest dogs in Spencer County.”

    The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the shelter, which is located behind Country Mart and close to the recycling center.

  • “One lucky son of a gun”

     

    Stan Thompson does not remember the take-off. He doesn’t remember the crash. He doesn’t even remember how he exited the burning upside-down plane or how he managed to be standing several feet away near a tree when help arrived.

    All he knows is that early on the evening of June 12, he came close to losing his life when his single-engine plane crashed nose first into a wooded ravine a couple hundred feet from a grassy runway near Little Mount. And he’s pretty sure he knows who saved his life, even if he can’t explain how.

  • Accident injures two, one was suffering from gunshot wound

     

    Few details have been released about a bizarre accident in Taylorsville last Thursday that sent two people to the hospital, one of whom was suffering a gunshot wound.

    The report of a single vehicle accident came in a little after 5:30 p.m. when a Nissan Frontier, traveling west on KY 44 between the downtown bridge and the Spencer County Middle School, apparently left the road, went through a guard rail, crashed through a neighborhood sign and landed upside down on a small hill. Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed.

  • BOE votes 4-1 to hike tax rates

    After some debate, the Spencer County Board of Education voted 4-1 to raise the school real estate property tax rate two percent, to 63.5 percent, but suggested they are approaching a line they won’t cross.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams made the recommendation, and said the additional costs of full-day kindergarten and the focus on getting students college and career ready justifies the increase to 63.5 per $100 of assessed value this year. The motor vehicle tax was set at 56 cents per $100 and the utility tax rate is three percent.

  • City promotes Stewart to police chief

     

    When Taylorsville Police Chief Phil Crumpton announced earlier this month that he would be resigning his position to take on a new job, several city commissioners said they already knew who they wanted to fill his shoes.

    Last week, they got their wish and Major Kenny Stewart got the job after the commission voted 4-0 during a special meeting Thursday afternoon in favor of promoting him to fill the vacancy that will be left by Crumpton’s departure, effective today.

  • U of L to study hemp’s potential as fuel source

    University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research is growing hemp, the university an­nounced this week.

    The 40-by-40-foot experi­mental plot will allow re­searchers to study the mari­juana relative’s potential for fuels and use in manufactur­ing.

  • Jones travels to NJ for Miss America Pageant

     

    Spencer County’s Laura Jones is now in Atlantic City, New Jersey preparing to represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant that will air live  on ABC on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky title earlier this year and was sent off in grand style with a dinner for family, friends and supporters at Churchill Downs recently.