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  • Results of school surveys released

    The Spencer County Board of Education recently got a better idea of how parents perceive the district and the schools at its May meeting, when the results of the 2011 SCPS Parent Survey were released.

    According to survey data, 196 people participated in the electronic survey. This is the first public perception survey the district has conducted in several years and it included 36 questions addressing topics from teacher performance, academic preparedness, administrator performance and the effectiveness of the SCBOE.

  • Water concerns spur line replacement

    One Spencer County family’s concerns about local water quality spurred the Taylorsville City Water Works to replace a line on June 9-10.

  • Driver escapes wreck unscathed

    A Bloomfield truck driver miraculously walked away unscathed from an accident Saturday morning near Wakefield involving a 26,000-pound tanker hauling hot liquid asphalt.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, James G. Hahn, 44, of Bloomfield, was driving south on Ky. 55 in a tanker owned by the Asphalt Company of Bardstown, when an unidentified motor vehicle in the northbound lane crossed the center line.

  • City pulls EDA funds

    While many questions remain about the future of economic development in Spencer County, one thing is certain – the current Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority won’t have a hand in it.

    After hearing two proposals from Executive Director Annette King, the Taylorsville City Commission ultimately followed in the footsteps of the fiscal court and voted Wednesday to end its relationship with the EDA.

  • County seeks appointees to charter government commission

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is seeking interested citizens to serve on a new charter government commission, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer announced at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Revard could face jury next week

    A Spencer County man accused of murdering his wife in 2009 will be back in circuit court next week, but it may or may not be to face a trial by jury.

    The jury trial for Raymond Revard Jr., who was indicted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the alleged shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was originally scheduled to start Monday.

  • No fireworks planned for Fourth of July

    The upcoming Fourth of July weekend is shaping up to be one of the dimmest in recent memory in Spencer County – at least in one aspect.

    Despite several efforts, no official fireworks display is planned in the city or county at any point around the holiday weekend.

    Light Up Salt River, a fireworks show and day of family entertainment put on at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center by a local committee for the past 16 years, has been canceled this year because of dwindling financial support and low turnout at past events.

  • Bancroft faces victim's family, 70-year sentence

    By BEN CARLSON

    Landmark News Service

  • Deputies find marijuana at Hillsborough home

    A Taylorsville man was cited Thursday after deputies found four marijuana plants at his home.

    Justin Whiteside, 23, of Oakridge Drive, was charged with cultivating marijuana, less than five plants, first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Both charges are misdemeanors, said Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    The sheriff’s department received a tip there might be marijuana at the residence, which is located in the Hillsborough subdivision.

  • Downed power lines cause fire on Ky. 55

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded Wednesday shortly before 11 a.m. to a fire caused by a downed power line located just over the Jefferson County Line at Ky. 55 and Hunt Country Lane.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation responded to the scene and turned it over to LG&E at 12:10 p.m. The line was sparking and causing intermittent flames and was reported during a thunderstorm with winds and frequent lightning Wednesday morning. Several other downed lines and unconfirmed lightning strikes were reported during the storm.