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  • Registered sex offender arrested twice for mooning school bus, adult woman

    A registered sex offender living in Spencer County was arrested twice last week for mooning a school bus and exposing himself to an adult woman.

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  • Long-term debt could stop effort to dissolve Taylorsville

    A Spencer County citizen approached the Taylorsville City Commission at its meeting last week, saying he has the signatures needed to put the question of dissolving the city on the ballot.
    However, a few words in the statute that sets forth the procedure of dissolving a city leave a question mark as to whether Taylorsville is a city that can be dissolved.
    According to Kentucky Revised Statute 81.094(2), “A city, except for a city which has long-term debt, or any debt in excess of the assets of the city, shall be dissolved by the following procedure...”

  • Judge extends deadline for bonding agency to respond in civil case against former county clerk

    The county’s case against former Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett will not move forward until September as Judge Charles Hickman granted a motion for enlargement of time Thursday to Liberty Mutual Insurance/Ohio Casualty Insurance Company.

  • A Brush with Kindness

    When Taylorsville resident Rebecca Maddox tragically lost her husband in January, suddenly the household to-do list became less important.

  • Election 2012: Filing deadline has passed

    At the end of the day Tuesday, six names were submitted as candidates to run for the four available seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, two candidates will run unopposed in their respective Board of Education districts while one district remains vacant, and four incumbents are seeking reelection as Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.
    Two current city commissioners — Beverly Ingram and Kathy Spears — are seeking to extend their service on the commission.

  • Services set for victim of fatal accident

    Funeral services have been scheduled for the victim of Tuesday's fatal accident on Ky. 55.
    Jason Scott Thompson, 36, of Mount Eden, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 1633.
    Visitation for Thompson is set for 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Taylor.

  • Woman who attempted to have family court judge arrested is apprehended

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested has herself been arrested and charged with a felony — intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • County’s civil case against previous county clerk returns to court Thursday

    A lawsuit in which the county is working to recoup thousands of dollars from past county clerk Judy Puckett is scheduled for a hearing in Spencer Circuit Court Thursday morning.
    A 2010 audit conducted by previous state auditor Crit Luallen’s office identified $64,717 that Puckett needed to pay back in undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.

  • Two file for city commission as Aug. 14 deadline looms

    So far two Taylorsville men have thrown their hats in the race for city commission, but, as of Tuesday afternoon, no one has filed for any of the three available school board seats or four available positions with the Soil and Water Conservation District.
    Interested parties have until 4 p.m. next Tuesday to file their intent to run.
    Richard Johns of Main Street and Jack Proctor of Reasor Avenue are each seeking one of the four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission.