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  • Mr. Shakespeare, meet the 1980s

    William Shakespeare wasn’t around to experience the 1980s, but this weekend, Spencer County middle and high school drama students are mixing the decade known for big hair, bright colors and music with a play written 300 years earlier.

  • City makes no changes to proposed budget

    After three meetings full of questions and discussion about the City of Taylorsville’s budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, the City Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday night to approve the budget as originally presented.
    Commissioner Beverly Ingram voted against the budget, while Mayor Don Pay and commissioners Jack Proctor, Kathy Spears and Ellen Redmon voted in favor of it.

  • Mount Eden man charged with attempted murder back in court

    A Mount Eden man accused of shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend in March 2012 appeared in Spencer Circuit Court for a hearing Thursday.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 59, of the 2100 block of Murphy Lane, was indicted in early December 2012 on charges of criminal attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • KU warns customers of recent bill-payment scam

    Kentucky Utilities Company is alerting customers of a recent telephone scam asking customers to pay their bills over the phone.
    The caller claims to be a utility employee and asks for immediate bill payment by credit card or pre-paid money card.  If the targeted customer does not cooperate, the caller threatens to disconnect the person’s electric service.
    KU has alerted authorities and offers the following SAFE advice to residential and business customers:

  • Biker injured in crash last Tuesday

    A Lawrenceburg woman was injured last Tuesday afternoon when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a SUV on Taylorsville Road in front of Spencer Christian Church.

  • Battle continues between Trageser and county officials

    Attorneys for Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser have filed a counterclaim against Spencer County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jonathan Bentley in Circuit Court.
    The countersuit, filed May 1, also names Detective Tony Mattingly and other “unknown” defendants, including employees of the sheriff’s office, the deputies’ supervisors and any co-conspirators involved in the October arrest of Trageser and the subsequent confiscation of property from his home.

  • MONEY MATTERS: County budget proposal includes cost of living increase, no property tax hike

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday approved on first reading its $6.6 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The budget will not be finalized until the court votes on it after a second reading, which will occur before June 30. Magistrate Jerry Davis was the lone vote against the first reading of the budget ordinance Monday morning.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the proposed budget near the end of Monday’s meeting.

  • PHOTO: A sweet kiss for a bittersweet departure

    The Kentucky National Guard’s 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment departed May 1. Spencer County resident Sgt. Cody Stagner is part of the detachment being deployed. The unit is headed to Guantanamo Bay for nine months to assist the public affairs office there with media operations during the upcoming trial of the alleged Al-Qaeda members charged with planning the 9/11 attacks. Stagner is pictured with his 2-year-old son, Ayden, and his wife Emilie.

  • Cutting police budget, overtime among city budget discussions

    The Taylorsville City Commission will meet Wednesday (today) for its third budget workshop in three weeks.
    The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at the City Hall Annex and is open to the public.
    At Thursday’s budget workshop, commissioners discussed topics ranging from approving the budget as submitted by the city’s accounting and finance staff to cutting back on the police department budget, cutting out a portion of budgeted overtime for police officers and water/sewer staff and eliminating the Main Street Manager position.

  • City cannot use Main Street funds for road access

    The City of Taylorsville cannot use remaining funds from its Main Street project to restore access to property owned by John and Judy Shircliffe on Main Street, according to a letter dated April 17 from the commissioner of the Department of Road and Municipal Aid to Mayor Don Pay.