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  • Police seek info on vehicle, man who reportedly impersonated an officer

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a blue and gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD or the Spencer County Sheriff's Department has such a vehicle.

  • UPDATE: Missing Mount Eden teen found, few details available yet

    A Mount Eden teen reported missing has been located and returned to her family, according to the Spencer County Sheriff's office. 
    Few details are currently known regarding the case, but a call to the sheriff's office Friday confirmed that the girl had been located and returned to her father, John Ray, in Mount Eden.

  • School board seeks land acquisition attorney as property search continues

    In what seems to be the Spencer County Board of Education’s never-ending search for land, the board has now directed Superintendent Chuck Adams to retain legal counsel specializing in land acquisition law.
    The board voted on the issue at its June meeting after discussing it in executive session under the legal provision of future acquisition of real property. The board’s discussions of purchasing property to construct a new elementary school with room for another building date back to 2008.

  • Despite some parent concerns, board moves to maintain absent note policy

    The late 2012 and early 2013 severe cold and flu season that caused so many students to miss class spurred Spencer County Board of Education members to rethink the district’s excused absence policy, but decided at its June meeting nothing will change for now.

  • Evaluation: Superintendent ‘meets expectations’

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams is meeting expectations, according to the board of education’s most recent evaluation, but board members would like to see additional district-wide improvements in several areas, including college and career readiness and drug and alcohol prevention.
    Each year board members analyze the superintendent’s performance and, due to a new evaluation process used for the first time this year, board members identified specific goals they wish for Adams to achieve during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • Lake to host fireworks Saturday

    For the first time since 2010, a Fourth of July fireworks display will dazzle Spencer County, this time from Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Community members are welcome to view the display from the park’s Possum Ridge boat ramp, as well as the Taylorsville Lake Marina. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will last for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Horse farming an addictive and rewarding venture

    You can’t have just one potato chip. At least that’s how the saying goes.
    But what about horses? Can you have just one of those?

  • HOMETOWN HERO: 90-year-old WWII vet John Mason Rucker recounts his military service

    The dreams were always set on top of mountains, looking down into the eyes of German soldiers peeping over fences or rocks. Those dreams went on for 10 to 15 years after John Mason Rucker came home from his service with the Army during World War II.

  • Harmful algae blooms found in lake

    An algae bloom that poses potential health risks to people and animals has been identified in Taylorsville Lake, the Kentucky Division of Water announced last week.
    The levels of the harmful algae are occurring at the threshold where health effects may be observed, according to the DOW.
    Citizens are being advised of the potential health risks that could come with swimming or ingesting the lake water or using it to water pets or livestock.

  • Magistrates call for Karrer to follow administrative code

    A termination letter from February, which was later nullified by a vote of the Fiscal Court, serves as the yearly employee evaluation for Building Inspector Steve Clark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer told magistrates Monday morning.
    Magistrate Jerry Davis has brought up the issue of employee evaluations several times in recent Fiscal Court meetings, asking Karrer at a June meeting if an evaluation had been completed for Clark and a copy given to him as is spelled out in the county’s administrative code.