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  • Hickstock’s annual music festival celebrates fourth year

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds was the place to be this past Saturday as singers and musicians shared their talents before an impressive crowd in the main pavilion.

    Hickstock is a music festival that showcases the middle and high school choirs as well as soloists and local bands in a full day celebration to bring awareness to the arts in Spencer County.  Along with the middle and high school choirs were performances from student soloists as well as an acoustic set by Josh Bogard, and a concert from the band who founded Hickstock, Van Waylon.

  • Trageser to be arraigned in district court Friday

    A Spencer County man, known locally for his public critique of elected officials, is set to be arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, was arrested at his home Oct. 10 and charged with second-degree unlawful access to a computer, which is a Class D felony. Trageser paid his own $5,000 bond and was released.
    Trageser was arrested again Oct. 15 and charged with harassment (no physical contact), which is a Class B misdemeanor. His wife, Danita, paid his $1,500 bond and he was released from custody.

  • Wrecks numerous in last few days

    Any route that ends with a car parked on the sidewalk outside a Dairy Queen is unconventional, but the route a red Cadillac CTS took to get there Monday afternoon was especially so.

  • Taylorsville man indicted on charges of promoting sexual performance by a minor

    A 36-year-old Taylorsville man has been arrested and indicted on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and one count of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

  • Commission candidates speak out at forum

    The six candidates vying for Taylorsville City Commission next Tuesday all participated in a community forum Thursday evening that revealed the candidates’ feelings on the issues of water rate increases, bidding professional services, unsafe structures, economic development and the commission’s policy for accepting public comment.

    Questions for the candidates

  • Fogle found not guilty in death of off-duty Louisville Metro police officer

    Collapsing into the arms of family members, Daryl Fogle, 42, sobbed Thursday afternoon after a Spencer County jury acquitted him in the Sept. 30, 2010, death of cyclist Paul Pegram on Ky. 248 outside of Taylorsville.

  • State police remind drivers to be on lookout for deer in the roadways

    State police are reminding Kentucky drivers that it’s fall and that means the state’s deer population is very active. Motorists will see more deer crossing roadways. And deer hunting season begins Nov. 10 and that means motorists will see even more of the animals on or near highways.

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, state police spokesman, said in a news release that motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street is Oct. 31

    The annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event is scheduled for Halloween night, 5-8 p.m., in Taylorsville. Check out these tips and tricks for a safe and fun event!

    • Main Street between Jefferson and Point Streets will be closed from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. to allow for foot traffic only, but please note, the event runs from 5-8 p.m. Early or late trick or treaters will most likely miss out on the fun!

  • Board of education seeking interested applicants to fill Waterford seat, to be vacant Jan. 1

    The Spencer County Board of Education is currently undergoing a process to fill the Waterford board member’s seat, which will be vacant as of Jan. 1.
    The board is accepting applications from interested candidates through Friday.  The seat is up in December and no candidates filed for the position, meaning an appointment must be made by the Kentucky Commisioner of Education, Terry Holliday.
    Prospects will be interviewed by a committee, which will determine the recommendation made by Holliday.
    The appointment is only until the next general election.

  • School board’s offer for land off Ky. 44 rejected, talks resurface about Tanglewood property

    The Spencer County Board of Education could be heading in a new direction regarding a location for the new 600-student elementary school since its initial offer for property off of Ky. 44 has been rejected.
    The board moved at its September meeting to bid $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property located 2.5 miles northeast of Ky. 55 and 44. According to a land study conducted for the district, the property is a mixture of pasture and woodlands, and was listed  for $668,325 — $393,325 more than what was offered by the board.