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  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department activity report for August

    Traffic stops, warnings – 18
    Traffic stops, cautions – 14
    Highway safety checkpoints – 1
    Non-injury accidents – 12
    Injury accidents – 2
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for services – 205
    CCDW permits – 40
    Vehicle inspections – 58
    Total arrests – 34
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served – 142
    Recovered property – 0

    Total contacts – 526

  • Commotion at city commission meeting

    What started as a full agenda for a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, ended with little action and some name-calling last Tuesday night.

    Including agenda items to open the meeting and to adjourn into executive session, the commission originally had 12 items to discuss.

    However, a motion passed, by a 3-1 vote, to table seven of those items until Commissioner Larry Waldridge could be present. Waldridge was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Spencer state test scores show mixed results

  • UPDATED: Octoberfest comes to Taylorsville this weekend

    UPDATE: Trent Tomlinson's performance, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, has been moved up to take place after the parade (at approximately 11:30 a.m. or noon). Tomlinson's latest single, "Man without a Woman," is going up the charts, and its success is prompting him to have to leave Taylorsville earlier than planned, organizers said.

  • Audit: Clerk owes county $64K

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett must pay back $64,717 for undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks, according to the 2010 audit report released by Crit Luallen, Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts, last week.

    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

  • Audit: County Clerk must personally pay back $64,717

    An audit of Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett's office identifies $64,717 that Puckett must personally pay back for undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.

    Crit Luallen, Kentucky's auditor of public accounts, released the report Thursday morning for the year ending Dec. 31, 2010.

    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

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  • Changes to county’s ethics commission?

    The Spencer County Ethics Commission could be headed for an expansion.

    Lawrence Trageser, a Spencer County citizen, has approached the fiscal court on numerous occasions asking for changes in the Ethics Commission.

    Most recently, at Monday night’s meeting, Trageser suggested the commission should be expanded from three members to five members to add a wider range of voices to ethical issues.

    Trageser mentioned that he had conversations with Magistrate Jerry Davis about the issue and thanked Davis for “coming to the table.”

  • Citizen urges city to create email notifications

    Based on a suggestion by a citizen, the City of Taylorsville is looking into how it can better notify citizens of special meetings.

    Davis Lee Downs appeared before the city commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6 and asked the commission to develop an email alert list to allow citizens who opt in, to get an email in advance of special meetings.

    By law, the city is required to post notice of special meetings on its buildings and to provide the local media with 24-hours notice before special meetings.

  • Mill Road wreck leaves one injured

    Portions of Mill Road near Mount Eden were closed Monday morning following a one-vehicle accident.

    At 7:20 a.m. Monday, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a one vehicle injury accident.

    The driver of a red 1990 Honda two-door lost control, left the road way and came to rest against a treeline, Deputy Damon Jewell said.

    The victim was extricated from the car by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and the Mount Eden Fire Department.