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  • School board reverses vote, prom can be held off campus

    Spencer County High School students will have the option to hold prom off campus this spring, as the Spencer County Board of Education has reversed its initial vote requiring that the event be held on campus.

  • Candidate forum, meet-and-greet set for Oct. 25

    The Spencer Magnet and Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a forum for City Commission candidates on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber building.
    All six commissioner candidates are confirmed to attend.

  • What's Happening -- Week of Oct. 3

    Martin selected for Europe trip; account set up for community donations
    Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
    A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.

  • Extension board moves to negotiate building sale

    During Thursday’s meeting of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board, board members voted unanimously to give member Glen Goebel the authority to negotiate some type of agreement between the Board and the Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    Goebel informed fellow board members who were in attendance — Chair Sandi Deutsch, Shirley Thomas and Davis Lee Downs — that he had already been in discussions with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Louisville man crashes vehicle in Spencer County and is charged with DUI

    A Louisville man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle on Louisville Road last week.
    Donald Buchanan, 53, of Iroquois Gardens Drive in Louisville, crashed his blue 2000 Ford SE on Louisville Road, also known as U.S. 31E, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    “Unit one hit two guard rails at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop,” according to the collision report filed by Spencer County Deputy Darren McClease.

  • Lights, camera, action: Progressive Dinner brings HOLLYWOOD to downtown Taylorsville

    This year’s Progressive Dinner brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed six courses from appetizers to desserts Saturday evening. Organized by Jan Kehne of the Main Street Committee, the event benefits the committee.

  • Library board, conservation district levy tax rates

    Often the local government boards that bring in the most tax revenue are those that get the most attention around tax time, but there are several special taxing districts in Spencer County that may not be familiar to the taxpayers.
    Three of those districts include the Spencer County Public Library Board, the Spencer County Conservation District and the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District — which is assisted by the conservation district.

  • Fire protection district opts not to raise taxes

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District opted not to raise any of its tax rates for the ninth consecutive year.
    The 2012 real property and personal property tax rates will remain at 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, on real or personal property valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $50 in taxes to the fire protection district.
    This tax year, the motor vehicle tax rate will remain at 10 cents per $100 of assessed value, meaning that on a motor vehicle valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $100.

  • Board of Ed makes initial offer on land for new elementary

    The Spencer County School Board voted following an executive session Monday night to make a bid of $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property for the purpose of constructing a new elementary school.
    The property is 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.

  • Floodwall commissioner seeks extra time, assistance with maintenance

    When Bobby Smith was elected as a floodwall commissioner, he made the certification of the floodwall a top priority.