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  • Fatal Crash: Finchville man killed Monday on Ky. 44

    A Finchville man was killed Monday morning on Mount Washington Road as the result of a crash involving the car he was driving and an Irving Materials, Inc. concrete truck.

    Samuel C. Wantye, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Washington and Ky. 1633.

  • AutoZone zooms into Taylorsville, opening date unknown

    Taylorsville will soon be home to a new AutoZone, which specializes in the sale of auto parts and accessories.

    Spencer County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Annette King said she was unauthorized to confirm or deny the company’s move to Taylorsville, citing confidentiality agreements with the developers. Numerous phone calls to AutoZone’s corporate office in Tennessee regarding the development were also not returned.

  • Sheriff defends state auditor's report

    An audit report on the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department was aimed at heading off potential future problems and did not cite instances of non-compliance, a spokesman with the State Auditor of Public Accounts said Monday.

  • Vandalism poses threat to district buses

    There seems to be no easy answer to vandalism affecting Spencer County School District buses.

    The issue was addressed at the school board’s November meeting when board member Sandy Clevenger said some drivers had approached her about the issue, which involves several buses that park in a district lot on Main Cross next to the Spencer County – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.

  • EDUCATION EMERGENCY: Board challenged to find ways to help struggling students

    Spencer County’s struggling and at-risk students continue to be a point of concern for the Spencer County School Board.

    The Board discussed the issue at length during its Monday evening meeting, noting there are several strides the district needs to take in order to decrease the dropout rate and assist students who are struggling the most. Many board members agree the district will need to start thinking out of the box and closely monitoring at-risk students from preschool until graduation to ensure success.

  • Part 2: Christmas Tour of Homes

    Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter.

    Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    Stops on the Dec. 4 tour will include four local residences, a church and two businesses.

    The tour runs from 3 until 8 p.m.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Indictments

    The following cases were heard by the Special Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer County District Court on October 29, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Shawn C. Barnes, failure to wear seat belts. Paid.

    Andrea J. Bradley-Wray, speeding 19 mph over limit. Paid.

    Jeremy T. James, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Timothy S. Marks, Jr., speeding 16 mph over limit. Paid.

    Donald T. Valley, speeding 12 mph over limit. Paid $167.

    Leonard T. Vowels, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Democrats to meet

    The Spencer County Democratic Party will meet Nov. 30, 5 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building beside the Dairy Queen.

    For more information, contact Carmin Gaines at

    carmingaines@yahoo.com.

    Library sponsors new needlework group

    The Spencer County Library has started a needlework group. 

    Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint or embroider, everyone is welcome.

    The group meets every other Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Old Gospel Barn to host sing Nov. 27

    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    Special musical guests will include Straight Gate and The Cumbos.

    The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 502-348-1414.

    Donate to Shop with a Cop

    Christmas is coming soon and your help is needed to make the Spencer County Sheriff’s office Shop with a Cop a success. Donations can be given to any sheriff’s deputy or dropped off at the sheriff’s office.

  • Christmas tour of homes: Tour to embody holiday splendor

    Editor’s note: This article is one in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter. Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    From whimsical to spiritual, rustic to contemporary, Spencer County’s 2010 Christmas Home Tour will offer a sneak peek into some of the community’s most carefully adorned homes and businesses.