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  • Pay highlights progress in state of the city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay addressed those in attendance at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Aug. 8 for the annual State of the City address. Pay told the audience he likes to address the state of the city from a “where we’ve been, where are we now and a where are we going” approach.

  • Taylorsville man charged with beating former Shelby County woman to return to court Sept. 9

    Mark Bruner, who is charged with the brutal beating in 2011 of a woman left by the side of the road, received a new hearing date recently in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Bruner, of Taylorsville, will return to court on Sept. 9, and his jury trial on charges of first-degree assault is scheduled for Sept. 30. His trial, previously set for March, had been postponed because some needed paperwork was not in place, but that situation has been corrected.

  • Sheriff’s department solves Dogwood Circle burglary

    With help from the community, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department solved a burglary, recovered the stolen property and got a confession from the man responsible in a matter of five days.

  • A companion lost: Toad toxin kills local woman’s beloved pet

    Frances Austin never went anywhere without Precious Lynn, her spunky, sweet Yorkshire Terrier. So last month when she went out on the front porch of her Elk Creek Road home to enjoy the morning, Precious Lynn went with her like always.

  • Taylorsville officer suspended

    The Taylorsville Police officer arrested earlier this month was suspended for 35 days without pay, but allowed to maintain his medical benefits, by a vote of the Taylorsville City Commission on Tuesday morning.

  • County tax rates unchanged

    The real and personal property tax rates in Spencer County will remain the same this year, and the county’s insurance premium license fee was lowered for the first time since it was implemented in 2008.

  • Suspect evades police, gives false identity

    After providing several false identities to members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, a Bardstown man fled police on foot early Tuesday morning, resulting in an injury to a sergeant.

  • City real and personal property tax rates to remain the same

    At a special meeting last Tuesday, the Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 to leave its real property rate and personal property tax rates the same as last year.
    This means the real property rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, a person whose house is valued at $100,000 will pay $148 to the city.
    The city’s personal property rate is proposed to remain at 19.76 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    Mayor Don Pay made a motion to keep both rates the same as last year. That motion was seconded by Commissioner Ellen Redmon.

  • Trial postponed for man accused in stabbing case

    A Louisville man charged with stabbing and then dumping a man in the parking lot of Elk Creek Grocery this past January will have to wait a little longer before facing a jury trial, but he won’t be waiting in jail.
    Paul C. Barr, 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, was set for a jury trial this past Monday and Tuesday.
    Barr is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • After violating terms of diversion, Barkham faces sentencing Aug. 22

    A Spencer County woman who entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide in early 2012 has already violated two terms of the diversion program set to keep her out of jail, and two others may be added to the list.
    Angela Barkham, of Harley Court, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor, in January 2012.