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  • Main Street hires new manager

    The search for the next Main Street manager is officially over.

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved the Main Street committee’s recommendation at its Oct. 4 meeting and hired Kim McManus as the new manager.

    McManus attended her first Main Street meeting Thursday evening.

    McManus is a 33-year-old nursing student who hopes to become a nurse practitioner. She has been a certified nursing assistant since 1997, and along with CNA work, she has worked as an office manager for several years.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street

    Trick or Treat on Main Street will again attract thousands of children and their families to the streets of downtown Taylorsville for some kid-friendly candy collecting Oct. 31.

    Representatives of local businesses, organizations and churches will commune upon Main Street between Jefferson and Point streets Halloween night from 5-8 p.m. to offer a safe and controlled environment for trick or treaters across Spencer County.

  • OOPS: Road, driveway mix-up sparks county to look at its maintenance policy on roads servicing only one house

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is hoping to learn from a mistake the county made about five months ago.

    During communications from the judge-executive at Monday night’s fiscal court meeting, Bill Karrer told those in attendance that the county had made an error.

  • To repair or replace?

    In an effort to do more than verbally communicate with state officials, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday night in support of repairing the Blue Bridge, which carries Ky. 55 across the Salt River.

    Original plans were to replace the time-worn bridge with a new bridge that would realign Ky. 55 upstream, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said.

    However, that project has proved too costly to begin in the near future, so plans changed to build a new bridge next to the current Blue Bridge and then tear the Blue Bridge down when construction finished.

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  • Fogle enters not guilty plea

    A Taylorsville man charged with second-degree manslaughter as a result of a collision last year that killed a Louisville Metro Police officer pleaded not guilty in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Daryl Fogle, 38, of Taylorsville, appeared with his attorney, Brian Butler, and entered a not guilty plea, waiving formalities of his arraignment.
    Following an almost yearlong investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Fogle was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury last month.

  • No plea deal in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager will go to trial in December unless the two sides can reach an agreement in the next eight weeks.

    Angela Barkham, 40, of Inghram Lane, and her attorney, Richard Nash, could not reach an agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell on Wednesday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Barhkham was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus, Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Middle school scores drop; high school sees gains

    Editor’s note: This is the final article in a three-part series taking an in-depth look at the district’s Kentucky Core Content Test and No Child Left Behind 2011 results. The following article takes a look how the district’s middle and high school fared.

    Spencer County Middle School

  • Lexington escapees cause manhunt in Spencer County

    The search continues for two Blackburn Correctional Facility escaped inmates who were spotted in Spencer County last week, but officials are unaware of their whereabouts after the two are suspected to have stolen a truck and fled.

    According to state police, numerous reports of escapees Jerry Nation, 31, and Anthony James Kendrick, 41, being in the Taylorsville area were received Tuesday evening around 8 p.m.

    Trooper Eddie Whitworth located the escapees, who were driving a stolen 1992 red Buick in the Chatman Lane area.

  • Vandals strike Little Union Baptist

    Two Spencer County churches have been victims of break-ins in the past week.

    Little Union Baptist Church possibly suffered the most damage, and Plum Creek Baptist Church was struck for the second time in a less than a month.

    Little Union Pastor Will Sipes stopped by the church around 2 p.m. Tuesday to do some work. Upon entering, he smelled smoke and followed the odor to the church’s basement where a cardboard box had apparently been set on fire.