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  • Escaped inmates spotted in Spencer County

    UPDATED WEDNESDAY 8 P.M.: Police are investigating a residential burglary on the Shelby County side of Chatman Lane and say the two Blackburn Correctional Complex inmates who escaped Oct. 2 may be the culprits.

    The burglary occurred Wednesday evening.

    Based on the items taken, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said Wednesday night that the inmates, who were first located in Spencer County around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, might be responsible.

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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.”