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  • Audit finds no issues of noncompliance with Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the audit of the financial statements of the Spencer County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.
    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Sewer extension questions answered at public hearing

    Will current sewer pumps in place in Highview Estates and Early Wyne be able to handle the additional sewage that would result from a sewer extension on Ky. 44?

  • Board revisits drug intervention, prevention

    Spencer County schools continue to examine ways to prevent substance abuse among some of the county’s most vulnerable population — its youth.

  • Turning back the clock on zoning?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will consider turning back the clock on several zoning classification ordinances at a meeting Thursday night.
    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on Main Street, will serve as a second reading of the proposed repeal of Articles III, V, VI and VII pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications adopted as county ordinances and city ordinances in 2010.

  • Escareno now home in Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

  • County to vote Monday on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

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  • Ky. 1392 reopens

    The Simpson Creek bridge on Ky. 1392, known as Gray’s Run Road, is again open and ready for traffic.

  • School district considers summer enrichment program

    A summer enrichment program could be the Spencer County school district’s next big step in addressing information retention and achievement gaps in local public school students.
    Since November, the Board of Education has been discussing the possibility of implementing a summer program that would initially target at-risk students. Although the particulars of exactly what the program might look like have yet to be approved by the board of education, discussions among administrators and principals are actively underway.

  • Main Street faces challenges with new state structure

    The Taylorsville Main Street Program has a lot of work to do, but the program is in good company.

    At a statewide conference last month, local Main Street leaders learned that the Kentucky Main Street program was restructuring into a three-tier program.

    Those three tiers are designated communities, affiliate communities and network communities.

    Taylorsville and 33 other communities — including Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Pineville and Williamsburg — were dubbed as affiliates.