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  • Citizen urges city to create email notifications

    Based on a suggestion by a citizen, the City of Taylorsville is looking into how it can better notify citizens of special meetings.

    Davis Lee Downs appeared before the city commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6 and asked the commission to develop an email alert list to allow citizens who opt in, to get an email in advance of special meetings.

    By law, the city is required to post notice of special meetings on its buildings and to provide the local media with 24-hours notice before special meetings.

  • Mill Road wreck leaves one injured

    Portions of Mill Road near Mount Eden were closed Monday morning following a one-vehicle accident.

    At 7:20 a.m. Monday, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a one vehicle injury accident.

    The driver of a red 1990 Honda two-door lost control, left the road way and came to rest against a treeline, Deputy Damon Jewell said.

    The victim was extricated from the car by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and the Mount Eden Fire Department.

  • Burglars strike two local churches

    Local churches are on high alert after two area places of worship have been burglarized within less than a month.

    Both First Assembly of God Church on Garrard Street in Taylorsville and Plum Creek Baptist Church on Plum Creek Road in Waterford have experienced break-ins, according to local law enforcement.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said First Assembly of God was burglarized sometime between the evening of Aug. 23 and the morning of Aug. 24. Lewis said the perpetrator entered through a window and broke into the church’s office, taking a safe.

  • Waterford Homecoming schedule of events

    The annual Waterford Homecoming is this Saturday at Waterford Park on Ky. 44. The following is a schedule of events for the festival:

    8:30 a.m. — Craft and yard sales
    9 a.m. ­— Softball tournament
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Silent auction
    10 a.m. — Music by Good Ole Boys
    12 p.m. — Honoring the veterans
    12:30 p.m. — Honoring the senior adults
    1 p.m. — Music by Jared Mattingly, Mavis Bennett and friends
    2 p.m. — Music by Brenda and Danny Norton

  • Main Street Program gets new address, sets date to interview candidates for manager position

    The Main Street Committee checked another task off its to-do list last week and is getting closer to checking off another.

    As approved by the Taylorsville City Commission, the Main Street program will make its new home in the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 19 E. Main Street.

    Main Street will share an office with Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, and the city will pay $125 in rent each month.

    The application period for the Main Street manager position also ended, and the committee is planning to interview candidates at a meeting Sept. 29.

  • High school ACT scores on the upswing

    Four years ago Spencer County High School juniors – alongside  all of  Kentucky’s public high school juniors – were for the first time required by the state to take the ACT as part of the state assessment tests.

  • Judge sets next court date for former sheriff

    After appearing in circuit court last Wednesday, former sheriff Steve Coulter is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

    Coulter is charged with tampering with public records and second-degree official misconduct.

    Though still a Spencer County case, last week’s disposition hearing took place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

    Judge Charles Hickman, who normally presides over circuit court cases in Spencer County, disqualified himself from the case.

  • Progressive Dinner to feature music, Italian cuisine

    Although questions arose about its future earlier this year, the third-annual Taylorsville Progressive Dinner will once again bring upscale character to downtown on Sept. 24.

    The dinner is a six-course semi-formal meal that showcases local businesses, organizations, music, cuisine and historical Main Street locations. Participants move at their own pace from stop to stop, enjoying appetizers, salad, soup, a main course, a wine and cheese tasting and desserts.

  • ON STRIKE: Taylorsville IMI employees strike with Teamsters Local 89

    The effects of a strike involving Irving Materials Inc. workers are being felt this week at the concrete supplier’s Taylorsville plant on Ky. 55 south.

    Members of the Teamsters Local Union 89 declared a strike last week after negotiations between the union and IMI failed to produce a new three-year contract. The terms of the negotiations, which were not made public, included wages, seniority benefits and cutting incentive pay, according to picketers at the Taylorsville site Monday afternoon.

  • Man indicted in cycling death

    A Taylorsville man was indicted last Wednesday as a result of a collision that killed a Louisville Metro Police officer last September.

    A Spencer County grand jury indicted Daryl Fogle, 38, of Taylorsville, with second-degree manslaughter following an almost yearlong investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Taylorsville resident Paul Pegram was struck by a vehicle driven by Fogle on Sept. 30, 2010 as he was riding his bike along Ky. 248. Pegram later died at a Louisville hospital.