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  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  June 2010.

    Geoffrey P. Mallett and Denise R. Mallet,, Louisville to Nathan t. Lindsey and Janet R. Lindsey. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 234, page 387. $157,500.

    Loretta Ann Reed and David W. Reed, Sr., Taylorsville to Mark D. Kirk and April D. Kirk, Taylorsville. Lot 183 Hillsborough Estates. $235,000.

  • Sheriff's audit in compliance

    State Auditor Crit Luallen found no instances of noncompliance in an audit of the 2009 financial statement of the sheriff’s office.

    “The sheriff’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Spencer County Sheriff in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting,” stated a press release from Luallen’s office.

    The report also stated that no significant problems involving internal control over financial reporting or in the operation were cited.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Chamber events

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring the following events:

    • Small business counseling

    Small business owners can participate in a private session with an expert from the SBDC September 13. This event is free and will be held in the chamber building. RSVP today to save a time slot by calling 477-8369.

    • Business seminar series

  • KY 44 plan: Officials ask, where's the sidewalks?

    Opinions were not in short supply at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s public meeting Thursday night, but for some Spencer Countians, the topic was centered on pedestrian traffic not the vehicular variety.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay was one of many officials that questioned state engineers about the plans to reconstruct KY-44 – plans that, Pay said, did not include the community’s request for sidewalks.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Florist

    Taylorsville Florist owners Jessica Nation and Diana (Shafer) Hilbert recently celebrated the renaming of their business with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Home Store Florist and Gifts, Taylorsville Florist offers the community a wide selection of fresh and artificial flower arrangements, as well as gifts for every occasion. Taylorsville Florist is located at 26 West Main St. in Taylorsville and can be reached at 477-8439.

     

  • Lightning strikes again

    Residents and workers in downtown Taylorsville had the scare of a lifetime last week when lightning struck First Baptist Church, temporarily knocking out power in many parts of the city and producing a startling thunderclap.

    “I thought somebody had dropped a bomb,” said Susan Collins, who was working in the office of The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon as sunlight began disappearing behind ominous storm clouds.

  • Man found in creek bed

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Taylorsville man after the discovery of his body in a creek bed Sunday morning.

    David E. Watkins, 48, was found by a resident living on Dutchmans Creek Road around 10:21 a.m. lying in a creek beneath the homeowner’s driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert.

  • First day a breeze for most

    Four moms who chatted across a cafeteria table last Wednesday morning represented the two categories that parents tend to fall into on the first day of school.

    “We’re the ‘woo-hoo’ side. They’re the ‘boo-hoo’ side,” said Jessica Cox, gesturing toward two women obviously coping with the pang of separation from their kindergartners. Cox and a fellow mom, Helen Detrich, had just sent off child number three to school for the first time and could not be more relieved.

  • County to purchase three new police vehicles

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is set to receive a heavy-duty pick up and two new police cruisers totaling over $78,000. The purchases will replace three department vehicles that have racked up near or above 100,000 miles.

    The decision was not a unanimous one by members of fiscal court. Two out of three magistrates voted against the purchase in a year when elected officials have already cut occupational taxes and approved to flatline property tax rates.

  • Property taxes holding steady

    City and county residents will see little change in their property tax statements if officials continue with their plans to maintain the current rates at 14.8 and 8.8 respectively. If approved, this will mark the fourth year in a row that city real estate taxes will have remained constant, and the third year for property in the county.