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  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for city, school and soil conservation

    Four more incumbents have filed to run again for their respective seats on the city commission, school board and soil conservation district. The deadline for submitting paperwork in local non-partisan races is August 10 at 4 p.m.

    City Commissioners Beverly Bentley-Ingram and Kathy Spears will each be seeking another two-year term in office – joining the race against fellow incumbent John “Jack” Proctor, Fire Chief Nathan Nation and employment counselor Troy Klaber. Winners will be determined by the four highest vote-getters in November.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County Circuit Court July 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    John L. Coulter, speeding 10 mph over  limit; excessive windshield/window tinting. $213 court cost and fine.

    Andrew J. Fassas, speeding 19 mph over limit. $180 court cost and fine.

    Ronald R. Goodwin, II, reckless driving. $163 court cost and fine.

    Justin K. White, speeding 16 mph over limit. $175 court cost and fine.

  • Ribbon cutting: Your Hometown Pharmacy

    Your Hometown Pharmacy, nestled inside Country Mart grocery store, recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. On hand to celebrate were: (from left) David Jenkins, Annette King, Roger Hodge, Pharmacy Technician Andrea Engle, Christian Goldstein, Matt Goldstein, Pharmacist Robert Cruse, Angie Goldstein, Lynette Mason, Beverly Bentley-Ingram, Don Pay and Cara Lewis. Your Hometown Pharmacy prides itself on offering best price guarantee and fast service. They accept Medicare Part D and Part B for diabetic patients. Hours are 9 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

     

  • Settlers Trace Marathon closes suddenly

    With no fanfare and little warning for their  employees, Steve and Joan Killian closed Settlers Trace Marathon gas station late Wednesday night with the intention of placing the Taylorsville business up for sale.

    “It’s a shame things have happen this way,” said Steve Killian Thursday afternoon. “It was short notice, but it had to be that way.

  • CUB says lawsuit by ex-CEO is 'without merit'

    Officials of Shelbyville-based Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”

    Wade, whose retirement was announced in March, is suing the bank, its holding company and three individuals for wrongful termination and defamation of character, among other things.

  • Fun times for all at the fair

    The flashing lights. The smell of elephant ears and corn dogs bathing in hot grease. The screams of delight coming from the carnival rides. It must be time for the fair.

    Spencer County’s 2010 Fair, which began last night, continues tonight through Saturday. Each evening promises prize-winning livestock, roaring motors and home-grown beauties of all ages. Literally, something for everyone.

    Dwight Martin said his hopes are that people will forget their worries this week and enjoy all that the fair has to offer.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

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

  • Large illegal grow in Elk Creek

    Acting on an anonymous tip, local and state police converged on a quiet Elk Creek subdivision early Monday morning in search of an illegal plant growing operation.

    What they found was a relatively small amount of marijuana in various stages of growth with an estimated street value of $26,000 and a much larger hallucinogenic mushroom supply worth approximately $100,000.

    “This is the first time in my 21 years that we’ve dealt with mushrooms here,” said Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter.

  • Special Olympian 'will never forget' nationals

    “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    So goes the much-honored oath of Special Olympics, an organization for athletes with intellectual disabilities that holds competitions in 181 countries.

    “That’s my favorite quote,” said 17-year-old Zachary Newton, who spent last week in Lincoln, Nebraska representing Kentucky, as well as Taylorsville, in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games which brought together over 3,000 athletes, 2,000 coaches, and 8,000 volunteers from 33 states.