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  • Vandals strike Waterford Park

    A rash of vandalism at the county-owned Waterford Park on Ky. 44 has left some local citizens angered and local law enforcement searching for the perpetrators.

  • EDA turns over funds

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority turned over the remainder of its funds to city and county government on Tuesday afternoon, and after one final meeting, the EDA will cease to exist.

  • Excessive heat warning in place through Saturday

    Saying it’s hot outside just might be an understatement.

    Taylorsville and Spencer County are under an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Temperatures in the mid 90s will combine with high relative humidity to create heat index values up to 110 degrees each afternoon and evening, according to NWS.

    Lows at night are expected to stay above 75 degrees.

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  • Weatherization program offers home improvements at no cost to qualifying households

    Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.
    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.
    Now, Kim Embry is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.
    Embry, in addressing a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting, said there is around $400,000 to be spent over the three counties. The funds must be spent by March 2012.

  • Sheriff’s office now fully staffed

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its staff in recent months, adding two full-time deputies, one special deputy and two court security officers to its staff.

  • Fair picks up again Tuesday

    Round One of the 2011 Spencer County Fair is in the history books, and Round Two is set to kick off on Tuesday.

  • County seeks unpaid rent

    Edgewater Resort owes the Spencer County Fiscal Court two years worth of rent, and the county is making every effort to get paid.
    The fiscal court voted Monday night to authorize County Attorney Ruth Hollan to take all legal actions necessary to secure the payments and arrears.
    In making the motion to do so, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said the resort has an agreement to pay the county $24,000 each year in rent and hasn’t paid in two years. That brings the total amount owed to $48,000.

  • Finding land for new school a top priority

    Finding land on which to locate a new elementary school has been deemed top priority by the Spencer County School District’s Local Planning Committee, which formulates the district facilities plan.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: The ‘60s bring cheap lunches, later start time to school

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    What if $1 would cover the cost of your child’s school lunch for an entire week?
    Or, if boys’ parents could purchase school shirts for 87 cents each?
    Fifty years ago, that was exactly the case. That’s right, for less than the cost of a morning latte students could be fed and clothed.