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  • Audit: Clerk owes county $64K

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett must pay back $64,717 for undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks, according to the 2010 audit report released by Crit Luallen, Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts, last week.

    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

  • Audit: County Clerk must personally pay back $64,717

    An audit of Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett's office identifies $64,717 that Puckett must personally pay back for undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.

    Crit Luallen, Kentucky's auditor of public accounts, released the report Thursday morning for the year ending Dec. 31, 2010.

    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

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  • Changes to county’s ethics commission?

    The Spencer County Ethics Commission could be headed for an expansion.

    Lawrence Trageser, a Spencer County citizen, has approached the fiscal court on numerous occasions asking for changes in the Ethics Commission.

    Most recently, at Monday night’s meeting, Trageser suggested the commission should be expanded from three members to five members to add a wider range of voices to ethical issues.

    Trageser mentioned that he had conversations with Magistrate Jerry Davis about the issue and thanked Davis for “coming to the table.”

  • 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.