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  • Fire engulfs Bloomfield Road home

    An early morning fire Tuesday on Bloomfield Road left a large amount of fire and smoke damage to a Spencer County woman’s home, but ended with no injuries.

  • Chinese restaurant reopens following health dept. shutdown

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county’s only Chinese eatery was cleared to reopen Friday.

  • School board raises tax rates slightly, also approves fee to compensate for delinquent taxes

    Taxpayers will see the portion of their tax bill devoted to the Spencer County Board of Education increase this year as the board voted last Thursday to take a rate between the compensating rate and a rate that would allow for a 4 percent increase.

    The real and personal property tax rates were set at 61.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. However, the board also approved a .3 cents per $100 of assessed value exoneration fee to make up for delinquent taxes in prior years. This brings the total rate up to 61.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • State police cuts felt locally

    Spencer County could have fewer Kentucky State Troopers patrolling the area after recent statewide spending cuts affected Post 12, which covers Spencer and six other counties.
    Post 12 was one of eight KSP posts told last week that 20 trooper positions were eliminated after a projected $5.8 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2014 budget was identified. Three of the trooper positions were from post 12, which covers Spencer, Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby and Woodford counties.

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  • Update: Health department reopens Legends

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county's only chinese eatery has been cleared to reopen.

    Legends, located in Settlers Center, was closed Wednesday afternoon after employees of a neighboring business reported that live ducks were caged outside behind the restaurant. North Central Health District Director Renee Blair said Friday that inspectors had visited Legends on multiple occasions since Wednesday and that owner Jenny Sun had worked hard to bring the establishment up to code. 

  • School lunch prices to rise 10 cents

    Spencer County Schools students who purchase lunch can expect to pay 10 additional cents starting Sept. 3.

    The Spencer County Board of Education begrudgingly voted to pass the increase Monday night after being informed that it was necessary due to a federal mandate. Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary students will now pay $2.30 for lunch and Spencer County Middle and High School students will pay $2.45. Breakfast remains $1 and a la carte items were not affected.

  • Man airlifted after car hits motorcycle

    A Friday car versus motorcycle accident sent a Taylorsville man to the hospital with serious injuries.

  • Three wrecks Saturday on Ky. 44

    Three separate wrecks in almost exactly the same location on Saturday sent one motorcyclist to the hospital by ambulance, another motorcyclist to the hospital by helicopter and left an SUV overturned.

  • Three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road

    A three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road on Friday evening caused no injuries, but backed up traffic inside the city limits for about 20 minutes.