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  • Schools looking to raise taxes

    The Spencer County School Board has publicized a proposal to increase real estate and personal property taxes by four percent, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said he plans to recommend something lower at tonight’s public hearing.

  • Man dies in single-car accident

    A single-vehicle accident on Fisherville Road Thursday night has claimed the life of a Taylorsville man.

    John Mouser Jr., 35, was killed when his pickup truck overturned in the 200 block of Fisherville Road, about a quarter mile from Taylorsville Road.

    The accident happened about 9:12 p.m., Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, when Mouser was traveling west.

  • PHOTO: New arrival in Mt. Eden

    Mt. Eden Fire Department recently purchased a new tanker with the help of a FEMA grant. The tanker comes with a 2000 tank gallon and 750 gallon/minute pump. It will replace an older tanker which is now out of service. This tanker gives firefighters the ability to not only haul water but also be used as a pumper with pre-connected attack lines.

  • Prosecution requests change of venue

    David Jenkins sat quietly Friday afternoon as a judge debated moving the Spencer County judge executive’s DUI trial to a neighboring county. Jenkins, who is seeking re-election this November, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol April 10.

  • Local gal changing the dating rules

    NEW YORK, New York – You’re on a crowded street, at the shopping mall or in a restaurant. Suddenly a stranger approaches you and slips you a small black card that reads “I’m free this weekend” Before you have time to turn around, the mysterious person is gone.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie greets voters

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie took part in a candidate question and answer session during a Spencer County Republican Party meeting August 2. Also available that evening to take citizen questions were candidates for state representative Kim King and for state senate Paul Hornback.

     

  • 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.