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  • Hazardous duty pay for new hires

    Fiscal court rejected a push by Magistrate Bill Drury Monday that would have abandoned hazardous-duty retirement for new hires.

    Instead, magistrates voted 4 to 1 in favor of keeping the employee benefit for future sheriffs, deputies, EMTs and paramedics in the county. Employees currently in the program were at no point in jeopardy of losing their benefits.

  • A dance with daddy

    Shelbey Eadens smiled as she and her date moved in small, swaying circles at the school dance Thursday night. When Shelbey turned her broad grin up toward his, she tightened her arm around his waist for just a moment, then happily snuggled her red mane back on his chest and closed her eyes.

    “She’s daddy’s little girl,” said Dave Eadens after sharing the first slow song of the night with his 10-year-old daughter.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two Spencer County men are facing a long list of charges associated with manufacturing methamphetamine after police received a tip from the dad of one of the suspects.

  • CUB examined by FDIC, state

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say that “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an investigation by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Hidden donation in farm tag renewals

    When legislators passed a bill to allow farmers to donate $10 to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund in 2009, apparently no one noticed the provision that stated the voluntary contribution “will be automatically added to the cost of registration or renewal.” No one noticed, that is, until farmers began paying for their farm vehicle tags this month.

  • Con man caught on second trip

    An alleged quick-change artist was apprehended by police when he made a repeat visit to Country Mart Sunday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said that Kendrick L. Wise, 57, of Louisville, scammed a gas station cashier out of less than $50 Saturday night and returned Sunday in an attempt to pull the same maneuver on a cashier inside the grocery. Fortunately, employees were aware of the situation and alerted police that Wise was in the store.

  • Ethics committee rules in favor of King

    EDA Executive Director Annette King did not overstep the rules when she facilitated a commercial real estate transaction, ruled an ethics committee Thursday evening.

    The month-and-a-half long investigation also led to the committee’s recommendation that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority create a written job description for the position of executive director and establish policies to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • Get text alerts from police

    Imagine getting text alerts about accidents, flooded roadways or even descriptions of suspects wanted by local police – all to that little cell phone tucked in your back pocket.

    The Taylorsville Police Department intends to provide these community alerts and more for anyone who registers with Nixle, an online messaging service. Residents not wanting to be charged by the cell phone company for text messages can opt to have alerts sent free of charge to their email account.

  • Students to make-up day on March 12

    Snow days.

    They seem like a good idea at the time, yet cause nothing but headaches for school officials when it comes time to make them up.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams was having one of those headaches last week when he was trying to decide where to plug in the district’s seventh – and hopefully last – missed school day.

    The dilemma was that with six days already tacked on to the end of the school year,  adding one more would require that graduation be pushed back a week.

  • Windows into the past

    Contractor Kelly Creed replaces a window in the Polk House Monday morning that will more closely match the building’s original design.