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  • CUB's Hayes steps down

    Citizens Union Bank and its parent company, Citizens Union Bancorp, each has a new board chairman following the resignation of Dr. Edward B. Hayes of Shelbyville.

    Hayes, chairman of both boards since 1993, will be succeeded by Steven Barker, who will take over as chairman of the company’s board, and by Stephen Solomon, who will take over as chairman of the bank’s board. Both are longtime board members.

  • Kentucky utility to change its vegetation management

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission today released the reports from its investigation into Kentucky Power Co. (American Electric Power) after the outages following the December 2009 snow storm in eastern Kentucky.

    The PSC, according to a press release, found the utility paid more attention to clearing vegetation from lines nearest substations. As a result, customers living farther from substations are more likely to have their electric power interrupted.

  • City receives safety grant

    Taylorsville was recently awarded a $2,600 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “It’s a blessing in tough economic times,” said Mayor Don Pay. “Safety is one of those issues you don’t want to skimp on.”

    City officials will use a small portion of the funds to purchase protective hearing equipment for  employees, while the rest will benefit the general public in the form of traffic cones, barricades, traffic warning signs and flashing lights.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  March 2010.

    Brian Scott Heiman and Stacy M. Heiman, Taylorsville to Kevin R. Wheatley and Desiree D. Wheatley, Taylorsville. Lot 81 Early Wyne Plantation. $216,000.

    Brandon R. Harris and Kimberly M. Harris, Bowling Green to Gordon Tube and Vicki Taube, Mt. Eden. Lot 31 Audubon Park II. $164,000.

  • Alleged cocaine boss from Taylorsvlile

    Michael A. McCarthy Jr., of Taylorsville, has been indicted with 23 other people in a Jefferson County court on several counts of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

    Authorities with the Louisville branch of the Drug Enforcement Administration believe that McCarthy, 28, headed up the $5 million cocaine operation. More than 200 pounds of cocaine was being moved from Los Angeles to Louisville on a monthly basis, making it one of the city’s largest drug rings, said DEA Assistant Special Agent Tom Gorman.

  • Proctor to re-run for city commissioner

    If Jack Proctor has his way, the Taylorsville City Commissioner will be serving his third two-year term after the November election.

    “I’m really fired up about what Spencer County has to offer,” said Proctor. “I have no axe to grind. I’m simply for keeping Taylorsville a nice city that folks want to live in.”

  • In memory of Elwood Maddox, Sr.

    The St. Matthews Lions Club recently presented a new Lions flag to the Spencer County chapter in memory of Charter Member Lion Elwood Maddox, Sr. for his 19 years of outstanding service to the Spencer County Lions Club. Maddox, who passed away June 15, 2009, served as president, past president, past treasurer and past director. He was also a former grand marshall and chairman of the Eye Foundation and was a “Lions Camper” at Camp Crescendo in Lebanon Junction.

     

  • Cox’s Creek farmer reappointed to tobacco board

    Brian Scott Travis, of Cox’s Creek, has been reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear  to the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board. Travis, a self-employed farmer, will serve for a term expiring July 15, 2012.

    Other appointees to the board are Paige Shumate Short, of Paris, and Roger Thomas, of Smiths Grove. Short is president of Kentucky Textiles Technology. Thomas is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.

  • Leads wanted in Friday fire

    It took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to suppress a house fire that blazed Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Twenty firefighters responded at 7:52 p.m. July 2 to a fire that was scorching the back of a small house at 919 Hochstrasser Rd. When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were shooting out of the rear room of the house.  

    No one lived at the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

  • Couple’s collection speaks volumes

    If more people knew what lies behind the four walls of their home, Larry and Maxine Talkington would be the talk of Taylorsville.

    Step through the front door of the blue house off Whitetail Drive, and you’re immediately surrounded by a collection that would rival any antique mall in America.

    From giant soft drink advertising signs to tiny tractors, there’s hardly an inch of space not taken up by a display.