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  • Three file in city race

    With the primary tallies neatly logged and stored away, voters can now focus their attention on candidates for non-partisan races in the county.

    Three candidates have filed their intentions to run for positions on the Taylorsville City Commission – one for mayor and two for commissioner.

    Lynda Huckleberry, seated commissioner, said that if elected as mayor her goals would be to unite commissioners to work as a team and ensure more orderly meetings. She also wants to see a greater focus on issues facing the public works department.

  • Sewer expansion in question

    The expansion of Taylorsville’s estimated $2.6 million wastewater treatment plant recently received an $800,000 boost, but city officials said developers will still need to contribute to the project to ensure customers are not burdened with the cost.

    Taylorsville Clerk Steve Biven said that the $800,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Local Government will be added to a $400,000 Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant – bringing the city $1.2 million closer to being able to pay for the project.

  • SCES Principal Karen Larimore says good-bye

    When Karen Larimore watches Spencer County Elementary School’s students exit the building for the last time this school year, she does so knowing that she wouldn’t be there this fall to welcome them back.

    And although that thought brings a bit of sadness to her heart, Larimore is ready for life’s next chapter.

    “I know that when school rolls around for me that will be a very big shift,” she said. 

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Grand Jury Indictments

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 19, 2010.

    Traffic:

    David W. Jordan, Jr., speeding 14 mph over limit. $143 court costs, state traffic school.

    Susan Newton, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court costs, traffic diversion.

    Anthony M. Skaggs, speeding 15 mph over limit, $143 court costs.

  • Primary election results 2010

    The following are Spencer County's election results for the primary election, which was held May 18, 2010. These figures represent the total votes cast in all 11 precincts.

     

    U.S. Senator

    Jack Conway (D) – 1352

    Daniel Mongiardo (D) – 870

    Darlene F. Price (D) – 113

    James Buckmaster (D) – 85

    Maurice M. Sweeny (D) – 62

    Rand Paul (R) – 1071

    C.M. "Trey" Grayson (R) – 436

    Bill Johnson (R) – 46

    John Stephenson (R) – 26

  • Blue Bridge: Demo or save?

    What does it cost these days to preserve a landmark?

    If the historical structure is Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge, then the price tag to save it could be close to $1.9 million, according to David Steele, of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Maintenance.

    The cost to demolish the 78-year-old truss bridge, however, was estimated at only $150,000.

    “That Blue Bridge has always been a landmark to the community.” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “If we tear it down, it will be nothing but a memory. Just pictures in a photo album.”

  • Jenkins, Karrer win primary

    Primary election night may have brought surprises for some, but not for David Jenkins. The judge executive beat out competitor Carmin Gaines by 338 votes, and Magistrate Bill Drury by 480.

    “I don’t know if I would use the word ‘surprised,’” said the democrat incumbent. “I would would say I’m excited, especially with the turnout.”

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office reported that  4,249 people made their way to the polls Tuesday – representing 36.33 percent of eligible voters.

  • County to pave Camp Branch Trail subdivision

    Road bond funds will be used to pave the Camp Branch Trail subdivision, said county officials Monday morning. The unanimous decision came after much debate among members of fiscal court.

    “I think we have to live up to our responsibility,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins. “If you wanted to fight it, we could, but we would end up back where we are.”

  • Mother charged with son's death

    A Taylorsville woman remains in Shelby County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond after emergency personnel found her 3-month-old son unresponsive in a living room chair early Saturday morning.

    Amy Lynn Covyeow-Dorner, 30, called 911 at 3:42 a.m. May 15 to report that her 3-month-old son was not breathing. She called back a second time at 3:45 a.m.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list for Spencer County voters

    The following is a list of national, state and local candidates that hope to serve the voters in Spencer County. Races with multiple party candidates will first face off in the primary election on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The last day to register to vote in the primary is Monday, April 19, 2010.

    An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.

    NATIONAL RACES

    U.S Senate

    Republicans: Bill Johnson, Gurley L. Martin, Rand Paul, Jon J. Scribner, John Stephenson, and C.M. "Trey" Grayson.