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  • 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.

  • State property tax rate set for 2010

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2010 state real property tax rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2009 to 2010.

  • Cleansing waters

    “River, wash over me,

    cleanse me and make me new.

    Bathe me, refresh me and fill me anew,

    river, wash over me.”

    -from the hymn

    “River, Wash Over Me”

    by Dougie Brown, 1980.

  • Schools offering free summer meals

    Spencer County Public Schools is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is a state sponsored program that collaborates with non-profit organizations to provide a FREE nutritionally-balanced breakfast and lunch for children less than 19 years of age.

    The summer food program is available at Taylorsville Elementary School Cafeteria ONLY this summer from June 8 through July 2. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. David F. Hayes in Spencer County District Court April 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Chad T. Rhodes, speeding 24 mph over limit. $143 and state traffic school.

    Jaime L. Allgeier, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 and state traffic school.

    Kevin S. Dusel, speeding 21 mph over limit. $143 and state traffic school.

    April D. Moore, speeding 15 mph over limit. $143 and state traffic school.

  • Dispatch switch flips Wednesday night

    While most residents are sleeping tonight, Spencer County’s 911 emergency dispatching phone lines will be quietly transferred to state police dispatchers in Frankfort. The midnight move of services comes after more than a year of debates and planning.

    Few will notice any changes in the coming days, said Capt. Mike Crawford – except for the small group of folks that sometimes use local dispatchers for instant news reports.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    Grand jury

    The Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted Kevin Hall of 117 N. 29th Street in Louisville on one count of persistent felony offender II.

    Hall, who is currently under indictment for the offenses of burglary, second degree, has been previously convicted for a felony. He was sentenced to two years for burglary, third degree, in September 2007 in Jefferson County.

  • Superintendent receives evaluation from board

    On a scale of one to five, Superintendent Chuck Adams is a solid four, according to an annual evaluation of his performance by the Spencer County Board of Education.

    “This is not the best evaluation I’ve had,” Adams said to board members Monday night, “but it’s probably the most accurate. It’s a very fair and very accurate evaluation.”

    Adams explained his comments by saying that his holistic numbers were better after his first year on the job. Differences of opinion with some board members may be what lowered his score.

  • 'Dream' work: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performance July 2-3

    Once again, it is being made clear that for a growing minority of young people, life in Spencer County would be simply unimaginable without the presence of theater.

  • Spencer trends better than state average

    Non-academic data compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education shows relatively steady trends in local public schools for 2009. The data is the non-academic component of the Kentucky Testing System and includes dropout rates, attendance, graduation, retention and transition to adult life.

    As opposed to test scores, the data is intended to display other elements of academic success, said Lisa Gross, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Education.