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  • Two-day fair preview starts Friday

    The Spencer County Fair officially begins this weekend, but don’t expect midway rides. Those won’t arrive until the fair resumes later this month.

    This Friday, fair-goers can enjoy a corn hole tournament beginning at 7 p.m. and then the main event at 7:30 p.m. with horse pulls on the dirt track.

    Saturday’s events include the antique tractor pull at 6 p.m., followed by the Coca-Cola Youth Talent show at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m. will be the 4H/FFA swine show and capping off the night are more horse pulls at 7:30 p.m.

  • Trails event proves Taylorsville is no dark horse

    Taylorsville is well on the way to shedding its reputation as a one-horse town when it comes to equestrian tourism.

    An estimated 100 trail riders, horse owners, and equine enthusiasts from ages three to 80 assembled at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday to enjoy a full day of fun and fundraising in commemoration of Celebrate Kentucky Trails Day, a state-wide holiday that is only a year old.

  • Young cancer patients enjoy day at the lake

    While yesterday morning’s relentless downpours  kept most people indoors, nearly one hundred courageous youngsters with cancer jumped into their swim wear and ponchos and headed for Taylorsville Lake.

    Since 1981, dozens of kids hailing from around Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio have come together every year for Indian Summer Camp, a free, week-long, non-profit program that is meant to improve the quality of life and raise the spirits of kids who are currently battling cancer or who have beaten the illness.

  • New city park proposal

    Taylorsville commissioners are looking into the idea of building a small park across from city hall. The proposal, presented by Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe, included a long, meandering sidewalk with benches and a clock tower anchored by a short, brick wall.

    “I’d like to donate that clock as part of the effort,” Shircliffe told commissioners at last Tuesday’s meeting.

  • 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.”