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  • Revard could face jury next week

    A Spencer County man accused of murdering his wife in 2009 will be back in circuit court next week, but it may or may not be to face a trial by jury.

    The jury trial for Raymond Revard Jr., who was indicted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the alleged shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was originally scheduled to start Monday.

  • No fireworks planned for Fourth of July

    The upcoming Fourth of July weekend is shaping up to be one of the dimmest in recent memory in Spencer County – at least in one aspect.

    Despite several efforts, no official fireworks display is planned in the city or county at any point around the holiday weekend.

    Light Up Salt River, a fireworks show and day of family entertainment put on at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center by a local committee for the past 16 years, has been canceled this year because of dwindling financial support and low turnout at past events.

  • Bancroft faces victim's family, 70-year sentence

    By BEN CARLSON

    Landmark News Service

  • Deputies find marijuana at Hillsborough home

    A Taylorsville man was cited Thursday after deputies found four marijuana plants at his home.

    Justin Whiteside, 23, of Oakridge Drive, was charged with cultivating marijuana, less than five plants, first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Both charges are misdemeanors, said Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    The sheriff’s department received a tip there might be marijuana at the residence, which is located in the Hillsborough subdivision.

  • Downed power lines cause fire on Ky. 55

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded Wednesday shortly before 11 a.m. to a fire caused by a downed power line located just over the Jefferson County Line at Ky. 55 and Hunt Country Lane.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation responded to the scene and turned it over to LG&E at 12:10 p.m. The line was sparking and causing intermittent flames and was reported during a thunderstorm with winds and frequent lightning Wednesday morning. Several other downed lines and unconfirmed lightning strikes were reported during the storm.

  • Fire board votes to purchase new truck

    The Spencer County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday morning to purchase a new quint fire apparatus for a total cost of approximately $580,000.
    The apparatus is called a quint because it provides five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders.
    The new truck will replace a 1993 model apparatus, which the fire district has already sold, said Fire Chief Nathan Nation.

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  • Woman impaled by stick after jumping in lake

    A 19-year-old woman was flown to University Hospital in Louisville on Monday after being impaled by a tree branch when she jumped into Taylorsville Lake.

  • City to discuss funding part-time EDA

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority went from being funded, to not funded, then back to being funded again in a matter of minutes at last Tuesday’s Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    A little more than 24 hours after having its funding chopped out of the county budget by the Spencer County Fiscal Court, the EDA was on the agenda to find out its fate from the city.
    The proposed city budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year included $30,000 for the EDA.

  • Schools tighten belt for 2011-12 budget

    A grim economy coupled with state budget shortfalls will continue to put a financial strain on the Spencer County School District’s budget in the coming year.
    The Board of Education approved the district’s 2011-2012 tentative budget at its May meeting – a $24.3 million plan for operating the district, its five schools and 420 contracted employees.