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  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Florist

    Taylorsville Florist owners Jessica Nation and Diana (Shafer) Hilbert recently celebrated the renaming of their business with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Home Store Florist and Gifts, Taylorsville Florist offers the community a wide selection of fresh and artificial flower arrangements, as well as gifts for every occasion. Taylorsville Florist is located at 26 West Main St. in Taylorsville and can be reached at 477-8439.

     

  • Lightning strikes again

    Residents and workers in downtown Taylorsville had the scare of a lifetime last week when lightning struck First Baptist Church, temporarily knocking out power in many parts of the city and producing a startling thunderclap.

    “I thought somebody had dropped a bomb,” said Susan Collins, who was working in the office of The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon as sunlight began disappearing behind ominous storm clouds.

  • Man found in creek bed

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Taylorsville man after the discovery of his body in a creek bed Sunday morning.

    David E. Watkins, 48, was found by a resident living on Dutchmans Creek Road around 10:21 a.m. lying in a creek beneath the homeowner’s driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert.

  • First day a breeze for most

    Four moms who chatted across a cafeteria table last Wednesday morning represented the two categories that parents tend to fall into on the first day of school.

    “We’re the ‘woo-hoo’ side. They’re the ‘boo-hoo’ side,” said Jessica Cox, gesturing toward two women obviously coping with the pang of separation from their kindergartners. Cox and a fellow mom, Helen Detrich, had just sent off child number three to school for the first time and could not be more relieved.

  • County to purchase three new police vehicles

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is set to receive a heavy-duty pick up and two new police cruisers totaling over $78,000. The purchases will replace three department vehicles that have racked up near or above 100,000 miles.

    The decision was not a unanimous one by members of fiscal court. Two out of three magistrates voted against the purchase in a year when elected officials have already cut occupational taxes and approved to flatline property tax rates.

  • Property taxes holding steady

    City and county residents will see little change in their property tax statements if officials continue with their plans to maintain the current rates at 14.8 and 8.8 respectively. If approved, this will mark the fourth year in a row that city real estate taxes will have remained constant, and the third year for property in the county.

  • Acid bombs

    Spencer County police are currently looking for individuals responsible for three homemade acid bombs that have been found intact in residential areas in the last three weeks.  

    Two of the bombs, also known as “MacGyvers,” were reportedly found in the Macintosh Farms subdivision and, most recently, one was found on the ground by a mailbox on Summer Court in the Seasons subdivision. No explosions or injuries were reported.

  • Mayor Pay to seek re-election

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay joined a long list of last-minute filers interested in participating in Spencer County’s fall election.

    Pay said Monday that he decided to seek a second four-year term in office to continue the work that began during his administration.

  • Habitat sees progress on house No.2

    Under a sweltering sun, three volunteers worked quickly to evenly spread wet concrete as it flowed from a nearby truck Monday morning. But Kelly Creed didn’t mind. As construction chairman of Spencer County Habitat for Humanities, he was just thrilled to see progress on the site.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following case was heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Oscar William Payne, operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. Amended to alcohol intoxication in a public place. Guilty. $143 court cost and $100 to Shop with a Cop.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 23, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Brandon T. Clark, failure to wear seat belts. Guilty. $25 fine.

    Misdemeanor: