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  • Money still available for park trails

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer met with local horse owners Monday night to discuss what remains of a $100,000 grant that was intended for trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    The grant was presented to Taylorsville Lake State Park by former Governor Ernie Fletcher in August 2007. Its purpose was to renovate existing trails and begin the expansion of the park’s recreational trail system.

    Now with a June 1 deadline looming, local trails activists are questioning how the remaining money will be spent.

  • New business: Cox's Smokers Outlet

    New business Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting April 16. A grand opening celebration was held last Saturday.

    Cox’s features a wide selection of products, including liquor, wine, beer, cigarettes, imported cigars, picnic and party supplies, and fishing accessories.

    Their store hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and closed Sunday. Items can be purchased using the drive-thru by entering through the front of the building.

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  • Contract cuts for school employees

    Spencer County Schools employees will be facing across the board cuts when the new fiscal year begins in July. The school board, who approved the furlough days Monday night, expects to save about $80,000.

    Nearly all of the district’s 310 employees will be affected by reductions to their contracts. While teachers are expected to lose two days at the hands of state legislators,  the remaining classified employees and a few certified positions are looking at losing five to 20 days.

  • Mayor gets substantial raise

    The mayor of Taylorsville stands to earn almost $200 more a month if city commissioners vote in favor of the salary raise during a special-called meeting today.

    The commission unanimously approved a first reading last Tuesday that would increase the mayor’s annual salary by 26 percent, plus an additional 2.72 percent cost of living adjustment. The monthly pay rate, which would go into effect January 1, 2011, will climb from $643.02 to $832.03 – bringing the mayor’s annual compensation to $9,984.38.

  • Relay for Life: More than a one day event

    Some may think that Relay for Life is a one day event – and it is, sort of. But Relay is also about the dedicated teams made up of families, co-workers and friends. It’s about these groups of people banding together for a single cause: to find a cure for cancer.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court.

    The following court cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court on January 22, 2010.

    Misdemeanor

    Lisa R. Thompson, failure to pay fines and costs of $178. Now need to pay $30 service fee plus $178 or serve 10 days in jail.

    Lisa S. Thompson, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $200 in court costs and fees.

    Cody O. Tucker, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $343 court costs and fees.

  • No raises for some county officials

    Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to maintain the current salaries for incoming elected officials in the positions of magistrate, coroner and deputy coroner. The jailer’s position was reduced by 50 percent from the current rate. Constables will continue to receive no compensation.

    “A lot of the time in an election year, you’ll set salaries the same and then let the new fiscal court change them later,” said Magistrate David Henry.

  • New Elk Creek spirits shop and cafe

    Owners Patrick and Yvonne Patterson are pleased to announce the grand opening of their two newest business ventures located adjacent to Elk Creek Grocery on Taylorsville Rd. in Elk Creek.

    Elk Creek Spirits carries a full line of beer and liquor. Yvonne Patterson said if you do not find what you are looking for, she will get it in stock.

    Current store hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m until 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Closed on Sunday. The store also features drive-thru service. For more information, call 477-0090.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  March 2010.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Louisville to Timothy Royce Adams, Taylorsvulle. Lot 101 Early Wyne Plantation. $268,000.

    K & S Builders, Taylorsville to John S. Rayman and Jerica L. Rayman, Taylorsville. Lot 30 Cedar Springs. $200,000.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Deidre A. Despain, Taylorsville. Lot 108 Highview Estates. $105,500.